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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.

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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.

Fruits & Vegetables

A Talk About Diet & Health

Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D.

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.

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UPDATED: This February, the Library is Back in the Matchmaking Business...

Blind Date with a Book returns!

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:

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Breathe freely and move easily

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.

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Job Seekers Preparedness

Workshops & Support Group

Finding a job can be difficult and overwhelming. Yet, there are ways to prepare yourself for the search. Our Job Seekers Skills Workshops and Job Seekers Support Group teach skills and offer an empathetic environment for those on the job market. The workshops and support group are taught and facilitated by Joe Ryan, an experienced career coach and career mentor. The workshops begin on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and the support group meets on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.

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Movable Feast: Classics Reading Group

First Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Movable Feast - The Classics Reading Group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings will alternate among four branches: Cleveland Park, Georgetown, Palisades and Tenley-Friendship libraries.


E-Reader Rescue Weekend

Did you get a new e-reader, tablet, or other digital device over the holidays? Want to use it to access library e-books, e-audiobooks, popular magazines, and more?

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Songs, Crafts, and Winter Fun at Georgetown

On Sunday, Dec. 6, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library held its second annual Winter Craft Workshop, a seasonal celebration of music, snacks, and crafts for all ages. Almost 60 people attended! The workshop opened with a performance by the Georgetown University women's acapella group GU Harmony, who performed a medley of international holiday tunes and classic Christmas favorites. 

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'United States of Secrets'

Screening and discussion

Think Orwell's 1984 was purely fictional? Think again. Join us Thursday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. for a screening of Frontline: United States of Secrets with a discussion following the film. Talk about the NSA, Edward Snowden and privacy. Free and open to the public.