Book Clubs

Book Title

Black Literature Book Club

The Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club hosts a librarian-led discussion on the last Tuesday of every month, where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of each specially selected title. 
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History/Biography Book Club

The History/Biography Book Club meets monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June-August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every hero has a story" for our summer reading program. 
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History/Biography Book Club

The History/Biography Book Club meets monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June-August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every hero has a story" for our summer reading program. 
Freedom Flyers by Moye

History/Biography Book Club

The History/Biography Book Club will meet monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June to August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every Hero Has a Story" for our summer reading program. 
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Adult Book Club

Join us to discuss June's book club selection, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy today and join us to discuss this Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction and Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Oprah Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year.  
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Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Join Tenley-Friendship Library every Thursday in June as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series. This week's event will explore the controversial theme of Conversion Therapy.Film: Come watch a comedy film on a typical American girl cheerleader who is stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation.
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Heroes of Cinema: Great Films Discussion Group

Are you a lifelong film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's new and exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection.  Each month's conversation will revolve around a different film -- you can view the film ahead of time from our website using your library card! Also, there will also be the opportunity to create, share, and examine clips from the movie during the discussion and online.
Redeployment

Capitol Hill Reads: 'Redployment' by Phil Klay

Join us for a discussion of Phil Klay's much-lauded novel, Redeploymentwhich follows the stories of U.S. servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan. June's discussion will take place at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital at 921 Penn Ave. SE. 
Little Failure: A Memoir

'Little Failure: A Memoir'

Gary Shteyngart writes a memoir filled with wit and insight. Born in Leningrad in 1972, he immigrated to the United States in 1979 as the only child of intellectual parents. As a small child, he was racked with asthma until he found immense relief when he acquired his first inhaler from a doctor in Vienna on route to New York. Coming to a new land while remembering the old, Shteyngart captures both in an achingly humorous and poignant book.  Please join us for a discussion of this memorable memoir in Room 220.  
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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

For June's Legends & Lore DC book discussion series, we will continue discussing Literary Capital, edited by Christopher Sten.

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