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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

not the israel

Around the World Book Club: "Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me" by Harvey Pekar

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Discuss the graphic novel Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar with the Around the World Book Club.  The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in the library's meeting room and ends at 3 p.m.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.  
Image of The Summer We Got Free book cover

Queer Book Club: The Summer We Got Free

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month, we’ll be reading The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie:

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month during January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.  
Game of Thrones book cover

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
We are reading the books from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin beginning with A Game of Thrones. Discussion questions can be found here: www.tinyurl.com/LWasoiaf.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett. 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 28.  Copies of this month's selection, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, are available at the information desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

short story discussion group at guy mason recreation center

Short Story Discussion Group

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, to illustrate meaningful life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes and different points of view.   The DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center invites you to participate in the short story discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.   

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

DC Public Library logo.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro]  For the monthly selection, check the Cleveland Park library web page, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3080.  

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Book jacket for "The Whole Town's Talking"

ASL Book Club: 'The Whole Town's Talking'

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Discuss books with other people in American Sign Language. This month, the club will talk about The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg. The group is facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

The Lost City of Z

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for our monthly History Book Club as we discuss The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

short story graphic

Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. No preparation or commitment is required. Register here so that we can prepare a printed copy of the story for you. Ages 18+   

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Literary Book Group logo.

Literary Book Group

Southwest Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama.    Upcoming Discussion Calendar July 11 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain August 8 Victoria by Julia Baird September 12 The Vagabond

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Guy Mason Reading Group FGeorgetown,  DC 20007

Reading Group at Guy Mason Recreation Center

Georgetown Library

11 a.m.
The Reading Group at Guy Mason Recreation Center meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to discuss selected books.  We meet at the recreation center located at  3600 Calvert Street, NW, Washington DC 20007. This book club is a partnership between the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library and Guy Mason Recreation Center.
Jane Austen quote and a teacup.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, and set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
Image of Today Will be Different book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Maria Semple's 2016 novel Today Will Be Different. The novel follows Seattle mom Eleanor Flood as she is thwarted in her goal of a uniquely organized and productive day by familial circumstances and her professional past. 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Euripides_10Plays_cover

Crime & Punishment Lecture Series

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016.  The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment."  In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

let there be water

Around the World Book Club: "Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World" by Seth Siegel

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Discuss Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World by Seth Siegel with the Around the World Book Club. Newcomers welcome. Discussion begins at 2 p.m. and ends by 3 p.m. in the library's meeting room on the 2nd floor. 

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Black Detroit

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots by reading Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month during January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.  
short story discussion group at guy mason recreation center

Short Story Discussion Group

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, to illustrate meaningful life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes and different points of view.   The DC Public Library in partnership with Guy Mason Recreation Center invites you to participate in the short story discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.   

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

short story graphic

Short Story Reading Group for Writers

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Author Ingrid Anders reads a celebrated short story aloud and facilitates a discussion of its literary merits. The selections include classic, contemporary, American, and international short stories. We hone our craft through examination of the masters. No preparation or commitment is required. Register here so that we can prepare a printed copy of the story for you. Ages 18+   

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Literary Book Group logo.

Literary Book Group

Southwest Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama.    Upcoming Discussion Calendar July 11 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain August 8 Victoria by Julia Baird September 12 The Vagabond

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Image of A Separation book cover

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Katie Kitamura's 2017 novel A Separation. In the novel, a woman travels to Greece in search of the husband from whom she has been separated for six months and whose specific whereabouts have become unknown.  

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Jane Austen quote and a teacup.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, and set in different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Literary Book Group logo.

Literary Book Group

Southwest Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama.    Upcoming Discussion Calendar July 11 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain August 8 Victoria by Julia Baird September 12 The Vagabond

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Jane Austen quote and a teacup.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Literary Book Group logo.

Literary Book Group

Southwest Library

1:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we meet to discuss a lively variety of thought-provoking literature, including fiction and nonfiction, essays and articles, poetry and drama.    Upcoming Discussion Calendar July 11 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain August 8 Victoria by Julia Baird September 12 The Vagabond

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Jane Austen quote and a teacup.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us every month as we discuss engaging fiction and, occasionally, compelling nonfiction. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of Southwest Library. Those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.