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All That Jazz

Though April, Jazz Appreciation Month, is ending, we hope you continue to learn about and enjoy jazz music!Here is just a sampling of the jazz related CDs, DVDs and books that we have at Petworth:

How Would You Look Drawn in "Wimpy" Style?

On March 25, we celebrated the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by having a drawing party. Tweens learned how to draw Greg Heffley by watching author Jeff Kinney's live Digital Ink episode. It was exciting to see him create Greg with just a few strokes!

Where Have You Traveled on Your Journey?

In February, youth experienced a Picturing America and Black History Month program about Jacob Lawrence and The Great Migration. Library staff led youth in a discussion analyzing a print of the "Migration Series No. 57" by Lawrence.

The Petworth Quilters

Now that we are in our smaller Interim space, you may have been wondering where the Petworth Quilters have gone?Well, every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM, the group meets to work on their quilts at the nearby MPD Regional Operation Command Station, also known as the "ROC." The address is: 801 Shepherd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011. The station is located about three blocks from the library between Georgia Avenue and 8th Street NW.

Haiti in the Library's Collections

Explore Its Rich History and Culture

A few DCPL resources: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat - A daughter travels to New York City to reunite with her mother, discovers family secrets, and finds healing upon her return to her native Haiti. The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat - A novel about a dew breaker, a torturer of Haitian dissidents under Duvalier's regime in the late 1960s, that is composed of interrelated stories about the dew breaker, his life in present-day Brooklyn and the lives of his wife, daughter, neighbors and victims.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance for Petworth

Held at People's Church Due to Lack of Space in the Interim Library

Unfortunately, the Petworth Interim Library does not have the space to host the free tax preparation assistance to the community as it has done in years past. There is simply no room to discuss private financial information in the interim facility. Instead, tax assistance will be offered at the People's Church at 4704 13th St. N.W. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Petworth Interim Library Now Open!

Please Visit Us Today

The Petworth Interim Library opened on Monday, January 11, 2010. The modular unit located on the parking lot of the original 1939 building, now undergoing renovation, has the same 4200 Kansas Ave. N.W. address. The new phone number is 202-243-1188. Hours remain as they were in the previous building:Monday & Wednesday 1 - 9 p.m.Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Petworth Library Closed

Interim Library Opens Monday, January 11

The Petworth Library is closed from December 21 through January 10 in preparation for the move to the interim. The interim library opens Monday, January 11.The permanent building will undergo a major renovation in the next year or so; however, full library services will be provided at the interim. The interim is located on the parking lot of Petworth Library and has the same address (4200 Kansas Ave. N.W., 20011) and phone number (202-541-6300) as the permanent building.

In a Blue Mood

If you're in a blue mood, why not check out one of our newest music biographies -- Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D. G. Kelley. This compelling book about the legendary and eccentric jazz pianist has gotten rave reviews for its detailed and illuminating look at Monk's life and work.You may also like:

A Walk in the Parks

We recently received The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This book, which is a companion to the PBS special, is absolutely breathtaking! You'll be mesmerized by the history, drama and nature within the pages.