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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:

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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.

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. 

John Cage Theatre Piece

John Cage: Theatre Piece

Arcturus Theater Company

The DC Public Library is thrilled to present John Cage's Theatre Piece with the gracious cooperation of the Arcturus Theater Company. The event is free and suitable for people of all ages. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Theatre Piece was Cage's 1960 reworking and variation of an untitled performance he organized at Black Mountain College in 1952, known in the annals of art history as being the first "Happening" and for challenging the notions of the boundaries of theater.

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The Iron Curtain

November Film Series

Film afficianados will delight in the November Film Series: The Iron Curtain. We will screen "red scare classics" from the 1960s on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at the library. Likewise, we are very pleased to offer a marathon screening of the film adaptation of Boris Pasternak's romantic epic on the day after Thanksgiving (note: this film will air at 1:30 p.m.). Please contact for a complete listing of film titles and information.

Come Write In!

Come Write In!

A National Novel Writing Month Program

It's NaNoWriMo time again, and the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is supporting participants by again hosting weekly Come Write In! sessions, during which we guarantee a quiet, encouraging space for NaNoWriMo participants to work.