Petworth
Neighborhood Library

DC Public Library is closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 with the following select locations open: Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia. More information at http://www.dclibrary.org/holidaysopen.
Book cover for November blues by Sharon M. Draper.

November Teen Programs

Mini ZineThursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by creating your own mini magazine.  Use your mini zine as the foundation for your next graphic or written novel.Teen Movie Night Monday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Steve Rogers is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

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Be It Ever So Mysterious, There Is No Place Like the Library

Our Halloween-themed programs have been a spooktacular success

The month is whirling by but our Halloween-themed programs have been wonderful fun. In our Monster Mayhem program, we did eveything but the Monster Mash - be it games, crafts or stories, anything was fair game in our zeal to groan the night away. Everyone loved holding up their gruesome hands (which were decorated through a related craft) and shouting GRRR!

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Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite! When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother: "Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood. "All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf. "Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.

Why Limit Halloween to One Day?

It's Halloween-themed programs all month long in the Children's Room!

October brings a wealth of excitement as the weather turns crisper and the day grow shorter. With all the good things that Halloween has to offer, why limit yourself to only one day of fun? Check out the exciting children's programs which will be occurring later this month: Monster Mayhem

October Teen Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month PartyWednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.¡Hola! ¿Como estas? Have you ever dreamed of being a luchador or a piñata maker?Probably not, but you can still come out and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating your own Lucha Libre Mask and Mini Piñata. Candy will be provided!  

'Brown Girl Dreaming' by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming is a book that will stay with me for a long time.

"Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn't? A Special Typology"

A Presentation by Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Join the District of Columbia Library Association on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Meet Our Summer Reading Prize Winners

Esther won the Kindle Fire!

Esther read all summer long. She earned a Chipotle coupon, a voucher for two tickets to see the Washington Nationals play, and a book.When Esther finished eight hours of reading, she turned in her reading sheet as an entry form to win the coveted Kindle Fire.

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