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Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Book jacket of "The Social Animal"Non-fiction readers will delight in David Brooks's wit and insight this month when we read and talk about The Social Animal.

We will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Extra copies are available for check-out near the circulation desk.

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Image of the cover of "Aya"We will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie.

Aya is a self-possessed young woman who lives in the Ivory Coast.

Extra copies of the item are available for check-out at the library near the circulation desk.

Programs end Aug. 31, return Sept. 17

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Graphic imageThe Children’s Room will take a break from programming from Sept. 1- 15 to make the transition from summer to fall programming.  This will allow us to meet with educators, parents and students to redesign and fine-tune needs for all ages.

We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.

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.