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Browse Our Collection of Spanish Materials

Published on Saturday, May 29, 2010

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.

Check out this collection next time you visit the library. ¡Español!

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen on Tuesday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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.

Please join us for this free celebration of reading, books, languages, and families.

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Though April, Jazz Appreciation Month, is ending, we hope you continue to learn about and enjoy jazz music!

Here is just a sampling of the jazz related CDs, DVDs and books that we have at Petworth:

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wimpy Kid SketchOn 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! After a bit of practice, our tweens were able to draw their own funny versions of Greg.

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Picturing America at PetworthIn February, youth experienced a Picturing America and Black History Month program about Jacob Lawrence and The Great Migration. Library staff led youth in a discussion analyzing a print of the "Migration Series No. 57" by Lawrence. After their analysis, youth listened to a Whole Book Approach reading of Lawrence's book, The Great Migration. It was enlightening to listen to the youth's reactions to the painting and the book.

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2010

Now that we are in our smaller Interim space, you may have been wondering where the Petworth Quilters have gone?

Well, every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM, the group meets to work on their quilts at the nearby MPD Regional Operation Command Station, also known as the "ROC." The address is: 801 Shepherd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011. The station is located about three blocks from the library between Georgia Avenue and 8th Street NW.

Stop by the ROC to join the Petworth Quilters! Bring your fabric and sewing materials to work on a quilt project, and don't forget to visit Petworth for books on sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and other crafts.

Explore Its Rich History and Culture

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A few DCPL resources:

Held at People's Church Due to Lack of Space in the Interim Library

Published on Monday, January 25, 2010

Unfortunately, the Petworth Interim Library does not have the space to host the free tax preparation assistance to the community as it has done in years past. There is simply no room to discuss private financial information in the interim facility. Instead, tax assistance will be offered at the People's Church at 4704 13th St. N.W. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The library does have D.C. tax forms and instruction booklets and federal instruction booklets, but no federal forms, at the Petworth Interim Library. Federal tax forms have been ordered, but have not yet been received.

Visit your library soon!

Please Visit Us Today

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Petworth Interim Library opened on Monday, January 11, 2010. The modular unit located on the parking lot of the original 1939 building, now undergoing renovation, has the same 4200 Kansas Ave. N.W. address. The new phone number is 202-243-1188. Hours remain as they were in the previous building:

Monday & Wednesday 1 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Twenty-two computers with Internet access are available for community residents to use. Four of the 22 are for use by children only. The branch still offers self-service printing and copying at 15 cents per page.