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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!

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Graphic Novel club will meet on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.  We will talk about American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and Houdini: the Handcuff King by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi.  Extra copies of both items are available for check-out.  You may pick them up at the library near the circulation desk.  See you soon!

The Sandman Vols. 6 & 7

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

The Georgetown Library's Graphic Novel Club will meet on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. We will discuss the 6th and 7th volumes from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. Copies of both items -- Fables and Reflections (Vol. 6) and Brief Lives (Vol. 7) -- are available for check out at the library near the circulation desk. See you there!

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

This month the Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  Set in Hitler's Berlin of 1933, Larson recounts the experiences of the American ambassador to Germany and his scandalous daughter. Please note that there is a novel with a very similar title and subject matter by Jeffery Deaver.  However, we will talk about Larson's book only. We will meet on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m.  No registration required; extra copies of the book are available for check-out near the circulation desk.
Photo of the cover of Larson's book. 

Paper Cranes

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

The Origami Club will meet on Thursday, March 15th at 4 p.m.  Learn to make paper cranes and paper crane mobiles. 
All ages are welcome to attend.  Registration is not required, and previous experience is not necessary. 
The library will provide the materials.
Photo of a paper crane mobile.

An Opera Lecture/Demonstration for Children

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Learn 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 accomplishments in opera.

African american woman singing
Please join us Friday, February 17, at 1 p.m. in the Children’s Room /Lower Level Meeting Room.

Space is limited. Please call 202-727-0232 to register.

Ages 8 to 12.

Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

Ken BurnsCome celebrate African-American History Month by learning about the war that changed the lives of African-Americans. The Georgetown Library will present the multi-part PBS series by Ken Burns every Thursday at 4 p.m. starting February 2. For more information, please call 202-727-0257.

Feb. 2       Episode 1  "The Cause, 1861"
Feb. 9       Episodes 2 & 3   "A Very Blood Affair" and "Forever Free, 1862"
Feb. 16     Episodes 4 & 5  "Simply Murder" and "The Universe of Battle, 1863"
Feb. 23     Episodes 6 & 7  "Valley of the Shadow of Death" and "Most Hallowed Ground, 1864"