Neighborhood Library

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!'


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. 

April Programs for Tweens

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

We are happy to feature programming for children of all ages, including tweens.Who are tweens, might you ask?Well, they have outgrown story time for little ones but are not quite old enough to be in the teen space. So, if you happen to be an older elementary student/early middle schooler who is somewhere between the ages of say 9-12, tween programming is for you! Here's what we have lined up for tweens in April:

April Adult Programs

Jobseekers’ Drop-in ClinicEvery Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes, and more.  AARP Tax AssistanceEvery Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April Teen Programs

Tape SculptureWednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. 

DC Public Library at the Public Library Association Conference

From March 12-15, in Indianapolis, Ind., librarians from the DC Public Library joined thousands of like-minded librarians from all over the United States and Canada.We met to learn from each other, to inspire each other, and to brainstorm with each other the best ways to serve our public library patrons.