On Jan. 3, 2013, The New York Times ran the story "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You'll Read All Year" about Saunders' new short story collection, Tenth of December. In her Jan.
Georgetown Book Club's November Selection
Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Published on Friday, October 25, 2013
Do you like comics, graphic novels, superheroes, or adventures? Do you often wonder who else likes these eye-catching stories? Then you would be just right for our Kids Graphic Novel Book Club.
Our entire purpose will be to laugh over the funny parts of books, point out things we liked and didn't like, and have fun with other people who like comics as well. Every month, we'll read a different graphic novel, enjoy it with a snack related to the story and interactive activities.
Recommended for ages 7-10.
November Film Series
Published on Monday, October 21, 2013
The November Film Series takes us to the city by the bay. The featured films are set in San Francisco. Two films in particular - The Joy Luck Club and Milk - pay homage to the city's culture and history. Simply enjoy the scenery or read about San Francisco life in Armistead Maupin's quintessential Tales of the City.
All screenings are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.
Published on Friday, October 18, 2013
Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Peabody Room (third floor) as author Tim Krepp discusses his latest book, Ghosts of Georgetown.
The book is a lively look at the many hauntings that have taken place (and continue to do so!) in historic Georgetown.
Published on Friday, October 18, 2013
As part of the Muslim Journeys project, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library partners with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to celebrate the customs and culture of the beautiful country of Azerbaijan.
There will be a short PowerPoint presentation. On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., learn about the Azerbaijan tea ceremony, the country's music, national dress and food.
Learn more about Georgetown!
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Dr. Ruth Trocolli will discuss the archaeology of cemeteries (including those in Georgetown). Dr. Trocolli is the City Archaeologist for the District of Columbia.
Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. for a presentation with artifacts.
Free and open to the public.
All DC Public Libraries are now open on Sundays
Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Please join us at the Georgetown Library on Sunday, Oct. 6 to celebrate extended hours at DC Public Library. We are now open 4 nights and 7 days a week. We will mark this historic occasion with an inaugural Sunday celebration from 2-4 p.m. There will be refreshments, giveaways and activities for all ages:
Georgetown Book Club's October Selection
Published on Monday, September 30, 2013
In Orhan Pamuk's 2002 novel, Snow, poet and political exile Ka returns to Turkey to attend his mother's funeral in Istanbul and, while there, he reconnects with an old friend who describes the political situation in the more remote town of Kars, where multiple young women have committed suicide after being prohibited from wearing their headscarves at school. The situation intrigues Ka, though perhaps not as much as his friend's other news: their old classmate İpek is also in Kars, and she is separated from her husband.
October Film Series
Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
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.