Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Petworth Library is closed Monday, Nov. 20 due to odor issues.
Black scientists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians: (Clockwise starting top left) Norma Merrick Sklarek, Mae Jemison, Granville Woods, Madame C.J. Walker, Benjamin Banneker, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Dr. Daniel Hale

STEM Time: Black History Month Edition

Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:30 pm

This month, each Monday afternoon activity will be inspired by the discoveries and work of a different black scientist, engineer, mathematician or inventor. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come learn, experiment, build and create.                                               
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman" featuring Cortenia Smith. This one-woman performance reveals the true spirit of Harriet Tubman, a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined courage and strength.  Drawn from the pages of history and passionately retold by brilliant actress, Ms.

Select Libraries Open on Presidents Day 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Presidents Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth

Select Libraries Open on DC Emancipation Day 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on DC Emancipation Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship
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Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 pm

Life in today’s world is stressful. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Join David Newcomb, long time meditator this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting. We will meet in the lower level meeting room. The lecture will last an hour with time for questions after. 

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