After learning about this book from a review of Get Out, I knew that it was a must read. Set in 1963 Maricopa County, this mystery deals with racism, police brutality and reproductive rights in a strikingly relevant way. Author Dorothy B. Hughes’ precognition was clearly on point and this book proves that the past is truly prologue.
Meet your neighbors and learn how to take beautiful photos at our Petworth Photography Classes this summer. All classes are free but require online registration.
Click on the class title below to register. (Note: Registration for June and August classes will not open until a later date.) If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Warwick.
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, we will be very pleased to present author and musician Eric Litwin! He is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best - selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It’ll be all good!
Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay.
Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!
We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”!
(Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)
Keep your child's early literacy skills sharp this winter break! Register online for DC Public Library's Winter Reading Program and bring your eager and reluctant readers in kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade to the library on Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. for some yummy hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as they read aloud from some of our most popular Easy Readers (at levels that are most appropriate for each children).
Back by popular demand for our oh-so-clever 8 -12 year old Petworth pals!
On Tuesday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m., we are recruiting all super sleuths for our winter scavenger hunt!
Your mission is to complete several physical challenges and solve our series of clues to win the final prize. You and your friends have 70 minutes to finish! This program information will self-destruct in 5 . . .4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .
Over a thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the ninth annual International Games Day @ Your Library, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, learning and community! Help us close out National Games and Puzzles week with International Games Day @ Petworth Library. Last year’s event drew an enthusiastic group of gamers between the ages of 2 to 17 years old.
At the start of a new school season, children’s emotions can run the gamut. Although many children feel excited and confident about beginning school with new clothes or new supplies, some may display a bit of anxiety when it’s time to say goodbye to a parent at drop off. Early in the school year, returning students may feel reticent and unsure about interacting with different teachers and classmates, or their assignments may seem intimidating.
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
– U. Thant
Children are the key to a safer and more tolerant future for our nation. Only through education and understating will our future leaders be able to lead a nation full of promise, diversity, and freedom.