World Cinema

GPL World Cinema is an ongoing program devoted to showcasing diverse films from around the world. The Library screens Oscar winning films, foreign language films, documentaries, and more! Screenings in the past include:

  • Sweet Country
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • City of Joy
  • Faces Places
  • The Last Suit

Screenings normally take place once a month in the evenings. Contact the library for specific dates, times, and titles. Discretion is advised for mature themes. GPL World Cinema is recommended for ages 18+.

Printable Calendar

You can always find up-to-date calendar information for adult programs and exhibits by clicking on Library Events Calendar in our left-hand menu, but if you’d prefer a printed version for the current month’s events, click on the calendar below and it will open in a new window so you can print it.

Exhibits

The Georgetown Public Library hosts monthly art exhibits that are accessible all the hours that the library is open. Exhibits feature work by local individual artists and by local arts groups.

The library welcomes proposals for future exhibits during each year’s open call; details are below under “Exhibiting Your Work in the Library.”

Each year from 2014-2017 the library received the Silver award for “Best Place to View Art” in the Best of Georgetown Awards, and in 2018 we were proud to receive the Gold award for that category.

The library also displays works of art that have been purchased by the City of Georgetown, and is a City Sculpture Tour location.

Below is a calendar of current and upcoming exhibits. You can click on each exhibit title to see an image and find additional information about the exhibit.

april 2019

mon04mar(mar 4)9:00 amsat27apr(apr 27)5:00 pmPoppies, Georgetown, Horses & Longhorns: Select Photographs of David Werner(march 4) 9:00 am - (april 27) 5:00 pm

sun14apr(apr 14)9:00 amfri10may(may 10)6:00 pmPam Jernigan: Whimsical Stitches9:00 am - (may 10) 6:00 pm

fri26apr4:00 pmfri6:00 pmArtist Reception for Pam Jernigan4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

may 2019

sun14apr(apr 14)9:00 amfri10may(may 10)6:00 pmPam Jernigan: Whimsical Stitches(april 14) 9:00 am - (may 10) 6:00 pm

sun12may(may 12)9:00 amfri14jun(jun 14)6:00 pmJ. U. Salvant: The World is My Garden9:00 am - (june 14) 6:00 pm

thu16may6:00 pmthu8:00 pmJ. U. Salvant: Artist Reception6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

june 2019

sun12may(may 12)9:00 amfri14jun(jun 14)6:00 pmJ. U. Salvant: The World is My Garden(may 12) 9:00 am - (june 14) 6:00 pm

sun16jun(jun 16)9:00 amfri19jul(jul 19)6:00 pmJan Frazier: The Beauty All Around Us9:00 am - (july 19) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

july 2019

sun16jun(jun 16)9:00 amfri19jul(jul 19)6:00 pmJan Frazier: The Beauty All Around Us(june 16) 9:00 am - (july 19) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

fri05jul4:00 pmfri6:00 pmJan Frazier: Artist Reception4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amfri23aug(aug 23)6:00 pmGeorgetown Photographers' Exhibit9:00 am - (august 23) 6:00 pm

august 2019

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amfri23aug(aug 23)6:00 pmGeorgetown Photographers' Exhibit(july 21) 9:00 am - (august 23) 6:00 pm

mon26aug(aug 26)9:00 ammon23sep(sep 23)6:00 pmPursuing Topics9:00 am - (september 23) 6:00 pm

thu29aug6:00 amthu8:00 pmArtist Reception for Pursuing Topics6:00 am - 8:00 pm

september 2019

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

mon26aug(aug 26)9:00 ammon23sep(sep 23)6:00 pmPursuing Topics(august 26) 9:00 am - (september 23) 6:00 pm

fri27sep(sep 27)9:00 amsat26oct(oct 26)6:00 pmArt Hop9:00 am - (october 26) 6:00 pm

october 2019

fri27sep(sep 27)9:00 amsat26oct(oct 26)6:00 pmArt Hop(september 27) 9:00 am - (october 26) 6:00 pm

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

november 2019

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

december 2019

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmHelena Conti-Hatch: Art With Enthusiasm9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm

january 2020

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative(december 9) 9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmHelena Conti-Hatch: Art With Enthusiasm(december 9) 9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm

 


Exhibiting Your Work in the Library

The library highly values artists and their work. During each year’s open call, artists and organizations are invited to submit proposals for the next year’s exhibits. Proposals will be accepted March 1-May 15, 2019 for exhibits in 2020.

If you plan to submit a proposal, please look over these documents:

And then when the call is open, you will be able to submit a proposal in one of two ways: online or by mail.

Proposals for art exhibits in the Georgetown Public Library require the same information whether they are submitted online or on paper:

  • Proposed exhibit title
  • Description of proposed exhibit concept
  • Exhibit locations you would prefer (second floor Bridge Gallery, second floor Hall Gallery, or first floor Cafe Gallery, including the wall near the public use computers and two walls by the Red Poppy Coffee Co. counter)
  • Up to six images of your work
  • The URL to your website (optional)
  • A description of your artwork in general
  • A little about your art background, with the option to upload or attach a resume
  • Your availability to install and remove an exhibit in 2020

Calendar Year 2020*
Call for Entries March 1-May 15, 2019
Applicants Notified June 1, 2019
*Proposals that are not selected may be considered in the case of cancellations.

Calendar Year 2021*
Call for Entries March 1-May 15, 2020
Applicants Notified June 1, 2020

Please contact Dana Hendrix, Fine Arts Librarian, at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or 512-930-3624 with any questions.

Live Music at the Library

Every month, there is a free concert in the library! The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” at 2 pm the third Sunday of each month. Check the Library Events Calendar or the listings below for specific dates.

Concerts are held in the library’s first floor lobby area or second floor Hewlett Room, and are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The Live Music in the Library series is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.

april

sun28apr2:00 pmWild Basin Winds (Live Music at the Library)2:00 pm

may

sun19may2:00 pmMinnie and Ella Jordan (Live Music at the Library)2:00 pm

june

sun16jun2:00 pmLaura Pedersen, Soprano, and Rick Rowley, Piano (Live Music at the Library)2:00 pm

july

sun21jul2:00 pmJulie Slim & RendezVous (Live Music at the Library)2:00 pm CST

august

sun18aug2:00 pmHot Pickin 57s (Live Music at the Library)2:00 pm CST

september

sun15sep2:00 pmLive Music at the Library2:00 pm CST

october

sun20oct2:00 pmLive Music at the Library2:00 pm CST

november

sun17nov2:00 pmLive Music at the Library2:00 pm CST

 

Questions? Contact Dana Hendrix, fine arts librarian, by email or by calling 512-930-3624.