In 2005, Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks. The memoir concerns her unconventional upbringing, which took place all over the country, from the deserts of Arizona to a coal town in West Virginia.
The New York Times Book Review has released their annual picks for the 100 best books of the year. If you've found yourself in a rut with your reading, you should be able to find something to interest you on the list, and of course most of these books are available through DCPL. Just search the catalog at the top right of your screen.
You can finally begin to unclutter your bookshelves (to make room for new acquisitions, naturally) and support your library at the same time. Our Friends group is now ready to accept book donations for the library book sale. Bring any books that are in good condition to our circulation desk for donation. No textbooks please.
We have two fun and free movie series starting up at the Georgetown Library. On Mondays and Fridays at noon, we will be screening movies in our meeting room. Throughout November and December, our themes will be classic movies from the 1920s-'40s on Mondays and foreign films on Fridays. See the complete schedule for November and December below.Classic Movie Mondays
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.
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.
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,
Despite 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 t