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 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.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club. We will be discussing Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, at Palisades Library, on Tuesday, November 1, at 1 pm. 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
Please join us for our continuing poetry series - First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading at the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library, hosted by Herb Guggenheim. Two featured poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows.
For more information, please call 202-727-0232
Have you ever wished that you could travel through all of time and space? Although we may not have time machines at any of our libraries yet, we do have lots of young adult fiction that features time travel, which is the next best thing. Check out this list whether you want something historical, realistic, or a little paranormal.Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
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.