Wednesday, Nov. 13 @ 4 p.m.
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by creating your own mini magazine. Use your mini zine as the foundation for your next graphic or written novel.
International Games Day
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate International Games Day at the library. Join us for board games, Yu-Gi-Oh, Mario Cart tournaments and much more. Come out and get your GAME ON!
Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013
Almost 200 of our friends came to Petworth Library to celebrate Halloween.
There were witches, bumblebees, a D.C. Metro rat, 80's divas, clowns, a bunny, owls, ladybugs, chicks, a watermelon, a sausage, Yodas, mermaids, superheroes, a panda bear, two little monkeys jumping on the bed and their mama, fairies, princesses, dragons, octopuses, Lilo and Stitch and the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!
We had so much fun solving Halloween riddles, singing songs, hearing spooky stories and dancing the Monster Mash.
We also went trick-or-treating in the library, and everyone got treats.
Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As part of Kids' EuroFest, Petworth children enjoyed a program about Denmark on Oct. 24.
We had a short Danish language lesson (Hej!/Hi! Tak!/Thank you!), and learned facts about Denmark: Did you know that the favorite food in Denmark is an open-faced sandwich called a smorrebrod, and that Danish people have a very long life expectancy?
Ray Bradbury's Spooky Classic
Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013
"Boys. And it was the afternoon of Halloween. And all of the houses shut against a cool wind. And the town was full of cold sunlight. But suddenly, the day was gone. Night came out from under each tree and spread."
The Cartel Series by Ashley and JaQuavis
Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Carter Diamond has it all. Respected by the streets and feared by most, Carter, built an empire that many idolized known as The Cartel. Dabbling in legitimate business endeavors here and there, Carter heads Miami’s cocaine distribution. When Carter's rival beats him at his own game, Carter's secrets come to light -- and the kingpin faces life in prison.
Published on Monday, October 7, 2013
Single Library Book seeks Adventurous Loving Reader for good times, lots of laughs, and romantic moments.
Beats by Dre Winner
Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013
Summer has come to an end and school has begun, but there is still much to celebrate.
The Petworth Library would like congratulate the wonderful Teens of Petworth, who completed the Teen Summer Reading Program. You have exceeded the Teen Summer Reading Program completion goal for 2013. And as promised, I, Mr. Jordan, have dyed my hair purple. Feel free to come see my hair and attend one of our awesome teen programs.
Join Petworth's Mature and Motivated!
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Embracing change is a sign of growth and evidence of life. As of Oct. 1, Petworth's Mature and Motivated will implement new programs and embrace a shift to our schedule:
Published on Monday, September 30, 2013
Lucha Libre Masks
Monday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.
Have you ever dreamed of being a luchador? Probably not, but you can still come out and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating your own Lucha Libre Mask.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.
Did you know that you can make a difference in 6 seconds or less? Its called the “Vine Revolution.” Teens: Come celebrate Teen Read Week by making funny Vine videos promoting reading and the use of the library.
Published on Saturday, September 28, 2013
Congratulations to Heidi Marohn, winner of the Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize at Petworth Library! Heidi won a Kindle Fire when she submitted a review of Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries, Book 1.
As a middle school teacher, Heidi likes to stay on top of teen fiction so she can recommend titles to her students looking for a good book. Heidi rated this book 5 shovels!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the DC Public Library Adult Summer Reading program this year; it was a great success!