Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014

WordsmeanttobespokenCourtneyBirstCourtney Birst, a local poet, grew up on a farm in the Midwest, but always longed for more. Moving to the Washington, D.C. area proved to be just the thing this one-time farm girl needed. Now she loves to travel the world and is constantly on the lookout for a good book of poetry, a great glass of wine, and a reason to relax with friends.

Sunday Hours Celebration -- Jan. 19

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Sunday Fun-Day orange banner

Is winter weather leaving you cold? Come in to the Georgetown Library on Sunday, Jan. 19 and celebrate Sun-day with us! In honor of the new Sunday opening hours, which will continue in 2014, the library will be holding an open house full of activities, events, and refreshments for all ages 2-5 p.mDakshina dancers

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Photo of t'ai chi practice

Start the new year with t'ai chi, a low-impact and meditative form of exercise. Susan Lowell, our experienced instructor, will teach six free classes in January and February. Classes start at 7:30 p.m. and last one hour on these remaining dates:

  • Jan. 13
  • Jan. 24
  • Feb. 3
  • Feb. 10
  • Feb. 24

Please contact with any questions!

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
Meditation candle

David Newcomb will lead a three-part series designed for new and experienced meditators alike.  He will share techniques to deepen and stabilize meditation practices.

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014
American Hustle Frances Ha

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013

Kindle Fire HDDid you receive an e-reader or tablet over the holidays? Would you like to use it to access library e-books and other digital resources?

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013
Meditation with Karin Silverman

In this busy, fast-paced world, a sense of peace can seem elusive. Start the new year off right with this workshop led by experienced meditator Karin Silverman, who will teach participants easy, effective techniques for eliminating stress and finding inner peace through meditation.

January Film Series

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Stories of the Subcontinent, the January Film Series, features three films about India. Join us for stories that juxtapose traditional India with Western influence. Please note that we will sho the film on Ghandi in  two installments. All screenings are free and they begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

A Passage to IndiaJan. 7 
PG, 157 minutes

Georgetown Book Club's January Selection

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SisterlandAt 4 years old, Kate Shramm -- the narrator of Curtis Sittenfeld's 2013 novel, Sisterland -- experiences what she and her parents think is a vivid nightmare of a house engulfed in flames. The next night, a house in the Shramms' neighborhood burns to the ground. At dinner soon after, Kate's twin sister Violet mentions that a geographically distant relative is falling down in pain, and that relative soon suffers a fatal heart attack.