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All Aunt Hagar's Children

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Georgetown Book Club's October selection

This October, the Georgetown Book Club celebrates DC Reads with a discussion of this year's selection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones.

One Plus One

Adult Book Club

One Plus One

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. maybe ever.

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Book Club Pick 'o the Month

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 22, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Sense of an Ending'

The October selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. We will meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. The Booker prize winning The Sense of an Ending follows retired lawer Tony Webster as he reflects on his life.

Metamorphosis series: 'Middlesex'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series concludes on Tuesday September 15 at 6 pm.  We will discuss Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.   Our guest lecturer will be Laura De Furio, from the University of Alabama's English department.   

Black Orpheus

Book-to-Film Club

'Black Orpheus'

Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions, kills himself to be with her. It’s the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time. Winner of the 1959 Academy Award for best foreign language film.  Pick up a copy of Ovid’s Metamorphoses at the library – we will be reading the 10 or so pages dedicated to the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. As always, there will be popcorn.

Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline

Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Southwest Book Discussion, Sept. 26 at 1:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1:15 p.m.  This month's selection is Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline.  Copies are available for checkout at the information desk.

Cane cover

Legends & Lore D.C. Book Discussion Series

'Cane' by Jean Toomer

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


Adult Book Club

"Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

Join our Adult Book Club. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Lowbrow Throwdown

'The Exorcist'

When we looked at our calendar, we realized our next meeting is in late September.