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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

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

grey sockThere are still a few more spaces available for the four-week Tuesday evening class starting in March.

If you can knit and want to learn how to make socks, then please sign up before it's too late!

Email michael.L.price@dc.gov or call 202-727-0232 and ask for Mike for more information.

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

bookcoverIn the fourth book of the Witch & Wizard series, Wisty and Whit Allgood have defeated the ruthless dictator that ruled their world. Along the way, they made some amazing allies and some awful enemies. Now that the fight is over, they're faced with a different problem as Wisty finds herself attracted to the new kid on the block.

As brother and sister make their way through yet another dystopian saga together, Wisty must decide whether she will choose her brother, Whit, or the hot new kid, Heath. One kiss truly could destroy the world!

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays 10-11 a.m.

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ebooksWe know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we have offered personalized assistance at Georgetown on a drop-in basis for over a year. Lately, our clinics have become a bit crowded, so we decided to expand them to twice a week to be able to help even more customers.

Spy Movies!

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Join the excitement with this month's film series on espionage. We will watch two contemporary films and two of Alfred Hitchcock's classics. The more recent films are adaptations of spy novels by Robert Ludlum and John le Carré. All movies are shown at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room. Free admission.


Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

bookcoverLooking for some teen-aged cyborg love and satisfaction? Look no further! 

Find Inner Peace

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

David Newcomb - Meditation TeacherFind peace and joy this spring with meditation.  

David Newcomb will teach meditation to enrich your life -- personally, professionally, and spiritually. He has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years both in the U.S. and elsewhere.  

This is a two-part workshop, meeting Thursday, March 14  and Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

Join us in the Meeting Room, Lower Level.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

This Valentine's Day, gdisplay photo o on a blind date -- with a book!  

Visit our display in the first floor lobby to read dating profiles of selected adult, children's, and teen books, then pick the book that seems like your perfect match. Check the book out, then unwrap it when you get home to see if this date will have you sneaking out the window or if it just might become your next literary soul mate.

... and just like a real blind date, you won't know exactly what you are getting into until you've already agreed on giving the other party a chance!
 

With the National Park Service

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photograph of the Old Stone HouseJoin Scott Einberger of the National Park Service for a free walking tour of African-American History sites in Georgetown, which was home to a vibrant African-American neighborhood during the 1800s.

The tour, held Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m., is free and it concludes with a visit to the Peabody Room on the third floor of our library.

The tour will meet and begin at the Old Stone House on M Street NW.

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cover of "The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry"Enjoy an evening with author Garrett Peck, who will discuss his new book The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Peck will talk about his book and the connections between Georgetown and the famous quarry. The talk will take place in the beautiful Peabody Room on the third floor of our library.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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