Neighborhood Library

Open Mic Poetry

Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

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. 

John Cage Theatre Piece

John Cage: Theatre Piece

Arcturus Theater Company

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.

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The Iron Curtain

November Film Series

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 for a complete listing of film titles and information.

Come Write In!

Come Write In!

A National Novel Writing Month Program

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.

Michael Levin

Monthly Poetry Reading

Presenting two featured poets plus open mic

The Georgetown Library continues to host established local poets in the region. We are proud to present Michael Levin and Rose Solari for our November readings.

Drawing of career people

Job Seekers Group

Workshops & Support Group

Are you on the job market? Do you want to improve your search strategies, interview skills, and networking abilities? Then join our Job Seekers Skills Workshops and Job Seekers Support Group. The classes are free and open to the public. Joe Ryan, an experienced career mentor, will teach the workshops and facilitate the support group. The Skills Workshops will meet on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the library. The Support Groups meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m., also at the library.

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

Spotlight on Teen Horror

'Anna Dressed In Blood' by Kendare Blake

Some teenagers inherit vocations from their parents, like Cas Lowood, whose father used to kill ghosts. Cas is used to going from place to place with his witch mother, black cat and an athame knife.  One day, Cas gets a mysterious tip about a ghost named Anna Dressed In Blood who kills every person who’s ever been inside her house. It seems like a typical job, until Anna decides to spare Cas’s life.


Halloween All Week!

Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m

Come celebrate Halloween at the Georgetown Library!

Sanna Valvanne

Sing and Shine Around the Globe

November 8, 4 p.m.

Explore Finland with Sanna Valvanne in "Sing and Shine Around the Globe."

Life After Life

'Life After Life'

Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

On Feb. 11, 1910, Ursula Todd dies shortly after her birth--but her story does not end there, as she is then born again on another version of the same date, the circumstances this time ensuring her survival.