Neighborhood Library

November Film Series

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013

The November Film Series takes us to the city by the bay. The featured films are set in San Francisco. Two films in particular - The Joy Luck Club and Milk - pay homage to the city's culture and history. Simply enjoy the scenery or read about San Francisco life in Armistead Maupin's quintessential Tales of the City.

All screenings are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Peabody Room (third floor) as author Tim Krepp discusses his latest book, Ghosts of Georgetown.

The book is a lively look at the many hauntings that have taken place (and continue to do so!) in historic Georgetown.

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013
NOTE: This event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Azerbaijan girls

As part of the Muslim Journeys project, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library partners with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to celebrate the customs and culture of the beautiful country of Azerbaijan.  

There will be a short PowerPoint presentation. On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., learn about the Azerbaijan tea ceremony, the country's music, national dress and food.

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Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Photograph of Oak Hill Cemetery

Dr. Ruth Trocolli will discuss the archaeology of cemeteries (including those in Georgetown). Dr. Trocolli is the City Archaeologist for the District of Columbia.

Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. for a presentation with artifacts.

Free and open to the public.

All DC Public Libraries are now open on Sundays

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Please join us at the Georgetown Library on Sunday, Oct. 6 to celebrate extended hours at DC Public Library. We are now open 4 nights and 7 days a week. We will mark this historic occasion with an inaugural Sunday celebration from 2-4 p.m.  There will be refreshments, giveaways and activities for all ages:

Georgetown Book Club's October Selection

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

SnowIn Orhan Pamuk's 2002 novel, Snow, poet and political exile Ka returns to Turkey to attend his mother's funeral in Istanbul and, while there, he reconnects with an old friend who describes the political situation in the more remote town of Kars, where multiple young women have committed suicide after being prohibited from wearing their headscarves at school. The situation intrigues Ka, though perhaps not as much as his friend's other news: their old classmate İpek is also in Kars, and she is separated from her husband.

October Film Series

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
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Special Documentary Series

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

This October the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host Muslim Journeys, a special, month-long celebration of Islamic culture. Please join us for a special documentary film series. We will show four films about Islamic art and culture. All screenings are free and open to the public. Please note that the screenings are matinees.

A Muslim Journeys Panel Discussion

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim JourneysEver wonder what it would be like to be a Muslim serviceman or woman or first responder? Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion with the following Muslim individuals about their experiences serving in the United States.
  • Imam Talib Shareef, CMSgt, USAF-Retired and Resident Imam of Masjid Muhammad.
  • Colonel Dr. Baseemah Najeeullah, USAF, highest ranking female Muslim.
  • Command Sergeant Major, Sultan Muhammad, USA.
  • Sergeant Sherrelle Williams, Metropolitan Police Department.

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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