Georgetown
Neighborhood Library

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!

Gardening with UDC

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Let's Get Growing is a comprehensive overview for beginning or novice gardeners who t want to learn more. The topics we’ll cover are useful in both new and already established gardens, including: garden planning, vegetable families, soils, fertilizers, pests and pathogens. The class will be taught by Mary Farrah, an Extension Agent for the Urban Gardening & Forestry Outreach program at the University of the District of Columbia. The Urban Gardening & Forestry Outreach program is a Cooperative Extension Service of CAUSES (College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences).

A two-day event

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Wellness Weekend. Join us for two days of wellness at the library. We will have speakers, activities, and informational tables to lead a healthy lifestyle and feel like a whole person. All events are free. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for additional information.

Here's a line-up of the events...
Saturday, July 19:
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Information Table with Yoga District

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

A series of bold engineers tested their creations last week at the Georgetown Library. These young innovators built their own catapults using the Scientific Method, to test how far they could fling a marshmallow. To start we made a hypothesis about which catapult designs and materials would send the marshmallow the farthest. Afterward, the young scientists gathered materials from our table including marshmallows, clothes pins, tape and other items to construct their items. Some teams decided to make their own catapults while others decided to use one of the designs we already had. After testing out our catapults, the group made a conclusion about what the winning catapults had in common. 

girl with catapult

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Woman Cyclist

Whether you ride for fun, to commute or to race, cycling is becoming a part of many women’s health routines. Join WABA and Role Model Laurie from Proteus Bicycles. Laurie is a Women's Health expert, and has offered to host a skillshare on health and biking.

 

Join us to learn about how biking benefits your health and the health of our communities.

 

Sponsored by Make: and Google

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Maker Camp








Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are You a Teen?

You Could Win an iPad Mini!


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Write a one-page review telling us which book you think is the must-read book of the summer for teens, and you might win one of four iPad Minis

Your review can also count toward the Express Yourself Teen Summer Reading badge, getting you one step closer to a free Chipotle meal, Washington Nationals Tickets and new Beat headphones!

Bring your review to the library before August 15, 2014 to enter.  Remember this is a review in which you are trying to convince other teens to read the book, not a summary like many school assignments.  

If you need any help with your review library staff can help you edit your review! For more information about the contest please visit our website or come into the library and ask any staff member.

Come learn about science at the library this summer

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Boy with test tubesDo you have a budding scientist who is a rising 2nd-6th grader in your house?  Come to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to sign him or her up for Science In the Summer!

Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different.  Discover why cells are important for life.  Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals.  Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.

Science in the Summer will be held from July 14-17 at the following times:

1:30-2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)

Georgetown Book Club's July Selection

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

The Good Lord Bird"This drummer weren't nothing special. He was a stooped, skinny feller, fresh off the prairie, smelling like buffalo dung, with a nervous twitch in his jaw and a chin full of ragged whiskers."

Summer Reading Contest

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Georgetown's Children's Librarians are risking getting hit by water balloons in a Summer Reading competition with kids.   Ms. Jess, Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy and Ms. Ruth are tracking the hours they spend reading between June 1 and August 31.  Any Summer Reading participant who spends more time reading this summer gets to pelt the librarians they've beaten with water balloons at our End of Summer Reading Party. Competition is fierce, and as it now stands, staff are going to be getting pretty wet. Can YOU read more than a Librarian?  
 
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