Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Petworth Library is open on Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 10 along with seven other libraries (Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia). All other branches are closed. More information at http://www.dclibrary.org/holidaysopen.

Meet Our Summer Reading Prize Winners!

Finn and Sage won the book basket

After Petworth children submitted their Summer Reading activity sheets, their names were put in a drawing to win prizes.

September is National Manners Month!

Come check out our display in the Children's Room!

September is National Manners Month and the Petworth Library Children's Room has a great assortment of books on display. In this fast-paced world we live in, it's easy to forget to mind our p's and q's and always say please and thank you.What better way to learn about manners or refresh your memory about some you've forgotten than by curling up with a good children's book?We have these books and more available for checkout:

Autumn is Here

The weather has been so hot and muggy lately; who doesn't wish for cooler temperatures?

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

On Wednesday, Aug.

Egg Drop

We had an Egg-cellent Time!

Is Your Name Up Here?

We're so excited to see all the children who have completed summer reading. Look how many children have finished! But we still have plenty of room for lots more names! If you haven't signed up for summer reading or haven't had a chance to complete it yet, then now is the time to start.

Try These Sizzling Titles for Summer Fun with Science

               Summer is still going strong, but if you're seeking a little excitement then look no further: the Petworth Librar

Library-Con

Anime, Comics, Manga and Beyond

Library-Con:Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.Date:Saturday, August 2

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month

There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day.Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and that July 20 is National Ice Cream Day?Would you ever try bacon ice cream, salted licorice ice cream or seaweed ice cream?The International Ice Cream Association has determined the top five ice cream flavors in the United States:1.Vanilla2.Chocolate3.Cookies and Cream4.Strawberry5.Mint Chocolate Chip

Light Fun with Shadows

Do you have a child interested in science? Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Then join us for afternoon of fun as we learn about shadows! You can read some books about shadows but why not stick around for an experiment or two? We'll start by learning how to make our own shadow puppet; a shadow puppet is derived from older forms of story telling.

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