Neighborhood Library

Cherry Blossoms

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Branch of cherry blossoms.Nature lovers delight! We will make origami cherry blossom branches on Thursday, April 5th at 7 p.m. All materials provided. This family-friendly event is open to all ages.

Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We keep hearing that we must read Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning masterwork Midnight's Children, but it is really long! And complex! So we are going to do somethinbook cover g we've never done before in the three-year history of the Georgetown Book Club... spread a book out over two months.

April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
At this first meeting we will discuss roughly the first half of the novel, from the beginning through the chapter titled "Alpha and Omega." Feel free to read more, but no discussing the ending until May!

Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lorax with trufulla Celebrate all things Seuss and the love of reading with stories and crafts.

Tuesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m.

An Opera Lecture/Demonstration for All Ages

Published on Monday, March 12, 2012

Madame Evanti dressed as Rosina in Barber of SevilleLearn about two exceptional black women of D.C., Mary Cardwell Dawson and Madame Lillian Evanti, who made history and international news, in crossing a barrier of footlights in the opera world.

The program will include musical selections from Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, performed by Washington National Opera artists, and will highlight Washington, D.C., cultural history and local historic African-American accomplishment in opera.

All ages.

Wednesday, March 21, at 4 p.m.

Published on Monday, March 12, 2012

Photograph of six teenagersAll and any teens who want to talk about teen issues with other teens are invited to our Teen Club. 

We will meet after school (4 p.m.) in the YA area upstairs.  The Teen Club is an informal group for ages 14 and up.

Published on Saturday, March 10, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Georgetown Library is celebrating with “Miss Ella’s Playhouse,” a jazzy story time, Tuesday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m.

Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Graphic Novel club will meet on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

We will continue our discussion of American Born Chinese and Houdini: the Handcuff King.

See you soon!

"People of the Book"

Published on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Join the Georgetown Book Club on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Geraldine Brook's historical novel, People of the Book.
From the book's description: In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old book, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up.
Join us to discuss this exciting title! Questions or suggestions can be sent to

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Books now take many forms.  Explore some of the more current versions at the Georgetown Library on Saturday, March 10.  From 10 a.m. to noon, we will host an "e-reader petting zoo" and provide help with downloading library e-books or audio books to your e-reader or other portable device. 

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 smart phone.

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Georgetown Library will host a Read-In "Seuss-a-thon" on Saturday, March 10, beginning with a story time at 10:30 a.m. Families are invited to share their favorite Dr. Seuss (or other) book. Readings, crafts and refreshments will take place throughout the day.

This event is for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages!