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Published on Monday, February 3, 2014

Blind Date with a Book DisplayThe reading scene is complicated...

So full of choice, and yet sometimes it seems impossible to find a book worth committing to.

This February, why not let the library help? We've brought back last year's popular Blind Date with a Book display, and we've filled it with a variety of books we think could be great matches. All you have to do is make the first move. 

February Film Series

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Enjoy a month of romantic comedies with Celluloid Sweethearts, the February Film Series!

"Celluloid" is another word for cinematic film (celluloid is the plastic material the film is made of). Watch couples fall in love in London, Paris and New York! All movies are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

Please call 202-727-0232 or 202-727-0241 for details or email

Movies will be shown on the following dates, all at 6 p.m.:
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Tuesday, Feb. 25

Author Talk with Leslie Carroll

Published on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spend the evening with author Leslie Carroll and hear about the juicy bits from history's most infamous royal marriages on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.!Profile photograph of Leslie Carroll

Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical nonfiction, women’s fiction; and, under the pen names Juliet Grey and Amanda Elyot, is author of multiple works of historical fiction. She is also a classically trained professional actress and an award-winning audio book narrator.

An afternoon with Joe Yonan and his new cookbook, 'Eat Your Vegetables'

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Eat Your Vegetables by Joe YonanEver wanted to make a meal just for yourself, but can’t find the cookbook to do it?

Come join us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a cooking demonstration, author Q&A, and book signing with Joe Yonan, Food and Travel editor at the Washington Post, and author of the new cookbook Eat Your Vegetables.

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover of The Adventures of Nanny PigginsWhat if Mary Poppins had been a pig? In particular, what if Mary Poppins had once been a flying pig at the circus, now turned to the lofty goal of becoming a respectable nanny?

This is the case with Nanny Piggins.

Luckily, she has all the proper qualifications for being a good nanny. She knows that chocolate is the best breakfast food, that picnics are lovely, and she is an expert at being shot out of a cannon.

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Get hooked to crochet

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014

Attack Bunnies with Poster by Jarrett Krosoczka The first Graphic Novel Book Club of the Georgetown Library got their hamburger headphones and spork phones ready for a discussion of Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Georgetown Book Club's February Selection

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

TransAtlanticIn 1845, Frederick Douglass--already a successful orator and a significant figure in the abolitionist movement -- raised his profile even further with the publication of his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.