Neighborhood Library

Read Beyond Reality

The theme for Teen Read Week 2009 is 'Read Beyond Reality.' Teens across the nation have been getting lost in the vast world of science fiction and fantasy lit. Fire, the spellbinding companion to Graceling, by Kristin Cashore and Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins' dystopian adventure The Hunger Games, are just two out of this world titles that are flying off the shelves at Petworth.

Construction Update

For the latest on construction progress, check out our Petworth Library construction update page.

Cheap Reads

What’s the next best thing to checking a book out for free from the library?Buying one for under a dollar.The library bookstore at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is a good place to buy inexpensive books for kids and adults.  

Civil Service and Licensure Test Prep

Including Police Officer, Postal Worker and Firefighter Exams

Through the Testing and Education Reference Center, the library offers practice tests, online books, study tips, and test dates and deadlines. Exams covered include accountant, caseworker, correction officer, court officer, firefighter, parole officer, police officer, police sergeant, postal worker, probation officer, real estate, state trooper, treasury enforcement agent and U.S. citizenship.

Petworth Pictures America

As part of the Picturing America program (an initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities), we have been fortunate to receive several high-quality, laminated posters of American masterpieces.  Using visual thinking strategies alongside these reproductions, we have had several successful and fun Picturing America programs a

Read The Washington Post Online

You can read today’s newspaper or go back as far as 1977.   You can also visit The Washington Post historic site and