Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Don't forget that our music time is now at 2 p.m on Thursdays. We are making this change so that we serve both our younger clients and the school age children who come to the library to study and read. We hope that you can join us every Thursday.

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No novel got more press in 2010 than Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.  Did you, like so many critics, read it and declare it the contemporary great American novel?  Or did you agree with others who thought it was over hyped?  Come discuss your thoughts on the book with the Georgetown Book Club on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.  All readers are welcome!  book cover

Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Love a good whodunit?  Read a few mystery novels a week?  Seen all of Masterpiece Mystery?  Come join likeminded mystery lovers to share tips about favorite authors and series, as well as which TV and movie adaptations worked for you -- and which didn't. 
We will meet at the Georgetown Library at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3.  There will be a mystery novel trivia contest with prizes!

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Georgetown Neighborhood Library is celebrating Black History Month by hosting a Spike Lee Film Festival.  Every Tuesday in February Georgetown is screening a different Spike Lee film.   Please join us in celebrating the continuing career of this talented director/writer/actor.
Spike Lee photo by Hans ReitzemaThe films in this series are:

Published on Friday, January 14, 2011

Moon Over ManifestCome find out about this year's Newberry Award winner as well as several others honored at the 2011 Newberry Award Ceremony.

For further information, please call 202-727-0257.

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad coverWas
one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more?  Attend meetings of
the Georgetown Book Club, and you’ll read at least 12 great books this
year, plus have a chance to discuss them with your neighbors. 

We meet the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and read mostly contemporary literary fiction with an occasional popular nonfiction title thrown in. All book lovers (or aspiring book lovers) are welcome, as are people who just want to attend occasionally when the book appeals to them. 

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Between homework help and Family Chess Club, Thursday afternoons at Georgetown have gotten pretty popular.  To make sure that various programs do not overlap or interfere with students working on homework, we have decided to move Music Time for Babies and Toddlers to 2 p.m. starting in February.  Music Time will be held at 3:30 p.m. as it always has been for the rest of January. 
We hope that this does not cause any inconvenience and that all of our regulars keep attending.  Don't forget about our storytimes at 10:30 on Monday and Wednesday morning as well!

Published on Monday, December 20, 2010

Looking for a good book to read this winter? Please feel free to check out our latest arrivals, such as "Decoded" by Jay-Z or "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett. If your still undecided just ask one of our Librarians and they will be glad to help.

Published on Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas bells Actors from the Georgetown Theatre Company will present readings of favorite holiday poems, stories and fables at the Georgetown Library next Tuesday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m.
This free program is intended for all ages, though it might not appeal to very young children. 

Selections read will be chosen from the following beloved standards:

Published on Thursday, December 2, 2010

front cover of Half Broke HorsesIn 2005, Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks. The memoir concerns her unconventional upbringing, which took place all over the country, from the deserts of Arizona to a coal town in West Virginia. 

Last year, Walls published a new story, Half Broke Horses, which tells a fictionalized version of her grandmother's life as a cowgirl, flapper and landowner in Texas.  If you've read (or plan to read) either of these books, come join us in a casual discussion of them on Thursday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m.