Neighborhood Library

Petworth Library will open at 1 p.m. today.
Clash of Kings Book Cover

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:00 pm

We are reading the books from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. The current selection is the second book in the series, A Storm of Swords. Discussion questions can be found here:

Kids' Club: Arts & Crafts!

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts & crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity!
Bird's Eye View of a Modernized MLK Library

Public Art Competition -- MLK Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:30 am

The DC Public Library Public Art Program is choosing an individual artist, designer or art/design team to create a ceiling treatment for the Grand Reading Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This is an opportunity to design a signature visual feature of the Library, drawing upon the Library’s vast Special Collections archive of D.C. History.  The Library released an open call to artists in the summer of 2017; at a meeting on Oct. 13, a voting panel with a group of community advisors chose four finalists to develop site-specific proposals.
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Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 pm

This beginner's level class will teach you how to use a sewing machine over your lunch break. Learn how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin, and sew a straight line.  Sewing machines provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at
Maker Camp

Homemade Holidays: Gifts and Crafts for All Ages

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:30 pm

Make gifts for your friends and loved ones, or just a craft to take home. We'll have project stations for all ages from 4:30-7 p.m. to make your personalized gifts and decorations. Come DIY with us.  

Bilingual Spanish Story Time/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Stories, songs, and more in English and Spanish for children of all ages and their adults. Cuentos, canciones, y más en inglés y español para niños de todas edades y sus adultos. 
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DIY Mending Workshop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Have a loose button or a popped seam you're not sure how to fix? Bring your (clean) garment to this workshop and learn how to repair it! We will provide know-how as well as a sewing machine, needles, thread, and limited notions. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up online at  

Navigating the Immigration Process

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join a representative from CARECEN to better understand how to navigate the immigration process and the benefits of becoming a citizen of the United States. The presentation will cover the naturalization process, including: basic eligibility; the interview and exam; benefits, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship.
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Retro Holidays: Digitize Your Memories

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 pm

Are your old holiday photos sitting in a shoebox somewhere? Bust them out and give them new life on social media, while learning how to preserve them for generations to come! This photo preservation class is going to be winter-themed, so bring in photos of your parents, grandparents, or yourself taking part in winter activities (think holidays, sledding, candle-lighting, snowman-building, and visits to Santa). 
Martin Luther King,Jr.

Select Libraries Open on MLK Day 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on MLK Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth