Neighborhood Library

What Have You Read Recently?

A patron reading Rapture by J. R. Ward said they couldn't put it down.

Portrait of a Librarian's Bookshelf in 2012

There are some librarian stereotypes that just don't describe me.I'm not 200 years old.I don't "shhhhh" every child that makes a sound.I have perfect vision without coke-bottle glasses.I'm definitely not neat and tidy.There are some librarian stereotypes that DO describe me:I'm obsessed with cats.I often wear a bun in my hair.Cardigans are a fashion must!... and most of all, I love books.2012 might have been my busiest year of reading... EVER. I was so excited about so many of the books I've read over the past year, I decided to bring them all together in one place and recreate my 'bookshelf' for everyone to check out.

'Homesick' by Kate Klise

(a "new" book review)

Twelve-year-old Benny feels at times sympathetic, confused, exasperated and embarrassed when his father's explosive hoarding problem strains his parents' marriage and threatens to consume his father's grasp on reality.

New Spanish DVDs for Kids!

We are excited to announce the arrival of many new Spanish language DVDs for kids. All your kids' favorite characters are here: Elmo, Charlie and Lola, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Bert and Ernie and more!Come to the Petworth Library, pick out some movies, and snuggle in for a cozy family movie night!

A Fun and Fancy Family Affair!

A Joyful Petworth Kids' Inaugural Ball


The P.E.T. Clique Presents

Great Teen Events in January and February

Teens it's 2013. This is your year!The P.E.T. Clique (Petworth Exuberant Teens) would like to extend an invitation for you and your friends to come out for some great programs in January and February:

'The Last Man' by Vince Flynn

A patron couldn't put down The Last Man by Vince Flynn.Their take: "Flynn's best yet!"Keep reading and telling everyone what you think.

Ellis Island

Gateway to America

On Jan. 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration station in New York harbor. Approximately 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. In 1965, Ellis Island, together with the Statue of Liberty, became part of the National Park System. Petworth Library has a display of books about Ellis Island, including:

What Are You Reading?

A second patron has said that they couldn't put down Off the Grid by P.J. Tracy. So far, this is the only book that has been rated twice.Keep reading and telling us what you think.

Petworth Library Kids' Inaugural Ball

A Fancy, Fun, Family Affair!

Come one, come all and hail to the chief! Dress to impress and join us on Jan. 16th at 6 p.m. in our lower level meeting room for family photos, music, snacks, inauguration-themed readings, trivia, word puzzles and crafts. Especially appropriate for families with children aged 4 and older. Special recognition will be given to trivia champs and those with the most patriotic outfits!