Book Clubs

The Georgetown Set

The Philosophy and Issues Book Club Presents: 'The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington'

There was a time when columnists and journalists of a particular slant had great influence on the direction of the Federal Government in foreign affairs. What the author, Gregg Herken, has shown in this book is how currents of thought in certain journalistic circles could directly influence the thought of the State Department or the CIA. The parties where they met were all held in the famed location of Georgetown. Members of this tight knit group were all Wasps, from the same Ivy League Schools, and even secret societies.
Cover of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Chevy Chase Library Book Club: 'Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?'

The December selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. We will meet on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. Since the branch will be closed for the month of December, we will be meeting at the Subway restaurant across the street.  (5616 Connecticut Ave NW.)
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, M.D

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, M.D.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 28.  Copies of this month's title, Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, M.D. are available for checkout at the information desk.
Elena Ferrante Neapolitan series fourth book cover

Elena Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' Book Club

The fourth and final of Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' is out and we are going to be talking about it!
Lady Elect 2 Book Cover - The picture on the cover is a woman wearing a sun hat

Ladies Night Book Club - Discussion of Lady Elect 2

Join us at Northwest One Library for a discussion of Lady Elect 2 by Nikita Lynnette Nichols.
Cover image for History of the World in 6 Glasses

History/Biography Book Club

The Shepherd Park Library may be closed for renovation, but we can still get together to discuss big historical figures and events! We will meet at Ledo Pizza, across the street from the library at 7425 Georgia Ave. NW, while the library is closed. 
All Aunt Hagar's Children

History/Biography Book Club

The Shepherd Park Library may be closed for renovation, but we can still get together to discuss big historical figures and events! We will meet at Ledo Pizza, across the street from the library at 7425 Georgia Ave. NW, while the library is closed. 

History/Biography Book Club

The Shepherd Park Library may be closed for renovation, but we can still get together to discuss big historical figures and events! We will meet at Ledo Pizza, across the street from the library at 7425 Georgia Ave. NW, while the library is closed. 
Image of book cover for "Yellow Birds" by Kevin PowersHead shot of "Yellow Birds" author Kevin PowersIraqi war combat scene

West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, nominated for the 2012 National Book Award and praised by writer/journalist Tom Wolfe as "The All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab wars"

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