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.
American art, from the time of the founding of the republic, was derivative of the art of Europeans. Towards the end of the nineteenth century the Newtonian world was replaced by the relativity of Einstein (and Planck) and the art world responded with radical new forms and approaches. Some American artists tentatively began adopting these new forms, while others employed traditional realistic styles to comment on American life. Modernism and Realism both ran through the history of American art through the first half of the twentieth century, ending with the art world explosiv
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.
Join us at the Georgetown Library to discuss, play, design, and create simple computer and tabletop games while learning more about the creative process behind your favorite games. Don't know anything about making games? Come and learn! For ages 10 and up.
Each week, we will discuss a different topic relating to video and/or tabletop games, but you can join at any point:
Week 1 - New/old releases you've been playing
Week 2 - Brainstorm and design your game ideas
Week 3 - Build or code your game
Week 4 - Test out everyone's games
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.
English Conversation Group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Georgetown Library. Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will facilitate the sessions. For more information, please call 202-727-0232.
Get up and get creative at Toddler Art and Stories. These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and art activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language and motor skills. After story time, your child will participate in a process-oriented art project to explore art materials and the world around them. Process-oriented art focuses on what can be learned from the act of making art rather than the product.
David Newcomb, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Join David for this engaging and transformative workshop.
Thursday November 3, 2016 7 p.m.
The Interactivity Foundation and Culture Saves in partnership with the DC Public Library, Georgetown Branch, present a performance and discussion on the future of culture and the arts. Q & A with the artists and small group discussions follow the artistic performance.
Sundays November 6 and 13, 2016. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
"There is poetry and heartbreak on every page of Adam Johnson's extraordinary short story collection, Fortune Smiles," writes the National Book Foundation in praise of the title that they honored with the
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.