Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thanks to everyone who made this such a wonderful day for the patrons of the newly-improved Georgetown library, and to all the patrons who stopped by, especially all the children who went to the  library on their teacher workday!  For more pictures from our opening day, check out our facebook page.

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The newly renovated Georgetown Library is open.  Join us for a fun-filled Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Oct 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Face painting, Washington National Opera, life size "Libropoly" game on historic Georgetown, and musical performances are just some of the activities slated for this weekend's event.  See full schedule of events.

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

While we love for you to walk by the library and gaze at the construction from the sidewalk, the Georgetown staff has a request to make of our patrons who have been visiting the R Street branch.  Please stop returning materials in the (not yet set up) book
drop and handing them to the construction workers.

This is a
construction site, not a working library, and we will be unable to check
your materials in until the October 18. As part of the DC Public Library,
materials from Georgetown can be returned to any public library in the District.

Also, materials handed to non-library staff may be lost or misplaced before we get our system set up and will remain on your account. 

Published on Monday, October 4, 2010

boxes of AV materialsDespite some rain-related delivery delays, rest assured that your Georgetown staff is working hard to make sure that our library is as fabulous as possible when it opens on October 18.  We are particularly excited about all the new copies of classic materials that are coming in by the truckload.  Any gaps that existed in our interim collection should be filled in by the boxes and boxes of fresh new materials that we are receiving!
To see dozens of pictures of the moving process and get daily updates, subscribe to the "DC Public Library Georgetown Branch" Facebook page. 

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Picture of construction at Georgetown LibraryWant to get the latest news on our progress setting up the new Georgetown Library?  Check out our new Facebook page, DC Public Library Georgetown Branch, where we will post pictures and updates as they happen. 

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010

The Georgetown Interim Library is closed.  The NEW Georgetown Library at 3260 R Street, N.W. opens Monday, Oct. 18. 

Holds can be picked up at Palisades Neighborhood Library located at 4901 V Street, N.W.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Party on Sat., October 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Fun programs, entertainment, prizes and more!

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

book coverJoin the Georgetown Book Club for its very last meeting at the interim location before we move to Book Hill Park.  On Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. we will discuss English novelist David Mitchell's newest work of historical fiction, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.  The novel, which is set in eighteenth-century Japan, was long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.  We hope you can join us!  For more information, call Maria at 724-8783. 

Free Back Issues of Magazines and Newspapers

Published on Monday, August 23, 2010

If you've passed by Wisconsin and R in the last few weeks, you've probably noticed that the Georgetown Library is nearing completion.  Though we don't have an exact date yet for our move, we've started getting ready to shift all of our materials up the hill.  Since we won't be able to take many back issues of magazines and newspapers with us, we're giving them away to you!  By the door to the interim, we've got boxes full of newspapers like The New York Times and the Georgetowner, and magazines from A to Z such as Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Esquire, The Nation, and more.  They are going quickly, so come and get some -- as many as you want to carry -- before they are gone!

Book Discussion August 19

Published on Monday, August 2, 2010

book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks If you've taken upper level science classes in the past few decades, you've surely heard of HeLa cells.  The first immortal line of cells, they have been used in experiments and research that has led to invaluable scientific discoveries.  But the story of the woman that they were taken from is rife with racism and injustice. 

Published on Saturday, July 31, 2010

Join us Tuesday, August 3 at 4 p.m. to make beaded suncatcher ornaments in silver, gold, and other colors as well!  Afterward, check out some of our books on beading.  This program is intended for teens, but older children (9+) who are interested may attend as well.