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Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013

bookcoverThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a New York Times bestselling book. It's definitely worth opening up and reading and you don't have to be a serious book lover or an adult to do it.

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Jpey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack GantosJoey Pigza is constantly wired. He is so wired that he cannot sit still in class at all. In Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos, this causes a lot of problems, such as sticking popsicle sticks into the pencil sharpener or swallowing a key whole. Unfortunately, not even Joey’s mother’s rules seem to calm Joey down.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

A young writer hard at workThe Young Writers Group at Georgetown Library has been busy scribbling during the winter months. In March, we came up with some very interesting story ideas using picture dice. These dice have symbols on all sides. The writers rolled three dice and then came up with some story ideas based on combining the three pictures.

We tried this first as a group. Rolling the dice, we came up with a fish, a piece of mail and a man with a parachute. While these three objects can seem completely dissimilar, our young writers were up to the task. These are some of the innovative ideas they came up with:

Spring Story Time and Egg Decorating

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

father and son with decorated plastic eggsIt's that time of year again: Spring has sprung and it's time to celebrate.

Please join us on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. for a Springy Story Time, and decorate and stuff a few plastic eggs for your own treat.

April Film Series

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

What could be lovelier than Paris in spring? Join us this month for a healthy dose of escape with our April Film Series, Bon Cinéma, a celebration of French film. We will screen five contemporary films. The selections are spoken in French and subtitled in English.

All movies are FREE and they begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the large lower-level meeting room.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

bookcoverIn Splintered by A. G. Howard, Alyssa must travel back to Wonderland in order to right all the wrongs that her great-great-great-grandmother, Alice, created while traveling down the rabbit hole.

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

bookcoverJoin us on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the graphic novel adaptation of the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Follow along as the novel details a childhood friendship during the final days of Taliban rule.

Several copies will be available at the book clubs display on the first floor of the Georgetown library.

As always, pizza and soda will be provided. See you there!

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Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

We frequently hear from customers that would love to join a book club but are simply too busy. Or maybe they cannot find a book club with a meeting time that matches their schedule. That is why DCPL has an online book club, where you can discuss books whenever you have the time, from your computer or smartphone.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

“Selamat Siang, Apa Kabar?”

These are a few of the phrases that participants learned at Georgetown’s recent Indonesian Culture and Folktales event. But there was much more to learn than just how to say "Good Afternoon" and "How Are You."

On display were batik fabrics, statues, and coconut carvings from Bali, Indonesia. The kids even got a chance to handle wayang kulit, shadow puppets that have been used for at least 800 years in Indonesia.
Looking at a Wayang Kulit

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