These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere.
This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Get ready to get down!
Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps. This 20-minute program of music and movement develops listening and motor skills while stimulating an interest in music. Percussion instruments help children and caregivers follow the leader or dance to the beat of their own drummer.
Recommended for ages birth to 5.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day? Each Monday this July at 9:30 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab led by a staff member. This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
The Poets on the Fringe (POTF) are local poets who meet every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to read and critique one another's poems.
Please bring one of your own poems with copies for the group to read and workshop.
For more information, please call 202-727-0232.
Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+ and those with limited flexibility.
Please note that there is a late-arrival policy for all Georgetown Library yoga programs: Anyone arriving more than five minutes after the start of class will not be able to enter the classroom.
France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library Library is proud to host art historian Vanessa Badré's series France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of art. Focusing on 17th-19th century French history, the series touches on the complex web of socio-geopolitical issues of the age.
All events begin at 7 p.m.
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Some readers cannot get enough poetry, and DC Public Library owns many great anthologies of poetry for children, teens, and adults. Oftentimes, a poem can tell a story that can be beautiful, heartbreaking, or moving, all within a few lines, whereas in other cases, several short poems can become a novel in verse. All of these novels are written for a young adult audience, and they span a variety of settings, time periods, and topics.
Join art historian Vanessa Badre, as she leads a series of discussions on the history of French garden design, beginning at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of English, Georgetown University
Professor David Hoof continues with the second stage of his lecture series on novel writing - "Developing a Plot".
A plot is not a story outline. Developing a plot is part of the process of revision in which the first draft is edited with an eye to how the original presentation of a story satisfies the dramatic requirements imposed by readers. These include defining beginning, middle and end to all story intervals, down to the level of scenes and, sometimes, to beats as well.
Charismatic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite and stunning Mathilde meet when both are students at Vassar. Soon, they marry, working together to make it in New York City and eventually achieving success. While these are the basics of their story, though, they are far from the whole truth.
Although the following Literary Fiction titles are indeed novels, each feels to some extent familiar, as all borrow from real life events.
Those events are diverse, ranging from crimes to crises, as are the ways in which the titles incorporate them, with some drawing on scenarios as well as the individuals involved and others borrowing from the real more sparingly.
Do you have a little one at home who is obsessed with cats? I lived with dogs growing up and long dreamed of being a cat owner. Last October when my living situation changed, a cat finally entered the picture, followed by a new kitten in December. Between the attitude that they are in charge of the household, the games of chase around the apartment, and the cuddling, I’ve grown to love everything about cats. D.C.
Have you ever wished that you could travel through all of time and space? Although we may not have time machines at any of our libraries yet, we do have lots of young adult fiction that features time travel, which is the next best thing. Check out this list whether you want something historical, realistic, or a little paranormal.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier