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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mt. Pleasant Library Book to Art Club

Mt. Pleasant Library Book to Art Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book to Art Club discusses both books and art. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction titles each month and analyze works of art related to our selected books. Let’s reinvent the classic book club through visual thinking and art appreciation!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl
Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.  
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DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

S Street Rising

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join History Book Club as we discuss S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption In D.C. by Ruben Castaneda.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Yes Please

Chevy Chase Library Club: Yes Please

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The April selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Yes Please by actress/comedian Amy Poehler.  We will meet on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Copies of the book are available on a display near the information desk at the branch or can be reserved through the online catalog.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a little peace and quiet? There is a growing movement of quiet reading groups here in DC and around the country. Grab a book and a cup of tea and join us for some quiet reading time at the end of your day. Make the world a little quieter and a little bigger. We will meet monthly at Capital Teas at 718 8th St. SE. All are welcome. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Crime & Punishment Lecture Series

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016.  The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment."  In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Reading Group at Guy Mason Recreation Center

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
The Reading Group at Guy Mason Recreation Center meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to discuss selected books.  We meet at the recreation center located at  3600 Calvert Street, NW, Washington DC 20007. This book club is a partnership between the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library and Guy Mason Recreation Center.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book of Unknown Americans

Capitol Hill Reads - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, April's title, is a timely one: the story of a Mexican immigrant family in Delaware. The story takes us through their experiences adjusting to life in the U.S. as well as the way that an unforeseen accident and romance affect their lives. 
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Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the third Thursday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373.
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Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, and set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer, recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl
Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.  
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.  This memoir by neurosurgeon Kalanithi, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at age 36, chronicles his experience processing his impending death and, in doing so, considering what makes life meaningful. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Southeast Book Club Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast book club this spring to discuss some fascinating fiction. All books are available to check out at the information desk at the Southeast Library:    February 23: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Monday, May 8, 2017

Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a little peace and quiet? There is a growing movement of quiet reading groups here in DC and around the country. Grab a book and a cup of tea and join us for some quiet reading time at the end of your day. Make the world a little quieter and a little bigger. We will meet monthly at Capital Teas at 718 8th St. SE. All are welcome. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Euripides_10Plays_cover

Crime & Punishment Lecture Series

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016.  The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment."  In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.