Neighborhood Library

Get To Know Your Neighborhood Fair

A new Petworth's Mature and Motivated event

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.

What Did You Think?

Here's what Petworth Library patrons have been reading.

March Teen Programs

Check-In @ Your LibraryMonday, March 11 @ 4 p.m. in the Teen Computer LabCome experience all that the library has to offer. This is your time to learn about databases and other helpful resources available at the library. So You Think You Can DanceWednesday, March 13 @ 4 p.m.

Women's History Month

Here's to Great Women; May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them

March is Women's History Month. Come to the Petworth Library to get books about great women and girls:The Pirate Queen: The story of Grace O'Malley, a 16th-century Irish pirate

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Book Review: 'Fresh Off the Boat' by Eddie Huang

There is one thing you will notice about Eddie Huang fairly early on in

"And Now, a Word From Our President…"

Petworth Library kids receive an Obama appreciation letter!

On Jan. 16, we successfully hosted the fun and fancy Petworth Kids’ Inaugural Ball.

Mission: Preservation

A Black History Month Program by the Smithsonian African American History Museum


Rosa Parks

Quiet Courage

On December 1, 1955, a shy, unassuming woman became internationally prominent.Rosa Parks never intended to have one seemingly simple decision transform her life and history.  But because she couldn’t think of any reason to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was catapulted to the forefront of the nascent civil rights movement, and America was changed forever. Petworth Library currently has a display of books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, including:

Tell Us About What You're Reading

A patron couldn't put down Killer Crust, by Chris Cavender.It has "likable characters, clever plot," they said. Keep telling us what you think about the books you are reading!