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Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Trashy Book Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

(All day)
Join us for our romance book club to discuss all your favorite bodice rippers!

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, Dec. 3, 2014

At Home

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we discuss Billy Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Village Book Club

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
The Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title.
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Non-Fiction Book Club Meeting

West End Library

7 p.m.
For December, we will be reading A Moveable Feast, a memoir by Ernest Hemingway about his experiences in 1920s Paris.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
 Legends & Lore DC book discussion series will meet in the second floor meeting room. Featured book Signature Tastes of Washington, DC by Steven Siler.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

History Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

1 p.m.
Come and have an adventure in books! We will discuss non-fiction books that deal with history, or biography. The second Tuesday of each month.Call 202-282-0193 for the current book that is being discussed.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

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

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, Dec. 11, 2014

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In the fourth session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Noo Saro-Wiwa's Looking for Transwonderland.  Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.  Books available for checkout.

Environment and Fiction Book Club

Palisades Library

7:45 p.m.
Join us every second Thursday at 7:45 p.m. to discuss environmental books and some fiction.

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

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Lowbrow Throwdown Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
We love the classics and literary fiction here at the Chevy Chase library, but it can’t all be Middlemarch, right?  Sometimes you have to read something fun, easy and frequently ridiculous. Then, preferably, you want to discuss it over drinks with friends. Hence Chevy Chase DC Library’s new book club Lowbrow Throwdown.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

My Life in MIddlemarch

Classics Revisited: 'My Life in Middlemarch'

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Our lecture/discussion series “Classic Revisited” will continue this December with its focus on George Eliot’s masterpiece Middlemarch
Y: The Last Man

Supergraphic Book Club Presents: Y: The Last Man

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a book discussion of Y: The Last Man! Yorick Brown is an escape artist and possesses a genetic make-up that's allowed him to survive a plague that killed every male being on the planet except for him and his pet monkey. The last man on earth, he must find a way to help save the human race.
'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Queer Book Club: 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new monthly Queer Book Club at Northeast Neighborhood Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.  This December, we will discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. 

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Talking Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
The Talking Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in Room 215.See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 
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.
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.

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.   

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.