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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Lowland 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 Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland.  
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Reading the World Book Club: 'Claire of the Sea Light' by Edwidge Danticat

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Head shot of American poet Robert Frost

A Tribute to America's Most-Loved Poet

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion of selected poems by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), an alternate presentation of the West End Fiction Book Club and in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Our April title is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Capitol Hill Reads: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Karen Joy Fowler's compelling and strange We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Queer Book Club: 'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For April, we are reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie. 
Take the Risk

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, by Ben Carson. Please join us.

Wednesday, April 22, 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

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.
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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.
A Storm of Swords book cover

'A Song of Ice and Fire' Book Club: 'A Storm of Swords'

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
A Song of Ice and Fire is the book series that inspired the popular HBO Show Game of Thrones. Our book club will discussing book three of the series by George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords.

Thursday, April 23, 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.
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.
Wolf Hall

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Hilary Mantel's 2009 novel, Wolf Hall. The novel follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates -- and begins to rise within -- the court of Henry VIII in early 1500s England. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the Southwest Neighborhood Library book discussion. Copies of the April title, The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson, are available for checkout at the information desk.

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'

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 can grow with the proper stimulus of a prophetic minority. Malcolm Gladwell examines the tipping point phenomenon in this groundbreaking book.
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.
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.
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.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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.