Neighborhood Library

November's Selection

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

Jacket of "Into the Wild"The Georgetown Non-Fiction Book club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. We will discuss Jon Krakauer's eerie and exciting Into the Wild.

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

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

bookcoverSimon likes Clary. Clary likes Jace. Jace wants nothing to do with Simon. Sound a little familiar?

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

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

Baby daddies, alcohol, parties, troubled teens, and scandal are only the beginning! Read one or all of the books and we’ll fill you in on the rest. Come learn about how the Ivory Coast has all the same everyday issues as the U.S.A. and any other first world country.

Thursday, Oct. 18: 'Salvage the Bones'

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
book cover

The Georgetown Book Club will meet to discuss Jesmyn Ward's 2011 National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Teenage Esch and her brothers have had difficult lives as the children of an alcoholic father in rural Mississippi, and now a big storm called Katrina is approaching their coastal town, promising to add even more complications to their family life.  Everyone who has read the book is welcome to attend the discussion.  

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

man meditating on rockFind out how meditation can awaken us to our higher purpose, connect us to the source of all happiness within us, and help us lead more enriching and productive lives.

Participants will learn a simple but powerful method of meditation that can transform their lives. David Newcomb will discuss how meditation can help heal us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

This will be a two-part meditation series with part one on Oct. 11 and part two on October 18. Both sessions are at 7 p.m. and will be located in the lower-level meeting room.

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Movie poster of Kubrick's "Lolita"Reading Lolita in Tehran is the selection for DC Reads 2012. One Book. One City. One Good Read. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will show Stanley Kubrick's 1962 adaptation of Nabokov's classic novel on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

cover of reading lolitaDuring a four-week period in October and November, people all over the city will be enjoying Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Although this book isn’t for children, that doesn’t mean that children can’t enjoy DC Reads as well. Azar Nafisi chronicles her experiences teaching English at a university in Iran. You too can introduce your child to the unique experiences in Middle Eastern culture with books and programs around the city.

Summer Reading Winner

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kayla and her FatherCongratulations to Kayla Tom of Stoddert Elementary School!

Kayla is not sure just yet how she will be using her Kindle, but Kayla and her father, Kwok F. Tom, learned how to download materials from DCPL's website and even placed a hold for her future download.

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Photo of a pumpkinThe Origami Club is expanding and refocusing to incorporate a wider range of interests and abilities. We are now the Paper Fun Club.

At the next meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., we will make pumpkin lanterns. The library will provide all materials.

Registration is not required.

All the World's a Stage: Movies about Movies

Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Join us for free screenings of these warm and witty views of lives consumed by passion for film and theater. All movies start at 6p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.