Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, September 19, 2014

Whole Foods Market in GeorgetownCelebrate the start of the school year with the library at the Whole Foods Market in Georgetown (2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW)! 

On Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library will bring its services to the Whole Foods Market as part of the store's Back-to-School Party, which will also include healthy eating information sessions, a raffle, and tasty samples -- as well as additional treats on sale to benefit the Whole Kids Foundation

The library will bring a variety of items for on-site check-out, including health-minded cookbooks and great titles for younger readers, and, in honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month, we will also have prizes for those signing up for new library cards.

Come fill your Sunday afternoon with festivities, food and fun reads!

(Photo by Whole Foods Market)

Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Fizz Boom Read, age 6-12 winner of a Kindle Fire is Ashalia A.

Free classes with the World Bank/IMF Meditation Club

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Photograph of peaceful sandsLearn how to manage stress with simple meditation techniques that even complete beginners can use!

Monica Dorhoi, Ph.D., chairwoman of the World Bank/IMF Mediation Club, will teach this free series of six classes for adults. Please contact for additional information.

We will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the library on these days:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19

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Information session by Charlene Giannetti

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
books and ereader

Charlene GiannettiCarlene Giannetti, Editor of WAT-AGE Publishiing and Women Around Town, has written 11 books produced by major publishing houses.

Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kathryn ErskineKathryn Erskine is the author of five children’s novels, including National Book Award winner Mockingbird, the recent Jane Addams Peace Award honor book Seeing Red, and her new release, The Badger Knight

Yeasted Plum Cake

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

Book jacket for "My Berlin Ktichen"Late summer is the time for plums.

And what better way to enjoy the fruit than with Luisa Weiss's Pflaumenkuchen (yeasted plum cake)?

A new children's program at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinJoin us for our first meeting of the Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

Free classes with Susan Lowell

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

Photograph of lotus flowers
Sedentary at work? Have aches and pains?

If you are looking for a gentle exercise that boosts flexibility and soothes stress, come join our popular free t'ai chi classes, which are returning this month.

Susan Lowell will teach this free class designed for introductory-level students. Susan has more than 30 years of experience teaching t'ai chi and also leads classes at Tenleytown T'ai Chi.

This class is aimed at all ages and levels of experience. Why not bring the kids along after a busy day?

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014
Origami fish Origami Penguin

Origami fox projectThis month at the library, we combined Origami and Science in our Origami in the Wild Program.

Reading Party and Fall Happenings in the Children’s Room

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On Sept. 3, we will kick off an exciting month of events with our End of Summer Reading Party!

At the party, there will be games, crafts and frozen yogurt from Sweet Frog. Also, if you participated in our Can You Read More Than a Librarian? contest, it is time to throw water balloons at the losing librarians!

Special Events

Saturday, September 13, 2014. 1 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Charles Wright - Poet Laureate of U.S.America's newest poet laureate, Charles Wright, has said this about his new job:  “ I will not be an activist laureate... I’ll probably stay here at home and think about things.”

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor of English, Georgetown University, will will offer her thoughts about Charles Wright and his place in American culture.