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Vote Below to Help Select Upcoming Titles

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
And the Mountains EchoedAstonish MeThe GoldfinchLife After Life
MaineNetherlandOrphan TrainWolf Hall

The Georgetown Book Club needs your help! We have a variety of suggested titles for our upcoming fall and winter meetings, and we want to know what you think!

Whether you're a regular, sometimes, or prospective attendee, take a look at the novels listed below and then use the poll below to select the titles that interest you. The top five vote earners will be added to the book club's reading schedule, though the novels' availability will--as always--play a role in when the group will get to discuss them.

The options are And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan, Netherland by Joseph O'Neill, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, and Wolf Hall by Hilary Martel.

The poll will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 3.

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.Public Space 101

Georgetown Book Club's August Selection

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Five Days at MemorialRising water. Failing electricity. The sound of gunshots. 

These are just a few elements of the harrowing circumstances in which the staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans operated during Hurricane Katrina. By the end of the crisis, 45 patients were lost, yet the nature of the deaths drew questions, as 23 were found to have suspicious levels of morphine or other drugs in their systems.

"A Hundred Years Since The War To End All Wars"

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is pleased to host military historian David Silbey's talk "A Hundred Years Since The War To End All Wars". Silbey, Associate Director of Cornell in Washington, will present his observations on the continuing influence of World War I one hundred years later.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

Pointe by Brandy ColbertTheo is a ballerina who one day hopes to dance professionally.  She’s eating well and seeing someone, until her friend Donovan returns after being kidnapped for four years.  As the trial for Donovan’s abductor draws close, Donovan won’t talk, and Theo’s afraid of what will happen if she does. Theo must decide which is worse—telling the truth or not.

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

We are doing Maker Camp in the Georgetown Teen and Children's spaces!  We have just completed our second week of Maker Camp, but still have four to go!  If you are interested in coming to Maker Camp it is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3, for children and teens ages 8-15 in the Georgetown Children's Room.  There is no registration necessary so just come on by and join the fun when you can!  If you would like to follow what we are doing everyday in Maker Camp take a look at our Google + page and put us in your circles.

Week One: Motion 

Mondays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

English Conversation Classes at the Georgetown Neighborhood LibraryIf you are a non-native speaker of English, the ongoing English conversation club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is a relaxed way to meet new friends while improving your conversation skills in English.

The conversation club, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Wisconsin and R streets NW, will keep you informed of world events and will introduce you to the rich cultural resources of Washington, D.C.

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book in grassThe summer may be heating up, but there's still plenty of time to participate in DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program, Literary Elements!

Drop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library's front terrace on Saturday, July 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 and Sunday, July 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 as we celebrate the ongoing program by assisting with sign-ups, distributing prizes, and answering questions.

Open Mic to Follow Featured Poets

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library continues to present established and emerging local poets in our monthly poetry reading series held on the first Thursday of every month.  We are proud to bring you Pamela Murray Winters and Nancy Naomi Carlson on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Science Experiments and Movies for Kids

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Colorful test tubesHave you ever wanted to have ice powers or move objects without touching them? Starting on Friday July 11, join us every Friday at 3 p.m. through August 22 for Science Lab at the Cinema.  Every program will start with a science experiment, such as making aerodynamic planes, and continue with an animated movie related to the experiment.  This program is aimed at children ages three to twelve.  We will kick off the summer with Disney's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and an ice experiment.  We look forward to seeing you  this summer!