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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of this month's selection, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Monday, June 1, 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.
ForestFeast

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 Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cover image: Sense and Sensibility

Movable Feast: Classics Reading Group

Georgetown Library

1 p.m.
Join Movable Feast as we return to Georgetown Neighborhood Library to discuss Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

CCH Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   
An Untamed State cover

Chevy Chase Library Book Club: 'An Untamed State'

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
The June selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. 

Wednesday, June 3, 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
The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
The Information has become required reading for many Library and Information Science students. I was one of those required to read this book not long after its publication in 2011.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A picture of the cover of the novel

Fiction Fanatics: 'Oryx and Crake'

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
In this dystopian novel, Margaret Atwood brings us into a story of a character named Snowman, who lived under the influence of a scientist without a moral compass, named Crake. The novel takes us through their relationship in a series of flashbacks where we see the effects of the trends of pornography, genetic manipulation, and corporate corruption as they have developed in the future. The crisis of the action comes in the form of an enormous plague that destroys all of humanity except for a new race of genetically modified creatures.

Wednesday, June 10, 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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Casual Vacancy 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 J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Short Stories and Short Dates - LGBT Pride Month Edition

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Speed Dating Book Club is back... for Pride Month! Join us for an evening of short dates with potential friends and lovers. Just like regular speed dating but we will have a common discussion of a book of short stories: Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell. We chose vampires because dating can feel like blood-letting sometimes. If you can't read the whole book, that's ok.
Wolf In White Van

Books, Bites and Brews

Palisades Library

6:30 p.m.
Books, Bites and Brews is a Happy Hour Book Club that meets at Palisades' own Seventh Hill Pizza.
'Beautiful Music for Ugly Children' by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Queer Book Club: 'Beautiful Music for Ugly Children' by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! We meet the third Tuesday of every month. For June, we are reading Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills.
Blonde Faith

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley. Please join us.

Wednesday, June 17, 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, June 18, 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.
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.
Beauty Queens

Book Club in June: 'Beauty Queens'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Fifty beauty pageant contestants on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash land on a desert island. What to do? Practice your talent or find food? Work together or do contest rules apply? Find out what happens to these young women as they find themselves while hoping to be found.  
Cover image of Redeployment

Georgetown Book Club

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Phil Klay's short story collection -- and winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction -- Redeployment. The collection explores U.S. soldiers' experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and returning home. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Early book cover for "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis

West End Fiction Book Club

West End Library

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, with guest facilitator Azar Nafisi, a close reader and a neighbor and the critically acclaimed author of
Malice of Fortune cover

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club or a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The June book is The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis.
An Imperfect God

Philosophy & Issues Book Club: 'An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America'

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Henry Wiencek engages in an important task in this book: looking at George Washington’s career through his connection with slavery. He surveys Washington’s family and early life, showing how slavery formed the constant context to their activities, farming, and social life. We see in this narrative how Washington viewed his relationship to his slaves and how this changed over time, especially through his experience of working with African Americans during the American Revolutionary War.

Wednesday, June 24, 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, June 25, 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 of Every Day is for the Thief 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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Playscripts Book Club: The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Theater J

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7:30 p.m.
The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Playscripts Book Club!

Tuesday, June 30, 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), 

Wednesday, July 1, 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