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Monday, May 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Song of the Lark

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m., to discuss Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather.  Please join us!
Knit DC Flag

KnitLit - A Cozy Gathering for Knitters and Friends

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Southeast Library and East City Bookshop for a weekly gathering of knitting, conversation, and, of course, literature. In addition to time for knitting, sharing projects, and meeting new people, each gathering will feature a short audio piece from our online collections of audiobooks. Brighten up your springtime nights with community and craft!
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Chevy Chase Library Club: Heartburn

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Heartburn by Nora Ephron.  We will meet on Tuesday, May 2 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, 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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3080.  

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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book jacket of "Cutting for Stone"

ASL Book Club: 'Cutting for Stone'

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Discuss books with other people in American Sign Language. This month, the club will talk about Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The group is facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen. If you need voice or video accommodation, let us know at lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Tuesday, May 16, 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, May 17, 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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Yid

Capitol Hill Reads - The Yid by Paul Goldberg

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our May title is The Yid by Paul Goldberg. The GoodReads description says it all: "A debut novel of daring originality, The Yid guarantees that you will never think of Stalinist Russia, Shakespeare, theater, Yiddish, or history in the same way again."
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.
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates's widely acclaimed, 2015 National Book Award-winning work Between the World and Me.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

History/Biography Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the History/Biography Book Club will be discussing Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. We will be meeting at the Tenley Neighborhood Library on Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the fourth Monday 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 to RSVP.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Around the World Book Club: "Kicking the Kremlin" by Marc Bennetts

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Around the World Book Club will read and discuss three books about modern Russian politics in the next three months. The selection for the May 23 book discussion is Kicking the Kremlin: Russia's New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin by Marc Bennetts. 

Wednesday, May 24, 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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
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.  
What is Not Yours is Not Yours 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 What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi.

Thursday, May 25, 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 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fargo Season 1 Cover

Binge Worthy Discussion

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
There’s a hole in your life. You need someone to talk to. You have questions, theories, and discoveries to share about your favorite show, but no one wants to listen to you. We’re here for you because we feel the same. Join us at the Northeast Library for a discussion about the current season of Fargo on FX.

Wednesday, May 31, 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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
The World of Ice and Fire Book Cover

The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3080.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 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 #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Monday, June 12, 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.