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DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Book Review: 'Fresh Off the Boat' by Eddie Huang

There is one thing you will notice about Eddie Huang fairly early on in

"And Now, a Word From Our President…"

Petworth Library kids receive an Obama appreciation letter!

On Jan. 16, we successfully hosted the fun and fancy Petworth Kids’ Inaugural Ball.

Mission: Preservation

A Black History Month Program by the Smithsonian African American History Museum


Rosa Parks

Quiet Courage

On December 1, 1955, a shy, unassuming woman became internationally prominent.Rosa Parks never intended to have one seemingly simple decision transform her life and history.  But because she couldn’t think of any reason to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was catapulted to the forefront of the nascent civil rights movement, and America was changed forever. Petworth Library currently has a display of books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, including:

Tell Us About What You're Reading

A patron couldn't put down Killer Crust, by Chris Cavender.It has "likable characters, clever plot," they said. Keep telling us what you think about the books you are reading!

Children's Chinese New Year Celebration

On Monday, Feb. 11, the Petworth Children's Room celebrated Chinese New Year.

What Have You Read Recently?

A patron reading Rapture by J. R. Ward said they couldn't put it down.

Portrait of a Librarian's Bookshelf in 2012

There are some librarian stereotypes that just don't describe me.I'm not 200 years old.I don't "shhhhh" every child that makes a sound.I have perfect vision without coke-bottle glasses.I'm definitely not neat and tidy.There are some librarian stereotypes that DO describe me:I'm obsessed with cats.I often wear a bun in my hair.Cardigans are a fashion must!... and most of all, I love books.2012 might have been my busiest year of reading... EVER. I was so excited about so many of the books I've read over the past year, I decided to bring them all together in one place and recreate my 'bookshelf' for everyone to check out.

'Homesick' by Kate Klise

(a "new" book review)

Twelve-year-old Benny feels at times sympathetic, confused, exasperated and embarrassed when his father's explosive hoarding problem strains his parents' marriage and threatens to consume his father's grasp on reality.