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Saturday, Oct. 22, 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!

Monday, Oct. 24, 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. 25, 2016

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.
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Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
In celebration of DC Reads in October 2016, the Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club will host a librarian-led discussion on October 25 at 2:00 p.m., where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of this specially selected title for 2016. 
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Halloween Adult Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library for a lively discussion of Joe Hill's NOS4A2We will provide snacks and beverages. Adults and teens are welcome.Description:
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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, Oct. 26, 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
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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.
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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 Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

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.

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 
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Southeast Book Club Fall Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and E.L.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

DC Reads: District Comics

Southwest Library

1 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 ban

Monday, Oct. 31, 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, Nov. 1, 2016

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 

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 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, Nov. 3, 2016

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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.

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.
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Southeast Book Club Fall Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and E.L.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 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!

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Woodridge Library

3 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.

Monday, Nov. 7, 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!

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 
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History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 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, Nov. 10, 2016

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Southeast Book Club Fall Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and E.L.

Monday, Nov. 14, 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!