Neighborhood Library

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:

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!