Get ready to get down!
Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummers.
Ages birth to five.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is proud to present author Sam Reed with her exciting debut Young Adult novel, Fair to Hope.
The book is about a brown girl and a midnight boy who are the tools of Armageddon, as secret societies battle for control of souls. Their destined death-fight will pitch the power of love against the certainty of fate, and result in either the damnation or salvation of us all.
The Washington English Center in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, will offer free English Conversation Classes to adults by qualified and trained volunteer teachers from WEC.Mondays (except August 2016) and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library
3260 R Street NW
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be the showing the film, Ghostbusters on October 31, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Watch as three unemployed parapsychologists, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and their friend, Winston Zeddemore battle ghosts throughout New York City. As the world is threatened by the god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian, these Ghostbusters must do everything to not let this happen.
Please come and celebrate Halloween with us.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility. Interested in more events like this? Check out the rest of our Winter Wellness Workshop Series!
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. Interested in more events like this? Check out the rest of our Winter Wellness Workshop Series!
November class schedule: 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29
**No class on Tuesday, 11/8**
The upcoming holiday season: a time of joy, laughter, and celebration, right? That's often the case, but the truth is, the winter holidays can also be a stressful, busy, and tiring time -- to say nothing of the sniffle-inducing potential the colder weather brings. That's why the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is bringing you Winter Wellness Workshops this November and December: a series of free drop-in programs designed to help you relax, re-balance, and reclaim your mental and emotional well-being. Interested yet? Click the links below to learn more, or send us an email!
David Newcomb, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Join David for this engaging and transformative workshop.
Thursday November 3, 2016 7 p.m.
The Interactivity Foundation and Culture Saves in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown Branch, present a performance and discussion on the future of culture and the arts. Q & A with the artists and small group discussions follow the artistic performance.
Sundays November 6 and 13, 2016. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
"There is poetry and heartbreak on every page of Adam Johnson's extraordinary short story collection, Fortune Smiles," writes the National Book Foundation in praise of the title that they honored with the
France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library Library is proud to host art historian Vanessa Badré's series France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of art. Focusing on 17th-19th century French history, the series touches on the complex web of socio-geopolitical issues of the age.
All events begin at 7 p.m.
For more information:
Some readers cannot get enough poetry, and DC Public Library owns many great anthologies of poetry for children, teens, and adults. Oftentimes, a poem can tell a story that can be beautiful, heartbreaking, or moving, all within a few lines, whereas in other cases, several short poems can become a novel in verse. All of these novels are written for a young adult audience, and they span a variety of settings, time periods, and topics.
Join art historian Vanessa Badre, as she leads a series of discussions on the history of French garden design, beginning at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of English, Georgetown University
Professor David Hoof continues with the second stage of his lecture series on novel writing - "Developing a Plot".
A plot is not a story outline. Developing a plot is part of the process of revision in which the first draft is edited with an eye to how the original presentation of a story satisfies the dramatic requirements imposed by readers. These include defining beginning, middle and end to all story intervals, down to the level of scenes and, sometimes, to beats as well.
Charismatic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite and stunning Mathilde meet when both are students at Vassar. Soon, they marry, working together to make it in New York City and eventually achieving success. While these are the basics of their story, though, they are far from the whole truth.