Neighborhood Library

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.

Always Something (or Someone) New at Petworth

November is here and there are some very special books on display in the Petworth Interim Library Children's Room. November is Native American Heritage month, so we are featuring biographies, folk tales and books on Native American cultures. All titles are available for checkout. Also, please come to the library to meet me! My name is Bridgid Mangan, and I'm the new children's librarian. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Children's Librarian Changes

We are sad to see our children's librarian, Miss Amy, leave for a different opportunity doing library work with "big kids." Amy was our fabulous children's librarian for two years and we already miss her! We wish her the best in her endeavor working for an educational foundation in the District of Columbia.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here

Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated September 15 through October 15 since 1988. At the Petworth Interim Library, we have a related display of many different materials, for all ages, next to our new nonfiction. They are for, about and by Hispanics and their contributions to life in the United States of America. We are fortunate to have materials in Spanish at Petworth as well, for your reading pleasure. Check out these links about Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.:

Join the Petworth Book Club

The Petworth Book Club met last Monday to discuss our September title, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. We had an engaging conversation about the novel, which is set in 1970s Washington, DC. Book club members, many of which were new, debated various topics including the protagonist's romantic relationship and the ending of the book. We didn't quite reach an agreement.