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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. 

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010

The New York Times Book Review has released their annual picks for the 100 best books of the year.  If you've found yourself in a rut with your reading, you should be able to find something to interest you on the list, and of course most of these books are available through DCPL.  Just search the catalog at the top right of your screen. 
If you are looking around for a holiday gift for a child in your life, make sure to check out their children's book edition

Published on Friday, November 19, 2010

You can finally begin to unclutter your bookshelves (to make room for new acquisitions, naturally) and support your library at the same time.  Our Friends group is now ready to accept book donations for the library book sale.  Bring any books that are in good condition to our circulation desk for donation.  No textbooks please. 

Published on Saturday, October 30, 2010

November 18th author Shirley Perry will be here to discuss her new book.
                      
 "After Many Days: my life as a spy" 
After Many Days
                                                                                           

                                                                                           

Published on Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't forget to visit Georgetown Library through the month of November for family movies and fall craft projects.

                                                                  

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