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Tuesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 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

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Cross Talk Logo

Cross Talk: The Merchant of Venice

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Shakespeare's thought provoking play The Merchant of VeniceStaff from the Folger Shakespeare Library will be there to discuss the work and share their unique insights into the play. Free copies of the Folger critical edition of the play have been provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library and may be picked up at the adult services desk. 

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Once in a Great City

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by Daivd Maraniss.

Wednesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 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.
Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, at different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
Fates and Furies book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Lauren Groff's 2015 novel Fates and Furies. Through its depiction of formidable pair Lotto and Mathilde Satterwhite, the novel explores human nature, marriage, and the complex ways they can interact.   

Friday, Sept. 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, Sept. 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

Thursday, Sept. 22, 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.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Cross Talk Logo

Cross Talk: The Merchant of Venice

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Shakespeare's thought provoking play The Merchant of VeniceStaff from the Folger Shakespeare Library will be there to discuss the work and share their unique insights into the play. Free copies of the Folger critical edition of the play have been provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library and may be picked up at the adult services desk. 

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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
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.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

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.  

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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, 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

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.

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

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

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.
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, at different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.

Friday, Oct. 21, 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, 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
The Argonauts 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 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.

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