The Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrates the second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Readings starting April 2.
Each session will host two featured poets, followed by an open mic.
Please join us to celebrate our local poets and bring your own poems to read.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays for yoga classes, targeted to those over 55. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first thirty respondents will have reserved spots, others will be shortlisted.
Join in on lunch hour yoga classes taught by Margaret or Erika. Introductory level viniyasa, or flow, techniques will be practiced. Please RSVP to email@example.com. First thirty respondents will be listed, others wait listed.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
A notable event in itself, the death of actor Arthur Leander during a performance of King Lear in Toronto is soon overshadowed by the outbreak of a population decimating pandemic in Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel Station Eleven.
Professor Alessandra Gelmi is a journalist, playwright, and seven-time national award-winning author of the novel Who’s Afraid of Red and the poetry collection Ring of Fire. On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., she will offer a workshop on tips and tricks to make a poem sing.
Please bring a short poem to be workshopped in this class.
Workshop is limited to 25. Registration Required.
E-Classes from introductory courses in medical billing to manicure how-to!
With your computer, your working email address and your Internet connection, DC Public Library is empowering. Continue your education by taking a range of different classes!
Did you ever need to know how medical billing and coding works? Or how to advocate for elder care? Or how to give a self-caring manicure?
The First Thursday Night Poetry Readings will feature two of our local poets - Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta.
Rosalie is a published poet, musician, and artist. A member of the Federal Poets and The Poets on the Fringe, Rosalie will read from her original works.
Pamela Passaretta, President of The Poets on the Fringe, is also a published poet, and a member of The Federal Poets.
Open mic follows. If you have your own poems to share, please bring them along.
Open to teens and adults.
It's time again for the Georgetown Book Club to replenish its reading list!
If you are a regular, sometimes, or prospective Georgetown Book Club attendee, please take a look at the titles below -- suggested by group members -- and use the poll below the list to vote on which titles you would like to read with the book club.
The five books that receive the most votes will be added to the group's list of upcoming reads.
The choices are:
Financially strained in the aftermath of World War I, unmarried Frances Wray and her mother must resort to opening their London home to lodgers, an act of necessity that is complicated further by the class distinction between the women and the married couple who arrive to board, Leonard and Lilian Barber.
For many, modern life is powered by digital technology -- and blissfully so. But along with the many benefits of digital life, there are questions.
What degree of privacy can we expect and how can we ensure it? What does large scale connectivity mean for individual relationships? And how will the balance of power in society shift alongside technology?
The following novels explore these and other similar topics.
For its detailed references to political history, and featuring as centerpiece the topic of island immigration, try reading The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, which is set in Trinidad before, during and after the time of its independence from colonial England.