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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

The Good Lord Bird

Capitol Hill Reads

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Cover Image of the fiction novel Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy

Book Club in December

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Set in Sevier County, Tenn., in the 1960s, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s third novel chronicles the life of outcast Lester Ballad. Deprived of family and a home, Ballard descends into a life completely outside social norms, haunting the county with increasing cruelty and depravity. With Child of God, Cormac McCarthy continues exploring now familiar themes of isolation, perversity, and violence as part of the human condition.

'And the Mountains Echoed'

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Khaled Hosseini's 2013 novel,

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' by Katherine Boo

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Please join us for the Southwest Book Discussion. We will be discussing Katherine Boo's award-winning work, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Copies are available for check out at the information desk. For more information, please call the library at 202-724-4298.

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

The Swerve

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
To start off the new year, History Book Club will read and discuss The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Exception for the month of January, second Thursday!The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets NW. The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In the fifth session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles.  Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.  Books available for checkout.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

brown bag book chat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every second Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. 
Mystery Thriller Book Club at Northeast Library

Mystery Thriller Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
The Mystery Thriller Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room, Lower Level. The book selections for the next few months are:

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7:30 p.m.
Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Hitchcock, master of suspense and mystery.

Mystery Cafe Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Discuss a different mystery each month. This Book Club meets offsite at Bread and Chocolate (5542 Connecticut Ave. NW) Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
The Goldfinch

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we begin our two month discussion of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 novel, The Goldfinch. The novel follows young Theo Decker as he makes his way following a disaster that robs him of his mother and brings him into possession of the titular painting.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

The Double Book Cover

Books & Bars

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery 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.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the main-floor meeting room.We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month.For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.
A Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire Series Book Club

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. 
Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

The Warmth of Other Suns

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
As a part of the library's Black History Month celebrations, History Book Club will be reading and discussing The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

6:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets, NW. The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

brown bag book chat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every second Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know. 
Mystery Thriller Book Club at Northeast Library

Mystery Thriller Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
The Mystery Thriller Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room, Lower Level. The book selections for the next few months are:

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7:30 p.m.
Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In the final session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Alice Munro's Runaway.  Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.  Books available for checkout.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

The Double Book Cover

Books & Bars

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at Gordon Biersch Brewery 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.