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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Movable Feast - Classics Reading Group

Movable Feast: Classics Reading Club

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Join us for Moveable Feast, a new book club in which we discuss the classics! 

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

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
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

Book cover for King Hedley II by August Wilson

Literary Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
King Hedley II is the eigth play in August Wilson's 20th Century cycle of plays. It takes place in 1985, and centers on King, an African-American man in his 30s, living in Pittsburgh's Hill district with his wife Tonya and his mother Ruby. The return of Elmore, a former boyfriend of Ruby, to Pittsburgh leads to the climax.

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.
Men We Reaped Book Cover

West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
Join the West End Nonfiction book club for a discussion of National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's memoir Men We Reaped. 
"Malcolm X--once called the most dangerous man in America--challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it."

Malcolm X Reading Group

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Thursday nights at 7 p.m., for the month of February, join us for group discussions of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. All are welcome to join and participate.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Heart

Short Stories and Short Dates - Speed Dating Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Looking to meet someone special? For the month of Valentine's Day, join us for a special speed-dating book club and meet other literary-minded singles in DC.

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 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.
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.
"Malcolm X--once called the most dangerous man in America--challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it."

Malcolm X Reading Group

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Thursday nights at 7 p.m., for the month of February, join us for group discussions of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. All are welcome to join and participate.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

When Washington Was In Vogue

'When Washington was in Vogue' book discussion

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a discussion of When Washington was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams. This lost novel written during the Harlem Renaissance is a timeless love story wonderfully enriched with the drama and style set in Washington DC in the 1920s.  Essence magazine says that the book is as "delightful as it is significant."

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

'But I'm a Cheerleader' in the DCPL Catalog

Queer Book Club: 'But I'm a Cheerleader'

Northeast Library

6 p.m.
Join us for a special Valentine's Day themed screening of the comedic classic But I'm a Cheerleader! Megan lives a quiet suburban teen life until her parents start to worry that she is lesbian. They ship her off to a gay conversion camp to 'fix' her, not anticipating that Megan will learn to celebrate her sexuality and maybe even find true love.  For February, we are taking a break from books, but there will be a short essay to read and discuss before the film screening. 
Queen Sugar 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 Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar.  
Heart

Short Stories and Short Dates - Speed Dating Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Looking to meet someone special? For the month of Valentine's Day, join us for a special speed-dating book club and meet other literary-minded singles in DC.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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
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, Feb. 19, 2015

Home by Toni Morrison

Capitol Hill Reads: 'Home' by Toni Morrison

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our February selection is Home by Toni Morrison - the Nobel laureate's story of an African-American veteran of the Korean War.
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.

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.
"Malcolm X--once called the most dangerous man in America--challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it."

Malcolm X Reading Group

Rosedale Library

7 p.m.
Thursday nights at 7 p.m., for the month of February, join us for group discussions of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. All are welcome to join and participate.
The Goldfinch

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we conclude 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.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Book Discussion

Cleveland Park Library

2:30 p.m.
Join your friendly librarian in discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in honor of Black History Month.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Afro Vegan

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

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?
Zeitoun

History/Biography Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join us in the Medium Conference Room at 7 to discuss Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.