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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.

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."