Neighborhood Library

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!

Children's Chinese New Year Celebration

On Monday, Feb. 11, the Petworth Children's Room celebrated Chinese New Year.

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: