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Published on Friday, January 25, 2013
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If you're between the ages of 14 and 21, then come sign up for the city's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Sign up starts Jan. 25th, and you can stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (or any DC Public Library) to use one of our public computers to register. The SYEP is a great way to make some cash and gain job knowledge over the summer. Whether you're saving up for college or trying to get your foot in the door, the SYEP will help prepare you with real world experience. So, come to the library, the sooner the better, and sign up!

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Published on Monday, January 21, 2013

Expand your knowledge of contemporary fiction and brush up on current events with the Best Books of 2012. A shelf with the Best Books of 2012 is now in the Sight & Sound room (first floor, west wing). Discover what The Washington Post, the New York Times, and GoodReads recommend. Happy reading!

The Washington Post

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Photograph of red paper heartsCelebrate Valentine's Day with the Paper Craft Club!

On Thursday, Feb. 14, starting at 7 p.m., we will make simple heart decorations from pieces of paper. All materials are provided and registration is not required.

We welcome all ages and skill levels. Light refreshments will be served.

Giggle Reads from Ms. Jess

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alvin Ho the bookEveryone is afraid of something. Alvin Ho… is afraid of everything. And Alvin’s fears have disastrous consequences.

Thanks to our generous donors

Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Donor Appreciation Wall

The Georgetown Library Recovery & Restoration Donor Appreciation Wall has arrived!

Many thanks to those who contributed generously to support the restoration and reopening of the library after the devastating fire of April 30, 2007. We hope you have had a chance to visit the beautifully restored library and take advantage of all the services we have to offer. 

'How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything'

Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mobile Wave Book Cover by Michael SaylorMIT-educated Michael J. Saylor’s The Mobile Wave – How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, presents the impact of mobile intelligence – the fifth wave of computer technology, and what sweeping changes this will bring into our lives.  Like the Agricultural Revolution that transformed humanity from nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers into city dwellers, creating a foundation for the great city-states, and like the Industrial Revolution that ushered in the modern mechanized economies we see today, the Mobile Revolution will be the tipping point technology that will launch us from the present Information Revolution to all things mobile. 

Published on Friday, January 11, 2013

Between popular yarn bloggers and social media sites, it seems like the ancient craft of knitting is as trendy as ever.

Want to get in on the action? At our Knit & Lit club, we can teach you the basics of knitting and crocheting on the first Saturday of every month. Intermediate and experienced crafters can meet and discuss techniques or what they've been reading any Saturday at Georgetown between 3 p.m. and 4:40 pm.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013

bookcoverCome join us Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the graphic novel Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel.

A story about another story, this memoir follows a mother and lesbian daughter’s interactions as the daughter airs the family’s dirty laundry. Follow along as the author hilariously embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf.

Join us for a lively discussion, pizza, and soda! We will meet in the lower level conference room.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013

bookcover“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
-- Nicole Krauss, The History of Love 

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Take the time to learn more about African-American history in February. We will show four films that explore black history. Of these films, two are based on real historical events. The other two films are drawn from works of literature.

All films are shown in the large lower-level conference room. The screenings are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.