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Published on Monday, June 25, 2012
What is matter?

How are crystals made?

Can raisins and popcorn dance?

Science in the SummerYour children can find out answers to these questions and more with Science in the Summer, a fun and FREE science education program that is starting next week at Georgetown and is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.  We're excited to offer this program, which helps elementary-school children "grow into science" and explore the exciting world of chemistry.

Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2-3; Level 2 classes are for children in grades 4-6.

Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Do you miss having someone tell you what you should be reading during the summer months? Join the Georgetown Book Club in reading and discussing these great, lighter titles!  All readers are welcome.

Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

Cover of "The Psychopath Test"The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Psychopath Test : a Journey through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson.

Ronson, a journalist, discovers the nature of psycopathy with psychiatrists and other experts while he develops questions about the test itself.


June Workshop

Published on Monday, June 11, 2012

Picture of an origami catCome join us for origami at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library!

On Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m., patrons of all ages and skill levels will learn how to make simple paper cats.

The library will provide the materials.

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cover of "In the Heart of the Sea" The Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. The club will meet on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Long summer days remind us to slow down and look at the world around us.  What better time to also look within? 

On Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m., Karin Silverman of Science of Spirituality will present a workshop on Meditation for Healthy Living at the Georgetown Library. 

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Photo of Step Afrika! PerformanceStep Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

William SmithSeeking Serenity? Please join us for a workshop on Meditation for Everyday Living presented by William Smith of Science of Spirituality. 

The program will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm in the lower level of the Georgetown Library.

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Maurice Sendak

Celebrate the life of children's book author Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012), best known for Where the Wild Things Are, by checking out your favorite children's book written by the author.

Thursday Evening Author Talks in May

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This May marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival 17-year-old George Peabody's in Georgetown with his older uncle and their establishment of a dry goods store on Bridge Street, today's M Street. Over the decades, Mr. Peabody became a multi-millionaire and in 1867 donated $15,000 to establish a library in Georgetown. 

We will celebrate the anniversary and the return of his fully restored portrait -- damaged in the 2007 Georgetown Library fire -- with an author talk every Thursday in May, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. The authors scheduled are: