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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.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Princess book coverHoliday Party
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.
Teens are invited to come enjoy a good movie, a mini hot chocolate bar, and make holiday origami gifts and decorations.
Open Mic Night
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.
Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.

Holiday Ornaments
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

Books made into movies and more!

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shrek book cover imageIt’s no secret that many Hollywood movies come straight from the pages of books, quite literally. Many classic movies came from equally classic books, and a glance at the “What’s Playing Now” list for any local theater or even the television schedule will have at least one thing based on a book.

(Hunger Games: Catching Fire or Vampire Diaries, anyone?)

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jobseekers Image Jobseekers’ Drop-in Clinic
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes and more. 

Cover art of Hope: a TragedyBibliophiles’ Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Test your skills or learn for the first time!

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Come one, come all! Whether you have never played chess or know all the best strategies, all are welcome.

Learn how to play and share your insights into this classic game of strategy and cunning.

At Petworth Library, we will be hosting a chess program on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Come play, learn about the game and its history,but most of all test your brain and have fun!

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and mini comics book cover.Mini Zine
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 Friday, November 1, 2013

halloweenAlmost 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

abedenmarkAs 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?