Neighborhood Library

Celebrate Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

April Programs for Tweens

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

We are happy to feature programming for children of all ages, including tweens.Who are tweens, might you ask?Well, they have outgrown story time for little ones but are not quite old enough to be in the teen space. So, if you happen to be an older elementary student/early middle schooler who is somewhere between the ages of say 9-12, tween programming is for you! Here's what we have lined up for tweens in April:

April Adult Programs

Jobseekers’ Drop-in ClinicEvery Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes, and more.  AARP Tax AssistanceEvery Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April Teen Programs

Tape SculptureWednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. 

DC Public Library at the Public Library Association Conference

From March 12-15, in Indianapolis, Ind., librarians from the DC Public Library joined thousands of like-minded librarians from all over the United States and Canada.We met to learn from each other, to inspire each other, and to brainstorm with each other the best ways to serve our public library patrons.

TableTop Day

Play more games!

I love games of all kinds - board games, card games, strategy games and more. But I don't often get a chance to play them, partly due to lack of time but also due to lack of opponents!  


Imagine it: It's a brisk spring morning and you rush up the steps to the Petworth Library as a cold gust of wind blows your jacket wide open. You reach for the heavy wooden door and hurry inside.

Citizenship Information Session

Sunday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Lawyers from the American Immigration Lawyers Association will be at Petworth Library for an information session about all aspects of the citizenship process.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States is invited to attend.

March Adult Programs

Family Story Time Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.Story time event for all ages.Yoga Every Saturday at 11 a.m.Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class. AARP Tax Assistance

Language Learning Databases

DC Public Library has many resources for learning new languages.On Monday, March 10 at 3 p.m., become more acquainted with ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, the visually-driven Powerspeak program, the aurally-driven Mango Languages program, and the Little Pim program for the little ones.