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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

King Peggy

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  We will be meeting at Palisades Library to discuss King Peggy, by Peggielene Bartels, on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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 of December.  
Makes Me Wanna Holler

Father & Son Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

6 p.m.
William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library's Father & Son Book Club presents Makes Me Wanna Holler For Ages 13 & Up
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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 The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale

Books, Bites & Brews

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Books, Bites, and Brews is a Book Club for 20- and 30-somethings that meets at Palisades' own Seventh Hill Pizza.

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us in celebration of Black History Month with special selections for February's Adult Book Club on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.
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Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of My Married Boyfriend by Cydney Rax. All are welcome, though the titles are chosen with women in mind. 
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Page Turner Thursdays

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Page Turners Thursdays meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library of DC Public Library. We make copies of the books we read available at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, so there is no need to purchase titles. Anyone who likes to read literary fiction and the occasional non-fiction title is welcome, as are suggestions for upcoming titles.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

No July Meeting: Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The book club will not meet in July 2016, and will resume in August. The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month, with books selected and voted on by members.
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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 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the February title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Animal Farm Cover

Fiction Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for a discussion of George Orwell's Animal Farm.We will provide snacks and beverages. Adults and teens are welcome.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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, March 6, 2017

Hidden Figures

High Noon Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
High Noon Book Club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday March 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.  
The Witches

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join History Book Club as we celebrate Women's History Month by reading The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ox-Bow Incident

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Tenley Library to discuss Ox-Bow Incident on Tuesday, March 7, at 1 p.m.  Please join us!
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Chevy Chase Library Book Club: Invisible Man

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The March selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Ralph Ellison's National Book Award winning novel follows an unnamed African-American narrator as he struggles to find his identity in 1930's America. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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, March 12, 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, March 14, 2017

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Teen Book Club

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings - named one of the "25 most influential teens" of the year by Time - shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. Join us for a book discussion.  For ages 13-19.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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
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Books & Bars

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books. Socializing and happy hour specials begin at 6:30 p.m., book discussion begins at 7 p.m. RSVP encouraged to ensure enough seating.
LaRose by Louise Erdrich

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 LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Responsible for the tragic accidental death of a friend’s son, an Ojibwe man chooses to make amends by giving his own son, LaRose, to the grieving parents. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book club

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.
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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.
A Little Life

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Hanya Yanagihara's 2015 novel title A Little Life over two months.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

WILD Book cover

Book Club in American Sign Language

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Book discussion in American Sign Language, facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2 p.m.   We will discuss Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed  

Tuesday, March 21, 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, March 22, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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