Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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.

English Conversation Group

Improve English Skills and Make New Friends

Would you like to improve your English conversation skills?  Enjoy conversation and fun activities?  Get to know people from all over the world?  Learn more about the library and its services?  

Paper Flower Craft

Tweens, join us Friday, May 9 at 4 p.m. for a fun paper flower craft in honor of Mother's Day.

Eliza's Cherry Trees

Japan's Gift to America

Thousands of people visit Washington, DC each year to see the beautiful cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin. Do you know how the cherry trees got here?

Calling All Walkers

Are you fabulous at 50+?  Are you looking for a way to get out, meet new people, get some exercise and fresh air, and explore the Petworth neighborhood?  The Petworth Pacers, our walking fitness program for seniors, began last summer and fall to foster fitness and friendship.  We’re getting the Pacers group up and running, err, walking again on May 4, just in time for Older Americans Month.  

We love 'The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place!'

Ahwoo!

Have you ever heard the expression, "Those children must have been raised by wolves!" to refer to children that are exceptionally naughty?Well, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible were!

Celebrate Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

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