Story Tags

Our story begins: new and selected stories by Tobias Wolff

A Little Escape from Reality

A stressful day? Don’t have time for this and that? Want to start a new book but can’t commit, yet the need for an escape from your mundane daily routine nags at you? Well, reading a short story might remedy your plight. You ask how, and I say: it’s short enough to fit into your hectic life and good enough to provide you a contained but transcendental experience of great fiction. Here are five amazing short story collections:

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Page Turner Thursday's

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month.  As you know, March is Women's History Month.  To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many.  However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.  

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Books, Bites and Brews

Meeting location during renovations

Books, Bites and Brews, the Palisades Library's book club for 20-30 somethings, will be taking a break from our regular meetup spot during the Palisades renovation.

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

It is time again for the Georgetown Book Club to add to its reading list.  If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Wednesday, March 15 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. 

Adult Book Club

"The Hopefuls" by Jennifer Close

Join us Thursday, March 23, 2017 to discuss March's Adult Book Club selection, The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close.

Hidden Figures

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday March 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.   New York Times Bestseller: the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. 

I Almost Forgot About You

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss I Almost Forgot About You, a novel by Terry McMillan on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B. Click here to view the date.

Recipe Swap

NEW! Cookbook Club

Meet up with Cookbook Enthusiasts for Recipe Swaps & More!

Join us on the third Thursday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373.

Furiously Happy

Adult Book Club

"Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things" by Jenny Lawson

Pick up Francis Gregory's Adult Book Club's January selection, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.

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