Neighborhood Library

Science Lab at the Cinema

Science Experiments and Movies for Kids

Have you ever wanted to have ice powers or move objects without touching them? Starting on Friday July 11, join us every Friday at 3 p.m.

Let's Get Growing!

Gardening with UDC

Let's Get Growing is a comprehensive overview for beginning or novice gardeners who t want to learn more. The topics we’ll cover are useful in both new and already established gardens, including: garden planning, vegetable families, soils, fertilizers, pests and pathogens. The class will be taught by Mary Farrah, an Extension Agent for the Urban Gardening & Forestry Outreach program at the University of the District of Columbia.

Wellness Weekend

A two-day event

It's Wellness Weekend. Join us for two days of wellness at the library. We will have speakers, activities, and informational tables to lead a healthy lifestyle and feel like a whole person. All events are free. Please contact for additional information.Here's a line-up of the events...Saturday, July 19:

Marshmallow Catapults Boldly Tossing Out New Ideas

A series of bold engineers tested their creations last week at the Georgetown Library. These young innovators built their own catapults using the Scientific Method, to test how far they could fling a marshmallow. To start we made a hypothesis about which catapult designs and materials would send the marshmallow the farthest. Afterward, the young scientists gathered materials from our table including marshmallows, clothes pins, tape and other items to construct their items. Some teams decided to make their own catapults while others decided to use one of the designs we already had.

Ride Towards Wellness, a Program with Women & Bicycles

Whether you ride for fun, to commute or to race, cycling is becoming a part of many women’s health routines. Join WABA and Role Model Laurie from Proteus Bicycles.

Maker Camp

Sponsored by Make: and Google

Teen Book Review Contest

Are You a Teen?You Could Win an iPad Mini!Write a one-page review telling us which book you think is the must-read book of the summer for teens, and you might win one of four iPad Minis! Your review can also count toward the Express Yourself Teen Summer Reading badge, getting you one step closer to a free Chipotle meal, Washington Nationals Tickets and new Beat headphones!Bring your review to the library before August 15, 2014 to enter.  Remember this is a review in which you are trying to convince other teens to read the book, not a summary like many school assignments.  If you need any help with your review library staff can help you edit your review! For more information about the contest please visit our website or come into the library and ask any staff member.

Science in the Summer at Your Library

Come learn about science at the library this summer

Do you have a budding scientist who is a rising 2nd-6th grader in your house?  Come to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to sign him or her up for Science In the Summer!

'The Good Lord Bird'

Georgetown Book Club's July Selection

"This drummer weren't nothing special. He was a stooped, skinny feller, fresh off the prairie, smelling like buffalo dung, with a nervous twitch in his jaw and a chin full of ragged whiskers."

Can You Read More Than a Librarian?

Summer Reading Contest

Georgetown's Children's Librarians are risking getting hit by water balloons in a Summer Reading competition with kids.   Ms. Jess, Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy and Ms. Ruth are tracking the hours they spend reading between June 1 and August 31.