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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. 

Please join us on April 30!

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

Image of the movie poster for "The Chorus"We are re-arranging our April Film Series due to the Emancipation Day holiday on the April 16 and Election Day on the April 23. Thus, we will cancel Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. Our apologies and we will screen these selections at a later time.

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

bookcoverIn this first volume by Bill Willingham entitled Legends in Exile, you are introduced to fairy tale, legend, lore, literary and storybook characters from your childhood.

Learn about D.C.'s Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens

Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Capital Spendor Book CoverOn Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m., author Barbara Glickman and photographer Valerie Brown will discuss their lovely book Capital Splendor at the Georgetown Library.  What better time to learn about the area's most beautiful gardens, both large and small, famous and less well known?

Please join us for this perfect springtime event.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Adam Makos, author of 'A Higher Call'

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book cover for A Higher CallThis event has been canceled.

It's Dec. 21, 1943. An American pilot and a German pilot meet in the skies over Germany. What transpired is known as WWII's most incredible aerial encounter.

Please join us on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Library when New York Times best-selling author Adam Makos discusses this riveting, true story told in his recent book, A Higher Call

'Capital Splendor: Parks and Gardens of Washington D.C.'

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Capital Splendor Gardens of Washington DCLearn about D.C.’s gardens and parks, from the famous Dumbarton Oaks to little-known gems like the Meadowlark Gardens. Author Barbara Glickman and photographer Valerie Brown will discuss their book, Capital Splendor.

Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

Join us Saturday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Girl writingTest your pen in the Georgetown Library Children's Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will read at the Poetry Coffeehouse Program in The Children’s Room on April 25 at 4 p.m. At the coffeehouse, two winners (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize from the contest.

Entries will be judged on the following points:

A Crafty Afternoon

Published on Monday, April 1, 2013

Photo of a duct tape walletHave fun with your friends on Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. Let Mike and Megan show you how to make simple duct tape wallets.

Mind these stats:

  • For ages tween and teen.
  • Totally free.
  • All materials provided.

Meet in the YA area on the second floor, and some light refreshments for y'all.

Get ready to have some after-school fun!

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

This spring, the Georgetown Book Club will be delving into a genre that not everyone is familiar with: Alternate History. Sometimes related to science fiction, these books imagine a world like our own, but with unique differences caused by a historical event that occurred differently than it did in our world. 

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013

bookcoverThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a New York Times bestselling book. It's definitely worth opening up and reading and you don't have to be a serious book lover or an adult to do it.