Neighborhood Library

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class.
Cover of Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneVegetarian Cooking Club
Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
Bring your favorite recipes to share with others and participants will be encouraged to make a dish of their own to bring to the meeting. Refreshments will be provided.
Digital Photo Club
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. 

At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.
Together, we can establish peace which will give hope to all humanity, especially to the children of our world.

Children from ages 3-12 promised to promote non-violence, equality and cooperative community by signing the peace pledge, which featured these quotes from Dr. King:

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

On Jan. 18, the Petworth Children's department hosted the first session of Tween Creations!

We built roller coaster tracks for marbles using only colored paper and tape. Our participants cut out paper templates for the center tower, support shelves and narrow turns and then folded and taped the pieces together to make wonderful spiral roller coasters.

Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming events for tweens!

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

TED Talks image

Started with a focus on technology, entertainment, and design (TED), TED Talks are short presentations that now cover a variety of topics – from history to science to storytelling and more – all given by today’s most inspiring and innovative thinkers and doers.  

Two great things about TED Talks:

Battle of the Bricks

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Lego Wars participants making plant-themed creations

On Jan. 14, Petworth Neighborhood Library hosted its first round of LEGO Wars for our tween customers (children between ages 8-13)! Each participant was given approximately 150 LEGO bricks and had 30 minutes to create a themed construction. There were so many people that we needed split up the competition into two different rounds! 

The children participating in the first round decided to compete individually and had to invent something that pertained to "monsters." Everyone came up with something different, including an underground monster house with stairs as well as a dragon.

A Book Review

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

africaismyhomeI am sure that you have heard of the slave ship Amistad, and the mutiny that took place on board. But did you know that there were four children on board the ship?

Learn - Apply - Enroll

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.