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Chess Champion Coming to Georgetown

On Saturday, December 19, chess great Oladapo Adu will play 20 opponents at once in a tournament at the Georgetown Interim Library.  Stop by to watch and pick up tips!  And don't forget about our ongoing Family Chess Club which meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. for free chess lessons, ages 4+.

December Book Club Titles

 We've got copies of December's titles for all of our book clubs at the Georgetown Library!  The Family Book Club, for ages 9-12 plus parents, will be meeting on December 10, and will discuss Rick Riordan's 39 Clues: Maze of Bones. Our Adult Book Club will discuss Dave Egger's newest work, Zeitoun, on Thursday, December 17.

Movie Matinee

Don't know what to do with your Thanksgiving holiday?  Come to the Georgetown Interim Library on Friday, November 27 at 2 p.m. to watch Pixar's 2009 movie "Up" about a 78-year old man who decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting South America.  Little does he know that he has a much younger stowaway!  We'll have popcorn and juice, so bring your whole family!

Two Book Club Meetings This Week

Come join us on Tuesday the 17th or Thursday the 19th - or both - for our fun branch book clubs! 

WrestleMania Reading Challenge!

Teens, come to the Georgetown Interim Library to sign up for American Library Association's WrestleMania Reading Challenge!  Participants can win a trip to WrestleMania 26 in Phoenix in March 2010.

Family Chess Club

Thanks to a generous donation from HSBC bank, the Georgetown Interim Library is pleased to offer chess lessons for children and families every Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m.  Ages 4 and up are welcome to come in and play with us!

Read Sci-Fi Award-Winning Books

Every year, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America give a prize to the previous year’s best science fiction novel.  Find these award winners at D.C. Public Library: Powers by Ursula Le Guin (2008) The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (2007) Camouflage by Joe Haldeman (2005) Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (2004) Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2003) American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2002)

Guide to Top Doctors

Find the Doctors Rated Best by other Doctors

To find out who the top doctors are around the country, nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook surveyed roughly 340,000 physicians to tell us which specialists they would want to care for a loved one. The Top Doctors database contains the names of over 23,000 doctors who were mentioned most often. Find top-rated doctors in the 50 largest metropolitan areas, in over 35 specialties, and more. This resource is available online at all D.C. public libraries.

Read National Book Award Winners in Poetry

The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past poetry winners:

Join a Book Club

August Adult Book Club, The Lost City of Z by David Grann; August 20 at 7:30 p.m. (every 3rd Thursday) Back to School Book Club: come and talk about your summer reading, August 24 at 4 p.m. (teens) (every 4th Monday) Urbane Book Club, The Washingtonniene: A Novel by Jessica Cutler; August 25 at 7:30 p.m. (every 4th Tuesday) September Family Book Club, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; September 10 at 7 p.m. (family) (every 2nd Thursday)