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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?

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:

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

French market fête

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

Photograph of Edith Piaf

April Film Series

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Photograph of Mike Leigh from the AP Image file

Mike Leigh is one of Britain's most renowned contemporary film directors. His work is known for its sensitivity to the lives of everyday people. He won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival and several actors have received film's highest honors for roles in his films. We will show three of his more recent films in April. All screenings begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

Free & open to the public.

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nick MannDr. Benjamin Parks, the main character of Nick Mann's 2013 novel, Forgetful, seems to be thriving. But his professional success as a consultant and Howard University instructor is complicated by his personal life. His marriage is strained, and he fears he may be developing symptoms of dementia. How will he cope with these challenges? And how will they transform him?

Listen to original works by area poets

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Herb Guggenheim