Join us at the Georgetown Library to discuss, play, design, and create simple computer and tabletop games while learning more about the creative process behind your favorite games. Don't know anything about making games? Come and learn! For ages 10 and up.
Each week, we will discuss a different topic relating to video and/or tabletop games, but you can join at any point:
Week 1 - New/old releases you've been playing
Week 2 - Brainstorm and design your game ideas
Week 3 - Build or code your game
Week 4 - Test out everyone's games
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
David Hoof, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University, returns to teach a 5-part course on Understanding & Appreciating the Short Story.
Informed by the works of Ernest Hemingway, Alice Munro, John Chever, Flannery O'Connor and Kurt Vonnegut, participants will be able to appreciate how concepts of character, place, time, dramatic objective and compression make good short stories the gems of literature.
2nd and 4th Saturdays, May 11 to July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Please email to register - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library presents: Movie of the Month!
A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. A warm and heartfelt comedy based on real events, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Neil Burger. 2018, PG-13, two hours and 6 minutes.
DC Public Library - Georgetown branch, in partnership with the Washington English Center, offers free Evening English Conversation Group facilitated by well qualified volunteers.
The group meets on Tuesdays evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
If you need further information, please call 202-727-0232.
The Library invites you to participate in a Haiku Contest for all ages.
Write a haiku about your love of books, stories, the library or anything in DC and submit in person at the branch.
Prize-winners will take home library swag and have their poem posted in the library and on the DC Public Library website in June.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Spring is here and along with rebirth, allergies and warmer weather, another wedding season is beginning. From field settings to islands, dresses to cakes, and fake relationships to dead bodies, DC Public Library has books from a variety of genres that are set at or centered around weddings.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Solo Wilderness Adventures (That End Well and Not)
When you want to get away from it all, but you just don’t have the leave; when you want to be your own and only boss, but your boss does not agree; when you want to have a heart-stopping adventure, but not the lifelong injuries, do so vicariously with these books about solo wilderness adventure. Some, but not all, of these protagonists survive. Some, but not all, of them learn important life lessons. But all of them step out of the everyday and fling themselves into the extraordinary.
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to write the great American novel or take up another artistic endeavor? Are you now finding yourself a month after New Years, with your goals and hopes dashed? You need a creativity pep talk. The following is a list of books designed to get you back on track, restore your enthusiasm and remind you of why you started that creative project in the first place.
DC Public Library's Celebration of Black American Cinema
30th Annual Black Film Festival
DC Public Library's Celebration of Black American Cinema
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in February at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library!!
Feb. 5Sorry to Bother You starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. Directed by Boots Riley. 111 minutes, 2018, rated R
Feb. 12BlacKkKlansman starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. Directed by Spike Lee. 135 minutes, 2018, rated R
Do you have a passionate recycler in your house? A plant and animal enthusiast? An aficionado of the latest energy-saving efforts? Then this book list is for them. Below is a list of several fiction and non-fiction picture books for all the plant-loving young readers out there. Stories about saving the environment in China during the cultural revolution, to a determined girl in present day United States-- there's an array of books to encourage your young environmentalist on this list.
In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February.
The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.
Every single reader deserves a book where they can see a reflection of themselves, regardless of race, sexuality, creed and many other factors. While some take their time, many kids and tweens discover their sexuality and gender identity early on. Although we can always use more, books about queer kids and tweens are published more frequently than in years past. Below are eight recent novels for middle graders where the main character is queer. The final three books on this list are about transgender individuals.
I have loved reading young adult contemporary novels for a long time and discovering characters whose life experiences, interests and stories are similar to mine. However, only ever consuming books about people like me isn’t always the most fulfilling. Reading about characters from different cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds than mine provides insight into what their lives are like. Moreover, it’s essential to read diverse books in order to help us develop understanding and respect for other people.
Magical realism, a genre of narrative fiction that is frequently associated with Latin-American literature, is something I have loved since I was a teenager. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, magical realism stories are often set in realistic places with bits of magic sprinkled throughout. I started off reading magical realism for adults, and some of my favorite authors include Jonathan Safran Foer, Sarah Addison Allen and Zadie Smith.
It is time again for the Georgetown Book Club to add to its reading list.
If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.
The poll will close on Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list.
The choices are: