DC Reads

DC Reads

"The Refugees"

DC Reads is a month-long program that brings the city together to read and discuss one book. The library is thrilled to announce that the DC Reads title for 2018 is The Refugees by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. During the month of May, join members of the D.C. community for discussions and events focused on these short stories that explore the lives of immigrants and refugees in the United States. Whether you read the whole book or just one of the stories, take an opportunity to be a part of a community that reads together.

An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen: June 1, 7 p.m.,
First United Congregational Church, 945 G St. NW

Our signature event will be an evening with The Refugees author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nguyen will read from the book and discuss its themes and his writing followed by a conversation with DCPL Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan. Copies of The Refugees will be available for purchase and for signing by the author.
Registration is required. RSVP to reserve seats. 
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Discussion groups:

Readers are invited to use our discussion guide and podcasts as they read the book.

Community Events: