Neighborhood Library


Lego Building

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 3:30 pm

Come build with Legos and relax after school with other people who love to build things. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.
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Song and Dance

Friday, July 5, 2019, 10:30 am

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. 
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Preschool Story Time

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:30 am

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.
Understanding and Appreciating the Short Story

Understanding and Appreciating the Short Story

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 2:00 pm

David Hoof, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University, returns to teach a 5-part course on Understanding & Appreciating the Short Story. Informed by the works of Ernest Hemingway, Alice Munro, John Chever,  Flannery O'Connor and Kurt Vonnegut, participants will be able to appreciate how concepts of character, place, time, dramatic objective and compression make good short stories the gems of literature. 2nd and 4th Saturdays, May 11 to July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please email to register -
English Conversation Group

Morning English Conversation Groups

Monday, July 8, 2019, 10:00 am

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.  
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Toddler Art Storytime

Monday, July 8, 2019, 3:30 pm

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.
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Gaming Club

Monday, July 8, 2019, 4:00 pm

Join us every Monday in July 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! This program counts toward the Summer Challenge.
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Washington Crafters Meetup

Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

This is the first in a monthly series of meetups for crafting, DIY'ers and makers. Interested in starting a new project or setting aside some time to finish up that last row of stitches?  Come to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on the first Monday of the month for a relaxing evening where we can get out of our heads and into our hands. Some materials will be provided but feel free to bring an ongoing project.  We'll have some books and ideas for drop-ins or if you have skills or need an extra hand, all maker related inquiries will be taken seriously.

Free Poetry Workshop - Poets on the Fringe

Monday, July 8, 2019, 7:00 pm

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.
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Short Fiction Writing Workshop

Monday, July 8, 2019, 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 (up to 1,000 words). At each session, we randomly select three participants to receive critique, facilitated by author Ingrid Anders. Recommended for ages 18 and up. Meets on the second Monday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.