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Georgetown Book Club's May Selection

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

The LowlandAs children in India in the 1960s, brothers Udayan and Subhash Mitra are close and spend their days exploring their neighborhood in Calcutta and sharing adventures. However, as they come of age, Udayan develops a commitment to radical politics that Subhash does not share.

A Japanese Cultural Presentation for kids

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Japan in a suit caseJapan-In-A-Suitcase is a fun and interactive cultural presentation about Japan for 6- to 12-year-olds.

It will be held in the Georgetown Meeting Room on April 22 at 4 p.m. 

This program is presented by the National Association of Japan-America Society

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Join us for our annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.  This eggstra special story time will include songs, snacks and crafts featuring eggs and bunnies.  Fun for ages 3-8.  Come hop into spring with us! 

Book Hill French Market

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Celebrate spring and enjoy the festivities of the annual Book Hill French Market ... and visit the library! We have planned two days of special programs in cooperation with the Alliance Française of Washington. The activities of the French Market Fête will held at the library on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th.

Friday, April 25th

  • Guitar concert, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Mini-classes (French language) for adults & children, noon - 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 26th

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

The Graphic Novel Book Club had a blast from the past this month. Discussing Bluffton by Matt Phelan, we dug deeper into the life of Buster Keaton and the hijinks of vaudeville. Set in a small town where Buster and other vaudevillians would stay for the summer, Bluffton is about Buster’s life as seen from an outsider’s perspective, the perspective of a young resident of Bluffton, Henry. To Henry, growing up in vaudeville seems ideal, but does he really know what it’s like?

Free classes!

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ClipArt of a group of peopleJoe Ryan is the managing principal of He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets. His expertise includes career management and transition, executive development and coaching, executive search and human resources development.

... And so can you!

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Poetry is BOSS."
"Poetry is boring."
"Poetry is...surprising?"

It's complicated. So over. The best thing since prose. Everybody's got a different idea about poetry: what it 'means', whether it's 'good'. And for one month each year, we set aside some time to tackle this most difficult, yet potentially rewarding of subjects.

That's right -- April is National Poetry Month, and Georgetown Neighborhood Library is celebrating the season with a series of poetry readings and related events. It's a special chance to come by the library and hear from a wide variety of area poets, each with their own unique style and perspective. But how often do you get a chance to join the conversation--to share your thoughts and feelings in the form of your own poetry?

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Finishing Line Press Poets

April is a month of special occasions, from National Poetry Month to Earth Day. So what better way is there to celebrate the season than a locally-sourced poetry reading? On Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., join our panel of D.C.-area poets from regional publisher Finishing Line Press:

Free monthly classes

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Have you ever felt confused by so-called nutritional advice? Do you wonder how to buy a healthy diet without breaking the bank? Join Sapna on May 28th for a grocery store tour. Participants will receive a gift card.

Then bring yourself to our upcoming nutrition classes taught by Sapna Batheja, MS, RD, LD -- the Community Educator for UDC's Center for Diet, Nutrition and Health. We will meet once a month on Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., and the classes are free.

Please contact for information/registration.

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MedlinePlusLooking for a website where you can find reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and wellness?

Join us for a hands-on tutorial on MedlinePlus, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) website full of information on medical conditions and procedures, prescription and over-the-counter medications, healthy lifestyle choices and more! 

The tutorials, which last approximately one hour, will take place: