Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated September 15 through October 15 since 1988. At the Petworth Interim Library, we have a related display of many different materials, for all ages, next to our new nonfiction. They are for, about and by Hispanics and their contributions to life in the United States of America. We are fortunate to have materials in Spanish at Petworth as well, for your reading pleasure. Check out these links about Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.:
The Petworth Book Club met last Monday to discuss our September title, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. We had an engaging conversation about the novel, which is set in 1970s Washington, DC. Book club members, many of which were new, debated various topics including the protagonist's romantic relationship and the ending of the book. We didn't quite reach an agreement.
Petworth Interim Library will host a special children's and family
performance on Saturday afternoon, October 9, at 3:30 p.m. At least seven
performers will be on hand to deliver songs from the Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Hercules, Aladdin and others. Don't miss the Catholic University's CentreStage performers at your library. Free and open to the public.
As the mercury rises and everyone heads to the nearest watering holes, consider cooling off in the pages of some books. We have a variety of titles in our collection that highlight the wonders of water and water-loving animals! Here are a few:
Did you know that the Petworth Interim Library has a sizable collection of Spanish materials? We do! Some of our Spanish collection is in storage with the rest of our library materials while our building is under renovation, but even in the Interim Library we have Spanish materials. For adults, we have materials for learning English - both books and audio, novels, nonfiction such as gardening or self-help titles, feature film DVDs, and audiobooks. For children, we have picture books, nonfiction such as books on animals and weather, even board books for the very young.
On behalf of the Petworth Interim Library of the DC Public Library, the Spanish Education Development Center (SEDC) at 4110 Kansas Ave. N.W. will host an event in celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros=Children's Day/Book Day on Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Teatro de la Luna will present a musical program in English and Spanish for preschoolers at the SEDC, their families, and interested members of the community. Children will receive free books. Refreshments and piñata will follow.
On March 25, we celebrated the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by having a drawing party. Tweens learned how to draw Greg Heffley by watching author Jeff Kinney's live Digital Ink episode. It was exciting to see him create Greg with just a few strokes!