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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dr. Neal Barnard is a physician and researcher whose area of interest is diet and health. He is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is particularly interested in diabetes.
He will speak about the connection between diet and health.
The event is free and open to the public.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library has brought back its popular Blind Date with a Book display! As in previous years, we've filled it with a variety of books we think could be great matches, and all you have to do is make the first move.
Also, like last year, we're giving you blind daters a little added encouragement via the chance to enjoy a romantic meal at a nearby restaurant -- courtesy of a $25 gift certificate generously provided by the Friends of the Georgetown Library.
To enter to win, all you have to do is:
This gentle exercise is ideal for seniors, those with injuries, or anyone interested in the mind-body connection.
Steven Shafarman created the technique and will lead a free 90-minute workshop on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., which is open to the public.
Learn simple exercises that connect mind and body to promote natual breath and movement.