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.

Petworth Library Now Open

Petworth Library opens Monday, February 28.  Join us for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Petworth Interim Closed

The Petworth Interim Library is now closed.The newly renovated Petworth Neighborhood Library will open on February 28, 2011. Customers may pick up their holds at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on the corner of the 7th St and Rhode Island Ave NW beginning Monday afternoon, February 7. Returns may be made to any District of Columbia Public Library. Visit the library online at you for your patience.

Dragon's Dance

Celebrate Chinese and Vietnamese New Year with us on Thursday, February 3rd at 4pm. We will watch a dragon dance, find our Chinese Zodiac animal, and make a dragon puppet. All ages are welcome.

Petworth Oral History Project

Are you a long-term resident of Petworth? Or do you know someone who is? We are recruiting volunteers who can share their memories and experiences of living in Petworth and visiting the Petworth Neighborhood Library. We are compiling oral histories to share with the community at our grand reopening festivities in late February or early March 2011.

Keep Reading ... Books for the Break

Hey kids and parents! Do you need something to read over the winter break? DC Public Library has great links to help you find super books! You can explore BookFlix which pairs picture books and nonfiction books that have similar themes. Children can read the books, and listen to them as well! Click here to try it.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Okay, let's get this out of the way first. I'm on Team Jacob!

Petworth Library Is Moving

The interim library will close at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5.  Customers can pick up holds at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library and library materials may be returned to any DC Public Library.  The NEW Petworth Library will open Monday, February 28 at 4200 Kansas Avenue, N.W.  Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The parking lot will be temporarily closed for six weeks after the library opens to remove the interim building and to resurface the parking lot.

Marshmallow Snowmen

Come to the Petworth Library to make a marshmallow snowman! We will read snowman stories, then make an edible snowman that children can take home. This activity will take place Monday,December 13th at 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome, but younger children may need an adult's help.

Enjoy the Words of Author Dinaw Mengestu

Author Dinaw Mengestu will read from his latest novel How to Read the Air on Saturday, December 4, at 1:00 PM at the National Museum of African Art.