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Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Held at People's Church Due to Lack of Space in the Interim Library
Published on Monday, January 25, 2010
Unfortunately, the Petworth Interim Library does not have the space to host the free tax preparation assistance to the community as it has done in years past. There is simply no room to discuss private financial information in the interim facility. Instead, tax assistance will be offered at the People's Church at 4704 13th St. N.W. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The library does have D.C. tax forms and instruction booklets and federal instruction booklets, but no federal forms, at the Petworth Interim Library. Federal tax forms have been ordered, but have not yet been received.
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Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Petworth Interim Library opened on Monday, January 11, 2010. The modular unit located on the parking lot of the original 1939 building, now undergoing renovation, has the same 4200 Kansas Ave. N.W. address. The new phone number is 202-243-1188. Hours remain as they were in the previous building:
Monday & Wednesday 1 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Twenty-two computers with Internet access are available for community residents to use. Four of the 22 are for use by children only. The branch still offers self-service printing and copying at 15 cents per page.
Interim Library Opens Monday, January 11
Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Petworth Library is closed from December 21 through January 10 in preparation for the move to the interim. The interim library opens Monday, January 11.
The permanent building will undergo a major renovation in the next year or so; however, full library services will be provided at the interim. The interim is located on the parking lot of Petworth Library and has the same address (4200 Kansas Ave. N.W., 20011) and phone number (202-541-6300) as the permanent building.
Materials may be returned to the Petworth book drop, located next to the modular building in the parking lot. (You may also return materials to any other DC Public Library book drop.) Between now and January 10, holds for Petworth patrons may be picked up at Watha T. Daniel Library.
Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
If you're in a blue mood, why not check out one of our newest music
biographies -- Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American
Original by Robin D. G. Kelley. This compelling book about the
legendary and eccentric jazz pianist has gotten rave reviews for its
detailed and illuminating look at Monk's life and work.
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Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We recently received The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This book, which is a companion to the PBS special, is absolutely breathtaking! You'll be mesmerized by the history, drama and nature within the pages.
Right now, my favorite photo is of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah. But there are so many fantastic photographs from which to choose.
While you're reading about one of our magnificent national treasures, why not take a walk in the parks. Go to U.S. National Park Service to find a location to visit. Rock Creek Park is right around the corner from Petworth!
Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Petworth parking lot closed on November 1 in preparation for the interim library. The parking lot will be closed for approximately 16 months. On-street parking is available in the general area and the library is a brief, five-block walk from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. The library is served by the #70 bus that stops both in front of and across the street from the library (visit the Metro Web site to plan your visit via public transportation).
Published on Friday, October 23, 2009
The theme for Teen Read Week 2009 is 'Read Beyond Reality.' Teens across the nation have been getting lost in the vast world of science fiction and fantasy lit. Fire, the spellbinding companion to Graceling, by Kristin Cashore and Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins' dystopian adventure The Hunger Games, are just two out of this world titles that are flying off the shelves at Petworth.
Published on Thursday, October 8, 2009
For the latest on construction progress, check out our Petworth Library construction update page.
Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What’s the next best thing to checking a book out for free from the library?
Buying one for under a dollar.
The library bookstore at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is a good place to buy inexpensive books for kids and adults.