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National Poetry Month at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Edna Small - PoetIf you love contemporary poetry, then come listen to the Poets on the Fringe, a group of local poets who celebrate National Poetry Month by reading their poems at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
Poetry readings have been popular through the decades all over the world. Poets have met in salons, pubs, coffeehouses, and universities. And here they are, meeting in libraries, to continue the tradition of delivering poems both on platform and on the page.

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Earlier this month, an epic battle of wits took place at the Georgetown Library. In a trivia showdown, contestants tested their knowledge of all things Star Wars and Origami Yoda to see who would be the ultimate master.

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome to A Librarian Bakes! This blog series will celebrate all of the many cookbooks the library has to offer on our shelves. We will feature a monthly post on a recipe within the library collection, which is then baked and reviewed by the staff at Georgetown. We will focus specifically on baking since, lets be honest, many of us at Georgetown enjoy our dessert! The recipes will be brought in to share at our branch where we’ve got a variety of hungry taste testers! This month we went vegan with a new acquisition on the library shelves Isa Does It!

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

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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?