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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. 
 
"Unlike most of his predecessors" says Soltan, "Wright has no particular social or political agenda.  His poetry is contemplative; he seems to write most of it while gazing, at night, toward the hills around Charlottesville, VA, where he is a professor at the University of Virginia.  And what he writes - in long broad American lines, like Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg - expresses the strange metaphysical place in which a lot of contemporary people find themselves, drawn toward belief in God and the meaning and consolation such belief offers a life, yet profoundly skeptical, profoundly bound by earthly life." 

There will be a  close reading of one of his most famous poems, "Black Zodiac," among whose lines Soltan finds this one most illuminating, suggestive, and beautiful:

    We go to our graves with secondary affections,
    Second-hand satisfaction, half-souled,
    star charts demagnetized.

 

 Please check out books by Charles Wright available at your local library.

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baked and WiredCelebrate the beginning of National Library Card Sign-up Month by visiting the Georgetown Neighborhood Library... at Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)!

The library is bringing its new Library Takeout service to the locally owned coffee shop and bakery on Wednesday, September 3, which means you can sign up for a library card and check out materials--all while sipping your favorite roast or trying a new sweet treat!

A Sculpture Workshop for Grades 5-8

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo of a found-sculpture fish
Photo courtesy of Flickr

New York Stories

Published on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photo of NYCGet a taste of New York from the gritty to the zany with the September Film Series: New York Stories! We will screen four movies about the Big Apple. Due to licensing requirements, we do not publish film titles on our website. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for a complete list.

Also, we will change the date & time of our film showings. Beginning this September we will screen movies at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Followed by an open mic

Published on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Doritt Carroll

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Join DC Public Library in celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week.  Local cartoon artist Paul Merklein will bring characters from banned or challenged books to life through drawings of "Great Big Banned Faces" at 3 DC Public Library locations.  Watch this entertaining artist re-create some well known,
and sometimes controversial, characters before your eyes at the following times and places:

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library     Thursday, September 18    2 p.m.
Petworth Neighborhood Library          Thursday, September 18    4 p.m. 
Northwest 1 Neighborhood Library      Monday, September 22     11 a.m.

For upper Elementary School and Middle School ages. 

 

Georgetown Neighborhood Library visits Glover Park and Burleith Farmers' Market

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Red peppers, green peppers, eggplant, and broccoli at a farmers' marketHave you been wondering what picture books to pair with your favorite fruits and vegetables? A children's librarian from the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be visiting the Glover Park and Burleith Farmers’ Market on Saturday August 30. Come and share books, songs, action rhymes, and a coloring sheet while you shop.  Starting at 9:30 a.m. and going to 11:30 a.m., storytimes will take place every 30 minutes. The farmers’ market is located at 1819 35th St NW.  We hope to see you there!

 

Georgetown Book Club's September Selection

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

The Snow Queen"A celestial light appeared to Barrett Meeks in the sky over Central Park, four days after Barrett had been mauled, once again, by love."

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!

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

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