Neighborhood Library

April Is National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month by enjoying some books from DC Public Library's poetry collection. Use the call number "811" to find haiku, limericks, concrete poems, shape poems and classics that you may remember from long ago. Below are some of our favorite titles:

Come to the Grand Opening Party!

Help the Petworth Neighborhood Library celebrate its renovation at a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a list of the day's programs:10 a.m.      Spring Art Project for Young Children

Mix & Mash It at the Petworth Library

Happy Teen Tech Week 2011!From March 6 through 12, teens across the nation are mixing, mashing, geeking out and celebrating technology at their local libraries.

Petworth Library Now Open

Petworth Library opens Monday, February 28.  Join us for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Petworth Interim Closed

The Petworth Interim Library is now closed.The newly renovated Petworth Neighborhood Library will open on February 28, 2011. Customers may pick up their holds at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on the corner of the 7th St and Rhode Island Ave NW beginning Monday afternoon, February 7. Returns may be made to any District of Columbia Public Library. Visit the library online at you for your patience.

Dragon's Dance

Celebrate Chinese and Vietnamese New Year with us on Thursday, February 3rd at 4pm. We will watch a dragon dance, find our Chinese Zodiac animal, and make a dragon puppet. All ages are welcome.

Petworth Oral History Project

Are you a long-term resident of Petworth? Or do you know someone who is? We are recruiting volunteers who can share their memories and experiences of living in Petworth and visiting the Petworth Neighborhood Library. We are compiling oral histories to share with the community at our grand reopening festivities in late February or early March 2011.

Keep Reading ... Books for the Break

Hey kids and parents! Do you need something to read over the winter break? DC Public Library has great links to help you find super books! You can explore BookFlix which pairs picture books and nonfiction books that have similar themes. Children can read the books, and listen to them as well! Click here to try it.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Okay, let's get this out of the way first. I'm on Team Jacob!