Neighborhood Library

Come learn about science at the library this summer

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Boy with test tubesDo you have a budding scientist who is a rising 2nd-6th grader in your house?  Come to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to sign him or her up for Science In the Summer!

Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different.  Discover why cells are important for life.  Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals.  Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.

Science in the Summer will be held from July 14-17 at the following times:

1:30-2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)

Georgetown Book Club's July Selection

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

The Good Lord Bird"This drummer weren't nothing special. He was a stooped, skinny feller, fresh off the prairie, smelling like buffalo dung, with a nervous twitch in his jaw and a chin full of ragged whiskers."

Summer Reading Contest

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Georgetown's Children's Librarians are risking getting hit by water balloons in a Summer Reading competition with kids.   Ms. Jess, Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy and Ms. Ruth are tracking the hours they spend reading between June 1 and August 31.  Any Summer Reading participant who spends more time reading this summer gets to pelt the librarians they've beaten with water balloons at our End of Summer Reading Party. Competition is fierce, and as it now stands, staff are going to be getting pretty wet. Can YOU read more than a Librarian?  
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2-D is so over.

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

3D Printed object from marymactavish on Flickr.Can’t make it over to MLK? Get ready as one of DCPL’s 3-D printers hits the road and comes to Georgetown!  Are you curious about 3D printing and the basics behind this evolving technology? Wondering what the hype is all about? Want to design your own object with rapid prototyping?

Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and DC Public Library’s own Digital Commons as they bring our newest technology to you where you are – in Georgetown! The Digital Commons will be here in Georgetown both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12. They will be hosting several workshops during the weekend including: 

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Read This SummerDC Public Library Summer Reading is back, and all ages are invited to get in on the fun!

Check out the following programs, all of which feature multiple prizes:
Read With Me - For children ages birth-5.
Fizz, Boom, Read - For children ages 6-12.
Spark a Reaction - For teens ages 13-19.  

Mary Sesso and Daniel Orange

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

book of grassLocal Poets meet at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read from their works.  Featured poets for June are DANIAL ORANGE and MARY SESSO. 

From haiku to him-hop, Danial Orange playfully mixes genres to explore themes such as love, art, spirituality, and social justice.  He has twice been featured on WRTR ( Real Talk Radio) and recently performed at the Play-Diem Festival in New York's Central Park

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fizz Boom ReadThe Georgetown Children's Room will be holding our Summer Reading Kickoff for children ages 6-12 on Thursday, June 5 at 4 p.m.  There will for games, fun and prizes!  Children can sign up for our summer reading program Fizz Boom Read and Science in the Summer.  We hope that every child that frequents the Georgetown Library will be able to make it, but if you can't, kids can sign up for Summer Reading or Science in the Summer at any time in the Children's Room.

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This (slightly belated) month on "A Librarian Bakes": we head back to one library associate's Southern roots with a classic recipe for from-scratch coconut cake. What could go wrong?

As the cookbook review crew began mulling over recipe choices for May, we knew that we wanted to produce something light, fresh, and reminiscent of sunny days to celebrate the fact that DC was finally warming up to summer. And what better choice than something featuring fresh coconut? Not only is it tropical, fruity, and delicious, it also has a convenient year-round growing season. Plus, an informal survey confirmed that 100% of reasonable, non-allergic people are OK with coconut cake. We had a winner.

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