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2-D is so over.

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

3D Printed object from marymactavish on Flickr.Can’t make it over to MLK? Get ready as one of DCPL’s 3-D printers hits the road and comes to Georgetown!  Are you curious about 3D printing and the basics behind this evolving technology? Wondering what the hype is all about? Want to design your own object with rapid prototyping?

Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and DC Public Library’s own Digital Commons as they bring our newest technology to you where you are – in Georgetown! The Digital Commons will be here in Georgetown both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12. They will be hosting several workshops during the weekend including: 

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Read This SummerDC Public Library Summer Reading is back, and all ages are invited to get in on the fun!

Check out the following programs, all of which feature multiple prizes:
Read With Me - For children ages birth-5.
Fizz, Boom, Read - For children ages 6-12.
Spark a Reaction - For teens ages 13-19.  

Mary Sesso and Daniel Orange

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

book of grassLocal Poets meet at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read from their works.  Featured poets for June are DANIAL ORANGE and MARY SESSO. 

From haiku to him-hop, Danial Orange playfully mixes genres to explore themes such as love, art, spirituality, and social justice.  He has twice been featured on WRTR ( Real Talk Radio) and recently performed at the Play-Diem Festival in New York's Central Park

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fizz Boom ReadThe Georgetown Children's Room will be holding our Summer Reading Kickoff for children ages 6-12 on Thursday, June 5 at 4 p.m.  There will for games, fun and prizes!  Children can sign up for our summer reading program Fizz Boom Read and Science in the Summer.  We hope that every child that frequents the Georgetown Library will be able to make it, but if you can't, kids can sign up for Summer Reading or Science in the Summer at any time in the Children's Room.

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This (slightly belated) month on "A Librarian Bakes": we head back to one library associate's Southern roots with a classic recipe for from-scratch coconut cake. What could go wrong?

As the cookbook review crew began mulling over recipe choices for May, we knew that we wanted to produce something light, fresh, and reminiscent of sunny days to celebrate the fact that DC was finally warming up to summer. And what better choice than something featuring fresh coconut? Not only is it tropical, fruity, and delicious, it also has a convenient year-round growing season. Plus, an informal survey confirmed that 100% of reasonable, non-allergic people are OK with coconut cake. We had a winner.

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

William Shakespeare in SunglassesJoin us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library as we present A Midsummer Day's Reading, a group reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream on the day on which the action within the play begins: June 21, also known as midsummer.

Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014

A winner reads her poemThis Spring, young writers participated in the Georgetown Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. The judges had a tough time selecting winners from the eighty five entries to the contest. The First Place Winners received a quill pen with ink and a blank book. Second Place winners received a blank book for poetry writing.  Below are the winning poems. Congratulations to all the winners!

First Place in the 6-9 Age Group: Sun and Moon by Anna
Hot, fierce
Burning, tanning, blazing
Orange, yellow……… white, black
Glowing, evolving, cycling
Black, heartless

Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

The House of MirthThe Georgetown Book Club is celebrating the first month of DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program, Literary Elements, by recalling traditional summer reading lists and assigning ourselves a classic novel: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.

Crafts and Snacks in the Teen Space

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

Duct Tape Wallet

Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! 

Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends.                                     
We provide the materials, YOU provide the creativity!

Tuesday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Ages 13-19

June 9th - June 16th, 2014

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

Laura Baxter - Opera SingerThe Georgetown Library will host a marathon reading of James Joyce's ULYSSES.  Considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time, ULYSSES will be read aloud in its entirety at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library beginning June 9 and continuing through June 16, 2014. Herb Guggenheim, local poet and author, will facilitate the event.