Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

William Shakespeare in SunglassesJoin us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library as we present A Midsummer Day's Reading, a group reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream on the day on which the action within the play begins: June 21, also known as midsummer.

Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014

A winner reads her poemThis Spring, young writers participated in the Georgetown Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. The judges had a tough time selecting winners from the eighty five entries to the contest. The First Place Winners received a quill pen with ink and a blank book. Second Place winners received a blank book for poetry writing.  Below are the winning poems. Congratulations to all the winners!

First Place in the 6-9 Age Group: Sun and Moon by Anna
Hot, fierce
Burning, tanning, blazing
Orange, yellow……… white, black
Glowing, evolving, cycling
Black, heartless

Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

The House of MirthThe Georgetown Book Club is celebrating the first month of DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program, Literary Elements, by recalling traditional summer reading lists and assigning ourselves a classic novel: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.

Crafts and Snacks in the Teen Space

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

Duct Tape Wallet

Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 

Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends.                                     
We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Tuesday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Ages 13-19

June 9th - June 16th, 2014

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

Laura Baxter - Opera SingerThe Georgetown Library will host a marathon reading of James Joyce's ULYSSES.  Considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time, ULYSSES will be read aloud in its entirety at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library beginning June 9 and continuing through June 16, 2014. Herb Guggenheim, local poet and author, will facilitate the event.

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Author Melissa Guion stopped by Georgetown Neighborhood Library to sign her book Baby Penguins Everywhere and added a few extra penguins to our copy! Perched on the title page, three adorable baby penguins now reside exclusively at Georgetown Neighborhood Library.  

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Bike with BooksBike to Work Day is May 16.

On your way in to or out from work come into the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and get a free book to keep.  We’ll have a selection of donated good reads looking for a home and some refreshments to keep you going.

Just visit the first floor information desk, show us your bike helmet and get a book to take home - no library fees attached!

May Film Series

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014

We will screen four films in honor of Older Americans Month this May. All films begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room. Please contact for information and details about the selected titles. Films will be shown on the following dates:

National Poetry Month at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Edna Small - PoetIf you love contemporary poetry, then come listen to the Poets on the Fringe, a group of local poets who celebrate National Poetry Month by reading their poems at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
Poetry readings have been popular through the decades all over the world. Poets have met in salons, pubs, coffeehouses, and universities. And here they are, meeting in libraries, to continue the tradition of delivering poems both on platform and on the page.

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Earlier this month, an epic battle of wits took place at the Georgetown Library. In a trivia showdown, contestants tested their knowledge of all things Star Wars and Origami Yoda to see who would be the ultimate master.