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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion.  Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes are available at the information desk.

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 extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  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. 
putin country

Around the World Book Club: "Putin Country" by Anne Garrels

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
What's it like to be gay in Chelyabinsk? Is there freedom of speech in Russia today? The Around the World Book Club will discuss a book that covers those issues and more: Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia by Anne Garrels. 
Twin Peaks Season 2 Cover

Binge Worthy Discussion

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
It's happening again. Twin Peaks is back with all of its weird happenings, quirky characters, and bizarre mysteries. Unfortunately, you don't have anyone to talk to about Twin Peaks because the rest of the world still hasn't caught on. That's why we're here.

Wednesday, June 28, 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 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
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 29, 2017

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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this summer to discuss great recent 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.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Friday, June 30, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
You don’t have to love reading to enjoy a great story.   People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.   The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!  

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crazed Fruit

Heroes of Cinema - Ko Nakahira's Crazed Fruit

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
For July, let's learn about the Sun Tribe film movement of mid-century Japanese cinema. In Crazed Fruit, two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking, in this seminal Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film from director Kô Nakahira.

Thursday, July 6, 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 summer to discuss great recent 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.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Friday, July 7, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
You don’t have to love reading to enjoy a great story.   People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.   The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Book jacket for "The Underground Railroad"

ASL Book Club: 'Underground Railroad'

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Discuss books with other people in American Sign Language. This month, the club will talk about The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The group is facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.

Monday, July 10, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
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. 
The Path Between the Seas

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  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, July 12, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this summer to discuss great recent 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.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Friday, July 14, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

3 p.m.
You don’t have to love reading to enjoy a great story.   People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.   The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!  

Monday, July 17, 2017

People and Stories

People and Stories

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Discover Chinatown Parks

Discover Chinatown Parks

Library Takeout

10:30 a.m.
Due to extreme heat, Kids Storytime has been cancelled on Tuesday, June 13. The Gerald Anderson author talk will take place at the 6th & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW) at 12:30 pm.  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, July 19, 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.
People and Stories

People and Stories

Northeast Library

4 p.m.
You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the DC Public Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Cosmopolitans

Capitol Hill Reads - The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our book for July is The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman. An update of a classic, the book is a modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. 
We Are All ...Book Cover

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. Next Book:  We are All Completely Beside Ourselves  by Karen Joy Fowler.  Members vote on the next book to read each month.  New members welcome!
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Southeast Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us this summer to discuss great recent 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.  June 22 at 7 p.m.: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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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.