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3/2 | This evening at the Petworth Library there was a targeted attack involving two individuals in which one lost their life. In consideration of DC Public Library staff who were present during this traumatic event, the Petworth Library will remain closed through Sunday, March 5 and will reopen Monday, March 6. Thank you for your understanding.

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


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.

"The Night Gardener" by Jonathan Auxier

A Spooky New Must-Read!

Many children come to the library looking for scary books. The Night Gardener is a page-turner that will give you the creeps!

Lizards and Turtles and Snakes, Oh My!

Reptiles Alive! at Petworth Library


Citizenship and Naturalization Information Session

Interested in the U.S. Citizenship Process? Learn More About It!

Saturday, July 191 p.m. - 3 p.m.Petworth Neighborhood LibraryRepresentatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Petworth Neighborhood Library to discuss the naturalization process for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.

June is Adopt a Cat Month

Come check out our purrtastic display!

The Petworth Library Children's Room has a great collection of books about cuddly kittens and not so cuddly lions and tigers that are sure to please. In honor of Adopt a Cat Month, we have created a display for you so you can easily locate some old favorites and find some new ones.Check out some of these titles and more:

Win a Tablet Computer by Learning How Lil Wayne and H.G. Wells Write

Three-Afternoon Workshop Teaches Literary Criticism Through Hip-Hop

Think that Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea and H.G. Wells don’t have anything in common?  Think again.All three writers use tools called literary devices.  When a reader understands those devices, they can recognize and recreate them. Next week, teens at the Petworth Library will learn them at a three-afternoon workshop called Words Liive.  The teen who does the best over the three-afternoon workshop will win a Samsung tablet computer.