Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, December 6, 2010

Come to the Petworth Library to make a marshmallow snowman! We will read snowman stories, then make an edible snowman that children can take home. This activity will take place Monday,December 13th at 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome, but younger children may need an adult's help.

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author Dinaw Mengestu will read from his latest novel How to Read the Air on Saturday, December 4, at 1:00 PM at the National Museum of African Art.

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2010

Picture of a turkeyPlease join us at the Petworth Interim Library on Monday, November 22, at 4 p.m. for a turkey program.

We will read some Thanksgiving stories and then we will decorate turkeys -- of the paper variety -- to take home.

Ages 2-12 are welcome.

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ICE! Logo with GrinchOn Saturday, November 13, at 2 p.m., join us for a Dr. Seuss story time with a special visit from the Grinch himself!

Participate in a special drawing to win free passes to ICE! featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at the Gaylord National Hotel at the National Harbor.

All ages are welcome.

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010

Celebrate the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth The Ugly Truth with the Petworth Interim Library! Join us on Wednesday, November 10, at 4 p.m. for a fun afternoon of drawing and writing. We will:

     --draw "Wimpy" style cartoons,
     --make diaries like Greg Heffley's and
     --write funny journal entries.

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November is here and there are some very special books on display in the Petworth Interim Library Children's Room.

November is Native American Heritage month, so we are featuring biographies, folk tales and books on Native American cultures. All titles are available for checkout.

Also, please come to the library to meet me! My name is Bridgid Mangan, and I'm the new children's librarian. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Published on Friday, October 15, 2010

We are sad to see our children's librarian, Miss Amy, leave for a different opportunity doing library work with "big kids." Amy was our fabulous children's librarian for two years and we already miss her! We wish her the best in her endeavor working for an educational foundation in the District of Columbia.

Meanwhile, parents and children will see some new faces for story time for a few weeks as we await the arrival of our new (fabulous!) children's librarian, Miss Bridgid. Regardless of personnel changes, there is always someone here at the Petworth Interim Library to sing, talk and read with the children and parents of this community. Visit us soon!

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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.:

Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010

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.

However, everyone shared thought-provoking ideas and posed questions about gentrification in DC, identity and immigration, and the complexities of friendship. If you haven't read The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, I recommend it. The novel is relevant and poetic.

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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.

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