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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.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

bookcoverDon't forget to come and join the Graphic Novel Book Club on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the book, Are You My Mother?, by Alison Bechdel. There are still plenty of copies at the book clubs display on the first floor of the library. It's a hilarious story about the mother-daughter gulf with a little OCD added in.

Pizza and soda will be provided!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

half-knitted grey sock on knitting needlesDo you like to knit but find yourself getting tired of knitting pot holders and bland scarves? Are you getting tired of simple rectangular knits?

Be on the lookout for a totally free sock knitting class at the Georgetown Library starting in March. There will be two four-week sessions.

Check back very soon for more details!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

bookcoverIf you're looking to heat up your winter wardrobe with some hot knits, then look no further!

This book is 175 pages of fashionable scarves, dresses, wraps, and sweaters, that are so hot that they'll burn your bamboo needles. So, if you're looking for some high-end New York City fashion to spice up your chilly closet, then check out Runway Knits by Berta Karapetyan.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013
Summer Youth Employment Program Banner

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!

Check it out!

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.