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Lincoln and the Theater

Peabody Room Reopens with 'Abraham Lincoln and the Theater'

With Creators Syndicate columnnist Jamie Stiehm

Please join us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library's Peabody Room for “Abraham Lincoln and the Theater" by Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate and contributor to   

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Swords and Swoons

Young Adult high fantasy -- with a dash of romance

Swords, magic, political intrigue, and assassination attempts are just a few qualities that can make for an exceptional fantasy novel.  Romantic plotlines, when done well, add levels of tension and emotion that make the best high fantasy even richer and more emotional.  The love stories in these books are not necessarily the major story arc, but they won’t disappoint if you like a side of swoons with your action and adventure.

Cartoon Shakespeare with Birthday Hat

A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

Come fete the Bard with a talk and reading!

Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 as we celebrate playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare, who remains a singular cultural and literary figure 451 years after his birth on or around April 23, 1564.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The 19th Century English Author's Version of A 12th Century Persian Poet's Verses

Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet who wrote thousands of quatrains (known as the rubaiyat). Edward Fitzgerald, the British poet, selected and adapted Khayyam's verses into English and other languages.

First Thursday Night Poetry Reading Series

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series

Followed by open mic

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library continues its second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series. Well-known local poets will gather at the library to read from their works every month. There will be two featured poets for each month, and the readings will be followed by an open mic. Herb Guggenheim is the series coordinator. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, for the first event in the 2015 series.  

Henri Matisse

Collage Fun

Art Workshop for Adults

Re-envision the ordinary with collage. Have fun with paper, glue, and your imagination in our free art workshop for adults. Collage is the art of assembling pictures and other pieces of paper to form a new whole. Materials are provided. The workshop consists of two sessions, each 75 minutes in length:   Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Image of a cappella group Harmony performing

Spring Sing!

An a cappella extravaganza!

Join us on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. as we celebrate spring with a concert featuring the following student vocal groups. From American University: Dime a Dozen Pitches be Trippin' From George Washington University:

Professional people

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

With Joe Ryan

The Job Seekers Skills Workshops are back! Joe Ryan, a career coach and mentor, will teach the workshops and facilitate a support group. Please contact for more information.   March 30 - Resumé Development April 6 - Networking April 13 - LinkedIn April 21 - Interviewing April 28 - Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote below to help us pick upcoming titles!

The Georgetown Book Club again needs your help! Current and prospective members have suggested a variety of great titles to read for upcoming meetings, and we want your opinion! Check out the novels listed below and then use the poll below to choose the titles that you would like to read. The five titles that receive the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. The choices are: