This May marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival 17-year-old George Peabody's in Georgetown with his older uncle and their establishment of a dry goods store on Bridge Street, today's M Street. Over the decades, Mr. Peabody became a multi-millionaire and in 1867 donated $15,000 to establish a library in Georgetown. We will celebrate the anniversary and the return of his fully restored portrait -- damaged in the 2007 Georgetown Library fire -- with an author talk every Thursday in May, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. The authors scheduled are:
Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer—preferably at the same time?Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the Georgetown and Tenley branches of the DC Public Library that meets the last Wednesday of each month. We meet at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St.
Join the Graphic Novels Club at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. We will discuss The Kindly Ones on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Kindly Ones is Volume 9 in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series! The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Library
The Friends of the Georgetown Library proudly present their Spring Book Sale at the Georgetown Library (corner of Wisconsin and R. St. NW) on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. Special features will include a large selection of children's books, fiction, non-fiction, history and rare books. In addition, there will be lots of DVDs and CDs as well as foreign language books. Of particular interest, there will be a collection of renowned artist Robin Hill's rare books on Australian natural history and exploration.
April is Jazz Appreciation month and to celebrate the Georgetown Children's Room is highlighting "Jazz Baby" by Lisa Wheeler. This book is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners, it offers an array of rhythms and rhyming and offers a great way to interact with your child through repetition.
Come join the fun! Origami lovers and the just plain curious are invited to our May workshop on Thursday, May 10th at 7 p.m. We will make origami boxes. These little boxes are the perfect size for candies and other trinkets (like a May basket). The library will provide the materials. Also, all ages and all skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required, but you may direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have an extensive collection of green advice books on display at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. These how-to books offer instructions on everything from reducing your carbon footprint to hosting an environmentally-friendly wedding. The display is on the first floor near the circulation desk.