These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere.
This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
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.
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.
Interested in a relaxing and energizing start to the day? Each Monday this July at 9:30 a.m., Georgetown Neighborhood Library will host a Tai Chi Health Lab led by a staff member. This is a place for beginners and advanced students to come to teach and learn.
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.
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.
Award-winning DC poet Roberta Beary will read from her published works. Roberta studied haiku in Japan. Her individual poems, an unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, have been honored throughout North America, Europe and Asia for their innovative style.
Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace(Snapshot Press, 2007), was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award (Poetry Society of America) and was named a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner.
Novels set in boarding school are perfect for the reader who may care for realistic stories over science fiction and fantasy but still want a good dose of escapism. Although most of the books here fall under contemporary or realistic fiction, the boarding schools almost feel like separate worlds. Each of these institutions has a history and characters whose stories long to be told. These novels are written for a young adult audience but can be enjoyed by adult readers as well.
Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, is described as a searing tale of powerlessness, fate and the freedom to control one's own destiny. Critics say the book combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lisa See.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is kicking it off with a special expanded visit to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)!
All summer, the library has been dropping by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery with Library Takeout, and the September 2 trip will provide another opportunity to enjoy the mobile library service -- and more!
Heralding nature's fall splashes of color, library patrons recently were treated to a double rainbow arcing above R Street from a position outside our library's front door.
This leads us to question the science behind the optics and find to our delight that DC Public Library's Access Video Collection delivers a weather video clip on the topic.
Watch this video to learn about rainbow technology:
A notable event in itself, the death of actor Arthur Leander during a performance of King Lear in Toronto is soon overshadowed by the outbreak of a population decimating pandemic in Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel Station Eleven.
Professor Alessandra Gelmi is a journalist, playwright, and seven-time national award-winning author of the novel Who’s Afraid of Red and the poetry collection Ring of Fire. On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., she will offer a workshop on tips and tricks to make a poem sing.
Please bring a short poem to be workshopped in this class.
Workshop is limited to 25. Registration Required.