Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Georgetown Book Club, which meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, wants more book lovers!  This month, we will be discussing the classic Brazilian novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado.  In May, the title is The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, which was recommended to us as a realistic novel about contemporary Egypt.   If you are interested in either of these titles, stop by the reference desk for a copy. 

But we also want your input about what we should be reading.  Is there a genre or author that would draw you to the library for discussions?  Let us know at the reference desk, or e-mail us

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good news for iPad owners (as well as those with iPods and iPhones who are able to read on tiny screens)!  The Overdrive application now allows library card holders to download Epub format books directly to their devices without any confusing workarounds. 

And the collection is fabulous.  Alongside the classics, popular new books that are available for a three-week download include:

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brooklyn book coverColm Toibin's 2009 novel, Brooklyn, is one of the most highly praised works of Irish literature in the last decade. It tells an archetypal story of Eilis, a young woman from a small, poor town in post-World War II Ireland, who immigrates to America in search of economic opportunity.   

Published on Friday, February 25, 2011

movie poster from Benjamin ButtonStarting in late March, the Georgetown Library will be screening some of your favorite movies based on your favorite books.  Join us Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for the following films, all rated PG-13. 

Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Washington D.C. chapter of Women's National Book Association will be sponsoring a panel discussion by local nationally renown authors on the ways in which food and how we consume it impact our health and well being on February 24, 2011 at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The panel will be moderated by Bonnie Benwick, Washington Post Deputy Food Editor. She will be discussing with leading food writers Teri Cochrane, Wenonah Hauter, Sheilah Kaufman and Louisa Peat O’Neil. For more information or to RSVP, contact Trudy Loo at

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library now accepts meeting room requests online! Meeting room applicants can visit to submit their requests, and we will respond to your application within three business days. You also continue to have the option to call us at 202-727-0232 to talk to somebody about the meeting rooms.

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: