Neighborhood Library

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. 

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.