At the beginning of Maria Semple's 2012 novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, eighth-grader Bee Branch reveals her excellent report card to her parents -- and brings up a promise they made regarding her academic performance and a related reward of her choosing.
Georgetown Book Club's December Selection
Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Weekly NaNoWriMo Writing Sessions
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Are you taking part in National Novel Writing Month this November? Looking for a quiet, encouraging space to write your novel?
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013
Halloween has been creeping into the Georgetown Library.
A Muslim Journeys Talk
Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Georgetown Book Club's November Selection
Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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.
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.