Neighborhood Library

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!

Petworth Library Is Moving

The interim library will close at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5.  Customers can pick up holds at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library and library materials may be returned to any DC Public Library.  The NEW Petworth Library will open Monday, February 28 at 4200 Kansas Avenue, N.W.  Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The parking lot will be temporarily closed for six weeks after the library opens to remove the interim building and to resurface the parking lot.

Marshmallow Snowmen

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.

Enjoy the Words of Author Dinaw Mengestu

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.

Let's Talk Turkeys

Please 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.

Watch Out! The Grinch Is Coming

On 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.