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Crossing a Barrier of Footlights

An Opera Lecture/Demonstration for Children

Learn about two exceptional black women of D.C., Mary Cardwell Dawson and Madame Lillian Evanti, who made history and international news in crossing a barrier of footlights in the opera world.The program will include musical selections from Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, performed by Washington National Opera artists and will highlight Washington, D.C., cultural history and local historic African-American accomplishments in opera.

"The Civil War" a Film By Ken Burns

Come celebrate African-American History Month by learning about the war that changed the lives of African-Americans. The Georgetown Library will present the multi-part PBS series by Ken Burns every Thursday at 4 p.m. starting February 2. For more information, please call 202-727-0257.Feb. 2       Episode 1  "The Cause, 1861"

Honey I Love: A Celebration of African-American History on Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Black History Month with poems, songs and stories of history and love.Tuesday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room/Lower Level Meeting Room.

Nonfiction Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea"

Join us Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  The library has extra copies available for check-out.

Knit & Lit Club

Do you like to knit, crochet or embroider?  Are you a reader?  Yes to one or both?  Then, join our Knit & Lit Club, which meets on Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. for fun, conversation, knitting, and needlework and the chance to hang out.  We are an informal group -- no registration required.  Just show up -- open to all skill levels.  Hopefully, we can share patterns and stories!  The first meeting is on Saturday, January 28th.

Georgetown Book Club: Next Pick

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month by discussing Walter Mosley's acclaimed novel "The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray".  Mosley is well-known for mystery works, but this literary novel transcends his usual genre and explores themes of old age an[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"10600","attributes":{"alt":"last days of ptolemy gray book cover ","class":"media-image","style":"margin: 10px; border-width: 1px; border

Family Origami Activity for Valentine's Day

Join us for an origami activity with a Valentine's Day theme! We will make paper hearts on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.  The activity is family-oriented, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

The Georgetown Children's Book Review

The book is an fun and delightful read, which takes you on a Saturday journey in post-WWII New York City (1941) with four sophisticated and adventurous children.Each character brings his/her own lively personality, and the children meet interesting characters on their separate Saturday journeys.The book will have you smiling and maybe a little nostalgic.

Georgetown's Parent Teacher Collection

Attention all parents, teachers and caregivers: Georgetown has added a Parent Teacher Collection located on the Lower Level.Browse our growing collection of parenting books and DVDs that offer advice, humor, sleeping solutions and much more!

Georgetown Nonfiction Book Club

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library invites you to our new Nonfiction Book Club. Yes, it's nonfiction, but we promise you will not be bored.