Book Clubs

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton's bestselling novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance. Join us for a book discussion on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Awakenings by Oliver Sacks.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates. An initially harmless game of dares created by six students during their time at Oxford University escalates, pulling at the participants over a decade later in this tricky thriller.
Bad Feminist

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. In her debut essay collection, Gay keeps the personal political, using her own history and engagement with popular culture to explore broader cultural issues.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we discuss The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. Through exploring various experiences, including those of medical actors and ultramarathon runners, Jamison delves into ideas of how human beings understand pain in others and care for each other.  

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

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 website, contact barbara.gauntt@dc.gov, or call 202-282-3072.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Le Salon: West End's Literary Book Discussion Group

L E  * S A L O N meets at the West End Interim Library to discuss major literary themes and the philosophical and moral questions found within both classic and lesser-known literature. Please come join us as we discuss The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Books will be available for borrowing, but due to limited copies, we strongly encourage interested parties to bring their own. We will meet in the meeting room. For more information, please contact My Nguyen at my.nguyen@dc.gov.
Lone Survivors

Lone Survivors Discussion

Evolutionary geneticist Dr. Dambroski will lead a discussion of Lone Survivors by Chris Stringer, and share groundbreaking research pertaining to human evolution.   

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