A series of bold engineers tested their creations last week at the Georgetown Library. These young innovators built their own catapults using the Scientific Method, to test how far they could fling a marshmallow. To start we made a hypothesis about which catapult designs and materials would send the marshmallow the farthest. Afterward, the young scientists gathered materials from our table including marshmallows, clothes pins, tape and other items to construct their items. Some teams decided to make their own catapults while others decided to use one of the designs we already had.
Are You a Teen?You Could Win an iPad Mini!Write a one-page review telling us which book you think is the must-read book of the summer for teens, and you might win one of four iPad Minis! Your review can also count toward the Express Yourself Teen Summer Reading badge, getting you one step closer to a free Chipotle meal, Washington Nationals Tickets and new Beat headphones!Bring your review to the library before August 15, 2014 to enter. Remember this is a review in which you are trying to convince other teens to read the book, not a summary like many school assignments. If you need any help with your review library staff can help you edit your review! For more information about the contest please visit our website or come into the library and ask any staff member.
Georgetown's Children's Librarians are risking getting hit by water balloons in a Summer Reading competition with kids. Ms. Jess, Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy and Ms. Ruth are tracking the hours they spend reading between June 1 and August 31.
Can’t make it over to MLK? Get ready as one of DCPL’s 3-D printers hits the road and comes to Georgetown! Are you curious about 3D printing and the basics behind this evolving technology? Wondering what the hype is all about? Want to design your own object with rapid prototyping?
Local Poets meet at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read from their works. Featured poets for June are DANIAL ORANGE and MARY SESSO. From haiku to him-hop, Danial Orange playfully mixes genres to explore themes such as love, art, spirituality, and social justice. He has twice been featured on WRTR ( Real Talk Radio) and recently performed at the Play-Diem Festival in New York's Central Park