Join the Georgetown Book Club at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 to discuss Anatomy of a Disappearance, a novel by Libyan author Hisham Matar. This novel is a companion to Matar’s debut, In the Country of Men, which was shortlisted for a Man Booker Prize. If you need a copy of the book, stop by the reference desk on the 2nd floor. Questions? E-mail Maria.Rosensweig@dc.gov
Published on Monday, October 24, 2011
Have you enjoyed Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple on TV but never read the originals? Or did you read them so long ago that you've forgotten who murdered Roger Ackroyd? We have fresh, new copies of many Christie classics. Check them out and when you have read them all, browse our Read-a-Likes or ask the librarians for recommendations.
Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Georgetown Library presents a three-part meditation course “Meditation for Inner and Outer Peace.” The 90-minute interactive classes are conducted by Science of Spirituality, an international, multi-faith organization dedicated to love, unity and peace. The classes take place in the library’s large meeting room on Saturdays: October 8, 15, and 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The sessions are cumulative, and attending all three is highly recommended. All sessions are free and open to the public.
Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Celebrate the freedom to read at the Georgetown Library on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. Actors from The Georgetown Theatre Company will read banned works from authors such as Aldous Huxley, Oscar Wilde, Percy Shelley and even our venerated Shakespeare.
Please join us for readings from classic novels, plays and poetry as we mark Banned Book Week with this fun and informative presentation. A discussion of why specific works have been banned will follow, and refreshments will be served. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the Georgetown Library Terrace (sun) or in the large meeting room (rain).
Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Join the Georgetown Library Book Club and DC Reads Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Other Wes Moore, Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore's real-life story of two kids with the same name growing up in the same decaying city.
Published on Saturday, September 24, 2011
Congratulations to Tanya Horwitz, the winner of our Teen Poetry Contest. Our judges loved her poem "Thursdays."
Tanya will receive an iTunes gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The flamboyant Harvard graduate
The dark lady with the soft baby face
The old Irish woman
The pretty blonde girl
The emerald-eyed enigma with the caramel-dipped melody in her voice
who always comes late
who wears a ring on the middle finger of her left hand.
And me. The child.
Maybe your father died on Sunday, but you came here anyway.
Maybe you’re trying to get over the fact that the microwave at your office broke this afternoon and that you had to eat your lunch cold.
Maybe you got a DUI last winter, and that’s why, at age 39, you need to ask for rides.
Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The fall program schedule will begin the week of September 25th as follows:
Baby Time for Infants and Toddlers
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Published on Friday, September 9, 2011
The Georgetown Library will open on time on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011
Please join us on Thursday, September 15, from 2- 5 p.m. for library card sign-ups, prizes, crafts and more. We’ll kick off with Music Time for the infants and toddlers. Enjoy movies of your favorite back-to-school books, and help make our “Best School Year Ever!” banner. Sign up for a library card, and meet our library staff for refreshments throughout the afternoon.
2 p.m. Music Time for infants and toddlers
3:30 p.m. Welcome back to school/Welcome back to the library! movies
4:30 p.m. “Best School Year Ever” banner