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Special Documentary Series

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

This October the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host Muslim Journeys, a special, month-long celebration of Islamic culture. Please join us for a special documentary film series. We will show four films about Islamic art and culture. All screenings are free and open to the public. Please note that the screenings are matinees.

A Muslim Journeys Panel Discussion

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim JourneysEver wonder what it would be like to be a Muslim serviceman or woman or first responder? Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion with the following Muslim individuals about their experiences serving in the United States.
  • Imam Talib Shareef, CMSgt, USAF-Retired and Resident Imam of Masjid Muhammad.
  • Colonel Dr. Baseemah Najeeullah, USAF, highest ranking female Muslim.
  • Command Sergeant Major, Sultan Muhammad, USA.
  • Sergeant Sherrelle Williams, Metropolitan Police Department.

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chloe Yelena Miller

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book cover for the Incredibles: Family MattersThe movie The Incredibles was a laugh-filled treat for those who love superheroes. But what if you didn’t want the adventures of Jack-Jack, the shy Violet or the energetic Flash to end?

The answer: Read the graphic novels. The adventures of this superhero family are continued in the graphic novel, The Incredibles: Family Matters by Mark Waid.

Jim Ziolkowski

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Photograph of ZiolkowskiYes, one person can change the world! Jim Ziolkowski, a former corporate financier, worked with poor communities from Haiti to Detroit to build schools and break the cycle of poverty.

On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., let his memoir Walk in Their Shoes : Can One Person Change the World? inspire and guide you.

September Film Series

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Playwright Tom Stoppard was born in the Czech Republic, but he writes in English. His plays are highly regarded and he also writes for the screen. Stoppard on Screen, our September Film Series, features four works that Stoppard authored or adapted for film. All screenings are free and begin at 6 p.m.

School is Cool!

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Party picture

Party like you're going back to school on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Play games and enjoy refreshments.

Ages 12 and older. Free.

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Raya in front of Summer Reading Wall of FameThis week, we were lucky enough to track down one of our Summer Readers readers for an interview.

She’s so enthusiastic about reading, she’s on her second sheet for the Super Spelunkers club. When she finishes, she’ll be at 48 hours of reading. Way to go Raya!

Read on to find out more about her.

Name:
Raya

How old are you?
11 years

What’s your favorite book and why?

Georgetown Book Club's September Selection

Published on Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Round HouseWhen Joe Coutts, the 13-year-old American Indian narrator of Louise Erdrich's 2012 novel The Round House, discovers that his mother is missing on a lazy Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1988, he understands the strangeness of the situation, yet he also sees it as a moment that could mean something good and unexpected: "I mean nothing bad, but something. A rare occurrence. A sighting. A bingo win, though Sunday was not a bingo day and it would have been completely out of character for my mother to play.

Open Mic Poetry Reading

Published on Friday, August 16, 2013

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