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ESL Conversation Circles

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00 am

Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
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More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle

Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:30 pm

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle is a new memoir-writing group for all former military personnel. Sessions will be hosted by library staff, featuring local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question and write. Writing exercises will be provided. Sessions will be held monthly on the 3rd Friday of every month at noon. At this time, all sessions will occur online. Please contact Jo Stallworth at adultservices.dcpl@dc.gov to register to attend.
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ESL Conversation Circles

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 am

Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
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Daughters of Jane

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 pm

The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.
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ESL Conversation Circles

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 am

Practice your English language skills as we discuss international affairs and comparative cultures in this high-intermediate-to-advanced level English as a second language conversation group. Join us virtually on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for the Tenley-Friendship Branch ESL Conversation Circle. The hour-and-a-half sessions are for non-native speakers of English ages 18 and older.
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 pm

The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
The Wedding DateThe Kiss QuotientThe Key to Happily Ever AfterNext Year in HavanaReal Men KnitThe Stationery ShoHoney GirlPride, Prejudice, and Other FlavorsFirst Comes LikeLove in ColorAyesha at Last

Love in Color Book Club

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6:00 pm

Do you love romance novels but never see yourself represented in them? Or are you looking to dive into the romance genre but don't know where to start? If so, the Love in Color Book Club is just for you! Come join us virtually on the first Wednesday of each month as we discuss a romance novel written by an author of color.  Book Picks:
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Daughters of Jane

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:00 pm

The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on every 3rd Tuesday.
Nick Mann head shot.More Than Words logo. The Armed Forces Medal.

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle

Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:30 pm

More Than Words: Veteran's Writing Circle is a new memoir-writing group for all former military personnel. Sessions will be hosted by library staff, featuring local author and Veteran, Nick Mann. Come ready to reflect, question and write. Writing exercises will be provided. Sessions will be held monthly on the 3rd Friday of every month at noon. At this time, all sessions will occur online. Please contact Jo Stallworth at adultservices.dcpl@dc.gov to register to attend.
Virtual Book Club

The Audacious Books Read Along

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 6:00 pm

The Audacious Books Read-along will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #audaciousbooks. This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Please see the reading list below and we look forward to chatting with you. January: Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

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