Neighborhood Library

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Georgetown Book Club in our first discussion of short stories in years!  

Non-Fiction Book Club for September

Non-fiction readers will delight in David Brooks's wit and insight this month when we read and talk about The Social Animal.We will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 'Aya'

We will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie.Aya is a self-possessed young woman who lives in the Ivory Coast.

Story Time Break

Programs end Aug. 31, return Sept. 17

The Children’s Room will take a break from programming from Sept. 1- 15 to make the transition from summer to fall programming.  This will allow us to meet with educators, parents and students to redesign and fine-tune needs for all ages.We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.

"A Book that Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.Who can participate?

New World Language Books

Travel the World from your favorite chair

Come explore our new World Language materials, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and more.Our collection includes materials with parallel translations and DVDs that teach world languages.Practice or learn a new language, or share a story in your home language.

Arts Olympiad Workshop

International Child Art Foundation

Please join us in a workshop with an artist from International Child Art Foundation in celebration of The Arts Olympiad Exhibition.The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2:30 pm in the Children’s Room, Lower Level.

The Olympics are Here!

The Olympics are here!  Come celebrate with the Children’s Room.  Hear World Music, create your own Olympic mascot and read about your favorite event.We're also celebrating our expanding World Language collection, including books in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and more.

The International Child Art Foundation Arts Olympiad Exhibition

Artwork from the 4th Arts Olympiad Exhibition

Georgetown Library's Children's Room is serving as a host site for The International Child Art Foundation’s Arts Olympiad Exhibitions.The exhibit is running now through Aug. 10 in the Children's Room, Lower Level.


Tuesday, Aug. 72 p.m.Learn about Japanese culture, see and touch clothing and other items from Japan (such as schoolbags & indoor shoes), learn to count in Japanese, greet others in Japanese and more.  Following the presentation, play traditional Japanese games, try using chopsticks and other hands-on activities.Presented in partnership with the Japan-America society.