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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.  

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

Be the Architect of your Life

Be the Architect of Your Life

Visioning a new you

Visioning is a process of creating the life you want. Of finding the dream in you and translating it into a three-dimensional world. Visioning is defined as "purposeful daydreaming applied to everyday life."  It is the voice of the "creative conscience." Visions energize, motivate, and commit you towards the new mental model of yourself.    Visions help you  Think about your future

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Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

Workshop for effective communication

Learn how to negotiate verbal snares and snarls. Susan Lowell of Tenlytown T'ai Chi will lead two free workshops based on Suzette Haden Elgin's books. The workshops will cover the same material, but feel free to participate in both. Join us in the afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. or stop by after work on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

M.C. Escher

Drawing Basics

Art Workshop for Adults

Drawing is a soothing yet expressive activity that people from various disciplines can enjoy. Learn drawing basics or improve your skills in our three-part workshop for adults:   Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Materials are provided and the classes are 75 minutes each. Please note that the class size is limited to 12 participants.