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Takoma Reads

'We the Animals' by Justin Torres

It’s Takoma Reads, the podcast where the once and current staff of the Takoma Park Library get together and chat about books. For this episode, we read We the Animals by Justin Torres. SPOILER ALERT: We talk about the whole book, so if you would prefer to read the story without knowing how it ends, you may want to listen to this after you read it.

Adult Book Club

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Join us to discuss June's book club selection, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Following the meeting, join us for a stroll around the neighborhood with our NEW Walking Book Club. Bring the audio book on your device or simply join the other members for a stroll and casual discussion of that month's book selection.

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The Buried Giant

The Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

Hushed in tone and steeped in medieval lore, Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 novel The Buried Giant focuses on Axl and Beatrice, an aging married couple afflicted with the memory loss that has descended on the post-Arthurian England

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

The Georgetown Book Club is again replenishing our reading list! If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. 

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Black Literature Book Club

Black Literature Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 31 to discuss Okey Ndibe's novel, "Arrows of Rain". The meeting is at 2:00 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for members to checkout. There is still time for new members to join. 

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance

The May selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.   We will meet on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

"The Orchard of Lost Souls" by Nadifa Mohamed

Adult Book Club

"The Orchard of Lost Souls" by Nadifa Mohamed

Join us to discuss May's book club selection, The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m. 

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Brave & Daring Girls

Fiction for Ages 8 to 12

At the Southeast Library, our Kids’ Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book, enjoy snacks, and do an interactive activity (ages 8 to 12, last Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – check out our calendar!). As much fun as the meetings are, my favorite part comes at the end: the participating kids vote on which book they will read and discuss the following month.

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An Unnecessary Woman

The Georgetown Book Club's May Selection

The narrator and heart of Rabih Alameddine's 2014 novel An Unnecessary Woman is Aaliya Sohbi, an aging translator living in her home city of Beirut whose perceived place within her family and culture gives the book its title -- yet is far from the whole story. 

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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

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

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