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Published on Thursday, July 7, 2011

Want to join a book club?  Summer is the perfect time! We'll be reading two recent books by first-time novelists in the upcoming weeks. 

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Georgetown Library has an iTunes gift card,
That could be won by you!

If you want a chance to win that iTunes gift card all you have to do is:

a)    Submit your poem to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library via e-mail or Facebook
b)    Make sure that the poem is better than the one above
c)    Be a teenager

The contest runs until August 5.

The winner will be announced on August 8, and the winning poem will be published on the Georgetown Library’s Facebook page and on the DC Public Library’s website.

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Want to get a workout while having fun?  Now you can!

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Georgetown Neighborhood Library and the Glover Park Washington Sports Club are proud to present this one-of-a-kind fitness opportunity.  For those who are unfamiliar, Zumba is a type of exercise that infuses world music and dance.  This class will be taught by one of Washington Sports Club’s experienced trainers.

Where? Georgetown Neighborhood Library
When? Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m.
How Much? Free!


Published on Friday, May 20, 2011

Philip Roth just won the Nemesis book cover2011 Man Booker International Prize, and our book club will be having a timely discussion of his latest novel, Nemesis, on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. 

Nemesis tells the World War II-era story of Bucky, a young man who cannot fight alongside his peers because of his poor eyesight.  When a crippling polio epidemic hits his New Jersey town, he wages a private war against the disease that takes on overtones of his country's struggle.  

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011

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What do the films Psycho, Gone with the Wind, Dr. Strangelove and Forrest Gump all have in common?

All are included in the American Film Institute’s 100 Years… 100 Movies list.

Starting in May, Georgetown Neighborhood Library is counting down AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies list! They will all be shown in the lower level meeting room Tuesdays.

Published on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Join us on Tuesday, April 26, for our special Children's Day/Book Day story time and concert! Our friends from Language Stars will start us off with a Spanish language story time, followed by a special concert featuring songs from the new album Olé & Play! The Songs of Isabella & Ferdinand: Spanish Language Adventures. The fun starts at 4 p.m. See you there!

Read more about Language Stars and Isabella and Ferdinand Spanish Language Adventures.

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.