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Followed by an open mic

Published on Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrate our local poets at your local library every first Thursday of the month.  

For Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., the featured poets are Rocky Jones and David Taylor Nielsen.

An open mic follows, so bring your own works to share.

David Taylor NielsenDavid Taylor Nielsen is a literary coach and reading teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools.

He is currently the host of Poetry Night Open Mic in Greenbelt, Md.

He has been published in Gargoyle Magazine, Blackjack Quarterly and Three Line Poetry.
Rocky JonesRocky Jones co-produces poetry readings in Annapolis, Md., including The Poet Experience and Evil Grin.

He has performed his poetry at Concert in the Woods in Accokeek, MD.; Maryland Faerie Festival in Upper Marlboro, Md., and 333 Coffeehouse in Annapolis, Md.

Jones's work has appeared in Poet’s Ink and Gargoyle.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

Published on Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Cover of El DeafoAward-winning author & illustrator Cece Bell will talk about her latest book, El Deafo, a graphic novel that describes her experiences growing up deaf in the 1970s.

As a child, Cece felt like she was a superhero with special powers from her hearing aid. So she called herself "El Deafo."

Do not miss this spectacular author and her latest book, which the New York Times says "should be an inspiration for those who are 'different,' and it should help others to understand just what being different means."

'Let's Get Lost' by Adi Alsaid

Published on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Let's Get Lost by Adi AlsaidAdi Alsaid’s debut, Let’s Get Lost, tells the story of Leila, a girl on a 4,268-mile road trip to see the Northern Lights.

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)! 

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?