Book Clubs

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of this month's title, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, are available for checkout at the information desk.
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Short Story Reading and Discussion

Reading aloud (in round-robin fashion) of the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by cartoonist/author/playwright and celebrated wit James Thurber (1894-1961), and discussion of it afterward, in celebration of the DC Public Library's summer reading program.
Robinson Crusoe book coverRobinson Crusoe imageImage of Robinson Crusoe

West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe.

'Metamorphosis' - 'Orlando'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University. 
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China

History Book Club

Join our monthly discussion with the new book Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang.
Cover art for "A Room with a View"

Movable Feast: Classics Reading Club

The Movable Feast Classics Reading Club will meet at the Tenley-Friendship Library this month. We will discuss A Room With a View by E.M. Forster. Spend part of your summer vacation with an tale of love across class in Edwardian England.
President and the Assassin

Philosophy and Issues Book Club: 'The President and the Assassin: McKinley,Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century'

McKinley was known as a progressive leader who encouraged industry and was anti-imperialist in his foreign policy. However, his relations with labor were strained, spurred by many events, such as the reduction of wages in the new factories that caused strikes and hardships for workers.
darkly dreaming dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Discussion

Join us as we continue with the theme of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis started with the Crime and Punishment Museum program (held on Aug 13, Click here for more information on that).   Meet a different kind of “Hero”, as we discuss Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.  
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Palisades Book Club

The Palisades Book Club will be discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  Please join us.
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West End Nonfiction Book Club

In celebration of the D.C. Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” please join our book discussion about the life and contributions of Dr.