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David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell

Published on Monday, June 14, 2010

Humorous author David Sedaris, whose work includes Holidays

Green and Levithan on "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"

Published on Monday, June 14, 2010

Will Grayson, Will GraysonCome and check out John Green and David Levithan's new book Will Grayson, Will Grayson. John Green and David Levithan will be discussing their new book at Politics and Prose later this month.

Stieg Larsson's Newest Mystery

Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010

cover of Girl Who Kicked the hornet The last book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy was released on Tuesday, and we'll be getting our copies in soon!  Since every mystery lover wants a copy, make sure to put yourself down on the waiting list before it is hundreds of people long.  You can either place a hold over the phone, online, or in person. 
If you prefer an audio version, you can download a WMA file of the book straight from our website.  You need a computer with a Windows operating system, but after downloading it in Windows, you can transfer to an iPod or other portable device. 

Published on Saturday, May 22, 2010

barnes and noble nookDid you know that you can use the library to check out e-books for your Nook or Sony E-Reader, and audiobooks for your iPod for free from the library? 

This Saturday, we'll be hosting a program where you can learn to
download audio books, e-books, music, movies and more straight to your home computer. All you need to get books from home is Internet access
and a library card number. Many books and albums can even be transferred to your e-reader, smartphone or iPod!

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Did you know all the great things you can do at any DC Public library?

1. Got a mobile music device? We have audiobooks you can download from the Web site – about 6,000 of them, with new titles constantly being added. We were also the first library system in the country to offer iPod-compatible downloadable audiobooks.

2. There’s a lot of fun free stuff to do in this city – some of it is even at the library. For example, the West End
location offers Qijong, Tango and Yoga Meditation programs. Around the corner, we’re setting up a series of beverage-making workshops called “Brew ‘n Book” and planning a Saturday bicycle tour of some different downtown libraries.

3. Are you part of the Twitterati? We’re tweeting. Join 1,600 others following us @dcpl.

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paul Revere's Midnight RideCome and have a fun time learning about American history through pictures of America! All ages are welcome at this artsy event.

Published on Monday, May 3, 2010

child with fancy cupcakeOn Saturday, our neighbor Georgetown Cupcake helped us pull off a great event at the library.  They donated cupcakes, frosting, and decorations, and an expert cupcake decorator taught us how to make our own pretty edible designs.  So thank you Georgetown Cupcake for providing this wonderful experience for library patrons!

Published on Friday, April 30, 2010

Don't miss this chance to purchase a signed copy of Kitty Kelley's new Oprah: A Biography newest book and support the renovation of the Georgetown Library at the same time!  On Saturday, May 1, Kitty Kelley will be signing her new release at the Proper Topper in Georgetown from 2-4 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit
the Peabody Collection, which is the Georgetown Library's collection of historical Georgetown Documents. Donations will also be
collected and an anonymous donor has offered to double any other donations, so if you are thinking of giving to Georgetown, now is the time!

Decorating 101

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Picture of a cupcake

Join Georgetown Cupcake at the Georgetown Interim Library on May 1 at 2 p.m. as they teach Cupcake Decorating 101! Supplies are limited. For more information, call 202-724-8783 or 202-724-8810.

Early Literacy Program for Parents and Caregivers

Published on Monday, April 26, 2010

Come sign up for the S.T.A.R. (Sing, Talk, and Read) Program at Georgetown Interim Library starting May 1st at 10:30a.m. The program is designed for the parent, grandparent, or caregiver with children 3 to 5 years old to get them ready to read. Spaces are limited so please inquire within. (202) 724-8810/(202) 724-8783