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The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Book Title for April

'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

A High Court judge who specializes in family cases, Fiona Maye hears each case with professionalism and sensitivity, her excellent reputation intact. Then a case comes up involving Adam, a young man who refuses treatment for religious reasons, and is supported by his family. With difficulties in her marriage and unaddressed feelings regarding her own childlessness, Fiona’s decision will ultimately have consequences for all.

"A girl is a half-formed thing" by Eimear McBride

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

May's Meeting

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Cover of "The Last Ruanway"

New Book Club!

Tenley Book Club

Looking for a book club? Then join the fun with other litterati at the new Tenley Book Club. Our club will read new & noteworthy fiction and the occasional talked-about non-fiction title. We will discuss Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway for the kick-off meeting in June.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Page Turner Thursday's Book Club

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Join us April 23 at 7 p.m. as we discuss our book club selection for April, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. This story is about a delightful, cunning and enormously engaging lady named, Precious Ramotswe. Precious uses her detective skills to help people solve the problems in their lives.  


Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'Rapture Ready!'

The May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Rapture Ready! by Daniel Radosh.  We will meet on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Book cover of a drop of blood with wires to look like a violin

Village Book Club

'The Children Act'

Join us Thursday, May, 7 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

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April Teen Events

Come see what's going on this month!

April is here and that means a new month of events at Cleveland Park!  First, join us on April 8, as we show a screening of the movie The Bling Ring at 4 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Refreshments will be provided.

Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

West End Fiction Book Club Presents . . .

A tribute to America's best-loved poet

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 12:30 p.m. to read/discuss "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken," "Tuft of Flowers," "Birches," "Mending Wall,"  "Out, Out--," "Death of the Hired Man" and other poems by Robert Frost (1874-1963), in celebration of April as National Poetry Month. 

Valley of the Dolls cover

Lowbrow Throwdown

'Valley of the Dolls'

We love the classics and literary fiction here at the Chevy Chase library, but it can’t all be Middlemarch, right?  Sometimes you have to read something fun, easy and frequently ridiculous. Then, preferably, you want to discuss it over drinks with friends. Hence Chevy Chase DC Library’s new book club Lowbrow Throwdown.

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Palisades Village Book Club

'Gray Mountain' by John Grisham

The Palisades Village Book Club will be discussing Gray Mountain by John Grisham on Thursday, April, 2 at 1:30 p.m.