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Who's a Villain?

"Maybe...he has a master plan to get all the points he can by charming ... [and] getting them to read a lot. Maybe it's not even his masterplan; maybe it's, like, the American Library Association's master plan, and they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative." -- Evil Librarian by Micheele Knudson, page 22-23


Home Ownership Course

Learning the ins and outs of home ownership can feel overwhelming.

Book cover for The Program by Suzanne Young.

January Teen Programs

"Meme" Me Fashion  Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. "Are you reading? ... BARELY!!!" “Are you going to attend this week’s teens program or Nah?!?” “You have overdue fees, but that ain’t none of my business!” Do you like these memes? Do you think you can come up with more creative ones? Would you like to rock your own memes as a graphic on a shirt? Teens are invited to come out and create memes shirts to express their love of the library or their creativity.  

Book cover for I have a dream by Karen Price Hossell.

'I Have a Dream' Wall

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week with the Petworth Library Jan. 11-18. Teens are encouraged to artistically express themselves and continue the nonviolent fight towards equality for all. Come decorate a “dream cloud” that will state your dream for the future for yourself, your community and/or this country.  

Winter is Coming.

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club

Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.  The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. Five books have been written and two more are on the way. Learning the motives and histories of each house (or family) throughout the series is hugely rewarding. 

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Do something you love everyday in January

Fun-a-Day starts Jan. 1, 2015! Pick a project, do it every day in January, and show your work on Feb.

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Wacky Winter Wear Party!

(RSVP today for our seasonal festivities!)

Don we now our silly sweaters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. Wacky clothes for winter weather, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Petworth Families: Join us for our "Wacky Winter Wear" party at 5 p.m.** in the Lower Level Meeting Room on Monday, Dec. 29. Put together your most creative, colorful, kitschy winter ensemble and prepare for an evening of tacky, wacky winter-themed stories, a craft, group games, a fashion show and snacks! This event is most appropriate for children ages 4 - 10 and their chaperones.

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Find Gifts on Saturday, Dec. 13

Book Sale, Craft Fair and Author Talk

If you're looking for gifts, come to Petworth neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 13. Petworth Library will be having its Winter Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library. The sale will be in the lower level meeting room from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Coffee Tasting and Talk

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a great cup of coffee? How does the location where the beans are grown affect the taste? Come learn the answers from Joel Finkelstein, owner and head roaster at Qualia Coffee

Book cover for Winter town by Stephen Emond.

December Teen Programs

Teen Open Mic Night Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night. DIY Duct Tape Gifts Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.