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The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

"The Gene" by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Southwest Library Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion on Saturday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m. Copies of this month's title, The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, are available at the Information Desk.

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Page Turner Thursday Presents: "The Refugees"

Page Turner Thursday in tandem with DC Reads brings to you the book club book of the month entitled The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. In this book, the author discusses collections of short stories exploring the lives of Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in the United States. This literary fiction touches on issues that affect our lives here in Washington, D.C. We will meet to discuss the book on May 24 at 7 p.m.

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Parklands-Turner YA Read Feed Book Club

Call for Submissions of Teen Book Review Teasers

Teens: Have you recently read a really great book? Do you have a favorite book that you'd like to recommend to other teens?   Do you want to earn additional community service hours? Accomplish all of these each time you write a book review that gets published on the Parklands-Turner Library page.  Submit your one-page review to Young Adult and Teen Specialist Auset Whaley.

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

"The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

Southwest Library Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Copies of the May selection, The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, are available at the information desk. Please call the library at (202) 724-4752 for additional information.

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

May Selection

Join us on Thursday, May 3, to discuss William Shaw's The Birdwatcher. A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, William South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast.

The Unwinding by George Packer

Book Discussion: "The Unwinding"

Join us for the Southwest book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This month's selection, The Unwinding by George Packer, was the recipient of the 2013 National Book Award for nonfiction. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

It is time again for the Georgetown Book Club to add to its reading list.  If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list.  The choices are:

The Joy Luck Club

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Novels Centered Around Clubs and Groups

The literary premise of a themed or activity-based club is a surprisingly diverse sub-genre. Modern classics such as The Joy Luck Club and Fight Club not only became critically and commercially popular books but also gained popularity for their film adaptations. The plot device of “the club” can bring a diverse group of individuals together. It not only impacts their daily lives but also allows the reader to learn about each character and their backstory.

The Hamlet Fire by Bryant Simon.

The Hamlet Fire by Bryant Simon

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, The Hamlet Fire by Bryant Simon, are available at the information desk.

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion on Sat., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg, are available at the information desk. 

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