Neighborhood Library

Frontline poster

'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.

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Free Introductory Classes

Our ever-popular t'ai chi classes return this spring! We will offer one free introductory-level class each month (February to May). Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will teach the classes. Susan has more than 30 years of experience with t'ai chi. For registration and details please contact

The Goldfinch

'The Goldfinch'

Georgetown Book Club's January and February Selection

In Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 novel, The Goldfinch, 13-year-old Theo Decker is visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his mother when an act of terrorism tears his life apart, killing his mother and leaving him in the illicit possession of the very painting they had gone to see:

Photo of a film reel

December at the Movies

December Film Series

This month we will show two films that were cancelled earlier in the year and two holiday-themed films. The "Year-In-Review" films will screen on Friday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. We will show a Christmas-themed movie on Friday, Dec. 19 and a New Year's type of story on Friday, Dec. 26, both at 2:30 p.m.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Tragedy & Comedy Masks

Improv Workshop

Washington Improv Theater

Have some fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library and WIT are teaming up to bring you a free, intro-level improv theater workshop for people of all ages on Saturday, Dec. 13 at noon. The workshop is free and open to the public. 

Seasonal Shakespeare

Seasonal Shakespeare

A Group Reading of 'Twelfth Night'

Celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a group reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy Twelfth Night, the title of which refers to traditional ongoing Christmas fesitivities.

And the Mountains Echoed

'And the Mountains Echoed'

Georgetown Book Club's December Selection

When Abdullah is 10 years old, his impoverished father allows a wealthy couple to adopt his other child, Abdullah's 3-year-old sister Pari. The siblings' separation affects both deeply, shaping who they become and the choices they make in adulthood. 

Open Mic Poetry

Thursday Evening Poetry Readings

The last of the Thursday evening readings for 2014

Please bring your own poems to read, and join us Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. as we gather for the last of the Thursday evening readings at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for 2014. Our featured poets are the well-known Richard Peabody and Donald Illich.