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Discover Nobel Prize-Winning Author Herta Mueller

Join the Georgetown Book Club on Thursday, March 18, at 7:30 to discuss Herta Mueller's The Land of Green Plums. Mueller was unknown to many American readers when she won the Nobel

Read the Books Behind the Films

At a loss for what to read this spring?  Why not take inspiration from a movie you loved, or one that you've always meant to see?  Stop by the Georgetown Interim to take a look at our display of books inspired by or based on movies.  Books featured range from recent movies such as The Blind Side, The Lovely Bones, and

Beyond the Books

Ever find yourself in the mood for a new, free book, but too lazy to go to the library? Even if you know that you can download materials from the library's Web site, you might be confused about the process.  On March 23, we'll be hosting a program where you can learn to download audio books, e-books, music, movies and more straight to your home computer. All you need to get books from home is Internet access and a library card number. Many books and albums can even be transferred to your e-reader, smartphone or iPod! Join us on

Come Read with Us

Let's face it -- we are all going stir crazy with the weather these days.  A fun, free way to get out of the house and socialize with your neighbors is to attend one of our many book club offerings!  Just this week we'll be meeting to discuss Richard Power's Generosity on Thursday, 2/18 at 7:30.  Generosity is a fast-paced novel that focuses on an abnormally cheerful woman and the men who try to control and understand her.

A Lecture on Georgetown's Black History

Local historian Carroll Gibbs will be presenting a lecture on "Black Georgetown, Past and Present" this Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Interim Library.

New Online Resource for and About Teens

Need information for and about teens, but can't get into the library because of the snow?  Check out our new electronic interactive resource for Teens.  Teen Health and Wellness is easy to use, up to date, and provides a networking opportunity for personal questions.  You can find it on our website under databases about health, or visit the website at http://teenhealthandwellness.com/

Black Georgetown, Past and Present

Join us on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. as historian Carroll Gibbs presents a lecture on "Black Georgetown, Past and Present." Carroll Gibbs is the co-author of Black Georgetown and frequently lectures on historical topics in the D.C. area. Gibbs, who has contributed to the development of several exhibitions, created and narrated Sketches in Color,

Saturday's Forecast: "Cloudy, With a Chance of Meatballs"

Join us on Saturday to watch the newly released movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the classic children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Bring your friends and family: we'll have snacks and lots

Georgetown: Then & Again

Dumbarton Theater

Six years ago Georgetown architect Robert Bell announced his intention to restore the circa 1950 façade and neon sign of 1351 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., the former Georgetown Theater.  Occupied today by the National Jewel Center, the present street elevation bears no resemblance to the architectural fantasy that greeted customers when the movie theater originally opened nine decades ago as the Dumbarton.

Win Sci-Fi Collectibles!

Enter Georgetown's own Science Fiction and Fantasy contest!  Match copies of pages from Science Fiction and Fantasy books to those in our collection, check the books out, and win a collectible Star Wars or other popular Sci-Fi themed item.  And while you are here, check out our window display of new and Classic works of futurism!

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