Join us on Tuesday, April 26, for our special Children's Day/Book Day story time and concert! Our friends from Language Stars will start us off with a Spanish language story time, followed by a special concert featuring songs from the new album Olé & Play! The Songs of Isabella & Ferdinand: Spanish Language Adventures. The fun starts at 4 p.m. See you there!
The Georgetown Book Club, which meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, wants more book lovers! This month, we will be discussing the classic Brazilian novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado. In May, the title is The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, which was recommended to us as a realistic novel about contemporary Egypt. If you are interested in either of these titles, stop by the reference desk for a copy.
Good news for iPad owners (as well as those with iPods and iPhones who are able to read on tiny screens)! The Overdrive application now allows library card holders to download Epub format books directly to their devices without any confusing workarounds. And the collection is fabulous. Alongside the classics, popular new books that are available for a three-week download include:
Starting 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.
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.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library now accepts meeting room requests online! Meeting room applicants can visit http://dclibrary.org/services/meetingrooms 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.
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.
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!
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!