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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.

Published on Monday, December 23, 2013

The Peabody Room will be closed this Sat., December 28. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A Book Display About Prohibition and Alcohol

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dry Manhattan Book CoverThe tales around prohibition go way beyond Boardwalk Empire.

'Aliens & Other Stories'

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Aliens and Other Stories by Kathleen WheatonInspired by stories she picked up during her years as a journalist in Spain and Latin America, Washington writer Kathleen Wheaton gives readers a rare glimpse into the lives of exiles and wanderers in her short story collection

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Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Susan Lowell will teach a six-week t'ai chi class in January and February of 2014. The class is designed for people who want to participate in a gentle and relaxing form of movement.

If you're interested, please join us for an informal information and sign-up session on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Please note that participants are required to sign an insurance waiver to take the six-week class.

Please email with questions.

Photo of people doing t'ai chi

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

AnnalieseThe Georgetown Neighborhood Library congratulates Anneliese, the first National Novel Writing Month participant and DC Public Library NaNoWriMo registrant to return to our branch with her project completed -- that is, with a finished novel of at least 50,000 words.

Holiday Coffee Sleeves

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Add some holiday cheer to your coffee cup!

Teens ages 12-19 are invited to decorate cardboard coffee sleeves on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

 The event is free and the library will provide materials. However, participants who wish to decorate more than one coffee sleeve are encouraged to bring extras (see photo).

Photo of carboard coffee sleeves

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday LanternReady to start celebrating the holidays? Looking for a festive family event for all ages?

Then join us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. for Brighten Your Season!

We will enjoy a seasonal performance by the Georgetown University female a cappella group Harmony and a screening of the 1966 animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas (approx. 30 minutes).

Published on Thursday, November 28, 2013
Feast-en-scène movie selections in the Georgetown Public Library

With the return of chilly night air and the sights and sounds of the holidays nearing in the District, I can’t help but recall memories of baking cookies with my great aunt in preparation for fall and winter celebrations. These crystal clear memories emerge as the leaves fall and winter wraps its cold arms around us.

As winter comes along, I also spend more time inside consuming movies, and what I often notice is not scenes behind the dinner table, but instead what might be perceived as more exciting (car chases, zombies, and vampire love stories).

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Deck the Halls postcard

Do you have some old books just sitting around? Are you looking to explore your craftier self? Come and join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., in transforming old books into holiday decor. Together we'll explore deconstructing books and find what the pages can be turned into.

Attendees will have the option of making Kusudama flowers and/or dimensional circle ornaments. 

*All materials are included but BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) if you would like! We’ll also have books on all kinds of crafting available for your homemade holiday celebrations.

Questions? Email