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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7:30 p.m.

"Book Cube 1" by Larry Wentzel;FlickrDo 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. Whether thrilling, heartbreaking, terrifying, or goofy, What The?! seeks to explore and discuss the kinds of books that even other books think are weird. 

What The?! meets on the second Wednesday of the month at a bar or restaurant near Takoma Park Library beginning September 10. Email torin.jensen@dc.gov for questions or to RSVP for the next meeting.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:00 p.m.

In the second session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Kate Grenville's The Secret River.  Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.  Books available for checkout.

7:45 p.m.

A photo of a green forestJoin us every second Thursday at 7:45 p.m. to discuss environmental books.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come and have an adventure in books! We will discuss non-fiction books that deal with history, or biography. The second Tuesday of each month.

Call 202-282-0193 for the current book that is being discussed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:00 p.m.

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Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at a neighborhood bar for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books.
 
October 15, Books & Bars will be discussing Taipei by Tao Lin at Bistro D'oc, located at 518 10th St NW across from the Ford's Theater. 

Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for socializing; book discussion will begin at 7 p.m.  To ensure seating for all, please let us know to expect you.  For further information and to RSVP,  contact Kari Mitchell at kari.mitchell@dc.gov.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

(All day)

Discuss a different Mystery each month.

Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.

(All day)
Talking book and playerThe Talking Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in Room 215.

See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.

Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 

Call 202-727-2142 for more information.
 
(All day)

The Spanish Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month. Assorted books and topics.

For book lovers comfortable with the Spanish language.

For more information, please contact lorena.holguin@dc.gov or call the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library at 202-671-3122. 

7:00 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, October 18, 2014

3:00 p.m.

        
bcCome and enjoy a lively discussion with your adult community and friends. the July Book Club Selection is A History of the World in 6 Glasses.

Monday, October 20, 2014

6:30 p.m.

The City of Devi book coverPlease join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Manil Suri's The City of Devi.  

We will meet in the Popular Library, located on the first floor, just off The Great Hall. All those who cannot attend are welcome to post thoughts online in our Goodreads space all month long.

Contact Popular Services at 202-727-1295 for more information on how to join the group.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

(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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup for a discussion of Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions—religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.

The Young Prose Book Meetup is a casual and friendly book Meetup for young professionals in DC between the ages of 21 and 35 who like discussing books and drinking beer! We usually meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Kitty O'Sheas DC in Tenleytown. Please RSVP to victor.benitez@dc.gov or visit http://www.meetup.com/youngprose.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

(All day)

Trashy Book ClubJoin us for our romance book club to discuss all your favorite bodice rippers!

7:00 p.m.

Come discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction selections the first Tuesday of every month.   

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00 p.m.

1491Join our monthly History Book Club as we consider what the Americas were like before Europeans arrived.  We will be discussing 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann.

In this book Mann shows how researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to new, surprising conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities--such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital--were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process that the journal Science recently described as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering."

Come and have your old image of this continent before Columbus and Pilgrims challenged by this award winning history.

All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

1:30 p.m.

The Village Book Club meets every first Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Call or check the Palisades Library website for the book title. Clip art people talking about a book

6:30 p.m.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes & Noble, located at 12th and E Streets, NW.  The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(All day)

Read and talk about popular nonfiction titles!

May 14: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
June 11: Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss
July 9: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
August 20: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
September 10: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
October 8: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
November 12: You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
December 10:  Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

12:00 p.m.

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Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every second 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 until 1 p.m at

#brownbagdc
at @dcpl

7:30 p.m.

"Book Cube 1" by Larry Wentzel;FlickrDo 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. Whether thrilling, heartbreaking, terrifying, or goofy, What The?! seeks to explore and discuss the kinds of books that even other books think are weird. 

What The?! meets on the second Wednesday of the month at a bar or restaurant near Takoma Park Library beginning September 10. Email torin.jensen@dc.gov for questions or to RSVP for the next meeting.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

7:00 p.m.

In the third session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series we will discuss Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.  Books available for checkout.

7:45 p.m.

A picture of a green forestJoin us every second Thursday to read environmental books and some fiction.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

Join DC Public Library librarians on the third Wednesday of each month at a neighborhood bar for a modern-day book club. Books & Bars is a book club that promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today’s most intriguing books.

 
November 19, Books & Bars will be discussing Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan at Bistro D'oc, located at 518 10th St NW across from the Ford's Theater. 

Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for socializing; book discussion will begin at 7 p.m.  To ensure seating for all, please let us know to expect you. For further information and to RSVP,  contact Kari Mitchell at kari.mitchell@dc.gov.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

(All day)

Discuss a different Mystery each month.

Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.

(All day)
Talking book and playerThe Talking Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in Room 215.

See the daily calendar for MLK Library for information about specific titles for upcoming meetings.

Brown bag lunches welcome; we provide coffee, tea and cold water. 

Call 202-727-2142 for more information.
 
(All day)

The Spanish Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month. Assorted books and topics.

For book lovers comfortable with the Spanish language.

For more information, please contact lorena.holguin@dc.gov or call the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library at 202-671-3122. 

7:00 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.

7:30 p.m.

Life After LifeJoin the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Kate Atkinson's 2013 novel, Life After Life.

In the novel, heroine Ursula Todd lives multiple variations of her life as, every time she dies, she returns to another, shifted version of her fate.