Neighborhood Library

DC Public Library is closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 with the following select locations open: Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia. More information at

Spring into Good Health: A MedlinePlus Tutorial

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Celebrate Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Edith Piaf Lecture

French market fête

She was only 4 feet, 8 inches tall, but she had a powerful and soaring voice that made her France's greatest and best-loved singer in the 1940s and 1950s, and even to this day.

Directed by Mike Leigh

April Film Series

Mike Leigh is one of Britain's most renowned contemporary film directors. His work is known for its sensitivity to the lives of everyday people. He won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival and several actors have received film's highest honors for roles in his films.

Take an Om Break - Lunch Hour Yoga Begins at Georgetown

Our patrons have been hungry for yoga, and it is my pleasure to announce that we will be having an ongoing yoga program here at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library!Our new lunch-hour yoga will take place on Tuesdays, beginning April 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.The first classes will take place April 8, April 15 and April 22. (The library will be closed on April 29.)

Author Talk with Nick Mann

Dr. Benjamin Parks, the main character of Nick Mann's 2013 novel, Forgetful, seems to be thriving.

First Thursday Poetry Readings

Listen to original works by area poets

Every first Thursday at 7 p.m., listen to original works by area poets.On Thursday, April 3, our featured poets will be Herb Guggenheim and Fred Pollack.

Author Talk with Garrett Peck

'Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.'

Join author and beer scholar Garrett Peck as he taps the history of brewing in the nation's capital and introduces the new brewers leading D.C.'s recent craft beer revival. This event is co-sponsored by DC Public Library's Special Collections Department and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Summer Reading with the Georgetown Book Club

Help Select a Classic Title for June


'The Golem and the Jinni'

Georgetown Book Club's March Selection

Chava is a golem made to be a companion for a man who dies soon after her creation. Ahmad is a jinni accidentally released from his flask by a shocked tinsmith.