Neighborhood Library

Read-In: It's a Book. . . Or Is It?

Books now take many forms.  Explore some of the more current versions at the Georgetown Library on Saturday, March 10.  From 10 a.m. to noon, we will host an "e-reader petting zoo" and provide help with downloading library e-books or audio books to your e-reader or other portable device. Bring your device and your library card number with you.  Also, bring your laptop if you need help downloading onto a dedicated e-reader such as a Kindle, Nook or an mp3 player that is not also a smart phone.

DC Read-In: Seuss-a thon

The Georgetown Library will host a Read-In "Seuss-a-thon" on Saturday, March 10, beginning with a story time at 10:30 a.m. Families are invited to share their favorite Dr. Seuss (or other) book. Readings, crafts and refreshments will take place throughout the day.This event is for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages!

Graphic Novel Club: Next Meeting

The Graphic Novel club will meet on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.  We will talk about American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and Houdini: the Handcuff King by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi.  Extra copies of both items are available for check-out.  You may pick them up at the library near the circulat

Graphic Novel Club

The Sandman Vols. 6 & 7

The Georgetown Library's Graphic Novel Club will meet on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. We will discuss the 6th and 7th volumes from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. Copies of both items -- Fables and Reflections (Vol. 6) and Brief Lives (Vol.

Non-Fiction Book Club

This month the Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  Set in Hitler's Berlin of 1933, Larson recounts the experiences of the American ambassador to Germany and his scandalous daughter. Please note that there is a novel with a very similar title and subject matter by Jeffery Deaver.  However, we will talk about Larson's book only.

Origami Club

Paper Cranes

The Origami Club will meet on Thursday, March 15th at 4 p.m.  Learn to make paper cranes and paper crane mobiles. All ages are welcome to attend.  Registration is not required, and previous experience is not necessary. The library will provide the materials.

Crossing a Barrier of Footlights

An Opera Lecture/Demonstration for Children

Learn about two exceptional black women of D.C., Mary Cardwell Dawson and Madame Lillian Evanti, who made history and international news in crossing a barrier of footlights in the opera world.The program will include musical selections from Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, performed by Washington National Opera artists and will highlight Washington, D.C., cultural history and local historic African-American accomplishments in opera.

"The Civil War" a Film By Ken Burns

Come celebrate African-American History Month by learning about the war that changed the lives of African-Americans. The Georgetown Library will present the multi-part PBS series by Ken Burns every Thursday at 4 p.m. starting February 2. For more information, please call 202-727-0257.Feb. 2       Episode 1  "The Cause, 1861"

Honey I Love: A Celebration of African-American History on Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Black History Month with poems, songs and stories of history and love.Tuesday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room/Lower Level Meeting Room.

Nonfiction Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea"

Join us Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  The library has extra copies available for check-out.