Neighborhood Library

March is Women's History Month

Check out some children's books from our display!

March is Women's History Month and we here at Petworth have a plethora of wonderful resources to commemorate this annual celebration of influential females.Here are a few titles on display during the month of March in the Children's Department. Come take a look and see what fun and fascinating books you'll discover!

Local Author Bill German

Join us on Saturday, March 1, for a conversation with author Bill German as he talks about his book Under

Family Fire Safety at Petworth Library

A Visit from Petworth's Own Engine 24

 On Saturday, Feb.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

On Jan. 31, the Petworth Children's department hosted a Chinese New Year celebration.

75 Years of Service to Petworth

The Petworth Neighborhood Library recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. It was formally dedicated the evening of Jan. 27, 1939.

February Teen Programs

Black History Month Game Show LiveWednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.

February Adult Programs

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. Vegetarian Cooking Club Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.

Petworth Children Pledge Peace

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.

Creating Paper Rollercoasters

On Jan. 18, the Petworth Children's department hosted the first session of Tween Creations!We built roller coaster tracks for marbles using only colored paper and tape. Our participants cut out paper templates for the center tower, support shelves and narrow turns and then folded and taped the pieces together to make wonderful spiral roller coasters.Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming events for tweens!

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.