Book Clubs

Mountains Beyond Mountains book cover

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.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Fiction Fanatics Book Club

For July the Fiction Fanatics Book Club is reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman.
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.