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The Thin Man

Book to Film

The Thin Man

Hollywood found Dashiell Hammett’s wisecracking, martini-sipping husband and wife detective team irresistible and you will too. Join them as they get to the bottom of a murder mystery that they are conscripted into solving against their will (crimefighting gets in the way of happy hours). 

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My Brilliant Friend

Georgetown Book Club's December selection

In My Brilliant Friend, Italian author Elena Ferrante introduces friends Elena and Lila, whose lives she goes on to follow throughout her recently completed

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Book Club Pick 'o the Month

"Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, November 17, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers--nominated for the 2012 National Book Award and praised by writer/journalist Tom Wolfe as "The All

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Lowbrow Throw Down

'Disclosure' by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton did a lot of good work in his life.  We all love Jurassic Park, ER was good, we hear good things about Westworld.  However, we have a feeling that Crichton's 1994

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois.

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016.  Copies of this month's title, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, are available for checkout at the information desk

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'All Aunt Hagar's Children'

The November selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is the DC Reads 'All Aunt Hagar's Children' by Edward P. Jones. We will meet on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

In his 2015 nonfiction title, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaErik Larson chronicles the fate of ocean liner the RMS Lusitania, the sinking of which by German U-boat in May 1915 had far-reaching glob

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Legends & Lore DC-DC Reads 2015

All Aunt Hagar's Children

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

All Aunt Hagar's Children

High Noon Book Club

Book Discussion for DC Reads 2015

High Noon Book Club will be discussing All Aunt Hagar's Children, stories by Edward P. Jones on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. in Room B.

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Page Turner Thursday's Presents:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Read another great page turner in the month of October, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies. Reserve your copy today.