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Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Gone GirlOn her first wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne writes in her diary, "I am fat with love, even though people kept telling and telling us the first year was going to be so hard, as if we were naive children marching off to war. It wasn't hard. We are meant to be married."

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013

bookcoverStorm, by Brigid Kemmerer is the first novel in the Elemental Series.

At the beginning of this book, Becca rescues Chris from a group of bullies in the high school parking lot but he didn't really need her help. Chris and his three brothers are pure Elementals and they control water, earth, fire and air.

Follow along as Becca and the four will have to use all their resources in order to save the town from other Elementals that are up to no good.

Published on Friday, June 28, 2013

Photograph of a gardenGet growing this summer with Mary Farrah, Extension Agent from Urban Gardening & Forestry Outreach at the University of the District of Columbia, will give a presentation about gardening on Saturday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

ZinioAre you a magazine reader? Would you like to read digital versions of your favorite magazines from your mobile device or home computer for free? Sign up for Zinio Digital Magazines!

July Film Series

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This July we will screen films about people who made stunning personal transformations under very challenging circumstances. We hope their stories inspire you. The theme compliments our summer reading program, Groundbreaking Reads. All screenings are free and open to the public. Please note that the first three films start at 6:30pm, but the following two begin at 6pm.

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teen Summer Reading LogoDo you want to win a notebook computer? If so then write a jazzy book review and submit it to your neighborhood library by Aug. 23.

How does the contest work? Choose a book that you feel strongly about and write a one-page essay convincing someone else to read it. 

Only one entry is allowed per person and please include your name, contact info, and the name of the neighborhood library where you'll turn it in. Entries can be typed or handwritten.

Ages 13 to 19.

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

Science in the Summer LogoScience in the Summer is a fun, free experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to groups of 15 children in two age groups:

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

frustrated womanCan't wrap your head around how to download free library books to your tablet, smartphone, or personal computer? Please stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a one-hour Downloadable Media Clinic on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. Bring your library card number and whichever eBook reader or electronic device that you need assistance with.

The Downloadable Media Clinics start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Fridays.

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bookcoverMorning Glories by Nick Spencer is as crazy as it is intense.

A little unbelievable at times but full of action and drama, this story features a group of six teens all with the same birthday that get accepted into an exclusive prep school. It's called the Morning Glory Academy. At this school the teachers do whatever it takes to raise a new breed of super humans and what they do is weird, freaky, and often horrifying.

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

DCPL Reusable Shopping BagIf you're an adult, all you have to do is:

1. Come in and sign up for Summer Reading for Adults.
2. Read whatever you want.
3. Come back in and submit a review--even a brief one--of what you've read. 

When you do this, you will receive a DCPL reusable shopping bag and be entered into a late summer drawing to win a Kindle e-reader. Submitting reviews for multiple books means more entries into the drawing!

Questions? Ask a library staff member!