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Graphic Novels About Travel

If you’re looking at the pile of papers on your desk and wishing you were still on vacation, try curling up with a travel themed graphic novel. Ink and pen drawings and snappy dialogue will make you feel you’re on the plane again, instead of in another Monday meeting. Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City’s Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavouet 

Author Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi - Author Talk

'The Pearl That Broke Its Shell'

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.

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A Sweet Start to National Library Sign-up Month!

Join the library at Baked & Wired on September 2

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!

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Art in Our Sky

...and the science behind it all!

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:

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'Station Eleven'

Georgetown Book Club's September Selection

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.

Alessandra Gelmi - Poet, Playwright, Author

Poetry Workshop by Alessandra Gelmi

Meet and work with the award-winning author

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.  

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Continue Your Education at DCPL

E-Classes from introductory courses in medical billing to manicure how-to!

With your computer, your working email address and your Internet connection, DC Public Library is empowering. Continue your education by taking a range of different classes! Did you ever need to know how medical billing and coding works? Or how to advocate for elder care? Or how to give a self-caring manicure?

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Family Portaits

Novels of emotionally complex family life

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

First Thursday Evening Poetry Series

Open mic follows

The First Thursday Night Poetry Readings will feature two of our local poets - Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta. Rosalie is a published poet, musician, and artist. A member of the Federal Poets and The Poets on the Fringe, Rosalie will read from her original works.  Pamela Passaretta, President of The Poets on the Fringe, is also a published poet, and a member of The Federal Poets.   Open mic follows. If you have your own poems to share, please bring them along.  Open to teens and adults.

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote below to select upcoming titles!

It's time again for the Georgetown Book Club to replenish its reading list! If you are a regular, sometimes, or prospective Georgetown Book Club attendee, please take a look at the titles below -- suggested by group members -- and use the poll below the list to vote on which titles you would like to read with the book club. The five books that receive the most votes will be added to the group's list of upcoming reads. The choices are: