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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.
Empty Mansions book 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 January book is Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

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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.

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

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

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. 

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

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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 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. 
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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.

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.  
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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

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.
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.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 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.
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.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 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.
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 new book group for younger adults.

Tuesday, March 3, 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, March 4, 2015

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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.