Did you know the Old Stone House on M Street in Georgetown was George Washington's surveying headquarters in 1791?Were you aware that the city is built on a swamp?What do the hoofs mean on equestrian statues around the city?Have you heard that while Abraham Lincoln was touring Fort Stevens in 1864, a young Oliver Wendell Holmes ordered the Pre
On Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the library will be taken over by costumed creatures of all sorts in a spooky, silly, celebration of Halloween.Come dressed in your best costume and listen to scary (but not too scary) stories, sing silly Halloween songs, and eat delicious Halloween treats.Kids of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and participate in our costume parade.
October is here, and that means the countdown to Halloween has begun! Whether your idea of a good Halloween scare comes from Hocus Pocus or something darker, the library is the place to get your Halloween fix! Here are some favorites to get you in the Halloween spirit. Recommendations are split into two categories: light and dark.Kids' Reads
Paris, 1942. The capitol is occupied by the Germans while the remainder of France is governed from Vichy. A Parisian architect, Lucien Bernard, is commissioned to design a hiding place for Jews. Initially he has no interest and doesn't want to be known to be associating with Jews. As it is, daily life in Paris is dangerous. However, the money is appealing and Lucien could use it.
Come celebrate our new Sunday hours!Sunday, Oct. 6 will be the first Sunday we've been open and we're throwing a party to mark the occasion.From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we are hosting an open house at the library. The first 100 people to visit the library will receive a free tote bag. We will also be giving away free books.