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 and the African-American experience as told by a man who lived through almost a century of American history.
Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012
Join 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 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
Attention 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
The 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.
Published on Friday, November 18, 2011
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
What are you thankful for?
Come share thanks with the Georgetown Public Library during our Thanksgiving story time!
The program will include storytelling, crafts, refreshments, and a movie.
When: Tuesday, November 22
Where: Georgetown Public Library, Children's Room
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011
The famous Georgetown Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the downstairs Meeting Room. Special features will be a large selection of children's books, mythology, art and garden books. In addition, there will be lots of DVDs and CDs as well as books in many languages, books on parenting, exercise and other "how-to's." Of particular interest this year will be books autographed to a well known Georgetown celebrity plus the usual noted collection of rare books. The Friends of the Georgetown Library are thrilled to be back at the book sale tables. We look forward to seeing you there.
Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Join the Georgetown Book Club at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 to discuss Anatomy of a Disappearance, a novel by Libyan author Hisham Matar. This novel is a companion to Matar’s debut, In the Country of Men, which was shortlisted for a Man Booker Prize. If you need a copy of the book, stop by the reference desk on the 2nd floor. Questions? E-mail Maria.Rosensweig@dc.gov