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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Capitol Hill Reads - The DC Reads Bonus Book Club

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special second Capitol Hill Reads book club for DC Reads. Along with the rest of the city, we will read The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Book cover for "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Group Reading of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
We're reading Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a-l-o-u-d and in round-robin fashion, in celebration of Halloween.  Sparkling cider and pumpkin treats will be served.  Whoa, Ichabod Crane. Beware, Brom Bones. And watch out for the headless horseman!

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 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!

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

CCH Book Club: 'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The CCHDC Book Club will discuss the DC Reads selection, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu at the Chevy Chase Community Center.All are welcome!

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

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

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we consider what the Americas were like before Europeans arrived.

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.
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris is the November book for the Literary Book Club.

Literary Book Group

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Join the Literary Book Club in November to read An Officer and a Spy. In this novel, Robert Harris brings to life in astonishing detail the Dreyfus affair.  History comes alive with the excitement of a spy thriller or a detective story. 

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 & Noble, located at 12th and E Streets, NW.  The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Non-Fiction Book Club Meeting

West End Library

7 p.m.
In November, the non-fiction book club will be reading  Just Kids, a memoir by rock musician Patti Smith about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

DC Reads: Book Discussion

Anacostia Library

3 p.m.
As part of the month-long celebration of DC Reads, we will be reading and discussing Dinaw Mengestu's book 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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. 

History and Biography Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Come discuss The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.We will meet at Bread & Chocolate, 5542 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

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?”

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Literature of the English-Speaking World

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In the third session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. 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 to read environmental books and some fiction.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Richard Morias' book is our next selection and has been called "a delicious fairy-tale-like read" by NPR.

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 Richard C. Morais' The Hundred Foot Journey.  

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Mockingjay

YA Book Club for Adults

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
We are starting something new: A book club for adults who read young adult literature. Mockingjay: Part 1 comes out in theaters on Nov. 21!  But have you read the book?  For the first meeting of the book club, we will discuss Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and compare the previous books with the movies.
Image of book cover for "All Quiet on the Western Front"

West End Fiction Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front (1920) by Erich Maria Remarque, in observance of the World War I centennial.

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.
Middlemarch cover

Classics Revisited: 'Middlemarch'

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Our lecture/discussion series “Classic Revisited” will continue this November and December with a focus on George Eliot’s masterpiece Middlemarch. Professor Jonathan Loesberg from American University will be our guest to talk about the book and lead a discussion.
V for Vendetta

Supergraphic Book Club Presents: 'V for Vendetta'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
Remember, remember!     The fifth of November,     The Gunpowder treason and plot;     I know of no reason     Why the Gunpowder treason     Should ever be forgot! 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club for a fun and interesting discus
Skim by Mariko Tamaki

Queer Book Club: 'Skim' by Mariko Tamaki

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the first meeting of a new monthly Queer Book Club at Northeast Neighborhood Library!

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Books & Bars

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
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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. 
Transatlantic by Colum McCann

Capitol Hill Reads Book Club

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.