Neighborhood Library

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.

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.

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.