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Woodridge Community

"Know Your Neighborhood Series-Woodridge," Part I

Panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE,Washington, DC.

Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick -Off, for a panel discussion, “Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC.

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Rebel Readers

Uncensored books for the uncensored mind

Explicit language, homosexuality, politics, violence. Just a few reasons why certain books are deemed unsuitable for society by the "conservative" reader. Imagine what our world be like if we did not have those who dared to push the envelope? As Banned Books Week approaches, let us take some time out of our busy day to honor those authors who not only crossed the line, but erased it. But let's not limit that acknowledgement to authors in the United States. Let's cross our borders and look at writers around the world who shook things up in their homeland. Enjoy! 

"The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper"

Adult Book Club

"The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick

Join us to discuss September's book club selection, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. "Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.

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Fates and Furies

The Georgetown Book Club's September selection

Charismatic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite and stunning Mathilde meet when both are students at Vassar. Soon, they marry, working together to make it in New York City and eventually achieving success. While these are the basics of their story, though, they are far from the whole truth.

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UNCENSORED #ComicConversationDC

Please join us for a special UNCENSORED edition of #ComicConversationDC! Head over to Twitter to chat all about banned graphic novels, comic books, and manga. 

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel

The September selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven takes place in a post-pandemic America, where a troupe of actors and musicians travel the country to perform for the survivors.   We will meet on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

Adult Book Club

"Hold Still" by Lynn Steger Strong

Join us to discuss July's book club selection, Hold Still by Lynn Steger Strong on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., July 30

You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Jul. 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, are available for checkout at the information desk.

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"After I Am Gone" by Laura Lippman

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August selection

Join us on Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m., to discuss a great contribution to Baltimore noir.

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After I Am Gone by Laura Lippman

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

Join us on August 4 to discuss a stand-alone novel by Laura Lippman, author of the popular Tess Monaghan series. 

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