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The Intimidating Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov

Overview of The Intimidating Book Club Intended for those who have always wanted to read that one classic novel of gargantuan proportions but never did (or didn't finish). This group will read a notoriously lengthy book widely considered a classic, section by section, and meet monthly at 6:30 p.m. ET for a minimum one-hour discussion that may last through 8 p.m.

Musical Theatre Trivia

Page to Stage: Musical Theatre Trivia

Can you guess the inspiration behind these musical hits?

Many musicals have been inspired by books and movies before they ever made it big on Broadway. While most theatres remain closed, we can still enjoy the the sources of our favorite shows, even if we can't see them live. Stop by the Northeast Library anytime in August to try your hand at some trivia to show your knowledge of the history of musical theatre adaptations.   Winners will be contacted by Email to pick up a prize! 

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Shakespeare Society: The Comedies

The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. We intend to read and discuss every single Shakespeare play in series-order, grouped in several series reflecting his tragedies, comedies, problem plays, romances and histories. There is no preferred edition. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate the discussion.

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Octavia's Kin

The Lineage of Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers from the African Diaspora

The historical lack of gender and racial diversity among authors promoted by the Science Fiction/Fantasy book industry has not destroyed the creative imaginations of writers of African descent who embrace the genre. Black Science Fiction/Fantasy writers do indeed exist and have a kaleidoscope of stories to add to the field.

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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

Overview of The Intimidating Book Club Intended for those who have always wanted to read that one classic novel of gargantuan proportions but never did (or didn't finish). This group will read a notoriously lengthy book widely considered a classic, section by section, and meet monthly at 6:30 p.m. for a minimum one-hour discussion that may last through 8 p.m.

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"Daughters of Jane" Meet & Greet

Introducing a new Regency Romance book club

Do you love Regency Romance or Victorian literature? Come meet like-minded literary souls as we celebrate the kickoff of Daughters of Jane on Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. This will be the first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting each March, we will honor a new woman author as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well as the work of other writers who have been impacted by her.  

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Black Future Month Happy Hour

Join our Community Read & follow up with a fun chat

It is both Black History Month and Black Future Month at DC Public Library, so don't miss our Black Future Month Happy Hour! Join our Community Read of author N.K. Jemisin's How Long 'Til Black Future Month? On Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m., we'll chat and share insights as we explore the worlds within Jemisin's short stories together.

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Samanta Schweblin, "Little Eyes"

Review of Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin Book of the Month, Dec. 2020 Written by Las Comadres Book Club member, Gustavo L.

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Natalia Sylvester, "Running"

Review of Running, by Natalia Sylvester Book of the Month, November 2020 Written by Las Comadres Book Club member and DC Public Library staff member, Gabi K. H.

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia's "Mexican Gothic"

Review of Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Book of the Month, October 2020

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