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
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
Books made into movies and more!
Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It’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’ Drop-in Clinic
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes and more.
Bibliophiles’ Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Bibliophiles for a discussion of the book Hope: a Tragedy by Shalom Auslander. As always there will be calming tea and stimulating conversation.
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
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
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.