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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.

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.