Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
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Gearin' Up Cycles Bike Repair Clinic

A great "How-To" program for all ages!

Gearin' Up Bicycles is rolling over to our branch on May 26th at 1:30 p.m. for a FREE, two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

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Electricity Has Been Restored

Electricity has been restored to the library. The Petworth Library will open at 11:45 on Saturday, May 7.

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome! Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:

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It's Puzzling That Didn't Know This!

Celebrate National Puzzle Day January 29

Puzzles can enjoyed in many forms; from children's books like the Can You See What I See series to common crossword puzzles just about everyone has encountered this activity from time to time. Suduko, a type of number puzzle is just a recent example of how trendy and relevant puzzles continue to be.

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Jazz In My Jammies!

A Revival of Our Annual Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us on Thursday, April 25 from 6 - 6:45 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes! This multi-generational program is appropriate for ages 3 to 8 with adult chaperones (please invite grandparents/senior friends too). Please note: Wearing comfortable pajamas to this story time is optional for all, but encouraged!

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The Petworth Library Easter Egg Hunt

Meet Our Golden Egg Winner!

On Easter Monday, children gathered in the children's room of Petworth Library for an Easter egg hunt in the stacks. Children from ages 5-12 participated, and after finding all 70 eggs, were tasked with finding the golden egg for a special prize. After much fanfare, Sarem was our proud winner, and she received a book of her choice and a DCPL water bottle as her prizes! Here she is pictured with children's librarian Miss Tracy.

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March's Tough Topics: Special Needs and the Differently-Abled

In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” to provide the encouragement, independence and opportunities Americans with developmental disabilities need to reach their potential. As interpreted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, “Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive and/or physical, appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

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Elevator Out

The elevator at Petworth is not currently functional. Please bear this in mind as you visit the library with young children and those who may have difficulty with stairs.

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Defiant Damsels of Historical Fiction

These gritty grrrls defy the damsel in distress trope!

Young people's literature is filled with characters of emotional depth and range, internal conflict, conviction, and courage that impressionable young girls can relate to and/or draw inspiration from. As this is the season for doling out awards to film, TV, and books, I am sharing my favorite historical fiction books teeming with gritty grrrls and intrepid womenfolk who defy the "damsel in distress" trope despite their complicated circumstances.

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Real Love

"You see I'm searching for a real love and I don't know where to go. Been around the world and high and low and still I'll never know.  How it feels to have a real love 'cause it seems it's not around. Gotta end it in this way because it seems he can't be found." - Mary J. Blige  

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