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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

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.
The Clasp 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 Clasp by Sloane Crosley.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Woodridge Book Club Kick Off

"Know Your Neighborhood Series-Woodridge"- Part I

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick-Off, for a panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC."

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
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High Noon Book Club

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
High Noon Book Club will be discussing Widowmaker, a novel by Paul Doiron on Monday October 3 at 12 noon in Room B.
Tinseltown

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann.  
Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library discussion of Lillian Hellman's drama The Little FoxesCopies of the play are available for checkout at the Soutwest Library information desk.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Lolita book cover

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.

Moveable Feast - Classics Reading Group

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Moveable Feast - The Classics Reading Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings rotate between the Cleveland Park, Georgetown, and Palisades Neighborhood Libraries.   For more information, please contact: Betsy (Cleveland Park)  202-282-3080 Jay (Georgetown) 202-727-0232 
Ghettoside

Chevy Chase Book Club: Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The October selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

#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

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

The Year of Magical Thinking book cover.

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama. 

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 website, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3072.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply In Community

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this four-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply In Community

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this four-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

#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

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10 a.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library in partnership with the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: District Comics

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for discussion of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington DC edited by Matt Dembicki. A graphic novel anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis.
District Comics

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  In celebration of DC Reads, we will be discussing District Comics, edited by Matt Dembiski, at Palisades Library, on Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

#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
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, Oct. 20, 2016

Picture of pair of headphones, with rainbow colored books between the earpads

Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Capitol Hill Reads - What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
What is Not Yours is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi's latest work, a collection of short stories. Oyeyemi's tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.
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.

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.