Neighborhood Library

Presenting..."A Book That Shaped Me" Essay Contest

Petworth Library's Winner: Olivia Renne!

Congratulations to Olivia Renne, Petworth Library’s winner of “The Book that Shaped Me” Essay contest! Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and DCPL, our writing contest required rising fifth- and sixth-grade students to craft a 500-word essay on a book that made an indelible impression on them.

National Book Festival 2012

The National Book Festival is sponsored each year by the Library of Congress, and was the brainchild of First Lady Laura Bush. 

"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

A Story of Kindness and Hope

Wonder, by R.J.

Neil Armstrong

First Man on the Moon

In October, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first human-made satellite, Sputnik, into space.  Four years later, in April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, also from the Soviet Union, became the first human to orbit Earth. In response, in May, 1961, President John Kennedy announced, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins successfully achieved this goal in July, 1969.

Children's Programming Resumes

Save the Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11

We’re baaaack! It's the moment we've all been waiting for: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Petworth Neighborhood Library’s children’s programming resumes.We're ready and refreshed this autumn with a few special additions.Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby/Toddler Lap Time (ages 0 – 2)Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces.

Read the Book Before You See the Movie

Have you been to the Petworth Library in the last few weeks? You might have noticed the new display: "Now Showing" in the lobby.With autumn quickly approaching, a new movie season is about to start; a movie season filled with movies based on books! If you are anxiously awaiting the movie premiere, come down to the library and check out the book first.

Introducing Our "Dream Big, Read! Grand Prize Recipient!

Petworth's Kindle Fire is presented to...Diego Nicolas Acajabon!

On Wednesday, Aug, 29, I took some time to interview 10-year old Diego Nicolas Acajabon (friends and family call him "Nico"), winner of the Petworth Library's Summer Reading Challenge lottery prize. He was given several rounds of applause by curious and admiring children and family patrons in the Children's room.What school and grade do you attend?I’m in fifth grade at Murch Elementary.

Children's Programming Break

The Petworth Children's Room will take a break from programming Aug. 27 to Sept. 10 to make the transition from summer to fall programming. This will allow us to redesign and fine-tune programming needs for all ages.We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.In the meantime, please use the following link to see other library programs that are available for you to enjoy:

Pajama Story time Presents…The Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

On Wednesday, July 25, our pajama story time friends and some of their special bedtime buddies from home joined us for stories, songs, dances and a craft activity. After the children left and the library closed, the plush pals had a great time together!