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Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Martha Stewart's Vegetables

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month's selection is Martha Stewart's Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Tips for Choosing, Cooking, and Enjoying the Freshest Seasonal Flavors.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Reading the World Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi has been called one of the best books of 2016. Read this masterpiece and join the Reading the World Book Club discussion on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

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Le Salon, West End Book Discussion Group: The Bartender's Tale

West End Library

1 p.m.
Le Salon, West End Library's book discussion group, will read and discuss The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig. Copies are available for checkout at the library.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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.  
Eileen book cover

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 Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. In the novel, set in 1964, a restless young woman seeks escape from her work at a boys’ prison and her home life with her alcoholic father. 

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

Breaking All My Rules cover

Ladies Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

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

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Pick up Francis Gregory's Adult Book Club's January selection, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.
home book cover

Discuss "Lila" and "Home"

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Lila and Home, Marilynne Robinson’s follow up novels to her beloved Gilead. If you haven’t read Gilead, feel free to read that one too. This trio can be read in any order, and you can come to our meeting if you’ve read one or all three.
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.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

I Almost Forgot About You

High Noon Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
High Noon Book Club will discuss "I Almost Forgot About You", a novel by Terry McMillan on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

Chevy Chase Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

short story graphic

Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Facilitator: Author Ingrid Anders. At each meeting, we read a celebrated short story aloud and discuss the literary devices within. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. No preparation or commitment is required. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. Ages 18+
Cover of Catch-22

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.&nb

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Charcoal Joe

Capitol Hill Reads - Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Walter Mosley's Charcoal Joe, the latest in his series about detective Easy Rawlins.  RSVP here. February's discussion will take place at Northeast Branch library at 330 7th St. NE.
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.
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.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

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.  
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race book cover

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

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.
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.

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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

short story graphic

Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Facilitator: Author Ingrid Anders. At each meeting, we read a celebrated short story aloud and discuss the literary devices within. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. No preparation or commitment is required. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. Ages 18+

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cover of Catch-22

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.&nb
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.
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.