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Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Reading Wall of FameWe want our Summer Reading Wall of Fame to burst at the seams. We need more pots! Bring in those reading logs so we can put up a flower pot with your name on it. Only eight hours of reading and then you can be displayed proudly on our bulletin board. Young readers in the Read With Me program get a pot and a green plant. And the older kids who really challenge themselves, with 28 hours of reading or more, get a flower in their pot.

Crafts for Teens

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Turn the last days of summer into a cool friendship bracelet for yourself or a friend! Learn how to make simple, colorful knotted bracelets. All materials provided by the library.

Wed., Aug. 21, 1 p.m.--2:30 p.m.
Ages 12 & up

Photo of friendship bracelets

August Film Series

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Watch four compelling stories about Africa. Some of the films are based on actual events. The screenings are free and all movies begin at 6 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CompostAre you a current or aspiring gardener? Interested in repurposing your food waste? Heard of composting and wondering what it is and how it works?

On Saturday, Aug. 10 at 3:30 p.m., join Leanne Spaulding from the U.S. Composting Council to learn more about this process of turning organic material -- for instance, food waste -- into fertilizer and how you can do it yourself. 

Weather permitting, we will conduct this event right outside of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Otherwise, this event will be held indoors in the Meeting Room.

Published on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Corpse Flower Massive crowds flocked to the Botanical Garden this week for an event that tends to happen only once every decade.

The giant “Corpse Flower,” or Titan Arum, looks a bit like a Jack-in-the-Pulpit but its stench sets it apart. This eight-foot bloom smells like rotting meat to attract its prey. The Corpse Flower was so stinky, a representative of the gardens said, that photographers documenting the plant hadn’t felt like lunch until four hours afterward.

In honor of this stinky flora, we here at the Georgetown Library would like to suggest some smelly stories for your reading pleasure. Hold your nose and take a breath, here we go…

Georgetown Book Club's August Selection

Published on Friday, July 26, 2013

Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835In November 1829, newly freed former slave Beverly Snow and his wife, Julia, migrated from Lynchburg, Va. to the nation's capital -- then still called Washington City -- so that Snow could pursue his goal of setting up his own restaurant. Choosing the location for the relative safety it offered free people of color, Snow could not have known that, only six years later, he would lend his name to the first race riot ever to take place in his new home.

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013
Canada NW The Round House

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

To Kill a MockingbirdTell us about them!

Beneath the Surface - Teen Summer Reading

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Calling all aspiring singers, songwriters, and hip hop artists! Come join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a Lyric Workshop! Explore the backgrounds of popular artists and singers. How do they talk about their lives in their music? What do you admire about them -- is it their sound, their look, or their lifestyle? Spoken word poet Candica Iloh will teach you how to turn your ideas into lyrics.

Ages 13-19.

Candice Iloh is an educator, poet, and performance artist who has lead workshops for the past 6 years throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. She hopes to encourage women and young people to use their own voices and create their own worlds.

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013

Person readingDC Public Library and Glover Park Village are teaming up! Call the shots and create a reading club that’s your club!

Join us for a meet-and-greet session on Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. to decide what genres and authors you would like to discuss. We're meeting at:

Guy Mason Recreation Center 
600 Calvert St. NW

For more information, please call the Georgetown Neighborhood Library at 202-727-0232.