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Monday, July 6, 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, July 7, 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, July 8, 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
Experimental Book

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?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Fiction Fanatics Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
For July the Fiction Fanatics Book Club is reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Wordy Shipmates

History & Biography Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
The History & Biography Book Club at Chevy Chase Branch Library will discuss Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates. Newcomers are welcome.
President and the Assassin

Philosophy and Issues Book Club: 'The President and the Assassin: McKinley,Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century'

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
McKinley was known as a progressive leader who encouraged industry and was anti-imperialist in his foreign policy. However, his relations with labor were strained, spurred by many events, such as the reduction of wages in the new factories that caused strikes and hardships for workers.

Wednesday, July 15, 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, July 16, 2015

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 Secret Life of Wonder Woman

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. 

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss William Faulkner's classic novel The Sound and

Monday, July 20, 2015

Euphoria 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 Lily King's Euphoria.
Photo of the book jacket for "Small Island"

Tenley Library Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion Andrea Levy's tale of race and class in post-war Britain. It is a story of the crushing moment when you feel like a hero but society treats you like a dog. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

'Shine' by Lauren Myracle

Queer Book Club: 'Shine' by Lauren Myracle

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. This July, we are reading Shine by Lauren Myracle.
Plays for Two

Playscripts Book Club: Plays for Two at Fringe Festival

Northeast Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts Book Club!
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Palisades Book Club will be discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  Please join us.

Wednesday, July 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

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.
Criterion Collection

Heroes of Cinema: Great Films Discussion Group

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Are you a lifelong film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's new and exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection.  Each month's conversation will revolve around a different film -- you can view the film ahead of time from our website using your library card! Also, there will also be the opportunity to create, share, and examine clips from the movie during the discussion and online.
Image of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City book cover

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

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 (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.

Thursday, July 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.
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.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

World Globe

Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
The Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club hosts a librarian-led discussion on the last Tuesday of every month, where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of each specially selected title.    The club will meet to discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Americanah.

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.