Did you know that the Petworth Interim Library has a sizable collection of Spanish materials? We do! Some of our Spanish collection is in storage with the rest of our library materials while our building is under renovation, but even in the Interim Library we have Spanish materials. For adults, we have materials for learning English - both books and audio, novels, nonfiction such as gardening or self-help titles, feature film DVDs, and audiobooks. For children, we have picture books, nonfiction such as books on animals and weather, even board books for the very young.
On behalf of the Petworth Interim Library of the DC Public Library, the Spanish Education Development Center (SEDC) at 4110 Kansas Ave. N.W. will host an event in celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros=Children's Day/Book Day on Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Teatro de la Luna will present a musical program in English and Spanish for preschoolers at the SEDC, their families, and interested members of the community. Children will receive free books. Refreshments and piñata will follow.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.