Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013
PET parachute
As summer comes to a close, enjoy a Summer Reading finale ... a parachute party! 

On Aug. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., meet on the front lawn for parachute games, bubbles and a snack. Our Kindle Fire and Super Spelunker winners will be announced and congratulated.  

If it rains, come to the Lower Level Meeting Room.

All ages are welcome.

A Writer's Workshop for the Mature and Motivated

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

handwritingAre you 50+ years old and have a story you’d love to put down on paper, share with friends, family, your community, (or dream of selling via Amazon)? Are you currently writing or would you like to begin a short story, novel, or screenplay? 

For 12 weeks -- every Saturday, Aug. 31 to Nov. 16 -- from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., we will host a 12-week writing workshop. No experience is needed; this workshop is for someone with little to no writing background.

Don't write alone! Join the group! There's so many benefits:

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lost Daughters

A patron read Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe. She couldn't put it down. 

"Good flow, funny and believable," she said. 

Keep reading and telling us what you think.

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

storytimepicThere will be a story time hiatus from August 26 to September 9. 
We will use this time to prepare for the new school year and to plan new programs.
Stay tuned-Story time will resume September 9.

Tiny People Meet Human "Beans"

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

borrowerspicPod, Homily and Arrietty are Borrowers: They live hidden in the houses of human "beans," and borrow small things, here and there, as they need them. Borrowers are about the size of a pencil, and live in large, quiet houses where they can keep track of where the humans are.

When they need something, such as a match, thimble, safety pin, or even some ham or a potato, they make sure that the humans don't see them when they borrow. If they are seen by humans, they will be chased out of their home.

Rising fifth- and sixth-graders asked to write

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Library of Congress is sponsoring a summer essay contest with public libraries encouraging rising fifth- and sixth-grade students to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives. DC Public Libraries are participating in this program, including the Petworth Library.

Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 on the National Mall.

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Body in the Piazza

A patron read The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page. She thought it was good.

"Liked the description of Italy and the cooking," she wrote.

Keep reading and keep telling us what you think.

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Anime, Comics, Manga and Beyond

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

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Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2013


A patron read Pacific by Tom Drury.

They didn't finish it.

"Too much like bad television," they wrote, "shallow, superficial and tedious."

Keep reading and telling us what you think.