Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Holiday Treats

Looking for new cookie recipes?  Need some ideas for a cookie swap?  Want to channel Martha Stewart or Julia Child? The "Food" section of the December 7, 2011, Washington Post lists 25 cookie recipes. For more ideas, see the display at Petworth Library, which includes the books below (among others):

A Winter Wonderland Book Sale

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is having a Winter Wonderland Book Sale on Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Warm your hands, connect with neighbors and support the Petworth Library!

December Computer Classes

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is pleased to present the following computer classes in December:Wednesday, December 7PC Basics (for those who are unfamiliar with a computer)Wednesday, December 14Word Basics (for those who are comfortable using a computer and want to learn to format documents)Wednesday, December 28Internet/E-mail Basics (for those who are comfortable using a computer and want to learn more about using the Internet, create an email account or get more comfortable using e-mail)

November Is Native American Heritage Month

Learn About the Culture with Books from the Petworth Library

Come visit the children's room at the Petworth Library to get books about Native Americans past and present, myths and legends, art and culture, food and crafts, picture books and chapter books: Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1985-1995

Charm City

Have you read The Other Wes Moore?  Are you a fan of The Wire or Ace of Cakes?  Are you a not-so-secret supporter of the Ravens and the Orioles?  Discover some books set in Baltimore at Petworth Library.  Among them are:

"The Other Wes Moore"

Join the Petworth Fiction Book Club on Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m. to discuss The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

Jose Luis Orozco at Petworth Library

We had a wonderful Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with Jose Luis Orozco.Over 200 children and adults sang, danced and clapped together in this bilingual program.

National Book Festival, September 24-25

The National Book Festival will be September 24-25. Petworth Library has a display featuring some of the authors who will be at this year's festival.  Among them are:

161 Years of California Statehood

In September 1850, California became a state.  Among other things, it is famous for its beaches, vineyards and mountains.  Or is it really famous for earthquakes, Donner Pass and Alcatraz?  Or maybe sea lions in San Francisco and sea otters in Monterey. 

Summer Reading Party

On Wednesday, August 24, we had a great party at the Petworth Librar