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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

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Twitter Chat: #AsktheLabs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Twice a month, staff from the Labs at DC Public Library take over the Twittersphere to answer your questions about makerspaces, video and audio production, and personal digital archiving in the library. You can prepare by reading up on the Labs and their offerings here, or send us photos of the awesome things you've made and learned in one of our spaces.  
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the fourth Monday 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 to RSVP.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Join library staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation on Tuesdays from May through September. Chinatown Parks are located at 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 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.  
Books

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

6:30 p.m.
Join the Francis A. Gregory adult book club.  We read mostly contemporary fiction with the occasional departure into classics or non-fiction.  Members choose the books. Call 202-698-6373 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov for more information.   "Books" by Alexandre Duret-Lutz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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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 A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes. 

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this autumn to discuss great books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  September 28 at 7 pm: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Furiously Happy

Page Turner Thursdays: Furiously Happy

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
For the month of September Page Turner Thursday will be reading Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.  Furiously Happy explores the author's battle with mental illness and provides humor and laughter in fighting through such a difficult subject.  

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden

The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden, are available at the information desk.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

The Price byArthur Miller

The Price by Arthur Miller

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend "In the Arena," an occasional series presented by the Southwest Library in cooperation with Arena Stage.  
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Daisy Miller

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m. to discuss Daisy Miller, by Henry James. Please join us.
11/22/63

Chevy Chase Library Book Club: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The September selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 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, Oct. 5, 2017

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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.  
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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this autumn to discuss great books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  September 28 at 7 pm: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

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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, Oct. 10, 2017

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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, Oct. 12, 2017

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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this autumn to discuss great books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  September 28 at 7 pm: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

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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.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

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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.
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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, Oct. 19, 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.
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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this autumn to discuss great books. We meet in the lower level meeting room of the Southeast Library and books are available upstairs at the information desk. All readers are welcome.  September 28 at 7 pm: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Zadie Smith's 2016 novel Swing Time. In the novel, two young women, both attracted to dance yet unequal in their skills, come of age together in London in the 1980s, forming a friendship that echoes even after their paths diverge.

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

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Twitter Chat: #AsktheLabs

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Twice a month, staff from the Labs at DC Public Library take over the Twittersphere to answer your questions about makerspaces, video and audio production, and personal digital archiving in the library. You can prepare by reading up on the Labs and their offerings here, or send us photos of the awesome things you've made and learned in one of our spaces.  

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

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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.  
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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.