Neighborhood Library

Turn in your Beaker Breaker sheet by Friday, August 22

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

Beaker Breaker reading logs and two beakersThe Georgetown Neighborhood Library is getting ready to wrap up its summer reading program, and the deadline to bring in your Beaker Breaker sheet is quickly approaching. Beaker Breaker sheets include enough beakers to log twenty hours of reading time and are given to children who complete all eight hours on their summer reading log, but want to keep reading. At the end of the summer, two Beaker Breaker participants will be selected to attend a luncheon with famous authors including Fred Bowen, Mary Quattlebaum, and more! This year, children who want a chance to attend the luncheon must submit their Beaker Breaker sheets by the Friday, August 22 deadline.

Can’t make it into the library by August 22? The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is still having its Can You Read More Than A Librarian? contest. Any child who spends more time reading than a children’s department staff member will get to throw water balloons at that librarian during our End of Summer Reading Party, which will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 4 p.m.

Keep reading, and bring in your Beaker Breaker sheets for your chance to win!

A Talk with Scott Einberger

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014

Historical photo of Rock Creek Park

Interpretive Park Ranger and author Scott Einberger will discuss his new book, The History of Rock Creek Park : Wilderness and Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014

This month on A Librarian Bakes : there's a glut of leftover cherries taking up space in the fridge, but pitting them all for baking just seems like time better spent enjoying the good weather we've been having. What's a librarian to do? 
Image of River Cottage Every Day from DCPL Catalog

A Recipe from "Bake It Like You Mean It"

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Bake it Like You Mean itWe missed a month of our blog posts, so our Georgetown Neighborhood Library bakers doubled up in July, and boy was our staff full after two treats.

August Film Series

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Photograph of a bouquet with a cake in the background
The August Film Series will feature four films about weddings. Please contact for details. We will screen all films at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Book stackLooking for fresh titles to take on an August trip, enjoy on a blanket in Dumbarton Oaks Park, or just get cozy with on the couch? 

Lucretia, Frederick and Abraham

Published on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jamie Stiehm, Independent Scholar and Journalist will be on hand to discuss her research on the life and work of abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer, Lucretia Mott.

Free classes and networking!

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
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Georgetown Book Club's August Selection

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Five Days at MemorialRising water. Failing electricity. The sound of gunshots. 

These are just a few elements of the harrowing circumstances in which the staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans operated during Hurricane Katrina. By the end of the crisis, 45 patients were lost, yet the nature of the deaths drew questions, as 23 were found to have suspicious levels of morphine or other drugs in their systems.