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An Unforgettable Week in New Orleans

"Come back, and come often."

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week in New Orleans. We enjoyed walking through the city and admiring the beautiful homes.Curious to see some of NOLA's great buildings for yourself? Try these books about New Orleans architecture: New Orleans Style Past and Present

Tween Origami Club

Tweens, join us for a weekly origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home. What is Origami?

Lego Bingo!

Tweens, join us for a fun game of Bingo with a twist. Test your skills at identifying Lego pieces and see if you’re the lucky winner.The fun begins Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. on the second floor. 

Petworth Purls

Knit and Crochet Club

Petworth Purls is a fiber arts club for anyone who wants their knit and crochet with talk and tea.  All are welcome to come and work on their projects-in-progress, from simple scarves to heirloom pieces. Purls meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The next meeting is on June 3.  Happy stitching!

May Programs for Tweens

Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

May Teen Programs

Free Comic Book DaySaturday, May 3 All Day 

Celebramos el Día de los Niños/el Dίa de los Libros

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day

El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy, and is nationally recognized by the American Library Association.Día week is celebrated from April 28 to May 5.At the Petworth Library we celebrated with bilingual and multicultural stories, songs and rhymes, and made Mexican tissue paper flowers.

English Conversation Group

Improve English Skills and Make New Friends

Would you like to improve your English conversation skills?  Enjoy conversation and fun activities?  Get to know people from all over the world?  Learn more about the library and its services?  

Paper Flower Craft

Tweens, join us Friday, May 9 at 4 p.m. for a fun paper flower craft in honor of Mother's Day.

Eliza's Cherry Trees

Japan's Gift to America

Thousands of people visit Washington, DC each year to see the beautiful cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin. Do you know how the cherry trees got here?