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 David.quick2@dc.gov 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 dclibrary.org/chevychase.  You can also email emily.menchal@dc.gov for more information.

Comadres Book Club

Are you interested in reading more literature by Latina and Latino authors? Las Comadres Book Club meets monthly at the Mt. Pleasant Library's Lower Level Conference Room to discuss Latina literature on the 4th Saturday of every month (slight variations for holidays). Email mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-671-3121 for additional 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 georgetownlibrary@dc.gov 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 David.quick2@dc.gov or check out the Meetup page.

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 Meredith.morris@dc.gov.

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 tracy.myers@dc.gov 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 johnna.percell@dc.gov.

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.

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.