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Tuesday, July 28, 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), 
Empire of Sin

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 July book is Empire of Sin by Gary Krist.
Jaws book cover

Lowbrow Throwdown

Chevy Chase Library

8 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 fourth Tuesday of the month in the Boiler Room at Jake’s American Grille  (5018 Connecticut Ave. NW) at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 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
A Feast for Crows cover

'A Feast for Crows' Discussion 2

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
We will discuss book four of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book club

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.

Monday, Aug. 3, 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, Aug. 4, 2015

Cover art for "A Room with a View"

Movable Feast: Classics Reading Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
The Movable Feast Classics Reading Club will meet at the Tenley-Friendship Library this month. We will discuss A Room With a View by E.M. Forster. Spend part of your summer vacation with an tale of love across class in Edwardian England.

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly discussion with the new book Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 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

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Forcing the Spring Book Cover

West End Nonfiction Book Club

West End Library

7 p.m.
In recognition of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, please join our discussion of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, a book reviewing the controversial California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay women and men to marry. 

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

Life After Life

Fiction Fanatics

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? Life After Life by Kate Atkinson tries to answer that question. Join us as we discuss this darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original best seller. All are welcome, even if you have not finished the book.  

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal' by Jeanette Winterson

Queer Book Club: 'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal' by Jeanette Winterson

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the conference room on our lower level. **Note: in August we will be meeting on the second Tuesday instead.** This August we will be reading Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. 

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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
A Feast for Crows book cover

'A Feast for Crows' Discussion 3

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
We will discuss book four of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Ghana Must Go book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Taiye Selasi's Ghana Must Go.  

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Book club

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.
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 of Midnight Rising

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
The History/Biography Book Club meets monthly to discuss books about historical events and figures. Join us June-August to kick off the book club when we'll be exploring the theme of "Every hero has a story" for our summer reading program. 
Cover image of The Paying Guests

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sarah Waters' 2014 novel The Paying Guests. Set in the aftermath of WWI, the novel follows financially burdened Frances Wray as she and her mother take in lodgers whose presence leads to an affair — and a murder.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Wild Seed cover

Metamorphosis series: 'Wild Seed'

Chevy Chase Library

6 p.m.
Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series continues.  We will discuss Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.
'S Street Rising' 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 August book is S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Which is better, the book or the movie? Throw in your two cents at the Book to Film Club. Contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to discover the most recent title. Popcorn will be provided.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 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.
darkly dreaming dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Discussion

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us as we continue with the theme of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis started with the Crime and Punishment Museum program (held on Aug 13, Click here for more information on that).   Meet a different kind of “Hero”, as we discuss Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.  
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month. For more information, please email staff at mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.
Cover image for The Parable of the Sower

Mt. Pleasant Book Club Reads Octavia Butler

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
The Mount Pleasant Book Club's selection for August is Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower.