Tails on the Trails: Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol

The Library and Parks & Recreation have teamed up to combine two of our favorite things: stories and outdoor exploration! Check out our latest program, Tales on the Trails.

What is Tales on the Trails?
Tales on the Trails is a fun way to enjoy reading and the outdoors. It is our take on the Story Walk you may have seen in other communities. Pages of our featured children’s book will be posted along the walkway so that readers can experience the importance of reading, spending time with friends, and connecting with nature in a fun way. The Story Walk Project was created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

March 2023
View the current Tales on the Trails book “Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol” in San Jose Park, 1707 San Jose St. At the end of the story scan the QR code to tell us what you think and find a list of similar books.


Holocaust Remembrance Day

In recognition of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, visit the Library on April 23 at 2 p.m. to hear Jack Fingerhut from Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City share the story of his father, Arnold Fingerhut.

Arnold was hidden by Catholic neighbors in their barn in Poland for four years while World War II raged across Europe. After liberation, he immigrated to Germany where he began to build a new life. But his story was just beginning, as Arnold would soon take the first steps toward the promise of the American dream.

Attendees will see and hear clips from Arnold Fingerhut’s testimony which was recorded by Steven Spielberg’s ‘USC Shoah Foundation’ project. This event is free and open to the public.

Meeting and Study Room Update

The Library is in the process of upgrading our meeting room software. Unfortunately, this means that we are pausing taking reservations for a month. No reservations will be taken from April 1-May 1. You can book reservations up until April 1.

We appreciate your patience as we work hard to get this new system up and running.

At this time, our meeting room rates will be increasing. The new rates will launch on May 1.

Room Nonprofit/resident Commercial/nonresident
Classroom $10/hr $50/hr
Friends $20/hr $125/hr
Hewlett $20/hr $125/hr
Hewlett & Friends $40/hr $250/hr

The meeting room team is available if you have any questions. You can reach them via email at librarymeetingrooms@georgetown.org or by phone at 512-930-6730.

GPL World Cinema: Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band

GPL World Cinema screens films with diverse casts and settings from around the world.  On April 12 at 6:30 p.m. the Library is screening Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band.

From the Samuel Goldwyn Films website, “Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II, Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. The band summons the bittersweet memories of childhood in Poland, but more than that, it is a celebration of life. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow Saul and Ruby’s musical journey, which begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations, to being invited to perform at venues across the country, including a coveted performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.”

2020. 81 minutes. Unrated.

GPL World Cinema screenings are for adults ages 18+, and are free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Library at 512.930.3551.

Spring Break at the GPL

The Library is hosting SO MANY events during Spring Break for kids and tweens. Visit us during the week of March 13-18 for all these fun events.

*Events require tickets. Movies do not need tickets. Pick up tickets starting one hour before event at Children’s Desk.

March 13 | 2 p.m.: Clifford the Big Red Dog movie (PG) in the Kids Room

March 14 | 10 a.m.: *Cowboy Ken sings cowboy songs, tells stories and does trick roping.

March 15 | 2 p.m.: Paddington 2 movie (PG) in the Kids Room

March 16 | 10 a.m.: *Austin Reptile Show

March 17 | 10 a.m.: *ESTEAM free build Lego day

March 18 | 2 p.m.: *Tween (ages 9-12) Sand Art

March 18 | 4 p.m.: Teen (ages 12-18) Candle Making

Teen Spring Break at the GPL

Teens have a Spring Break event planned for 3/18 at 4 p.m.! Stop by the Library to make their own scented candle. This event is free and open to the public for ages 12-18.

Adultish Ukulele Lessons

Six session course on the basics of ukulele playing with two optional sessions at the end. We’ll cover chords, strumming, tabs, theory, pop songs, blues and more! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library. Limited spots and ukuleles available.

This class is free and open to registrants ages 18+. Register here starting March 14 at noon. Registration is required.

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

April 4-May 23

Texas Society of Sculptors Call for Entry 2023

The Texas Society of Sculptors is now accepting entries to be considered for their fifteenth summer show in the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit, hosted by the Library with sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, showcases more than 60 works of art by Texas artists each year.


May 13: Entry Deadline: Saturday, at midnight
June 3: Acceptance Notification
June 17: Show Set Up: Saturday, 9am to 12:00pm
July 16: Artists’ Reception: Sunday, 1:00pm
September 9: Artists’ Demonstrations: Saturday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
September 16: Pick Up: Saturday, between 9:00am and 12:00pm

Artists who would like to submit their work for consideration should first review the 2023 TSOS Call for Entries. The preferred method for submitting an entry is through Submittable.  Link  to the Submittable  entry  form  here:


Questions about the Texas Society of Sculptors show at the Georgetown Public Library can be directed to Ann Evans, Georgetown Public Library, at ann.evans@georgetown.org or to Matt Donner, Texas Society of Sculptors, at mattdonner.tsos@gmail.com.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, the month we celebrate and learn about the contributions of women. This month you can read, listen, or watch any of our recommended items. You can also visit HiddenHerstories to learn about local history and the women who helped to shape Georgetown.


Recommended items for all ages: kids, teens, and adults.

Open Call for 2024 Library Art Proposals

The library highly values artists and their work, and we host more than 20 art exhibits every year. During each year’s open call, artists and organizations are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for the next year’s exhibits.

Proposals for exhibits in 2024 will be accepted only from March 1-May 15, 2023, and applicants will be notified by June 1, 2023.

If you would like to submit a proposal for an exhibit in 2024, please visit library.georgetown.org/art and scroll to the bottom of the page to find all the information you need. If you have questions, contact Ann Evans, Adult Services Librarian, at 512-930-6614.