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Artwork from the 4th Arts Olympiad Exhibition

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012
Arts Olympiad

Georgetown Library's Children's Room is serving as a host site for The International Child Art Foundation’s Arts Olympiad Exhibitions.

The exhibit is running now through Aug. 10 in the Children's Room, Lower Level.

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Japan in a SuitcaseTuesday, Aug. 7
2 p.m.

Learn about Japanese culture, see and touch clothing and other items from Japan (such as schoolbags & indoor shoes), learn to count in Japanese, greet others in Japanese and more.  Following the presentation, play traditional Japanese games, try using chopsticks and other hands-on activities.

Presented in partnership with the Japan-America society.

Children of all ages are welcome.

Groups, please call 202-727-0232 to book.

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Monday, Aug. 6
1:30 pm

"Goldy Bear and the Three Locks," presented by Blue Sky Puppets, tells the story of Goldy, a student athlete and bookworm who also happens to be a world-class babysitter in constant demand.

When he's called on to babysit for the Lock family, he shows up with sports equipment, games, art supplies, snacks and songs to find that his charges are three mysterious boxes, each with a different type of lock to open.  All kinds of creative and magical book-oriented surprises come from the boxes to amaze and delight the audience!

Groups, please call 202-727-0232 to book.

For all ages. 40 minutes.

Program will be at 3 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ruth and the Green BookThe program originally scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 25), will be at 3 p.m. Please join us then.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Investigate! Be a Conservator:
The program features Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey, the story of a young African American girl named Ruth and the racial discrimination that she and her family experienced during their road trip from Chicago to rural Alabama.

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

nano logoWork on your novel or other writing project, meet other local writers, and enjoy refreshments at the Georgetown Library!  We will be holding write-ins every Tuesday in August from 6-9 p.m. in the lower level conference room. 

These write-ins are held as part of Camp Nanowrimo, but you don't need to be committed to writing an entire novel in a month to join us!  All current and aspiring writers of any genre or form are welcome to join our write-ins, which will provide a quiet, productive and encouraging atmosphere in which to write, edit, or brainstorm.

August Film Series

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

Join us for adaptations of 18-century classics that feature your favorite stars! All movies will air at 6 p.m. (on Tuesdays) in the lower-level meeting room.

Sense and SensibilityAug. 7 -- Jane Eyre (2011)

Published on Monday, July 16, 2012

Photo of the cover of "Grand Avenues"The Georgetown Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. by Scott W. Berg.

Grand Avenues is about Pierre Charles L'Enfant's life, his infamous ego, and the challenges he faced when planning D.C.

Favorite Food Movies

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10 - Big Night
United States, 1996, 109 minutes, Rated R
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

July 17 - Chocolat
France, 2001, 121 minutes, Rated PG-13
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village and shake up the rigid morality of the community in the process.

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We have an array of materials to help you enjoy summer. You'll find books on grilling, entertaining, hiking, tennis and more in the west room on the first floor. All materials are available for check-out!

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.