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They Contain Multitudes

Novels with varying narratives

What shapes a life? What defines it? And what agency does an individual have? These questions echo throughout each of the following novels, all of which play with narrative to present multiple possibilities for their characters' lives.


Job Seekers Series with Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan is the managing principal of He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets.

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

It is time again for the Georgetown Book Club to add to its reading list.  If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Wednesday, March 15 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. 


2017 DC Environmental Film Festival Screenings

Don't miss the DC Public Library Environmental Film Presentations taking place at these Neighborhood Branches. Freightened  Monday, March  20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Georgetown Neighborhood Library After the Spill              Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.

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Recent Dystopian Literary Fiction

Darker futures in contemporary novels

With classic dystopian novels such as 1984 by George Orwell and

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Protest in Prose

Literary Fiction about protest and activism

Distinct in motivation, nature, and consequence, acts of protest are also alike in their capacity to disrupt and demand recognition. The following Literary Fiction titles depict characters engaged in various forms of activism, and their experiences reflect the diversity of what calls individuals to protest, the methods that they use, and the results of their actions, as well as the immediate sensation of the act of protesting.

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The Secret Chord

The Georgetown Book Club's December Selection

In her 2015 novel The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks explores the Biblical figure David, whose feats - particularly his triumph over Goliath - transcend religion by extending into popular culture. 

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The Healing Power of Meditation

Featuring David Newcomb

 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.   

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The Future of Art and Culture

Performance and Discussion

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.  

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Fortune Smiles

The Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

"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