Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012

YarnDo you like to knit or crochet? Are you a reader? If so, then join our Knit & Lit Club!

We meet on Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. for fun, conversation, and the chance to hang out. We are an informal group and no registration required. The club is open to all skill levels.

Also, the first Saturday of every month will be used to provide instruction and assistance to any beginners who are interested in learning how to knit or crochet. Please bring hooks, needles, some yarn, and we'll show you how to get started. All that's needed is some patience and creativity. In no time at all you'll be making your first scarf or blanket.

The Power of Music

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Our film series this month features movies that celebrate music's power and beauty. All screenings will take place on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the large lower level meeting room. The films are free and open to the public.

Poster of "The Soloist"Dec. 4 -- The Soloist (2009)
PG-13, 109 minutes


Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo of paper snowflakes in a windowRing in the winter season with adorable snowflakes!

All ages and skill levels are invited to make easy paper snowflakes on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

The library will provide the materials.

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

To Love by Ginger IngallsThe Georgetown Neighborhood Library presents a Writing Workshop by Ginger IngallsGinger Ingalls image on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Ginger’s words, “This workshop is for defining the essential in your creative writing that comes out from your life experience.  Being truthful, sincere, exacting, and present will be emphasized.”

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

book cover We'll be taking December off from our discussions, but that doesn't mean we won't be reading!

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book saleThe Friends of the Georgetown Library proudly present their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come find books galore and much much more:

  • Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Nonfiction
  • Children's
  • History
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • Art
  • Rare Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs

This is the perfect opportunity to get a start on that holiday shopping list and stock up for the long cold winter ahead.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

bookcoverCome join us at the Georgetown Library on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the graphic novel Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry.

Free and Legal Music Downloads

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Picture of music stars with the Freegal logoWant to download your favorite songs without violating copyright? DCPL can help.

Drop by our Freegal Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring your iPod or other MP3 player and your library card.

We will show you, one-on-one, how to download songs from Freegal on the DC Public Library website.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Boy listens as Miss Harris Reads a storyGeorgetown Library recently ushered in the fall season with Fall Fest.

Participants enjoyed stories and songs like the The Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything and Pumpkin Heads. Afterward, there was pumpkin decorating, Halloween Twister, a gravestone craft station based on Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology, and a Headless Horseman photo board that is still up in the Children’s Room. 

There were some stunning gymnastics on the Halloween character twister and some handsome pumpkins that emerged from the decorating room.

Check out more photos from the event below.

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

no plot? no problem! It's National Novel Writing Month once again -- that time of year when professional and aspiring writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in one month! 

Go to to sign up for 30 crazy days and nights of literary abandon!  Then join us at the Georgetown Library on Tuesday nights in November from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to work alongside other "wrimos" and encourage each other to finish this gargantuan, but amazingly fun, task. We will have WiFi, outlets and caffeine, but no snacks are allowed in the reading rooms, so eat before you come.