Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Creating Paper Rollercoasters

On Jan. 18, the Petworth Children's department hosted the first session of Tween Creations!We built roller coaster tracks for marbles using only colored paper and tape. Our participants cut out paper templates for the center tower, support shelves and narrow turns and then folded and taped the pieces together to make wonderful spiral roller coasters.Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming events for tweens!

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

TED Talks at Petworth

Started with a focus on technology, entertainment, and design (TED), TED Talks are short presentations that now cover a variety of topics – from history to science to storytelling and more – all given by today’s most inspiring and innovative thinkers and doers.  Two great things about TED Talks:

Lego Wars

Battle of the Bricks

On Jan. 14, Petworth Neighborhood Library hosted its first round of LEGO Wars for our tween customers (children between ages 8-13)! Each participant was given approximately 150 LEGO bricks and had 30 minutes to create a themed construction.

'Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad' by Monica Edinger

A Book Review

I am sure that you have heard of the slave ship Amistad, and the mutiny that took place on board. But did you know that there were four children on board the ship?

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

Nonfiction Book Club January Selection

'In the Garden of Beasts' by Erik Larson

Petworth's "You Can't Make This Up" Nonfiction book club begins with Erik Larson's instant classic, 2011's In the Garden of Beasts. Each month, we will discuss popular and well-written nonfiction titles that rival fiction in their readability.

January Adult Programs

ESL Café Thursday, Jan. 2; Thurs., Jan. 16; and Thurs. Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.Come to our casual conversation group to practice speaking English.  No registration is required but a basic knowledge of English is preferred. Petworth Digital Photo ClubSunday, Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Petworth Programs 2014

Pick a club, any club

The Petworth Library is thrilled to share some new programs and events coming up in 2014.To get you excited, here's a sneak peak at the new monthly Petworth book clubs that will be starting up this January:Bibliophiles' Book Club (adult)Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.

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