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Suspended Sentences

The Georgetown Book Club's February selection

Before being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French novelist Patrick Modiano was not widely known outside his home country. However, for his readers, his preoccupations have long been clear, as his work often explores the Nazi occupation of Paris and its aftermath.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Our Kind of People

The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham. We will meet on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting upstairs in the meeting room.  

Girl on the Train

Page Turner Thursdays Presents: Girl on the Train

Happy New Year! The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is kicking the new year off right with our book of the month entitled, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  The book club will meet on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the novel. Parking is available in our parking lot and off-street parking is available.  

Kate Chopin - Author

Classics Reading Group - Discusses Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. She is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors. Chopin started writing in her thirties and within a decade published ninety five short stories, two novels as well as several poems and critical essays..   

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Reading D.C. in 2016

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

The Lincoln Lawyer

Book to Film Club

The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles   criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller. 

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Lowbrow Throw Down

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Okay, so we heard a rumor that the YA fantasy bestseller City of Bones is largely repurposed Harry Potter fanfiction.  This rumor is very, very difficult to verify (at least to the satisfaction of a librarian) but it's enough for us to choose it as our January selection.

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Book Club Pick 'o the Month

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The West End Fiction book Club will meet Tuesday, December 15, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes--"a novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication."   Copies ar

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

The January selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon. We will meet on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. Since the branch will likely be closed at the beginning of January, we will be meeting at the Subway restaurant across the street. (5616 Connecticut Ave NW.)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

December Southwest Book Discussion

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., December 19 at 1:30 p.m.  Copies of the December selection, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, are available for checkout at the Southwest Library information desk.