Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

picture of the Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherThe Georgetown Neighborhood Library invites you to our new Nonfiction Book Club. Yes, it's nonfiction, but we promise you will not be bored.

At the first meeting (Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m.), we will discuss Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  Amy Chua's controversial account of raising children in a maelstrom of culture clash is sure to interest any reader interested in children, education or cultural differences.

Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. 

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, registering your library account or transferring library media to your e-book reader or MP3 player? 

Stop by the second floor conference room at lunchtime on Wednesday, and we'll get you sorted out.  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 smartphone.

Published on Friday, November 18, 2011

Having trouble keeping track of our various book clubs?  Subscribe to the Meetup pages for our Book Club and our Graphic Novel Club, and you'll never miss out on news of an upcoming meeting.  

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What are you thankful for?

Come share thanks with the Georgetown Public Library during our Thanksgiving story time!

The program will include storytelling, crafts, refreshments, and a movie.

When: Tuesday, November 22
Where: Georgetown Public Library, Children's Room
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011

The famous Georgetown Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the downstairs Meeting Room.  Special features will be a large selection of children's books, mythology, art and garden books.  In addition, there will be lots of DVDs and CDs as well as books in many languages, books on parenting, exercise and other "how-to's."  Of particular interest this year will be books autographed to a well known Georgetown celebrity plus the usual noted collection of rare books.  The Friends of the Georgetown Library are thrilled to be back at the book sale tables.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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

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.