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Published on Friday, April 22, 2011

Join us for a bilingual English/Spanish story time and craft for the whole family, Monday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m., followed by the Maru Montero Latin American dancers at 5 p.m.

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

If you missed the Girls Rock! DC Instrument Share, check out these library materials about girls who rock and women musician:

Published on Monday, April 4, 2011
Random House Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month by enjoying some books from DC Public Library's poetry collection. Use the call number "811" to find haiku, limericks, concrete poems, shape poems and classics that you may remember from long ago.


Below are some of our favorite titles:

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

On Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a volunteer with the AARP Tax-Aide Program will be in the library conference room providing assistance with 2010 tax returns on a walk-in basis. 

Individuals must bring their 1099s, W-2s and supporting documents.  For more information about this free tax return assistance program, please visit the AARP web page.

Published on Friday, March 11, 2011

BalloonsHelp the Petworth Neighborhood Library celebrate
its renovation at a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a list of the day's programs:

  • 10 a.m.      Spring Art Project for Young Children
  • 10:30 a.m  Tour of Building
  • 11 a.m       Face Painting
  • 12 noon     Melvin Deal African Dancers & Drummers
  • 12:30 p.m. Tour of Building
  • 1p.m.         HERstory – Art Program for Teen Girls
  • 1:30 p.m.    Movie Screening – Pelada (a documentary for all ages about pick-up soccer)
  • 3 p.m.        Petworth Oral History Panel

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Teen Tech Week 2011!Teen Tech Week 2011 Poster

From March 6 through 12, teens across the nation are mixing, mashing, geeking out and celebrating technology at their local libraries.

Visit the library to use our awesome new iMac computers. Come in, log on, surf the web! Take photos, and upload them with iPhoto. Make music using GarageBand.

Go to these sites for cutting-edge applications:

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011

Petworth Library opens Monday, February 28.  Join us for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011

The Petworth Interim Library closed on Monday, February 7, 2011, and since then, staff have been busy moving materials, setting up computers and readying the remodeled library facility located at 4200 Kansas Ave, NW to welcome the community.
The library building, erected in 1939, has been renovated to better suit the needs of the community.  Spaces and materials for children, teens and adults are all present within the remodeled building, as well as community meeting space and computers.  
The Petworth Neighborhood Library will reopen on Monday, February 28, and it is hoped that you mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Celebration taking place Saturday, March 12!

Published on Monday, February 7, 2011

The Petworth Interim Library is now closed.

The newly renovated Petworth Neighborhood Library will open on February 28, 2011. Customers may pick up their holds at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on the corner of the 7th St and Rhode Island Ave NW beginning Monday afternoon, February 7.

Returns may be made to any District of Columbia Public Library. Visit the library online at

Thank you for your patience.

Published on Friday, January 21, 2011

Celebrate Chinese and Vietnamese New Year with us on Thursday, February 3rd at 4pm. We will watch a dragon dance, find our Chinese Zodiac animal, and make a dragon puppet. All ages are welcome.