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Published on Monday, August 13, 2012

family walking under a bookThe “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.

Who can participate?
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders (Students who will be entering fifth or sixth grade in the fall of 2012).

How can they enter?

Travel the World from your favorite chair

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

Brown Bear Brow Bear in Arabic book coverCome explore our new World Language materials, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and more.

Our collection includes materials with parallel translations and DVDs that teach world languages.

Practice or learn a new language, or share a story in your home language.

International Child Art Foundation

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012
Arts Olympiad


Please join us in a workshop with an artist from International Child Art Foundation in celebration of The Arts Olympiad Exhibition.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2:30 pm in the Children’s Room, Lower Level.

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

olympic torchThe Olympics are here!  Come celebrate with the Children’s Room.  Hear World Music, create your own Olympic mascot and read about your favorite event.

We're also celebrating our expanding World Language collection, including books in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and more.

Artwork from the 4th Arts Olympiad Exhibition

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012
Arts Olympiad


Georgetown Library's Children's Room is serving as a host site for The International Child Art Foundation’s Arts Olympiad Exhibitions.

The exhibit is running now through Aug. 10 in the Children's Room, Lower Level.

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Japan in a SuitcaseTuesday, Aug. 7
2 p.m.


Learn about Japanese culture, see and touch clothing and other items from Japan (such as schoolbags & indoor shoes), learn to count in Japanese, greet others in Japanese and more.  Following the presentation, play traditional Japanese games, try using chopsticks and other hands-on activities.

Presented in partnership with the Japan-America society.

Children of all ages are welcome.

Groups, please call 202-727-0232 to book.

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Monday, Aug. 6
1:30 pm


"Goldy Bear and the Three Locks," presented by Blue Sky Puppets, tells the story of Goldy, a student athlete and bookworm who also happens to be a world-class babysitter in constant demand.

When he's called on to babysit for the Lock family, he shows up with sports equipment, games, art supplies, snacks and songs to find that his charges are three mysterious boxes, each with a different type of lock to open.  All kinds of creative and magical book-oriented surprises come from the boxes to amaze and delight the audience!

Groups, please call 202-727-0232 to book.

For all ages. 40 minutes.

Program will be at 3 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ruth and the Green BookThe program originally scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 25), will be at 3 p.m. Please join us then.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Investigate! Be a Conservator:
The program features Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey, the story of a young African American girl named Ruth and the racial discrimination that she and her family experienced during their road trip from Chicago to rural Alabama.

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

nano logoWork on your novel or other writing project, meet other local writers, and enjoy refreshments at the Georgetown Library!  We will be holding write-ins every Tuesday in August from 6-9 p.m. in the lower level conference room. 

These write-ins are held as part of Camp Nanowrimo, but you don't need to be committed to writing an entire novel in a month to join us!  All current and aspiring writers of any genre or form are welcome to join our write-ins, which will provide a quiet, productive and encouraging atmosphere in which to write, edit, or brainstorm.

August Film Series

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

Join us for adaptations of 18-century classics that feature your favorite stars! All movies will air at 6 p.m. (on Tuesdays) in the lower-level meeting room.

Sense and SensibilityAug. 7 -- Jane Eyre (2011)

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