Book Clubs

Illustration for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Escape the Ordinary--

Group reading of James Thurber's classic short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" a-l-o-u-d and round robin style and with a discussion afterward
Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan

'Emily Alone' by Stewart O'Nan

Being elderly, preparing for eventual death, yet holding onto life through routines -- this is the story of Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan.
Photo of the book jacket for "Small Island"

Tenley Library Book Club

Join us for a discussion Andrea Levy's tale of race and class in post-war Britain. It is a story of the crushing moment when you feel like a hero but society treats you like a dog. Free and open to the public.
'Shine' by Lauren Myracle

Queer Book Club: 'Shine' by Lauren Myracle

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. This July, we are reading Shine by Lauren Myracle.
The Wordy Shipmates

History & Biography Book Club

The History & Biography Book Club at Chevy Chase Branch Library will discuss Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates. Newcomers are welcome.
Room by Emma Donoghue

Southwest Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the June Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of this month's selection, Room by Emma Donoghue, are available for checkout at the information desk.
A Feast for Crows cover

'A Feast for Crows' Discussion 2

We will discuss book four of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R.
A Feast for Crows Cover

'A Feast for Crows' Discussion 1

We will discuss book four of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows.
Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe

Skype Visit with Okey Ndibe

Reading the World Book Club participants will be discussing Foreign Gods, Inc. by acclaimed author Okey Ndibe. He will be visiting the group via Skype and everyone will have the opportunity to ask him questions. All readers are invited for this special meeting!