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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.

Interim Library Opens Monday, January 11

Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Petworth Library is closed from December 21 through January 10 in preparation for the move to the interim. The interim library opens Monday, January 11.

The permanent building will undergo a major renovation in the next year or so; however, full library services will be provided at the interim. The interim is located on the parking lot of Petworth Library and has the same address (4200 Kansas Ave. N.W., 20011) and phone number (202-541-6300) as the permanent building.

Materials may be returned to the Petworth book drop, located next to the modular building in the parking lot. (You may also return materials to any other DC Public Library book drop.) Between now and January 10, holds for Petworth patrons may be picked up at Watha T. Daniel 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
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.