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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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'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.

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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

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'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:

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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.