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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.

Meet Our Summer Reading Prize Winners!

Finn and Sage won the book basket

After Petworth children submitted their Summer Reading activity sheets, their names were put in a drawing to win prizes.

September is National Manners Month!

Come check out our display in the Children's Room!

September is National Manners Month and the Petworth Library Children's Room has a great assortment of books on display. In this fast-paced world we live in, it's easy to forget to mind our p's and q's and always say please and thank you.What better way to learn about manners or refresh your memory about some you've forgotten than by curling up with a good children's book?We have these books and more available for checkout: