Georgetown Book Club's January and February Selection
In Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 novel, The Goldfinch, 13-year-old Theo Decker is visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his mother when an act of terrorism tears his life apart, killing his mother and leaving him in the illicit possession of the very painting they had gone to see:
This month we will show two films that were cancelled earlier in the year and two holiday-themed films.
The "Year-In-Review" films will screen on Friday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. We will show a Christmas-themed movie on Friday, Dec. 19 and a New Year's type of story on Friday, Dec. 26, both at 2:30 p.m.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Have some fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater.
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and WIT are teaming up to bring you a free, intro-level improv theater workshop for people of all ages on Saturday, Dec. 13 at noon.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a group reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy Twelfth Night, the title of which refers to traditional ongoing Christmas fesitivities.
When Abdullah is 10 years old, his impoverished father allows a wealthy couple to adopt his other child, Abdullah's 3-year-old sister Pari. The siblings' separation affects both deeply, shaping who they become and the choices they make in adulthood.
The last of the Thursday evening readings for 2014
Please bring your own poems to read, and join us Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. as we gather for the last of the Thursday evening readings at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for 2014.
Our featured poets are the well-known Richard Peabody and Donald Illich.
The DC Public Library is thrilled to present John Cage's Theatre Piece with the gracious cooperation of the Arcturus Theater Company. The event is free and suitable for people of all ages. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.Theatre Piece was Cage's 1960 reworking and variation of an untitled performance he organized at Black Mountain College in 1952, known in the annals of art history as being the first "Happening" and for challenging the notions of the boundaries of theater.
Film afficianados will delight in the November Film Series: The Iron Curtain. We will screen "red scare classics" from the 1960s on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at the library.
Likewise, we are very pleased to offer a marathon screening of the film adaptation of Boris Pasternak's romantic epic on the day after Thanksgiving (note: this film will air at 1:30 p.m.).
Please contact email@example.com for a complete listing of film titles and information.
It's NaNoWriMo time again, and the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is supporting participants by again hosting weekly Come Write In! sessions, during which we guarantee a quiet, encouraging space for NaNoWriMo participants to work.