Neighborhood Library

February Teen Programs

Black History Month Game Show LiveWednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.

February Adult Programs

Yoga Every Saturday at 11 a.m.Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class. Vegetarian Cooking Club Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.

Petworth Children Pledge Peace

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.

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?