Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

The Friends at the Petworth Library are hosting their annual spring book sale on Saturday May 18, from 10 am to 4 pm at 4200 Kansas Avenue NW.

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A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. 75 years after the Gallery’s opening, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss its history and legacy on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th Street NW).

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DC and Petworth mystery writer George Pelecanos to give a reading at the Petworth Library

DC and Petworth mystery writer George Pelecanos to give a reading at the Petworth Library

Join the Library and Petworth Library Friends for an evening with celebrated DC author George Pelecanos who will discuss and read from his newest book The Man Who Came Uptown.  The event is Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm – 8:30pm at the Petworth Library. You must register for the event.

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Upshur Park to get an Avengers-themed Little Free Library, celebration Saturday at the park

Upshur Park to get an Avengers-themed Little Free Library, celebration Saturday at the park

In what has to be one of the coolest little projects around, Disney and the Little Free Library are unveiling a Marvel Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Library at Upshur Recreation Center on Saturday, May 26th.

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Book sale at Petworth Library on Saturday, 12/9

Book sale at Petworth Library on Saturday, 12/9

The Petworth Library's holiday tradition continues on Saturday December 9th with the Friends' of the Library annual holiday book sale. So while shopping the Upshur Street Arts and Crafts Festival, cross Georgia Avenue and find amazing values in current and historic fiction and nonfiction. 

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Uncensored DC: The Library takes a creative approach to Banned Books Week

Uncensored DC: The Library takes a creative approach to Banned Books Week

Censorship is never acceptable in a democracy, which is why the DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with a creative campaign called #UNCENSOREDDC. The theme this year is “Texts Against Tyranny,” and the Library is doing a scavenger hunt and hiding books that have been censored at one time or another across the District, along with a cool fundraiser in the Dupont Underground. Banned Books week is September 24-30th. Details inside.

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Learn to tell YOUR story at this Petworth Library event

Learn to tell YOUR story at this Petworth Library event

Learn to tell your story from those who already have at the Memoirs Showcase at the Petworth Library this Wednesday, June 21st.

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Don't argue with your neighbors, talk...

Don't argue with your neighbors, talk...

Petworth resident Caroline Cragin has started Community Mediation DC, a neighborhood mediation program modeled after successful mediation centers in Maryland. The program is still in its infancy, but already has a website and a core team of volunteer staff who are ready to take cases.

Mediation comes to DC with a kickoff meeting on April 5th at Petworth Library...

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Come to a literary happy hour, raffle & fundraiser for the Petworth Library — with me reading Updike!

Come to a literary happy hour, raffle & fundraiser for the Petworth Library — with me reading Updike!

The Friends of Petworth Library is joining up with Petworth Citizen for a special happy hour to raise funds for the Library on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-7pm. There will be a raffle for some excellent books, and five locals will be reading their choice selections from authors who have March birthdays. Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of the alcohol sales during Happy Hour (5 -7pm) to the Friends group.

So come out and drink and listen to excerpts of the celebrated authors as read by local peeps -- including me reading from Rabbit, Run by John Updike.

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Observe Martin Luther King, Jr day with a special "Civil Rights Speeches" event at the Petworth Library

Observe Martin Luther King, Jr day with a special "Civil Rights Speeches" event at the Petworth Library

The Petworth Library is marking Martin Luther King, Jr Day with an event on Saturday, January 14th at 1:30pm with an afternoon of Civil Rights speeches. Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd will share his personal perspective on civil rights and MikeIann Scerbo will give an educational speech about the Civil Rights Movement. 

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Converting your basement into a rentable apartment? Here's what's involved

Converting your basement into a rentable apartment? Here's what's involved

There's  a community meeting next Wednesday, November 16th on zoning and what's involved with converting a basement space into a legal rental. With the recent changes to DC's zoning regulations, many homes in Petworth changed from Zone R-4 to Zone RF-1, which allows for Flats or a two dwelling unit use of a property as a matter of right .

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Learn about lead in DC drinking water at Green Neighbors meeting Oct 3

Learn about lead in DC drinking water at Green Neighbors meeting Oct 3

Green Neighbors, a volunteer community group focused on environmental issues, is holding a community meeting (in conjunction with the Sierra Club) to discuss lead in the DC water system. The meeting is set for October 3rd at the Petworth Library from 6:30pm - 8pm. You can learn more about the issue and impact of lead in drinking water, and what you can do to make positive changes for yourself and the city.

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