Neighborhood Library

...Let's Celebrate, It's Alright!

Keep the fun rolling through the rest of August with even more unique, daily celebration days! Visit your friendly neighborhood library for books or DVDs to enjoy with children on these special days. Some suggested titles are provided below.

John Keegan

John Keegan (1934-2012) was one of the foremost military historians of the 20th century.  Born on the eve of World War II, he taught at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and worked as a reporter for the The Telegraph newspaper. 

Celebration Time, Come On!

For some, August in Washington, D.C. can feel oppressively humid and lengthy with no major U.S. holidays to offer a break from it all. Well, cheer up, because there are plenty of unique August celebration days to observe if you seek quirky party planning ideas or random vacation day excuses.

Cine español de Petworth!

Newly Added Spanish Language Movies

DCPL tiene una colección de películas que está llena de una variedad que todo el mundo puede ver, seleccionar, ver y disfrutar. Esta colección pasa a incluir los clásicos del pasado y muchas de las últimas películas españolas que todo el mundo está hablando!DCPL has a movie collection that is full of a variety that everyone can view, select, view and enjoy. This collection happens to include the classics of the past and many of the latest Spanish films that everyone is talking about!

XIX International AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

This week the Petworth Neighborhood Library welcomes The XIX International AIDS Conference to the city with a display of related materials and a screening of the documentary After Stonewall.

Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month

To celebrate Anti-Boredom Month this July, the Petworth Library created a display featuring all of the “hidden treasures” in our collection. These are the items that most people don't even know we have!

Books that Shaped America

The Most Influential American Books

What books have influenced your life and why?  The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of the American books they think have been most influential in our lives.  The exhibit, Books that Shaped America, is intended to get viewers thinking and talking about books, and offers an opportunity to suggest additional influential books. Petworth Library has a display of some of these books, including:

Welcome to the Petworth Library Summer Kids' Cafe!

(Daily activities with a free, light lunch for ages 18 and under)

Mondays“Music and Murals”Let kid-friendly pop and world tunes inspire you as you make mural art and munch your lunch. Tuesdays“Wii Love Summer”Get active with Wii Sports (you can also bring your own Wii games to play with others) and recharge with lunch.  Wednesdays“Crafty Kids Corner”

Pajama Story time Presents…The Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Have you ever imagined what fun can be had at the library after lights are out and the doors are locked? Well, expert photo documentarians Stokely the Black Bear, Kermit the Frog and friends (pictured left) are eager to share the joy of the library “afterhours” with your stuffed animal companions!

Having a Blast With Science in the Summer

We had so much fun at Science in the Summer's first session!