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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

kickin the kremlin

Around the World Book Club: "Kicking the Kremlin" by Marc Bennetts

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The Around the World Book Club will read and discuss three books about modern Russian politics in the next three months. The selection for the May 23 book discussion is Kicking the Kremlin: Russia's New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin by Marc Bennetts. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
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 January through October and then the first Wednesday in December.  
Books

Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 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
What is Not Yours is Not Yours book cover

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 What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

makes me wanna holler

O'dell's Book Club Meeting

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
O'dell's book club will be discussing Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall.   This event is free and open to the public
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Southeast Book Club Picks

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join the Southeast book club this spring to discuss some fascinating fiction. All books are available to check out at the information desk at the Southeast Library:    February 23: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

diccion queer logo

DiCcion Queer: Bilingual Writing Group for LGBTQ Latin@s

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Do you write poetry, cuentos, plays or creative essays? Join other Latin@ LGBTQ emerging writers to share, read and comment on each other's work. Bring your own writings or stop by to learn about books written by Latin@ Queer Writers. The workshop is free and open to writers of all genres and levels of experience who write in Spanish, Portuguese or English. No prior writing experience is necessary. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. 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. 
Fargo Season 1 Cover

Binge Worthy Discussion

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
There’s a hole in your life. You need someone to talk to. You have questions, theories, and discoveries to share about your favorite show, but no one wants to listen to you. We’re here for you because we feel the same. Join us at the Northeast Library for a discussion about the current season of Fargo on FX.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.
The World of Ice and Fire Book Cover

The World of Ice and Fire

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing The World of Ice and Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Discussion questions can be found here.

Thursday, June 1, 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.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mystery Train

Heroes of Cinema - Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss Jim Jarmusch's nutty masterpiece Mystery Train. Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams - which, in Mystery Train is Memphis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. 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. 
End of Men cover

Chevy Chase Library Club: The End of Men

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The End of Men by Hanna Rosin.  Copies of the book are available on a display near the information desk at the branch or can be reserved through the online catalog.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Sunday, June 11, 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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party

Southeast Library

6 p.m.
Looking for a little peace and quiet? There is a growing movement of quiet reading groups here in DC and around the country. Grab a book and a cup of tea and join us for some quiet reading time at the end of your day. Make the world a little quieter and a little bigger. We will meet monthly at Capital Teas at 718 8th St. SE. All are welcome. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. 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, June 14, 2017

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
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.
The Nest

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s 2016 comic novel The Nest.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. 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, June 21, 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.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Book Clubs

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc@dcpl #brownbagdc is run by staff based out of the Mt. Pleasant and Tenley-Friendship libraries.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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, June 27, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, DC Public  Library will not be at Discover Chinatown Parks on May 23, 2017. 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.