Neighborhood Library

First Thursday Night Poetry Reading Series

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series

Followed by open mic

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library continues its second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series. Well-known local poets will gather at the library to read from their works every month. There will be two featured poets for each month, and the readings will be followed by an open mic. Herb Guggenheim is the series coordinator. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, for the first event in the 2015 series.  

Henri Matisse

Collage Fun

Art Workshop for Adults

Re-envision the ordinary with collage. Have fun with paper, glue, and your imagination in our free art workshop for adults. Collage is the art of assembling pictures and other pieces of paper to form a new whole. Materials are provided. The workshop consists of two sessions, each 75 minutes in length:   Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Image of a cappella group Harmony performing

Spring Sing!

An a cappella extravaganza!

Join us on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. as we celebrate spring with a concert featuring the following student vocal groups. From American University: Dime a Dozen Pitches be Trippin' From George Washington University:

Professional people

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

With Joe Ryan

The Job Seekers Skills Workshops are back! Joe Ryan, a career coach and mentor, will teach the workshops and facilitate a support group. Please contact for more information.   March 30 - Resumé Development April 6 - Networking April 13 - LinkedIn April 21 - Interviewing April 28 - Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote below to help us pick upcoming titles!

The Georgetown Book Club again needs your help! Current and prospective members have suggested a variety of great titles to read for upcoming meetings, and we want your opinion! Check out the novels listed below and then use the poll below to choose the titles that you would like to read. The five titles that receive the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. The choices are:


City of Women

Native American Women in the District

Celebrate Women's History Month! On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Ruth Trocolli, the City Archaeologist for the District of Columbia, will discuss prominent Native American women in Washington. This event is free and open to the public.

The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Author Talk: Nadia Hashimi

Celebrating International Women's Day

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke its Shell, is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.

Aaron Burr - Third Vice President of the United States

'The Intriguing Aaron Burr'

By Jamie Stiehm, U.S. News and World Report op-ed columnist

Please join us in the Peabody Room on Saturday, Feb. 28, for the 1 p.m. talk, “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, U.S. News and World Report op-ed columnist.  

Georgetown Neighborhood Library Closed for Repairs

On Friday, February 13 a sprinkler pipe burst in the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Water damaged the historic Peabody Room on the third floor and walls on the second and the first floors. Fortunately, there has been minimal damage to the historic collections of the Peabody Room.