Neighborhood Library

November is National Adoption Month

Would you like more information on adopting a child, or raising an adopted child?Do you want to know what it's like to be adopted?We have lots of great books that depict forever families, and how they came together:

Petworth Kids' Book Club

It's never too late to join the Petworth Kids' Book Club...

Every Four Years

Presidential Elections

In the next week, we will hear a lot about the two Presidential candidates.  Four years ago, Barack Obama became the first African-American president.  If Mitt Romney wins the election, he would be the first Mormon president. Between the unsettled areas of the Middle East and southeast Asia, and economic uncertainty in the United States and Europe, the entire world is watching the outcome of the election. Petworth Library has a book display about the two main candidates, the history of U.S. elections, and political activism, including:

Halloween at Petworth Library

Wow, we had so much fun at our Halloween Party!We listened to The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, danced the "Monster Mash," and had a parade and trick-or-treating.If you missed it, make sure you come next year!

Presidential Election 2012

Kids Can Read About Elections and the Presidency and Vote for President

Hey kids! Have you ever wondered how the presidential election works? Do you want to learn more about what the president does? Would you like to vote for the next president?

Presenting..."A Book That Shaped Me" Essay Contest

Petworth Library's Winner: Olivia Renne!

Congratulations to Olivia Renne, Petworth Library’s winner of “The Book that Shaped Me” Essay contest! Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and DCPL, our writing contest required rising fifth- and sixth-grade students to craft a 500-word essay on a book that made an indelible impression on them.

National Book Festival 2012

The National Book Festival is sponsored each year by the Library of Congress, and was the brainchild of First Lady Laura Bush. 

"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

A Story of Kindness and Hope

Wonder, by R.J.

Neil Armstrong

First Man on the Moon

In October, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first human-made satellite, Sputnik, into space.  Four years later, in April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, also from the Soviet Union, became the first human to orbit Earth. In response, in May, 1961, President John Kennedy announced, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins successfully achieved this goal in July, 1969.

Children's Programming Resumes

Save the Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11

We’re baaaack! It's the moment we've all been waiting for: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Petworth Neighborhood Library’s children’s programming resumes.We're ready and refreshed this autumn with a few special additions.Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby/Toddler Lap Time (ages 0 – 2)Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces.