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Discuss Franzen's Newest Bestselling Novel

No novel got more press in 2010 than Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.  Did you, like so many critics, read it and declare it the contemporary great American novel?  Or did you agree with others who thought it was over hyped?  Come discuss your thoughts on the book with the Georgetown Book Club on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.  All readers are welcome! 

Mystery Lovers Meet-Up

Love a good whodunit?  Read a few mystery novels a week?  Seen all of Masterpiece Mystery?  Come join likeminded mystery lovers to share tips about favorite authors and series, as well as which TV and movie adaptations worked for you -- and which didn't.  We will meet at the Georgetown Library at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3.  There will be a mystery novel trivia contest with prizes!

Spike Lee Film Festival

Georgetown Neighborhood Library is celebrating Black History Month by hosting a Spike Lee Film Festival.  Every Tuesday in February Georgetown is screening a different Spike Lee film.   Please join us in celebrating the continuing career of this talented director/writer/actor.The films in this series are:

2011 Newbery Award

Come find out about this year's Newberry Award winner as well as several others honored at the 2011 Newberry Award Ceremony. For further information, please call 202-727-0257.

Read More in 2011

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more?  Attend meetings of the Georgetown Book Club, and you’ll read at least 12 great books this year, plus have a chance to discuss them with your neighbors. 

Music Time Change

Between homework help and Family Chess Club, Thursday afternoons at Georgetown have gotten pretty popular.  To make sure that various programs do not overlap or interfere with students working on homework, we have decided to move Music Time for Babies and Toddlers to 2 p.m. starting in February.  Music Time will be held at 3:30 p.m. as it always has been for the rest of January.  We hope that this does not cause any inconvenience and that all of our regulars keep attending.  Don't forget about our storytimes at 10:30 on Monday and Wednesday morning as well!

New Arrivals at Georgetown Library

Looking for a good book to read this winter? Please feel free to check out our latest arrivals, such as "Decoded" by Jay-Z or "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett. If your still undecided just ask one of our Librarians and they will be glad to help.

A Christmas Medley

Actors from the Georgetown Theatre Company will present readings of favorite holiday poems, stories and fables at the Georgetown Library next Tuesday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. This free program is intended for all ages, though it might not appeal to very young children.  Selections read will be chosen from the following beloved standards:

Book Club

In 2005, Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks. The memoir concerns her unconventional upbringing, which took place all over the country, from the deserts of Arizona to a coal town in West Virginia. 

What to Read Next

The New York Times Book Review has released their annual picks for the 100 best books of the year.  If you've found yourself in a rut with your reading, you should be able to find something to interest you on the list, and of course most of these books are available through DCPL.  Just search the catalog at the top right of your screen.