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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Although the following Literary Fiction titles are indeed novels, each feels to some extent familiar, as all borrow from real life events.
Those events are diverse, ranging from crimes to crises, as are the ways in which the titles incorporate them, with some drawing on scenarios as well as the individuals involved and others borrowing from the real more sparingly.