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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:

Young Prose Book Group

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer—preferably at the same time?

Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the Georgetown and Tenley branches of the DC Public Library that meets the last Wednesday of each month. We meet at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St. NW.

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We are still busy counting down AFI's top 100 films of the last 100 years!  Here is what we'll be showing on Tuesday afternoons in May:

May 1 @ 6 p.m. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939-NR)
May 8 @ 5 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962-NR)
May 15 @ 6 p.m. Some Like it Hot (1959-NR)

May Meeting

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012

Our May selection is Gang Leader for a Day: a Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh. The findings from Gang Leader for a Day inspired parts of the bestseller Freakonomics. It is the account of a naive grad student and his experiences with street gangs in Chicago. Cover of "Gang Leader for a Day"We will meet on Thursday, May 24th at 7 p.m.

May Selection -- "The Sandman, Vol. 9"

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Join the Graphic Novels Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. We will discuss The Kindly Ones on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Kindly Ones is Volume 9 in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series! The event is free and open to the public.
Cover of the Kindly Ones

Sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Friends of the Georgetown Library proudly present their Spring Book Sale at the Georgetown Library (corner of Wisconsin and R. St. NW) on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.  Special features will include a large selection of children's books, fiction, non-fiction, history and rare books. In addition, there will be lots of DVDs and CDs as well as foreign language books. Of particular interest, there will be a collection of renowned artist Robin Hill's rare books on Australian natural history and exploration. The Friends of the Georgetown Library look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation month and to celebrate the Georgetown Children's Room is highlighting "Jazz Baby" by Lisa Wheeler. This book is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners, it offers an array of rhythms and rhyming and offers a great way to interact with your child through repetition.


jazz baby

May Workshop

Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Come join the fun! Origami lovers and the just plain curious are invited to our May workshop on Thursday, May 10th at 7 p.m. We will make origami boxes. These little boxes are the perfect size for candies and other trinkets (like a May basket). The library will provide the materials. Also, all ages and all skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required, but you may direct any questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.
Picture of an origami box

Check out our titles

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We have an extensive collection of green advice books on display at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. These how-to books offer instructions on everything from reducing your carbon footprint to hosting an environmentally-friendly wedding. The display is on the first floor near the circulation desk.
Stoplight on green with a signal for bicyclists to "go."

Published on Monday, March 26, 2012


In anticipation of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ riveting Hunger Games trilogy, the DC Public Library is partnering wi
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In celebration of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ riveting Hunger Games trilogy, DC Public Library is partnering with area food banks to call attention to child hunger in the District.
Georgetown Library Hosts a Hunger Action Station
*Bring low sodium canned and whole grain dry food items to be donated to Martha’s Table*

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