Neighborhood Library



Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:00 pm

Come celebrate spring with egg-citing stories, crafts and snacks.
short story discussion group at guy mason recreation center

Short Story Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:00 pm

Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, to illustrate meaningful life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes and different points of view.   The DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center invites you to participate in the short story discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.   
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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:30 pm

Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. No preparation or commitment is required, but please register online. Recommended for ages 18+.  
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Short Fiction Writing Workshop with Author Ingrid Anders

Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:00 pm

Give constructive feedback to fellow writers. Receive it, too.  Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Please register ahead of time. Recommended for ages 18+.
Last Call

Last Call: The Bayou, Cellar Door and Georgetown Nightlife

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join Special Collections Archivist Ray Barker, who will lead a panel discussion of the histories, stories and insights around Georgetown's great venue spaces of the '60s and '70s. Panelists include: 
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Georgetown Book Club

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 pm

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Alice McDermott's 2017 novel The Ninth Hour. In the wake of tragedy, pregnant Annie receives help from the nuns who serve her early 20th century Brooklyn community, and the impact they have on her and her family is traced throughout the novel.  

Book Hill Talks - From Capitol Hill to Fifth Avenue: The Pompeian Style in America

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Marden Nichols, assistant professor of classics at Georgetown University, will lead a discussion examining the influence of Pompeian style on mid-19th-through mid-20th-century interiors.
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Georgetown Book Club

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we take part in DC Reads with a discussion of Viet Thanh Nguyen's 2017 short story collection The Refugees.

Book Hill Talks - Untold Normandy, 1944: Why the Fight After D-Day Won WWII in the West

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:00 pm

David Silbey, professor of history at Cornell University and associate director of Cornell in Washington, will lead a discussion about Normandy in the days following the June 6 invasion. 

Book Hill Talks - Novel Narratives: Playing with Print in the Digital Age

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Eleanor Shevlin, professor of English, graduate coordinator and director of the graduate certificate in publishing at West Chester University, will provide an analysis of recent trends in publishing.