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From Loss and Grief

Published on Friday, March 7, 2014

YelloflowerJoy - a state of wellbeing that one can sustain, is said to be our default state. We are nudged out of it through repeated losses, resulting in various states of grief.

Please join the two-day workshop -- on Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. -- offered by Carolyn J. Woodson, who will help us identify these losses that everyone experiences, and teach us ways to navigate through them back to happiness and joy.

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

FreegalJoin us on Wednesday, March 12 as we celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 9-15) and this year's theme, DIY @ your Library, with a party featuring streaming music from Freegal, demos of DC Public Library's new nonfiction streaming video service Access Videos on Demand, and pizza, soda and other snacks!

Drop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department anytime from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to enjoy!

Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction Writing

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Writing Workshops Sundays @ 2pmOn Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m., join us for the first in four writing workshops in March, Memoir Writing by Choloe Yelena Miller.

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Leprechaun jumping over goldCome join us in the Children's Room on Sunday, March 16 for an exciting St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

We will be starting at 1:30 p.m. with stories about St. Patrick, Leprechauns and gold.

This will be followed with a fun make your own Leprechaun Trap craft!

This program is suitable for children ages 5-12.

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014

iPad AirDo you need help accessing library e-books and e-audio? Have you heard about downloading magazines and music through the library but aren't sure how to do it? Are you interested in the library's latest streaming resources, such as Access Video on Demand?

Georgetown Book Club's March Selection

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SomeoneAt the beginning of Someone, narrator and heroine Marie Commeford describes a childhood encounter with a kind young neighbor. Within a handful of pages, Marie shifts her focus to an unsettling moment in her pregnancy years later. Then, she is back in her childhood, her father arriving home from work.

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BooksHomework help for teens will be provided in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Teen Department twice a week beginning in March 2014!

Come by on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. for free, personalized help in any subject, as well as information about library resources that can help you with your school work.  

If you cannot make it to the help sessions, but would still like some assistance with your work, please visit our Teen Homework Help website for free tutoring.

March Film Series

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

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Herstory: Women's Lives, the March Film Series, will show four films that explore the lives of women. Watch as mundane experiences are treated with humanity that lends necessary sympathy to ordinary people. All screenings are free and start at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.
  • Tuesday, March 4
  • Tuesday, March 11
  • Tuesday, March 18
  • Tuesday, March 25

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

Chloe Yelena MillerPlease join writer and writing teacher Chloe Yelena Miller for a memoir writing workshop on Sunday, March 9, 2–4 p.m.

In the workshop, Ms. Miller will teach you how to craft a scene. Since each scene should have a location, characters and plot, scenes will help you to build your memoir. You will focus on avoiding summary and, instead, placing the reader in a particular moment. There will be some in-class writing in response to prompts. You will have a chance to discuss your work and, if applicable, larger projects. Please bring pens and paper, or a charged laptop.

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

dollar heartStill recovering from Valentine's Day spending? Saving up to flee the late winter weather? Just looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon?

Then join us this Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 pm for Cheap Date at Georgetown Library: Music and a Matinee. We'll enjoy a performance by Georgetown University female a cappella group Harmony and a screening of Mike Mills' 2010 indie romance (rated R, 105 min.), and light refreshments will be served throughout.