Neighborhood Library

The Teen Club meets again!

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Image of old chess boardAll teens age 13-19 are invited to play board games after school on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

Getting together gives you the chance to have fun and meet new people.

The event is free and we offer light refreshments. Meet in the YA area on the 2nd floor.

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Georgetown Library Children’s Poetry Contest was full of thoughtful poems this year. It was a tough choice, but the judges managed to select first and second place poems. We’ve included the winning poems below for your reading pleasure, and a photograph of our winning poet, Lucy Kerr.

Winning Poet, Lucy Kerr with her prize

First Place
"Canvas" by Lucy Kerr

When I was on my blanket
On the fourth of July
I realized I was on a canvas
With a lush green grass
A dark purple sky

Published on Sunday, April 28, 2013

balls of yarnDo you like to knit or crochet? Are you a reader? If so, then join our Knit & Lit Club.

From 3 to 5 p.m., 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, April 27, 2013

duct tape walletTeens! Don't forget to come join Megan and Mike in the Teen Space on Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. for snacks and an amazingly inexpensive craft.

We hope to see you there!

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013
Jazz trio drawing

What better way to appreciate jazz than to hear it?

Throughout the day, we play jazz in the Children's Room. Baby Time and Music Time feature jazz, as well. 

Join us as we to try to keep up with Miss Ella's (Fitzgerald of course) "Old Mac Donald Had A Farm."

Maru Montero Dance Company

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
Maru Montero female dancer and band

Join us Wednesday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m., as Maru Montero Dance Company performs Mexican and Latin American folk dances!

This special performance will be presented instead of Baby Story Times.

May Film Series

Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What could be more tender than the faithful love of an animal friend? This month our film series features stories about animals, including those that are endangered. We will show two documentaries and two dramas. Yet, all four movies are inspired by real-life events.

All films start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the large lower-level meeting room. Registration is not required and the screenings are free. The movies are English-language and we run captions for the hearing-impaired.

Local Poets Read....

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Poets on the Fringe are partnering with the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to celebrate National Poetry Month on Thursday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

I leave you with one of my favorite poem. Hope it moves you to join our kindred spirits and read and listen to their poems. 

"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee Jr.
Poetry Readings Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

bookcoverWriting an application essay isn't usually on anyone's top 10 list of exciting things. If you fall into this group then you need to read this book.

The College Application Essay by Sarah Myers McGinty is divided into eight short and helpful chapters that will guide you safely through the process. The book provides an inside look into how colleges read essays and how the personal essay can make it or break it for applicants that are on the fence.

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Illustrator Paul Zelinsky at workGrowing up, I can remember enjoying Saturdays of reading in the Fairy Tale-like tower at our local library. It held the folk tales section, and two of my many favorites were the elegant illustrations in Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. They made me feel as though I'd stepped into a Rennaissance painting.