Book Clubs

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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Book Club in June: 'Beauty Queens'

Fifty beauty pageant contestants on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash land on a desert island. What to do? Practice your talent or find food? Work together or do contest rules apply? Find out what happens to these young women as they find themselves while hoping to be found.  
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West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, with guest facilitator Azar Nafisi, a close reader and a neighbor and the critically acclaimed author of
An Imperfect God

Philosophy & Issues Book Club: 'An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America'

Henry Wiencek engages in an important task in this book: looking at George Washington’s career through his connection with slavery. He surveys Washington’s family and early life, showing how slavery formed the constant context to their activities, farming, and social life. We see in this narrative how Washington viewed his relationship to his slaves and how this changed over time, especially through his experience of working with African Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Cancelled: Short Stories and Short Dates - LGBT Pride Month Edition

Note: this event has been cancelled. Please contact David Quick if you would like notification when we schedule another speed dating session.
Blonde Faith

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley. Please join us.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.

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