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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!

Join us on Goodreads.com

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

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!

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