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Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

Ken BurnsCome celebrate African-American History Month by learning about the war that changed the lives of African-Americans. The Georgetown Library will present the multi-part PBS series by Ken Burns every Thursday at 4 p.m. starting February 2. For more information, please call 202-727-0257.

Feb. 2       Episode 1  "The Cause, 1861"
Feb. 9       Episodes 2 & 3   "A Very Blood Affair" and "Forever Free, 1862"
Feb. 16     Episodes 4 & 5  "Simply Murder" and "The Universe of Battle, 1863"
Feb. 23     Episodes 6 & 7  "Valley of the Shadow of Death" and "Most Hallowed Ground, 1864"

Published on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Origanal cover Honey I Love Celebrate Black History Month with poems, songs and stories of history and love.

Tuesday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room/Lower Level Meeting Room.

Published on Friday, January 27, 2012

Cover of Three Cups of TeaJoin us Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  The library has extra copies available for check-out.

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Do you like to knit, crochet or embroider?  Are you a reader?  Yes to one or both?  Then, join our Knit & Lit Club, which meets on Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. for fun, conversation, knitting, and needlework and the chance to hang out.  We are an informal group -- no registration required.  Just show up -- open to all skill levels.  Hopefully, we can share patterns and stories!  The first meeting is on Saturday, January 28th.
photograph of knitting needles and colorful yarns

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Celebrate Black History Month by discussing Walter Mosley's acclaimed novel "The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray".  Mosley is well-known for mystery works, but this literary novel transcends his usual genre and explores themes of old age anlast days of ptolemy gray book cover d the African-American experience as told by a man who lived through almost a century of American history. 

Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jointow pink origami hearts us for an origami activity with a Valentine's Day theme! We will make paper hearts on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.  The activity is family-oriented, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

the saturdaysThe book is an fun and delightful read, which takes you on a Saturday journey in post-WWII New York City (1941) with four sophisticated and adventurous children.

Each character brings his/her own lively personality, and the children meet interesting characters on their separate Saturday journeys.

The book will have you smiling and maybe a little nostalgic.

Published on Friday, December 30, 2011

parent teacher collectionAttention all parents, teachers and caregivers: Georgetown has added a Parent Teacher Collection located on the Lower Level.

Browse our growing collection of parenting books and DVDs that offer advice, humor, sleeping solutions and much more!

Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

picture of the Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherThe Georgetown Neighborhood Library invites you to our new Nonfiction Book Club. Yes, it's nonfiction, but we promise you will not be bored.

At the first meeting (Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m.), we will discuss Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  Amy Chua's controversial account of raising children in a maelstrom of culture clash is sure to interest any reader interested in children, education or cultural differences.

Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. 

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, registering your library account or transferring library media to your e-book reader or MP3 player? 

Stop by the second floor conference room at lunchtime on Wednesday, and we'll get you sorted out.  Bring your device and your library card number with you. 

Also, bring your laptop if you need help downloading onto a dedicated e-reader such as a Kindle, Nook or an MP3 player that is not also a smartphone.

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