These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity 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 as the Graphic Novel Book Club talks about Science Comics: Coral Reefs by Maris Wicks. We'll do a snack and craft related to the theme of the book after we talk about it. Ask the librarian at the children's desk to check out a copy of the book. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Eileenby Ottessa Moshfegh.
In the novel, set in 1964, a restless young woman seeks escape from her work at a boys’ prison and her home life with her alcoholic father.
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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Chinese New Year is on January 28 and 2017 will be the year of the Rooster. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is excited to have Mindy Wang from the Washington School of Chinese Language and Culture come and give an introduction to Chinese New Year traditions.
The presentation is on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.
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From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.
For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
Facilitator: Author Ingrid Anders.
At each meeting, we read a celebrated short story aloud and discuss the literary devices within. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. No preparation or commitment is required. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. Ages 18+
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.
Do you have a little one at home who is obsessed with cats? I lived with dogs growing up and long dreamed of being a cat owner. Last October when my living situation changed, a cat finally entered the picture, followed by a new kitten in December. Between the attitude that they are in charge of the household, the games of chase around the apartment, and the cuddling, I’ve grown to love everything about cats. D.C.
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.