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Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

book cover We'll be taking December off from our discussions, but that doesn't mean we won't be reading!

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book saleThe Friends of the Georgetown Library proudly present their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come find books galore and much much more:

  • Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Nonfiction
  • Children's
  • History
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • Art
  • Rare Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs

This is the perfect opportunity to get a start on that holiday shopping list and stock up for the long cold winter ahead.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

bookcoverCome join us at the Georgetown Library on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the graphic novel Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry.

Free and Legal Music Downloads

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Picture of music stars with the Freegal logoWant to download your favorite songs without violating copyright? DCPL can help.

Drop by our Freegal Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring your iPod or other MP3 player and your library card.

We will show you, one-on-one, how to download songs from Freegal on the DC Public Library website.

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Boy listens as Miss Harris Reads a storyGeorgetown Library recently ushered in the fall season with Fall Fest.

Participants enjoyed stories and songs like the The Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything and Pumpkin Heads. Afterward, there was pumpkin decorating, Halloween Twister, a gravestone craft station based on Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology, and a Headless Horseman photo board that is still up in the Children’s Room. 

There were some stunning gymnastics on the Halloween character twister and some handsome pumpkins that emerged from the decorating room.

Check out more photos from the event below.

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

no plot? no problem! It's National Novel Writing Month once again -- that time of year when professional and aspiring writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in one month! 

Go to to sign up for 30 crazy days and nights of literary abandon!  Then join us at the Georgetown Library on Tuesday nights in November from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to work alongside other "wrimos" and encourage each other to finish this gargantuan, but amazingly fun, task. We will have WiFi, outlets and caffeine, but no snacks are allowed in the reading rooms, so eat before you come.

Shameless Bardolatry: Shakespeare on Film

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

George Bernard Shaw coined the term bardolatry to describe the wide-spread adoration of Shakespeare. This month, join us as we take pleasure in four of Shakespeare's magnificent works of comedy & drama.

All screenings will take place on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the large lower level meeting room. The films are free and open to the public.

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

link to library catalogThe Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett takes place in a magical universe, on top a turtle with sea-sized eyes, on top of four elephant's backs, on top of a flat and round planet called Discworld. The sun rises slowly there; not for any good reason, but because it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Photographs of paper garlansCome join the fun! The Paper Fun Club will make simple garlands for the holidays.

The event is free, and all ages and all skill levels are welcome.

The library will provide the materials.

See you on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.

Author Talk

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

book coverPlease join us at the Georgetown Library on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. as local author Roy Matthews discusses his recent novel, Gittin' Through: A Southern Town During World War II. This historical fiction account chronicles events of the war and traces their impact on three generations of inhabitants of a small rural community in southeastern Virginia.