Neighborhood Library

Spy Movies!

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Join the excitement with this month's film series on espionage. We will watch two contemporary films and two of Alfred Hitchcock's classics. The more recent films are adaptations of spy novels by Robert Ludlum and John le Carré. All movies are shown at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room. Free admission.

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

bookcoverLooking for some teen-aged cyborg love and satisfaction? Look no further! 

Find Inner Peace

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

David Newcomb - Meditation TeacherFind peace and joy this spring with meditation.  

David Newcomb will teach meditation to enrich your life -- personally, professionally, and spiritually. He has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years both in the U.S. and elsewhere.  

This is a two-part workshop, meeting Thursday, March 14  and Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

Join us in the Meeting Room, Lower Level.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

This Valentine's Day, gdisplay photo o on a blind date -- with a book!  

Visit our display in the first floor lobby to read dating profiles of selected adult, children's, and teen books, then pick the book that seems like your perfect match. Check the book out, then unwrap it when you get home to see if this date will have you sneaking out the window or if it just might become your next literary soul mate.

... and just like a real blind date, you won't know exactly what you are getting into until you've already agreed on giving the other party a chance!

With the National Park Service

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photograph of the Old Stone HouseJoin Scott Einberger of the National Park Service for a free walking tour of African-American History sites in Georgetown, which was home to a vibrant African-American neighborhood during the 1800s.

The tour, held Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m., is free and it concludes with a visit to the Peabody Room on the third floor of our library.

The tour will meet and begin at the Old Stone House on M Street NW.

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cover of "The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry"Enjoy an evening with author Garrett Peck, who will discuss his new book The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Peck will talk about his book and the connections between Georgetown and the famous quarry. The talk will take place in the beautiful Peabody Room on the third floor of our library.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

And Public Policy Possibilities To Address Them

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Picture of houseWhat does it mean to own property if the government can regulate what you can and cannot do with it — or even take it away from you?

If property is what we own and control, then 

  • What is another person’s relationship to your property?
  • What is the community’s relationship to your property?
  • What is your relationship to other people’s property?
  • And what is your relationship to the community’s property?

Do we own property in our own bodies? And if so, should we be allowed to use our bodies in way we see fit?

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

hand knitted sockBeginning in March, learn how to knit socks at the Georgetown library. Instructor Mike Price will lead you through the process of knitting one sock. You must have experience with knitting, purling, casting on, and binding off in order to take this four-week class. Experience with the use of circular needles is also highly suggested.

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013

bookcoverFollow along as Dorothy travels the land of Oz in search of the Wizard that she hopes will send her home to Kansas. Along the way, she makes some pretty spectacular and unusual friends.

Come have some pizza and soda as we discuss this timeless graphic novel.

Several copies of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be available at the book clubs display on the first floor of the library.