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Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Earlier this month, an epic battle of wits took place at the Georgetown Library. In a trivia showdown, contestants tested their knowledge of all things Star Wars and Origami Yoda to see who would be the ultimate master.

 It was a close competition, contestants fielding questions about everything from Dwight’s favorite sandwich to the inspiration for the Millennium Falcon. But finally, the other’s knowledge of Yoda and Darth Vader quotes was no match for young jedi Dallas’ knowledge of Origami Yoda. As the winner of this didactic duel, Dallas took home a brand new copy of author Tom Angleberger’s latest Origami Yoda book, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue. Congratulations to Dallas!
 Dallas wins a copy of Princess Labelmaker
Runners up did not leave empty handed. In honor of Princess Leia’s literary debut we crafted origami Princess Leias. Many contestants added stunning accessories to their rebel princesses.
 Origami Princess Leias
And so, the epic battle of Origami Yoda and Star Wars Trivia came to an end. And our contestants disappeared back off into the artic colds of Planet Hoth, the forested moon of Endor and the grasslands of Dantooine, until their vast knowledge of the force was needed once more. 

-Ms. Jess

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome to A Librarian Bakes! This blog series will celebrate all of the many cookbooks the library has to offer on our shelves. We will feature a monthly post on a recipe within the library collection, which is then baked and reviewed by the staff at Georgetown. We will focus specifically on baking since, lets be honest, many of us at Georgetown enjoy our dessert! The recipes will be brought in to share at our branch where we’ve got a variety of hungry taste testers! This month we went vegan with a new acquisition on the library shelves Isa Does It!

Georgetown Book Club's May Selection

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

The LowlandAs children in India in the 1960s, brothers Udayan and Subhash Mitra are close and spend their days exploring their neighborhood in Calcutta and sharing adventures. However, as they come of age, Udayan develops a commitment to radical politics that Subhash does not share.

A Japanese Cultural Presentation for kids

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Japan in a suit caseJapan-In-A-Suitcase is a fun and interactive cultural presentation about Japan for 6- to 12-year-olds.

It will be held in the Georgetown Meeting Room on April 22 at 4 p.m. 

This program is presented by the National Association of Japan-America Society

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Join us for our annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.  This eggstra special story time will include songs, snacks and crafts featuring eggs and bunnies.  Fun for ages 3-8.  Come hop into spring with us! 

Book Hill French Market

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrate spring and enjoy the festivities of the annual Book Hill French Market ... and visit the library! We have planned two days of special programs in cooperation with the Alliance Française of Washington. The activities of the French Market Fête will held at the library on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th.

Friday, April 25th

  • Guitar concert, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Mini-classes (French language) for adults & children, noon - 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 26th

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

The Graphic Novel Book Club had a blast from the past this month. Discussing Bluffton by Matt Phelan, we dug deeper into the life of Buster Keaton and the hijinks of vaudeville. Set in a small town where Buster and other vaudevillians would stay for the summer, Bluffton is about Buster’s life as seen from an outsider’s perspective, the perspective of a young resident of Bluffton, Henry. To Henry, growing up in vaudeville seems ideal, but does he really know what it’s like?

Free classes!

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ClipArt of a group of peopleJoe Ryan is the managing principal of He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes career management and transition, executive development and coaching, executive search and human resources development.
Mr. Ryan will teach free Job Search Skills-Building Workshops this spring. Also, Joe will facilitate a support group for those on the job market. Each workshop and support group will meet for two hours.

... And so can you!

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Poetry is BOSS."
"Poetry is boring."
"Poetry is...surprising?"

It's complicated. So over. The best thing since prose. Everybody's got a different idea about poetry: what it 'means', whether it's 'good'. And for one month each year, we set aside some time to tackle this most difficult, yet potentially rewarding of subjects.

That's right -- April is National Poetry Month, and Georgetown Neighborhood Library is celebrating the season with a series of poetry readings and related events. It's a special chance to come by the library and hear from a wide variety of area poets, each with their own unique style and perspective. But how often do you get a chance to join the conversation--to share your thoughts and feelings in the form of your own poetry?

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Finishing Line Press Poets

April is a month of special occasions, from National Poetry Month to Earth Day. So what better way is there to celebrate the season than a locally-sourced poetry reading? On Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., join our panel of D.C.-area poets from regional publisher Finishing Line Press:

Free monthly classes

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Have you ever felt confused by so-called nutritional advice? Do you wonder how to buy a healthy diet without breaking the bank?

Then bring yourself to our upcoming nutrition classes taught by Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD -- the Community Educator for UDC's Center for Diet, Nutrition and Health. We will meet once a month on Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., and the classes are free.

Please contact for information/registration.