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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.

Who Was? What Was?

Have you read them all?

The Petworth Library Children's Room has recently received a plethorea of titles from Penguin's Who Was? and What Was? historical series. This exciting series features biographies ranging from Johnny Appleseed to Steve Jobs and covers historical events ranging from Pompeii to Pearl Harbor. These detailed accounts include biographical data, timelines, illustrations and photos of archival material. Aside from being fun and easy to read, they contain a wealth of information and would be a great resource for a school project.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Children enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on the front lawn of the Petworth Library. We spread our blankets in the shade of the big magnolia tree, and snuggled in with our teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends.We read some poems about teddy bears and decided that they are good friends that stay with us all night, to protect us if we get scared.

Science Trivia and Movie Night

Show off your scientific knowledge!

Do you have a head for trivia? Do you have a head for science trivia? Our Trivia and Movie Night is the place to show off all your science knowledge. There will be all kinds of questions asked about the scientific world – from animals to planets to the human body. The questions will be of varying difficulty levels but rest assured, the more challenging ones will be multiple choice. You can compete individually or bring a friend (or the kids) to form a team but the one with the most knowledge will win a prize! 

We Mustache You to Read!

Children's Book Week 2014

Children's Book Week, which takes place from May 12-16, has been celebrated every year since 1919.That makes 2014 the 95th year!At the Petworth Library, we asked children to wear a mustache and show us their favorite book.Many children joined in this silly activity and had fun.Even Ms. Bridgid and Ms. Lauren joined in!We mustache you to come to the library and get lots of great books!

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