Neighborhood Library

"Toys Go Out" with the Petworth Kids' Book Club

Petworth Kids' Book Club members met together on Friday, April 12 to discuss Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. The book consists of six tales about the three toy friends, who have fun adventures that teach them about themselves each other and the world beyond the child's bedroom in which they live.

Celebrate Día Week at Petworth Library

El Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates cultural diversity and promotes literacy.We will be having some special programs next week:

What You're Reading

A patron read Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz and couldn't put it down.Her review: "Romance, fantasy, science fiction and a happy ending, plus a bit of danger!"

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a native of Nigeria, was one of the first prominent postcolonial African authors.  His first novel, Things Fall Apart, came out in 1958, and is now read in schools around the world.  Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.  Petworth Library has a display of books by and about Achebe, including:

Teen Area Book Display

Oblivion Watch-A-Likes

Need a break from your schoolwork? Come by the library and check out one of our book displays in the teen section!

Gardening with Kids

Grow It, Cook It, Eat It!

Veggies taste so much better when you've grown them yourself! Get your hands in the dirt and plant some seeds or seedlings! Kids and adults alike can enjoy growing vegetables, fruits and flowers, whether you have an acre, a plot, or just a window box.It's fun to watch your plants grow bigger, and so satisfying to be able to eat them and cook with them.

Pajama Story Time: Jazz In My Jammies!

Two Jazz-Themed Pajama Story Time Sessions

Let’s celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!Jump into your jammies, grab a rhythm instrument and join us for some recorded jazzy jams, swinging stories, dandy dances, plus a take-home craft.We're offering two special Pajama Story Times at 7 p.m. in the children's programming room on the second floor, for children ages 3 to 7 years:

Teen Programs for April

Programas de Adolescentes para Abril

Young Playwrights’ TheaterTuesday, April 2 to Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room.Tuesday, April 9 to Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Spring is Here!

On Wednesday, March 20, the Petworth Library Children's Room welcomed spring.We learned what seeds need to grow, we read some poems and books about seeds and plants, and then we planted seeds! Each child was able to plant one flower (daisy, sunflower, morning glory) and one vegetable (green bean, spinach, carrot).