Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.
The DC Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for residents to gather and discuss their love of books. Below is a list of just some of the clubs offered. Please note that sometimes book club events are canceled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the calendar to make sure an event is scheduled on the date you wish to attend. You can also call the library where the event is scheduled.
Books & Bars Book Club
Join us at Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G St. NW) on the third Wednesday of each month for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere and great discussion on today's most intriguing books.
Cleveland Park Library Mystery Book Club
This club meets the first Thursday of each month on the 2nd floor at Barnes & Noble, 12th and E streets N.W. The group chooses the books each month, two to three months in advance. All types of crime writing are considered, from cozies to noir. Monthly notice is sent by e-mail. You don't have to join the group to receive the e-mail. For more information, contact Barbara Gauntt at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library. Call 202-282-3072 for more information.
Francis Gregory Adult Book Club
This club for adults only meets every fourth Wednesday at Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library. Selections include fiction (mystery, romance, history, short stories, classics, etc.) and nonfiction (biography, travel, finance, etc.). The facilitator invites suggestions from customers, book club members and staff. Past selections include The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Wake of the Wind by California Cooper and The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. Call 202-727-6044 for more information.
Georgetown Book Club
We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library branch of DC Public Library. We make copies of the books we read available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, so there is no need to purchase titles. Anyone who likes to read literary fiction and the occasional nonfiction title is welcome, as are suggestions for upcoming titles. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com or call 202-727-0232.
Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club
We meet the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room #1 at 7 p.m. We alternate fiction and nonfiction every month. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Ana Elisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-671-3122.
Palisades Library Book Club
This club meets once a month on the third Tuesday at the Palisades Neighborhood Library. The club reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction with occasional forays into poetry and plays. Everyone makes suggestions, and the club chooses the selection by group consensus. For more information, contact the library at 202-282-3139.
Southeast Adult Book Club
The club meets the last Tuesday of each month (unless there are holiday issues) at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 202-698-3377.
Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)
We are a fiction and nonfiction book group for local readers between ages 21 and 35, and we meet every month at a bar located in or near Georgetown. For more information, including meeting dates and locations, check out our Meetup page or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw History Book Club
The American History Book Club meets on the first and fourth Mondays of each month at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library. We cover Presidents and Reformers through recent biographies. We discuss the new understanding of well known figures that emerage in the biographies. Each month we consider a new figure using these biographies. For more information, contact the library at 202-671-0265.
West End Book Club
This club meets at the West End Neighborhood Library the third Tuesday of every month. Call 202-724-8707 for more information.
Featuring "The Emperor's New Clothes"
Published on Friday, January 24, 2014
Calling all readers!
Georgetown Book Club's February Selection
Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
In 1845, Frederick Douglass--already a successful orator and a significant figure in the abolitionist movement -- raised his profile even further with the publication of his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson
Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ursula Todd was born and died on a cold, snowy night in 1910. That same night, she was born again. Thus Ursula will spend her life: dying. As she grows up, will she use this seemingly inexhaustible store of lives for good? To correct mistakes in her life or prevent the world from heading toward another devastating world war?
Shortlisted for the 2013 Orange Prize for Literature, the Costa Book Awards, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Atkinson’s latest novel is also on the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2013 list.
A community discussion on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Published on Saturday, January 11, 2014
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest book discussion of Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Copies are available for checkout at the Southwest Library.
Featuring 'The Fisherman and His Wife'
Published on Monday, January 6, 2014
Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.
Kitchen Table Book Discussion selection, January 2014
Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014
Award-Winning Young Fiction Writers Continues Thursday, Jan. 9
Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Featuring 'Puss in Boots'
Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013
Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. for our first Reader's Theatre program.
Georgetown Book Club's January Selection
Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
At 4 years old, Kate Shramm -- the narrator of Curtis Sittenfeld's 2013 novel, Sisterland -- experiences what she and her parents think is a vivid nightmare of a house engulfed in flames. The next night, a house in the Shramms' neighborhood burns to the ground. At dinner soon after, Kate's twin sister Violet mentions that a geographically distant relative is falling down in pain, and that relative soon suffers a fatal heart attack.
'Cleopatra: A Life'
Published on Monday, December 16, 2013
The Mt. Pleasant Book Club is reading Cleopatra: A Life, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff. Inheritor not only of Egypt, but of family ways that included incest, assassination, and waging civil war against her siblings, Cleopatra was famous long before becoming involved with the two most powerful men in the Roman Empire.