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 note that sometimes book club events are canceled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please 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 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. 

Capitol Hill Reads

This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss recent literary fiction titles. We frequent a variety of spots throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood including the Southeast and Northeast libraries, community centers, restaurants, and coffee shops. To find out what we are reading and where next month's meeting will be held, email or check out the Meetup page.

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.

Cleveland Park Library Mystery Book Club

This club meets the first Thursday of each month at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]. The group chooses the books each month, two to three months in advance. All types of crime writing are considered, from cozies to noir. Monthly notice is sent by e-mail. You don't have to join the group to receive the e-mail. For more information, contact Barbara Gauntt at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library. Call 202-282-3072 for more information.

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.

Heroes of Cinema

Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come to the Southeast Neighborhood Library and join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resources including the Criterion Collection and InstantFlix. Each month's conversation will revolve around a different film -- you can view the film ahead of time on our website using your library card! During the discussion, we will have the film queued up so that we can refer to specific scenes. To find out what we are reading and where next month's meeting will be held, email or check out the Meetup page.

History Book Club

History Book Club at the Northeast Neighborhood Library meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm. We informally discuss a diverse selection of popular history books including narrative non-fiction, biographies and memoirs. For more information or this month's book selection contact Faith at or call 202-698-1363.

Moveable Feast Classics Book Group

The Moveable Feast Classics Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 1 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. We have recently read Awakening, by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann, and Siddartha, by Hermann Hesse. For more information, please contact Meredith Morris at

Palisades Library Book Club

During the Palisades Neighborhood Library renovation, the Palisades Book Club will meet at Georgetown Neighborhood Library, beginning March 21, 2017.

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

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,