These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to five years old. Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Join us monthly for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well.
The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maker Month is here from July 5 to July 30!
On July 15th and Friday, July 29th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. join us as we do workshops on the themes for those two weeks, which are Fantasy and Engineering & Electronics.
Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult are invited to come join the fun.
No registration necessary.
For more info, visit dclibrary.org/makermonth.
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.
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.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club. We will be meeting at Palisades Library on Tuesday, August 2, at 1 p.m., to discuss Master and the Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. Please join us!
Moveable Feast - The Classics Reading Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings rotate between the Cleveland Park, Georgetown, and Palisades Neighborhood Libraries.
For more information, please contact:
Betsy (Cleveland Park) 202-282-3080
Jay (Georgetown) 202-727-0232
Friendships that go too far in Literary Fiction and Mystery
Tight-knit and exclusive, the groups of young people depicted in the following Literary Fiction and Mystery novels all become entangled to some extent with violence -- often of the fatal variety.
Formed for different reasons, these groups are similarly variable in their involvements in these acts of violence -- as well as in their members’ reactions, both immediate and ongoing.
Hushed in tone and steeped in medieval lore, Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 novel The Buried Giantfocuses on Axl and Beatrice, an aging married couple afflicted with the memory loss that has descended on the post-Arthurian England
The Georgetown Book Club is again replenishing our reading list!
If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.
The poll will close on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list.
The narrator and heart of Rabih Alameddine's 2014 novel An Unnecessary Woman is Aaliya Sohbi, an aging translator living in her home city of Beirut whose perceived place within her family and culture gives the book its title -- yet is far from the whole story.
Write what you know.
This maxim takes on new meaning in the following works of Literary Fiction, in which authors explore stories set in or near their own professions.
As the characters in these novels grapple with the challenges of working within the literary landscape, they also struggle with personal lives that are in various states of flux -- often because of their work lives -- and in depicting how these characters negotiate their situations, the authors of the following novels display their own professional excellence.
Vote to select the group's Adult Summer Reading selection
For the third year in a row, the Georgetown Book Club will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with a throwback selection. This year, the options for that selection include classics both traditional and modern.
Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose life in Paris with her father, a Museum of Natural History locksmith, is upended by the Nazi occupation, which forces the pair to abandon the city for the coast.
Werner and his sister are orphans in Essen, Germany, but he is singled out for his technical capabilities, and as a soldier in the war, his skills lead him to an assignment investigating Resistance activity in France.