Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thelonius Monk book cover
If you're in a blue mood, why not check out one of our newest music
biographies -- Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American
Original
by Robin D. G. Kelley. This compelling book about the
legendary and eccentric jazz pianist has gotten rave reviews for its
detailed and illuminating look at Monk's life and work.

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Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2009

National Parks
We recently received The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This book, which is a companion to the PBS special, is absolutely breathtaking! You'll be mesmerized by the history, drama and nature within the pages.

Right now, my favorite photo is of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah. But there are so many fantastic photographs from which to choose.

Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Petworth parking lot closed on November 1 in preparation for the interim library. The parking lot will be closed for approximately 16 months. On-street parking is available in the general area and the library is a brief, five-block walk from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. The library is served by the #70 bus that stops both in front of and across the street from the library (visit the Metro Web site to plan your visit via public transportation).

Published on Friday, October 23, 2009

The theme for Teen Read Week 2009 is 'Read Beyond Reality.' Teens across the nation have been getting lost in the vast world of science fiction and fantasy lit. Fire, the spellbinding companion to Graceling, by Kristin Cashore and Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins' dystopian adventure The Hunger Games, are just two out of this world titles that are flying off the shelves at Petworth.

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2009

For the latest on construction progress, check out our Petworth Library construction update page.

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What’s the next best thing to checking a book out for free from the library?

Buying one for under a dollar.

The library bookstore at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is a good place to buy inexpensive books for kids and adults.  

Including Police Officer, Postal Worker and Firefighter Exams

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2009

Through the Testing and Education Reference Center, the library offers practice tests, online books, study tips, and test dates and deadlines. Exams covered include accountant, caseworker, correction officer, court officer, firefighter, parole officer, police officer, police sergeant, postal worker, probation officer, real estate, state trooper, treasury enforcement agent and U.S. citizenship.

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Picturing AmericaAs part of the Picturing America program (an initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities), we have been fortunate to receive several high-quality, laminated posters of American masterpieces.  Using visual thinking strategies alongside these reproductions, we have had several successful and fun Picturing America programs at the Petworth branch and in some of our  neighborhood schools.

Published on Monday, August 24, 2009

You can read today’s newspaper or go back as far as 1977.   You can also visit The Washington Post historic site and view articles and images from 1877-1990.

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