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High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Widowmaker, a novel by Paul Doiron on Monday October 3 at 12 noon in Room B.

Handmaid's Tale

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

A Book Discussion

One of twelve works chosen for the theme, American democracy, this now classic novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood describes an America turned upside down by bigotry and zealotry while facing nationwide infertility.  Love, desire, jealousy and hate figure in the handmaid, Offred's recounting of her harrowing decline from free-spirited college student and happily married mother of one to veiled forced surrogate for various powerful men.  Similar to George Orwell's 1984, this tale is one powerful read.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls

The Georgetown Book Club's October selection

This fall, the Georgetown Book Club takes part in DC Reads: Democracy with a discussion of Jennifer Close's 2016 novel The Hopefuls


Page Turner Thursday's

The Turner House: A Novel

We hope you enjoyed your summer and are in need of a new read heading into the fall.  If so, we have just the book. The Turner House: A Novel by Angela Flournoy will kick off our Page Turner Thursday's Book Club series for the month of September. The Turner's are a vibrant American family that have endured a lot.

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.


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. 

Station Eleven

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.