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The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

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!

Keep Telling Us What You Think

One person's 5-second review of Bloodlines by Dick and Felix Francis: "Fun if you like horses and racing." They rated it "OK."Keep reading and tell us what you think.

What Did You Think?

A Petworth patron couldn't put Life of Objects by Susanne Moore down.Remember to check the back flap and tell everyone what you thought.

Keeping Things Civil

Historical Tales of Adventure for Kids

The Civil War determined what kind of nation America would be by answering two major, unresolved issues:

Petworth Library Book Sale

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to the Winter Wonderland Book Sale sponsored by the Friends at the Petworth Library on Dec. 15 in the lower level Meeting Room. Join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when you'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section.

The Invention of Basketball

The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Mass. in December 1891. The first baskets had bottoms, and so, after every basket, the ball had to be retrieved with a ladder.Naismith later went on to coach basketball at the University of Kansas; Senda Berenson Abbott introduced basketball to women at Smith College in 1892. Petworth Library currently has a display of books about basketball, including: