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Thursday, May 25, 2017

book cover

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

DC Public Library logo.

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

short story graphic

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, 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. 

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 15, 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.
Books and rose

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.
The Nest

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s 2016 comic novel The Nest.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Guy Mason Reading Group FGeorgetown,  DC 20007

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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, June 27, 2017

putin country

Around the World Book Club: "Putin Country" by Anne Garrels

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
What's it like to be gay in Chelyabinsk? Is there freedom of speech in Russia today? The Around the World Book Club will discuss a book that covers those issues and more: Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels. 

Wednesday, June 28, 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.  
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.

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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

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.  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Book jacket for "The Underground Railroad"

ASL Book Club: 'Underground Railroad'

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Discuss books with other people in American Sign Language. This month, the club will talk about The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The group is facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.

Monday, July 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. 
The Path Between the Seas

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Guy Mason Reading Group FGeorgetown,  DC 20007

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, July 20, 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.
Books and rose

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.