Students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist.
Get up and get creative at our Toddler Art and Stories! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After storytime, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility.June class schedule: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
The 11:30 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels.
June class schedule: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
Movie of the Month!
A Film Series for Adults
The crew of the international space station discovers life on Mars, intelligent and deadly life!
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa.
2017, R, 103 minutes.
For more information, call 202-727-0232.
DC Public Library Georgetown branch and the Washington English Center present evening English conversation classes.
Come practice your English conversation skills, talk about ideas and events, and make new friends. The facilitator will start us off with a topic but bring your own for the group to discuss.
Catharin Dalpino has taught English as a second language for several years.
For more information, please call 202-727-0232
Exploring Visual Thinking Strategies with the Art of "Picturing America"
Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library presents Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. Stop by the library on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. for one or all of our meetings -- no previous experience, registration, or commitments required. Enjoy great conversation and critique served up fresh alongside tasty snacks and free coffee (courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation). Questions?
As an art form, ballet is complex -- blending grace and power, beauty and control.
This complexity shapes the demands that ballet makes on those involved in its production, particularly dancers, as well as the rewards that they can achieve and in these many and various tensions and triumphs, there is opportunity for nuanced narratives, making the world of ballet an apt setting for Literary Fiction.
Come see the season's must-see film at the library:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.
A speculative thriller from director Jordan Peele. When a young black man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
c. 2017, 104 minutes, Rated R
For more information, call 202-727-0232.
Although the library constantly gets wonderful new fiction, classic literature continues to circulate well. Even readers who have not picked up a classic recently have likely read one for school. For readers who may not find the classics accessible, or just want something different, we have a variety of novels that retell classic literature. This list focuses on retellings that are written for young adults.
What shapes a life? What defines it? And what agency does an individual have?
These questions echo throughout each of the following novels, all of which play with narrative to present multiple possibilities for their characters' lives.
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 Wednesday, March 15 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list.
Don't miss the DC Public Library Environmental Film Presentations taking place at these Neighborhood Branches.Freightened Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Georgetown Neighborhood LibraryAfter the SpillThursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.