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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.

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Jpey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack GantosJoey Pigza is constantly wired. He is so wired that he cannot sit still in class at all. In Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos, this causes a lot of problems, such as sticking popsicle sticks into the pencil sharpener or swallowing a key whole. Unfortunately, not even Joey’s mother’s rules seem to calm Joey down.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

A young writer hard at workThe Young Writers Group at Georgetown Library has been busy scribbling during the winter months. In March, we came up with some very interesting story ideas using picture dice. These dice have symbols on all sides. The writers rolled three dice and then came up with some story ideas based on combining the three pictures.

We tried this first as a group. Rolling the dice, we came up with a fish, a piece of mail and a man with a parachute. While these three objects can seem completely dissimilar, our young writers were up to the task. These are some of the innovative ideas they came up with:

Spring Story Time and Egg Decorating

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

father and son with decorated plastic eggsIt's that time of year again: Spring has sprung and it's time to celebrate.

Please join us on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. for a Springy Story Time, and decorate and stuff a few plastic eggs for your own treat.

April Film Series

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

What could be lovelier than Paris in spring? Join us this month for a healthy dose of escape with our April Film Series, Bon Cinéma, a celebration of French film. We will screen five contemporary films. The selections are spoken in French and subtitled in English.

All movies are FREE and they begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the large lower-level meeting room.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

bookcoverIn Splintered by A. G. Howard, Alyssa must travel back to Wonderland in order to right all the wrongs that her great-great-great-grandmother, Alice, created while traveling down the rabbit hole.

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

bookcoverJoin us on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the graphic novel adaptation of the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Follow along as the novel details a childhood friendship during the final days of Taliban rule.

Several copies will be available at the book clubs display on the first floor of the Georgetown library.

As always, pizza and soda will be provided. See you there!

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Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

We frequently hear from customers that would love to join a book club but are simply too busy. Or maybe they cannot find a book club with a meeting time that matches their schedule. That is why DCPL has an online book club, where you can discuss books whenever you have the time, from your computer or smartphone.