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Monday, April 27, 2015

Howtocookeverythingfast

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Introducing: Playscript Book Club

Southeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Announcing Playscript Book Club!  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Cover of Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point

'The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference'

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
The Tipping Point is a special moment when an idea or trend goes over a threshold and spreads to the entire culture. As with fashion where a certain push will start a trend, so too the popularity of any product or idea can grow with the proper stimulus of the support of a prophetic minority. Malcolm Gladwell examines the tipping point phenomenon in this groundbreaking book.
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.
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.
Valley of the Dolls cover

Lowbrow Throwdown: 'Valley of the Dolls'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Our April selection is Jacqueline Susann's camp classic Valley of the Dolls. We'll be meeting in the Boiler Room at Jake’s American Grille  (5018 Connecticut Ave. NW) at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My Boyfriend's Wife Book Cover

Ladies' Night Book Club

Northwest One Library

6:30 a.m.
Join us for a discussion of My Boyfriend's Wife by Mychea. Ananda is on her way to the top. A frail heart and mistrust of men once took her soul to the bottom. Her sassy personality is how she forges her way through in life and remains in control. Until she meets the man most women's dreams are made of. Ananda can't believe she'll finally get a happily ever after ... Until a tawdry secret reveal splits her world in two and forces Ananda to realize that dreams are for children and she is a grown woman now.
Ericka Kane

Ericka Kane: 'Never Trust A B***h With Power'

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
This month we are reading Ericka Kane: Never Trust A B***h With Power by author Kiki Swinson. Copies are limited, so rush to your local neighborhood DC Public Library to get your copy now!  We will also have copies at the Takoma Park Library available for you to pick up. 
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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Movable Feast - Classics Reading Group

Cleveland Park Library

1 p.m.
This month, we move to Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library to discuss May's selection Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy.

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, May 6, 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
This is a cover of the book Midnight Rising

'Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War'

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Most everyone has heard about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, but this book recreates the events so you can visualize them. We are brought to understand by this book the causes that drove John Brown to make the decision to try begin a military struggle over slavery. It also goes into exactly why the attack on the armory failed and concluded with his execution. The book helps explain how a strict Calvinist upbringing, rough frontier youth, and exposure to the Abolitionist cause combined to make an unusual kind of leader who sought to end slavery through violence.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
In the eight stories that comprise Unaccustomed Earth, Lahiri captures the life of mostly Bengali immigrants in the United States who are starting a new life while in many cases, keeping their connections to the past. She describes the differences and tensions between generations, such as family members born in India and those born in their new country. These stories may represent a specific group, but the themes she examines such as exile, identity, family, and destiny are universal. 
Bookcover of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Parent-Child Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library's Parent-Child Book Club will discuss Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick.
All Joy and No Fun Book Cover

West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching and Father’s Day shortly thereafter, come and participate in a conversation about your parents, as well as your thoughts about being a parent. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

'Room' cover art

Fiction Fanatics: 'Room' by Emma Donoghue

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Fiction Fanatics Book Club at Northeast Library! This May, we will be reading Room by Emma Donoghue.

Wednesday, May 13, 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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

s street rising

Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club May Selection: S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for an engaging discussion on S Street Rising; Crack, Murder, and Redemption in DC, by Ruben Castaneda.

Monday, May 18, 2015

City of Women 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 David Gillham's City of Women.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Tell the Wolves I'm Home' cover art

Queer Book Club: 'Tell the Wolves I'm Home' by Carol Rifka Brunt

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For May, we are reading Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

Wednesday, May 20, 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
read

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, May 21, 2015

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Capitol Hill Reads: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage'

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
In May, we will read Haruki Murakami's recent, poignant Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Note that this month, we will meet at Northeast Branch Library at 330 7th St. NE.
Hitchcock, master of suspense and mystery.

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Discuss a different mystery each month. Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.
Cover image: The Invention of Wings

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 novel, The Invention of Wings. The novel explores the lives of abolitionist Sarah Grimke and slave Hetty "Handful" Grimke and the relationship between the two women. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elena Ferrante's books image

Elena Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Ferrante’s "Neapolitan Novels," a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and numbing culture, consist of My Brilliant Friend (2010), 
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.