Book Clubs

The DC Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for residents to gather and discuss their love of books. Below is a selection of the many reading groups and book discussions. Please be sure check the calendar to make sure an event is scheduled on the date you wish to attend. You can also call the library where the event is scheduled to find out more. If you'd like to be part of a book club but can't make it to the meetings, we also have a number of online book clubs that you can find on our Read Feed page.

Brown Bag DC

Join the conversation. This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers and customers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from noon until 1 p.m on Twitter using the hashtag #brownbagdc. 

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library book club is the library's oldest book club.  We discuss new and notable fiction and non-fiction.  We meet the first Tuesday of the month, and you can find our monthly selections at  You can also email for more information.

Feeder's Advisory Book Club

Do you love browsing through cookbooks? Do you relish the idea of discussing different cuisines and food related topics? Then Feeder's Advisory is just for you! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room at the Northeast Neighborhood Library and you can find the monthly selection at For more information, please call 202-698-1444. 

Georgetown Book Club

The Georgetown Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library branch of DC Public Library to discuss primarily recent literary fiction titles and the occasional nonfiction title. For more information, please e-mail or call 202-727-0232.

Love in Color Book Club

Do you love romance novels but never see yourself represented in them? Or are you looking to dive into the romance genre but don't know where to start? If so, the Love in Color Book Club is just for you! Come join us virtually on the first Wednesday of each month as we discuss a romance novel written by an author of color. For more information, please email

Moveable Feast Classics Book Group

The Moveable Feast Classics Book Group meets on the second Monday of every month at 2 p.m., rotating between Georgetown, Palisades, and Cleveland Park Libraries.  This is an opportunity to revisit an old favorite, finally get to something you’ve always meant or wanted to read, or explore something new to you. For more information, please contact Meredith Morris at

Mystery Book Club

Enjoy a good mystery? Come join us at the Chevy Chase Library as we discuss a range of mysteries, including popular titles, classics, and mysteries set in different lands and different times. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book title, or email for more information.

Palisades Library Book Club

This club meets once a month on the third Tuesday at the Palisades Neighborhood Library. The club reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction with occasional forays into poetry and plays. Everyone makes suggestions, and the club chooses the selection by group consensus. For more information, contact the library at 202-282-3139.

Queer Book Club

Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that meets monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning a variety of genres. To find out when and where our next meeting will be held email

Short Trips Short Story Book Club

Explore the world through short stories. Each month this book club reads three short stories written by an author from another country or an immigrant or refugee to the U.S. We meet the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library. Find out more at or e-mail

Southeast Friends Book Club

Come discuss a variety of titles from all different genres and time periods in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Titles for this group are chosen by attendee recommendations and votes. Find out more information by calling 202-698-3372.

Takoma Park Book Club

Interested in reading and discussing contemporary literature?  Join the Takoma Park adult book club.  We meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month to have a lively group discussion for an hour or so. Members vote on book selections.
Contact us at 202-576-7252 
for more info.

Takoma Park Book to Film Club

Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided, and we meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month.

The Page Turners Book Club

Are you in need of a page-turner? Welcome to the Parklands-Turner Book Club! No genre is off limits, we read a range of fiction and nonfiction titles. Suggestions are always welcome and monthly selections are decided by club members. We meet virtually on Wednesday evenings once a month. For more information, please email or call 202-645-4532.

Truth Universally Acknowledged: A Pride and Prejudice Book Club

Over 200 years old, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of the most beloved novels in the English language. In this book club, we will read the seminal novel and books inspired by the novel. Club meets in the Meeting Room of the Southeast Library on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.