Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a native of Nigeria, was one of the first prominent postcolonial African authors. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, came out in 1958, and is now read in schools around the world. Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007. Petworth Library has a display of books by and about Achebe, including:
Veggies taste so much better when you've grown them yourself! Get your hands in the dirt and plant some seeds or seedlings! Kids and adults alike can enjoy growing vegetables, fruits and flowers, whether you have an acre, a plot, or just a window box.It's fun to watch your plants grow bigger, and so satisfying to be able to eat them and cook with them.
Let’s celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!Jump into your jammies, grab a rhythm instrument and join us for some recorded jazzy jams, swinging stories, dandy dances, plus a take-home craft.We're offering two special Pajama Story Times at 7 p.m. in the children's programming room on the second floor, for children ages 3 to 7 years:
On Wednesday, March 20, the Petworth Library Children's Room welcomed spring.We learned what seeds need to grow, we read some poems and books about seeds and plants, and then we planted seeds! Each child was able to plant one flower (daisy, sunflower, morning glory) and one vegetable (green bean, spinach, carrot).
March is National Nutrition Month. Eathing a healthy and balanced diet can be challenging. For more information, consult the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Petworth Library has a display of books about nutrition and healthy eating, including:
Join us as we kick-start our new programming, "Petworth's Mature & Motivated," specifically targeted to adults who are fabulous at 50+ years of age!Our first event, the "Get To Know Your Neighborhood Fair," takes place in the Petworth Library meeting room on Tuesday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.