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Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen

Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Selection. Join the discussion on April 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Pollan's book Botany of Desire is a mixture of history, personal memoir, and botany that relates aspects of the relationship of four domesticated plant species to human life. These plants--the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato--are linked with four human fundamental desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control.

Zora Neale

Page Turner Thursdays Presents:

How It Feels to Be Colored Me

In celebration of Women's History the month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read and reflect upon one of the finest literary figures of American culture, Zora Neale Hurston.  In particular, the book club will discuss, How It Feels to Be Colored Me. This title was and remains very important to the literary movement of the time.  

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All the Light We Cannot See

The Georgetown Book Club's April Selection

Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose life in Paris with her father, a Museum of Natural History locksmith, is upended by the Nazi occupation, which forces the pair to abandon the city for the coast. Werner and his sister are orphans in Essen, Germany, but he is singled out for his technical capabilities, and as a soldier in the war, his skills lead him to an assignment investigating Resistance activity in France.

Breaking Silence

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Breaking Silence, a thriller by Linda Castillo on Monday April 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. in Room B.

On Dupont Circle

History Book Club

2:00 p.m. book discussion

Come chat about On Dupont Circle by James Srodes this March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Branch Library.   Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library's Circulation Desk. The book provides a portrait of twelve young men and women who came together on the eve of World War I determined to remake America.  

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Spring Equinox Book Party

Celebrate with food, freebies, and fun!

Enjoy a break from your routine at this pop-up library lounge designed just for you. Let’s celebrate a season of reading with an evening of fun. We’ll have music, light refreshments, and social chess.     Meet like-minded souls who love reading and learning new things.  Discover our monthly book clubs and film series. and pick up free books that are yours to keep.  

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Tenley Readers Unite! (TRU Crew)

Monthly book club for kids

We've started a book club just for kids. If you're a kid between 8 and 12 years old who loves to read and get a little deeper into your favorite books, then TRU Crew is for you!  At our monthly meetings, we discuss our book choice, eat snacks (in the library!), and vote on the next month's read.   Meetings are usually the last Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room.   Upcoming meetings are March 26, April 23, and May 21.    

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., March 26

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion on Sat., March 26 at 1:00 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, are available for checkout at the information desk.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Witches: Salem, 1692'

The April selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. We will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

March 20: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiavarini

Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C.?  Cleveland Park Library hosts a local history book discussion series!

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