Crime and Punishment Lecture Series

Chevy Chase Library

Crime and Punishment Lecture Series

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.

Every meeting features a lecture from a guest professor from a local college, followed by a discussion of the work.  The guest lecturers appear courtesy of the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library.

The books and discussion dates are below. The book discussion series will meet at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library at 7 p.m. in the small program room.  Please contact to receive emails about the program.

September 20 2016
The Bacchae - Euripides

October 25, 2016
Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

November 22, 2016
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

January 17, 2017
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

March 21, 2017
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

April 18, 2017
Billy Budd, Sailor - Herman Melville

May 16, 2017
Native Son - Richard Wright

September 19, 2017
All My Sons - Arthur Miller

October 17, 2017
The Round House - Louise Erdrich

November 21, 2017
The Secret History - Donna Tartt