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Events November 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Holiday Card Crafting at DC Public Library

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library from 2 – 4 p.m. for an afternoon of seasonal crafting, where we will be making holiday-themed greeting cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided, and there will be a special performance by Georgetown University a cappella group GU Harmony.

Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+.

Questions? Email [email protected] and [email protected].

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is located at 3260 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.

(Photo by Lauren Manning/Flickr)

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Events July 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

Summer Selections from Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a DC Public Library book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we read and discuss the following titles over the warm weather months.

On Wednesday, July 20, we will discuss “Fourth of July Creek” by Smith Henderson at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Skillful social worker Pete Snow — already grappling with his own fraught personal life — struggles as he attempts to assist Benjamin Pearl, a borderline feral eleven-year-old, as doing so brings him closer to the boy’s potentially dangerous survivalist father Jeremiah in this tense debut novel.

In August, date and location TBD, we will discuss “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing
Laing’s “electric, dazzling” book, an idiosyncratic blend of memoir, biography, and philosophy, draws on the lives of six iconic artists, from Warhol to Wojnarowicz, to explore and interrogate what it means to be alone in the crowd of modern urban existence.

On Wednesday, September 24, we will discuss “The Clasp” by Sloane Crosley at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Comedic essayist Crosley makes her fiction debut with a novel in which college friends Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor reunite at a wedding and contend with territory both familiar — their interpersonal dynamics — and extraordinary, as a chance encounter propels them into a tricky search for the necklace immortalized in Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected] — and be sure to check out our Facebook group!

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Events June 10, 2016 at 10:52 am

Adult Coloring at the Library this Summer

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library (3260 R St. NW) on the fourth Thursday of the month — June 23, July 28, and August 25 — for these relaxed coloring sessions. We will provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils, though personal supplies are welcome as well.

The sessions will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Questions? Email [email protected]

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Events May 21, 2016 at 10:41 am

Literary Games: Paperbacks

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 7 pm for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination.

Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.

We’ll provide the books — you provide the creativity!

Please register at bit.ly/geopaperbacks

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Events April 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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Announcements August 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) Fall Selections

Fall for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults, this autumn as we dig into the following titles:

Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and Babe Ruth’s home run record are just two of the historic events that took place across the remarkable handful of months that Bill Bryson explores in his 2013 nonfiction title “One Summer: America, 1927,” our September 23
selection.

In our October 28 selection, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel “Ragtime,” fictional characters mingle with Sigmund Freud, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other real life historical figures as Doctorow explores life in early 20th century America.

Working as an English teacher at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Suki Kim secretly chronicled her experiences to produce her 2014 nonfiction title “Without You, There is No Us,” a look at life in contemporary North Korea that is our November 18 selection.

The September and October meetings will take place at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW), and the November meeting location is TBD. All meetings will start at 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Email [email protected] or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttbcdcpl/

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Books and Literature May 14, 2015 at 7:13 pm

DC Author Festival Accepting Applications

We are looking for diverse writers who live in the District to participate! Apply now!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DC Author Festival author/vendor applications will open on April 1, 2015 and closes June 15, 2015.

About the DC Author Festival
The festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 901 G St. NW

The DC Public Library has partnered with the DC Public Library Foundation to host the DC Author Festival (DCAF). The District of Columbia Public Library Foundation (Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enhances DC Public Library resources and programs to promote, in all community members, literacy and a thirst for knowledge. Funds raised by the Foundation go to the sole support of the DCPL.

DCAF is a public celebration of contemporary authors who live in Washington, DC. Enjoy readings, workshops, and over 70 local author and publisher vendor booths. The festival contains vending and exhibiting tables where authors and publishers may promote or sell their works to the public, public readings by local authors, and special keynote presentations. A registration fee as described below will be charged to each vendor. The registration fee will be donated to the DC Public Library Foundation to support the work of the library.

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