Book Clubs

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Southeast Book Club

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 pm

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 7pm: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Book of Harlan

Capitol Hill Reads - The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

June's title is The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden. During World War II and based on exhaustive research and told in    McFadden’s mesmeric prose, The Book of Harlan skillfully blends the stories of McFadden’s familial ancestors with those of real and imagined characters.

Page Turner Thursday Presents: Street Poison The Biography of Iceberg Slim

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

For the month of May, we have selected a provocative biography Street Poison: The biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford.
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Friday, June 30, 2017, 3:00 pm

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!  

Senior Memoirs

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center has been compiling memoirs for years, and now they have been gathered into a book and ebook. Come hear the authors talk about the importance of telling your story.  Talk will be held in the lower level meeting room and will last until 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. 
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Chevy Chase Library Club: The End of Men

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

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.  
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O'dell's Book Club Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

O'dell's book club will be discussing Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall.   This event is free and open to the public

Adult Book Club

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

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 for more information.   "Books" by Alexandre Duret-Lutz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Love and Lemons

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? This month’s selection is Jeanine Donofrio’s The Love & Lemons Cookbook:  An Apple-To Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking.