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Portrait of Ori Soltes

Ori Soltes Lecture Series: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:30 pm

Join us for a lecture on Brooks's Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request. All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. About the Series
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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:00 pm

Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapters 46-69 Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. Overview of The Intimidating Book Club
Shifting the Spotlight

Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 7:30 pm

Join the library on April 15 for the first session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club! The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For the first session, we will be reading Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History, a play by the Trinidadian historian and playwright C. L. R. James that follows the events of the Haitian Revolution.
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Shakespeare Society: The Comedy of Errors

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on The Comedy of ErrorsWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. Series 3 will focus on Shakespeare's comedies; the full reading list for Series 3 is as follows:
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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapters 70-93 Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. Overview of The Intimidating Book Club
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Shakespeare Society: Love's Labours Lost

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on Love's Labour's LostWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
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The Intimidating Book Club: Moby Dick

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please come to this meeting having read the following volumes of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapters 94-Epilogue Note: While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details. Overview of The Intimidating Book Club
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Shakespeare Society: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on A Midsummer Night's DreamWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.
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Shakespeare Society: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on The Merry Wives of WindsorWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.

Shakespeare Society: Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a discussion on Much Ado About NothingWhile the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please email my.nguyen@dc.gov for additional details.

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