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Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Author, Natalie Lorenzi

Georgetown Library got a taste of Japanese Culture on May 22. Natalie Lorenzi, author of Flying The Dragon, visited to answer questions about her book, and make origami kites with participants. Lorenzi talked about how her experiences living and teaching in Italy and Japan influenced her book.

Participants also enjoyed “tamago,” a traditional egg dish used in Japanese bento boxes or lunch boxes, which were mentioned in the book. They tried to eat these with chopsticks. Some labored a bit longer than others with the chopsticks, becoming so fascinated, they almost missed the craft!

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013
Teen Summer Reading Logo - Beneath the Surface pizza pie

Join Megan and Mike after school on June 3 in the Teen Space to sign up for Teen Summer Reading. You'll get a prize just for signing up! 

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

colorful balls of yarn and knitting needlesDo you like to knit or crochet? Are you a reader? If so, then join our Knit & Lit Club.

Join us this Saturday, June 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to learn how. The first Saturday of every month will be used to provide instruction and assistance to any newbies that are interested in learning how to knit or crochet. Please bring hooks, needles, and some yarn and we'll show you how to get started. 

We are an informal group -- no registration required. Just show up! The club is open to all skill levels.

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

bookcoverThe Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey is hot off the presses!

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

bookcoverA young boy has been kidnapped by the Boogeyman. Watch and read as his faithful dog and toys must travel into the closet to save him. Follow along in the Stuff of Legend, a graphic novel by Mike Raicht as these fearless toys become the real stuff of legend.

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

book cover The theme of this year's Adult Summer Reading is "Groundbreaking Reads," and the women in Tracy Chevalier's 2010 novel, Remarkable Creaturesbreak ground both literally, as fossil hunters, and figuratively, as women embarking on a profession dominated by men. 

June Film Series

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Global Lens 2013We are pleased to offer four selections from the Global Lens 2013 film festival for our June Film Series. The Global Lens is funded by the Global Film Initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding through the medium of cinema. The Global Film Initiative believes that stories are important to world affairs and that storytelling builds trust between conflicting cultures.

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Branch Manager of Georgetown Library - Lucy Thrasher welcomes poets and others
Lucy Thrasher, Branch Manager of the Georgetown Library welcomes the gathering of poets and poetry lovers. 

The Georgetown Library celebrated National Poetry Month (April 2013) by sharing favorite poems through email, sharing the joy of reading aloud with daily readings over the Public Address System and a children's poetry contest.

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

bookcoverPinocchio: Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen leaves off where the traditional fairy tale ends with father and son living happily after. Things take a turn for the worse and Pinocchio becomes a vampire slayer.

Every time he tells a lie his nose grows, which makes a handy stake for slaying vampires. Follow along in this short graphic novel as he battles evil in order to protect the ones he loves and cares about.

Published on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bead earrings for Beading workshopCreate your own jewelry. 
Bring out that artist in you.

On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., join our Beading Workshop and learn to make beautiful earrings and bracelets to match your summer outfits. Bring your friends and family and spend a glorious Saturday at your local library. Jackie Mikolaski, a DCPL staff member will facilitate this workshop and materials will be provided.

For ages 13 and older. 

Please call to register at 202-727-0232 by May 10.