Neighborhood Library

Monthly Poetry Reading Series - First Thursday at 7:00 PM

Mary Sesso and Daniel Orange

Local Poets meet at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read from their works.  Featured poets for June are DANIAL ORANGE and MARY SESSO. From haiku to him-hop, Danial Orange playfully mixes genres to explore themes such as love, art, spirituality, and social justice.  He has twice been featured on WRTR ( Real Talk Radio) and recently performed at the Play-Diem Festival in New York's Central Park

Kids Summer Reading Kickoff

The Georgetown Children's Room will be holding our Summer Reading Kickoff for children ages 6-12 on Thursday, June 5 at 4 p.m.  There will for games, fun and prizes!  Children can sign up for our summer reading program Fizz Boom Read and Science in the Summer.

A Librarian Bakes -- Classic Coconut Cake

This (slightly belated) month on "A Librarian Bakes": we head back to one library associate's Southern roots with a classic recipe for from-scratch coconut cake. What could go wrong?

A Midsummer Day's Reading

Join us at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library as we present A Midsummer Day's Reading, a group reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy 

Winning Poems from the Young Writers Poetry Contest

This Spring, young writers participated in the Georgetown Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. The judges had a tough time selecting winners from the eighty five entries to the contest. The First Place Winners received a quill pen with ink and a blank book. Second Place winners received a blank book for poetry writing.  Below are the winning poems.

'The House of Mirth'

Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

The Georgetown Book Club is celebrating the first month of DC Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program, Literary Elements, by recalling traditional summer reading lists and assigning ourselves a classic novel: 

Art Attack

Crafts and Snacks in the Teen Space

Come to Art Attack in Teen Space! Stop by and make cool crafts while hanging out with friends.                                     

Celebrating Bloomsday - Marathon Reading of Joyce's ULYSSES

June 9th - June 16th, 2014

The Georgetown Library will host a marathon reading of James Joyce's ULYSSES.  Considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time, ULYSSES will be read aloud in its entirety at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library beginning June 9 and continuing through June 16, 2014. Herb Guggenheim, local poet and author, will facilitate the event.

Baby Penguins Everywhere!

Author Melissa Guion stopped by Georgetown Neighborhood Library to sign her book Baby Penguins Everywhere and added a few extra penguins to our copy! Perched on the title page, three adorable baby penguins now reside exclusively at Georgetown Neighborhood Library.  

Bike for a Book at Georgetown

Bike to Work Day is May 16.On your way in to or out from work come into the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and get a free book to keep.  We’ll have a selection of donated good reads looking for a home and some refreshments to keep you going.Just visit the first floor information desk, show us your bike helmet and get a book to take home - no library fees attached!