Book Clubs

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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Toni Morrison's 2015 novel God Help the Child. In the novel, Bride, rejected by her mother as a child, finds her adult success disrupted by the departure of her lover and the return of an individual harmed by a past lie.
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm.  
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

New time and place!
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Fiction Lover's Book Club

New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina.  
Bark

Capitol Hill Reads - Bark by Lorrie Moore

For December, let's read Bark, the latest collection of short stories by one of the masters of the genre, Lorrie Moore.
The secret history of Wonder Woman

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club Reads: The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Note: This book club normally meets on the third Thursday of each month, but this meeting has been rescheduled in order to avoid the November and December holidays. Normal meetings will resume in January.
'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith

Queer Book Club: 'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith

Come to the Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the conference room on our lower level.
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.

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