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.May class schedule: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
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.
May class schedule: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club. We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m., to discuss Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather. Please join us!
Do you like to build with Legos and solve puzzles? Join us to work through engineering challenges like, "who can build a paper airplane that carries the most cargo over 10 feet," or just come to build with Legos and relax after school. We'll have a different short challenge each week and Legos all the time. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.
For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be showing the film, Mongol.
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
Give constructive feedback to fellow writers. Receive it too. Bring one (1) printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select (3) participants to receive critique. Ages 18+. Monthly registration required.
Come join us for Georgetown Neighborhood Library's monthly trivia night! (Trivia night is held on the second Thursday of every month). Bring friends or we'll team you up with fellow trivia-lovers present for the chance to win prizes and...eternal GLORY. This program is recommended for adults and savvy teens. Brainy snacks and sparkling beverages will be provided.
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.