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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. 

The Healing Power of Meditation

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

Book Hill Talks

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.  For more information: Wendell Kellar wendell.kellar@dc.gov 202-727-0232

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls

The Georgetown Book Club's October selection

This fall, the Georgetown Book Club takes part in DC Reads: Democracy with a discussion of Jennifer Close's 2016 novel The Hopefuls

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Young Adult Novels In Verse

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.

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Book Hill Talks: Topics in French Garden Design with Vanessa Badre

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: October 5 December 7 January 18 February 15 March 15

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