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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Literary Capital cover

Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2 p.m.
For March's Legends & Lore DC book discussion series, we will continue our discussion of Literary Capital edited by Christopher Sten. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Image of book cover for Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

West End Fiction Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  Copies are available at the library.  Pick one up and join us!
cover of book Life on the Mississippi

'Life on the Mississippi'

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to a discussion of this classic book on American life, Life on the Mississippi. Here, Mark Twain introduces us to the ways of the Mississippi pilot and how humans adapt to the twists and turns of the river. But behind that simple outline is the concern for the meaning of human life represented by the river journey.
Deep Winter cover

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The March book is Deep Winter by Samuel Gailey.

Wednesday, April 1, 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 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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
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Sometimes Strange Meeting: Music in Western Literature

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
The West End Library Friends presents a reading and discussion series for Winter/Spring 2015. Discussions are led by Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Theology, Georgetown University. The Tempest by William Shakespeare Jan. 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Zodiac by Charles Wright

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we will discuss the poem "Black Zodiac" by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. We are fortunate to have professor Margaret Soltan from the English Department of George Washington University join us: Professor Soltan has studied and written extensively on modern poetry, and is the co-author of the incandescent book, Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill.   Please join us for an exuberant discussion in Room 220.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Non-Fiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join the West End Library Non-Fiction Book Club for a discussion of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Book of Negroes

High Noon Book Club

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

12 p.m.
High Noon Book Club will be discussing The Book of Negroes, a novel by Lawrence Hill. We will be meeting in Room B.
BRUHS flier

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
BRUHS -- Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit -- a monthly LGBT book club and community outreach, meets every first Monday in Auditorium A-5.
Cover image of The Invention of Wings

Fiction Fanatics: 'The Invention of Wings'

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our new Fiction Fanatics book club to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This is a great read as Emancipation Day nears.

Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 8, 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 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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc

Wednesday, April 15, 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 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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc

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?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Lowland book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our April title is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. 
'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Queer Book Club: 'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For April, we are reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie. 
Take the Risk

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, by Ben Carson. Please join us.

Wednesday, April 22, 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 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.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.
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Sometimes Strange Meeting: Music in Western Literature

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
The West End Library Friends presents a reading and discussion series for Winter/Spring 2015. Discussions are led by Ori Z. Soltes, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Theology, Georgetown University. The Tempest by William Shakespeare Jan. 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 23, 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.
Wolf Hall

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Hilary Mantel's 2009 novel, Wolf Hall. The novel follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates -- and begins to rise within -- the court of Henry VIII in early 1500s England. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion. Copies of the April title, The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hild cover

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The April book is Hild by Nicola Griffith.
Flowers in the Attic

Lowbrow Throwdown

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.We meet on the forth Tuesday of the month in the Boiler Room at Jake’s American Grille  (5018 Connecticut Ave. NW) at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Image: Twentythirtysomething Book Club Logo

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

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a book group for younger adults.