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Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Balm book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
New time and place! Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Dolen Perkins-Valdez's Balm.  

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Le Salon: West End's Literary Book Discussion Group

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
L E  * S A L O N meets at the West End Interim Library to discuss major literary themes and the philosophical and moral questions found within both classic and lesser-known literature. Please come join us as we discuss The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Books will be available for borrowing, but due to limited copies, we strongly encourage interested parties to bring their own. We will meet in the meeting room. For more information, please contact My Nguyen at my.nguyen@dc.gov.
Cover of Under the Volcano

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.&nb

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Alan Paton's bestselling novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance. Join us for a book discussion on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207.
Make Your Home Among Strangers

Capitol Hill Reads - Make Your Home Among Strangers

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for our February discussion of Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet.
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.
Books and rose

Mystery Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us to discuss mysteries, past and present, at different locations. Call 202-282-0021 for the latest book.
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Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Patrick Modiano's novella collection Suspended Sentences. The three novellas collected here, "Afterimage," "Suspended Sentences," and "Flowers of Ruin" all explore Paris in the wake of Nazi occupation as well as related themes of memory and loss.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Dragon

Twitter Book Club: Fantasy Fridays

Read Feed

1 p.m.
Too busy to come to book club, but yearning to share your thoughts? Not in D.C. but think the DC Public Library is the coolest? Spend entirely too much time reading fantasy novels? (Just kidding, there's no such thing as too much time spent reading fantasy novels.) Dish about the best and worst of fantasy literature on Twitter! The third Friday of each month, fantasy-loving library staff take over the library's Twitter account to make recommendations, take your suggestions, and talk about all things bookish and magical.   

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.

History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Park Library may be closed for renovation, but we can still get together to discuss big historical figures and events! We will meet at Ledo Pizza, across the street from the library at 7425 Georgia Ave. NW, while the library is closed. 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter a Novel

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
In recognition of Black History Month and President's Day,  the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club will read Stephen L. Carter's The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln a NovelCheck it out and join us to be a part of the discussion.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Lebanese Kitchen

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?  This month's selection is The Lebanese Kitchen by Salma Hage.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
Cinnamon Kiss, by Walter Mosley

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 Black Literature Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Walter Mosley's novel, Cinnamon Kiss.

Twitter Book Club: #DCPLnewYA

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Do you love Young Adult books?  YA readers of all ages are invited to join DCPL librarians for a twitter book club (#DCPLnewYA) on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.  We discuss recent and upcoming YA releases, share our opinions, report on trends in YA fiction, and invite you to share your thoughts.  Looking for your next absorbing read? You just might find it in #DCPLnewYA.   Find us @dcpl
Elegance of the Hedgehog

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
The Palisades Book Club will be discussing Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, at Palisades Library, on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

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Rush Hour Reads

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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.
Shakespeare's Henry V

Faces of War in Western Literature Series

West End Library

6:30 p.m.
The West End Library Friends present a series of discussions led by Professorial Lecturer Ori Z. Soltes of Georgetown University's Department of Theology. This year's 5-part series, Faces of War in Western Literature, will discuss glory, heroism, ugliness and cowardice as recurring themes in accounts of war over the centuries. The works to be discussed are:
Rogues book cover

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: Prequels

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing short story prequels written by George R. R. Martin.