Join us for our Cats and Dogs film series. Every Thursday at 4pm we will show a different film and enjoy popcorn! This program is appropriate for children ages 4-12.
November 5th: Aristocats
November 12th: Homeward Bound: An Incredible Journey
November 19th: Milo and Otis
December 3rd: Snow Buddies
December 10th: Snow Dogs
DC is on the way to becoming an age-friendly city. Come learn about the city's Age-Friendly DC 2015 Progress Report and what you can do to help transform DC into an easier city to grow up and older.
The Age-Friendly DC plan includes 75 strategies that DC agencies are implementing with support from community partners to make life easier for residents of all ages. The 2015 progress report shows what agencies and community partners are doing to help us make DC a better city for the aging.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Arts and crafts gets all grown up! Come by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. and learn to make some special holiday handicrafts to call your own.
We'll be working with burlap and ribbon, glitter and glue, or just good old paper and scissors to create adorable decorations that will help spread the holiday cheer. Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+. Materials and refreshments provided.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays for yoga classes, targeted to those over 55. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com. The first thirty respondents will have reserved spots, others will be shortlisted.
Join in on lunch hour yoga classes taught by Margaret or Erika. Introductory level viniyasa, or flow, techniques will be practiced. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. First thirty respondents will be listed, others wait listed.
Georgetown Library’s children’s librarian Ruth Fitts will be reading from and talking about her new book,Australia to Zimbabwe - A Rhyming Romp Around the World. There will be crafts, trivia and activities from around the world to explore. This program is appropriate for children ages 5-12.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library continues its second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series.Herb Guggenheim is the series coordinator. Well-known local poets will gather at the library to read from their works every month. There will be two featured poets for each month, and the readings will be followed by an open mic.
June's featured poets are Beth Konkoski and Gregory Luce:
In the title story of Phil Klay's collection Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, the Marine narrator says about his actions during wartime, "The thinking comes later, when they give you the time."
Hopefully, all you cooks will find fresh herbs in abundance at the farmer's markets.
Here is a novel time saving tip for preserving those bountiful green bunches of cilantro, mint, rosemary, spring onions, parsley and dill: blend them with onion, fresh garlic cloves, some water and a touch of regular vinegar! Then, refrigerate the bottled mixture, and use spoonfuls to season your culinary masterpieces! What a time saver!
For more information about herbs and preservation on a wider scale, check out books from your library, including:
On Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m., The Emily Dickinson International Society, DC Chapter, presents Eleanor Heginbotham, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Concordia University Saint Paul and Board Member of EDIS, D.C. Chapter.
On the day after the 129th anniversary of the death of America's great poet, Dr. Heginbotham will discuss how the poet lived on in her publishing history and what she says to us about "immortality" from beyond the grave.
Dr. Heginbotham has published two books and several articles on Emily Dickinson.
Please join us on Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. as Chloe Yelena Miller, Writing Coach, returns to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to lead an interactive workshop on how to start writing your memoir. The class will consider plot, scene, character development, research, and how to pull it all together.
Please bring paper, pens, or a charged laptop.
Ages 18 and older please.
Vivid, urgent, and often aching -- growing up is anything but easy. And even though we all do it, everyone experiences the process differently.
Such complexity and variability, as well as the way the experience can loom large even after adulthood is reached, makes growing up a rich topic to explore in fiction.
Here, a few personal favorites -- in large part drawn from literary fiction -- that only begin to hint at the wealth of powerful coming of age novels out there.
Interested in practicing your Spanish language speaking skills in a casual environment?
Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library this May, as we offer Spanish Conversation Club sessions every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The sessions will be led by instructor Luz Verost, and all levels of Spanish speakers are welcome!
Questions? Email email@example.com.