Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

book coverbook coverAya wants to grow up and be a doctor. She wants to help people, but her friends and relatives — another story!

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012

Reading Lolita in TehranIn the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, former college professor Azar Nafisi secretly read forbidden Western classics with seven of her female University students.

Ms. Nafisi's account of life and literature in the Islamic Republic of Iran is part memoir, part contemporary history and part personal and literary exploration. 

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

balls of yarn and a set of bamboo knitting needlesDo you like to knit or crochet? Are you a reader? If so, then join our Knit & Lit Club.

We meet on Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. for fun, conversation, and the chance to hang out. We are an informal group -- no registration required. Just show up. The club is open to all skill levels.

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

book coverIf you have answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you must read Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

balls of yarn and a set of bamboo knitting needlesJoin us on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a Block Party. Knit & Lit, a social group for knitters and crocheters, will be finishing up their local charity project.

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LolitaAzar Nafisi read Lolita in Tehran, and we are reading it in D.C.!

Amazing Tales of Survival

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Join us for films about people who overcame extraordinary circumstances. We will show the movies in the large lower-level meeting room. All movies will start at 6 p.m., except Into the Wild, which will begin at 5 p.m.

And Other Like-Minded Readers

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Take a look at some new books for teen readers. Click on the book covers to read a short summary of the book, place a hold, or see where the books are available.

BookcoverRise of the Elgen
by Michael Vey

In this sequel, Michael and the rest of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy and are using all their wits and powers to stay out of trouble and locate Michael's mother in Peru.

Did you reach your goal?

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reach your goalWe know you've been reading all summer long. Don't forget to collect your prizes!

Prizes for 0-6 years old:
3 hours of reading -- Nightlight
8 hours of reading --  Book
Prizes for 6 years old:
3 hours of reading -- Book light
8 hours of reading -- Enter raffle to win e-reader

Stop in today and get your prize in the Children's Room at the desk.

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blind Willow, Sleeping WomanJoin the Georgetown Book Club in our first discussion of short stories in years!  

For our September meeting, we will be discussing Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, a collection of 24 stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. These stories span his career in the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s.