Calendar

Primary tabs

Upcoming Events(active tab)
Monthly

Legend

  •  
    Adults
  •  
    Back to School
  •  
    Center for Accessibility
  •  
    Friends of the Library
  •  
    Kids
  •  
    Lecture
  •  
    MLK Library Great Hall
  •  
    Special Collections
  •  
    Special Event
  •  
    Summer Reading
  •  
    Teens
  •  
    The Labs at DC Public Library

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. 
Dead Wake

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

book cover

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!

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Euripides_10Plays_cover

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, Nov. 16, 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
Bellweather Rhapsody 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 Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 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.
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.
book cover

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.
Fortune Smiles book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Adam Johnson's 2015 story collection Fortune Smiles, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Dragon

Twitter Book Club: Fantasy Fridays

Read Feed

1 p.m.
Too busy to come to book club, but yearning to share your thoughts? Not in D.C. but think the DC Public Library is the coolest? Spend entirely too much time reading fantasy novels? (Just kidding, there's no such thing as too much time spent reading fantasy novels.) Dish about the best and worst of fantasy literature on Twitter! The third Friday of each month, fantasy-loving library staff take over the library's Twitter account to make recommendations, take your suggestions, and talk about all things bookish and magical.   

Monday, Nov. 21, 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!

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 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, Nov. 28, 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!

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 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, Dec. 1, 2016

Angle of Repose book cover.

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 a.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.  This month's selection is Wallace Stegner's novel, Angle of Repose

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

The Oregon Trail

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 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 

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 15, 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.
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.
The Secret Chord book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Geraldine Brooks 2015 novel The Secret Chord.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Dragon

Twitter Book Club: Fantasy Fridays

Read Feed

1 p.m.
Too busy to come to book club, but yearning to share your thoughts? Not in D.C. but think the DC Public Library is the coolest? Spend entirely too much time reading fantasy novels? (Just kidding, there's no such thing as too much time spent reading fantasy novels.) Dish about the best and worst of fantasy literature on Twitter! The third Friday of each month, fantasy-loving library staff take over the library's Twitter account to make recommendations, take your suggestions, and talk about all things bookish and magical.   

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 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