Neighborhood Library

Teddy Bear Picnic

Children enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on the front lawn of the Petworth Library. We spread our blankets in the shade of the big magnolia tree, and snuggled in with our teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends.We read some poems about teddy bears and decided that they are good friends that stay with us all night, to protect us if we get scared.

Science Trivia and Movie Night

Show off your scientific knowledge!

Do you have a head for trivia? Do you have a head for science trivia? Our Trivia and Movie Night is the place to show off all your science knowledge. There will be all kinds of questions asked about the scientific world – from animals to planets to the human body. The questions will be of varying difficulty levels but rest assured, the more challenging ones will be multiple choice. You can compete individually or bring a friend (or the kids) to form a team but the one with the most knowledge will win a prize! 

We Mustache You to Read!

Children's Book Week 2014

Children's Book Week, which takes place from May 12-16, has been celebrated every year since 1919.That makes 2014 the 95th year!At the Petworth Library, we asked children to wear a mustache and show us their favorite book.Many children joined in this silly activity and had fun.Even Ms. Bridgid and Ms. Lauren joined in!We mustache you to come to the library and get lots of great books!

An Unforgettable Week in New Orleans

"Come back, and come often."

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week in New Orleans. We enjoyed walking through the city and admiring the beautiful homes.Curious to see some of NOLA's great buildings for yourself? Try these books about New Orleans architecture: New Orleans Style Past and Present

Tween Origami Club

Tweens, join us for a weekly origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home. What is Origami?

Lego Bingo!

Tweens, join us for a fun game of Bingo with a twist. Test your skills at identifying Lego pieces and see if you’re the lucky winner.The fun begins Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. on the second floor. 

Petworth Purls

Knit and Crochet Club

Petworth Purls is a fiber arts club for anyone who wants their knit and crochet with talk and tea.  All are welcome to come and work on their projects-in-progress, from simple scarves to heirloom pieces. Purls meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The next meeting is on June 3.  Happy stitching!

May Programs for Tweens

Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

May Teen Programs

Free Comic Book DaySaturday, May 3 All Day 

Celebramos el Día de los Niños/el Dίa de los Libros

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day

El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy, and is nationally recognized by the American Library Association.Día week is celebrated from April 28 to May 5.At the Petworth Library we celebrated with bilingual and multicultural stories, songs and rhymes, and made Mexican tissue paper flowers.