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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

'In the Garden of Beasts' by Erik Larson

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

book coverPetworth's "You Can't Make This Up" Nonfiction book club begins with Erik Larson's instant classic, 2011's In the Garden of Beasts. Each month, we will discuss popular and well-written nonfiction titles that rival fiction in their readability.

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013

ESL Café
Thursday, Jan. 2; Thurs., Jan. 16; and Thurs. Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.
Come to our casual conversation group to practice speaking English.  No registration is required but a basic knowledge of English is preferred.
Cover image of Complete Digital PhotographyPetworth Digital Photo Club
Sunday, Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Discuss technique and offer positive critique. Amateur photographers of all skill and experience are welcome.
Bibliophiles’ Book Club
Monday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Pick a club, any club

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

The Petworth Library is thrilled to share some new programs and events coming up in 2014.
To get you excited, here's a sneak peak at the new monthly Petworth book clubs that will be starting up this January:

Framing Photos

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Digital Photo Club meeting
Sunday, Jan. 5
1:30 p.m.


Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Petworth children had fun creating pop-up cards on Dec. 18.

We used paper stars and trees, and the children decorated the trees with sequins.

Some of the children gave their cards to residents at the Old Soldiers' Home, and another girl gave her card to her teacher. We're sure that their cards brought joy to these folks.

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Level Up book cover

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on Nov. 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide.

We celebrated in the Petworth Library children's room on Nov. 20, and had some very special books on display that describe how children live around the world:

Viniendo En Enero

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

Latino USA: A Cartoon History book coverEste es tu año! Vengan y den un vistazo a varios programas del 2014 diseñados pensando en usted.

La Biblioteca de Petworth quiere comenzar a ofrecer programas en español para adolescentes y necesitamos su ayuda. Exhortamos sus sugerencias para programas futuros. Todas sus ideas son bienvenidos y agradecidas.

Annual Winter Book Sale

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book sale flyer

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to the Annual Winter Book Sale sponsored by the Friends at the Petworth Library on Dec. 14 in the lower level Meeting Room. 

Join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when you'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section.