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Saturday, June 21, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss Chinua Achebe's memoir, There Was a County, about Biafra.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, June 23, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Join us for a book discussion.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

(All day)

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month -- except April when we will meet on April 22nd - for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book.

All are welcome! 

Ten Poems to Change Your Life cover In April, we will discuss Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden.

It is available for checkout at Southeast all month.
Tale for the Time Being cover On May 27, we will discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. 
 




6:30 p.m.

Come make new friends and reconnect with old friends. The club meets the third Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Engage in thought-provoking conversations and share your interests.

At each meeting, the book for the month is chosen. The Deanwood Library will provide a copy of the book to check out if you have a DC Public Library card.

Light refreshments are served.

Free and open to the public.



     
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

7:00 p.m.

incoldbloodcoverAre you a D.C. young professional between the ages of 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?

Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the DC Public Library. We'll be discussing In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
 
RSVP to megan.biggins@dc.gov or check out our Meetup page for more information.
 

Thursday, June 26, 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.

(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.

(All day)

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

For more information--including the title we'll be discussing and this month's meeting location--check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

(All day)

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us every fourth Thursday for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

In April, we will be discussing Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, the latest book by popular science writer Mary Roach.

Copies of the book are available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and we will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.

For more information -- including the title we'll be discussing and this month's meeting location--check out our MeetUp page or email erika.rydberg@dc.gov or julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

6:30 p.m.

The Red House by Mark HaddonJoin us to discuss June's book club selection, The Red House by Mark Haddon.

When Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him and his newly-acquired wife stepdaughter for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside, the stage is set for seven straight days of a tragicomedy at its finest.

The Red House is an extraordinary narrative about a family, with alternating viewpoints of its members, that tragically --and comically-- allows the reader to understand them as they will never understand one another. Pick up a copy today and discover what Real Simple describes as "A beautiful and authentic portrait of a blended family and the secrets, grudges and desires that keep its members apart."

The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

7:00 p.m.

Discuss a different Mystery each month.

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

Sunday, June 29, 2014

1:00 p.m.

bookmanJoin us for a book-tastic  time filled with fun!

A book club just for kids promoting literacy and love for reading in children!

An open program for children ages 3-8.

2:00 p.m.

Mark Twain in Washington, D. C. by John Muller is the subject of this month's discussion.

Live vicariously for a year with one of the United States' most colorful characters.

Monday, June 30, 2014

6:30 p.m.

12 Years a Slave, book The purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression and use that work as a jumping off point for debate. Participants need not have read the whole book but simply think about the problems the book explores.

The American History book club will meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Shepherd Park Library, three blocks from the Takoma Park metro. The first meeting may only cover the first part of the book. In the second meeting of the month, we'll try to complete the discussion of the core argument of the book.

There is no requirement to sign up ahead of time.  Just come to an informal gathering and be ready to enter into a lively discussion on topics of American History.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

(All day)

Book Club with a BeatGot a love of music? Want to know more about your favorite band? Curious where that beat came from? Join us the first Tuesday of every month to read great books about your favorite music and musicians!

Upcoming titles:

(All day)

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

(All day)

H&B Book ClubJoin us for the H&B (history and biography) book club, where we will be reading some of the more popular and entertaining titles dealing with the world’s stimulating past events and people. We will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 219.

Every month we will chose a new book covering a different time period and region of the world.  This is an excellent opportunity for students of the world to expand their knowledge and its scope. 

For April, Book Coverwe are reading about the private life of film icon Katherine Hepburn in Charlotte Chandler's insightful biography: I Know Where I'm Going: Katherine Hepburn, A Personal Biography. Take the time to read about the events that shaped the life of the star who influenced millions, and then join other library patrons as we discuss the book.

Contact us with any questions or for more information by email at benjamin.coburn@dc.gov or by phone at 202-727-1180.  Hope to see you there.

7:00 p.m.

The Sleepwalkers

June marks 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

In remembrance, the History Book Club will be reading The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher M. Clark. This new book covers the events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the outbreak of hostilities shortly there after. Drawing on a variety of sources, the author brings together different strands of the story from across a continent that was about to be swallowed up in a war that would kill 50 million people across the globe.

Come and discuss how this kind of war could happen, what the root causes were, and if the outbreak of violence could have been prevented.

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

(All day)

Book Cover of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott FitzgeraldMay's book will be F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby.

The next month's book will be announced at each meeting of the Palisades Village Book Club, which meets every first Thursday.

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.

Tuesday, July 8, 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, July 9, 2014

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

7:00 p.m.

Gone Girl

The July selection for the Mystery Thriller Book Club is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
 
The Mystery Thriller Book Club will meet in the Conference Room, Lower Level.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

(All day)

Cover image of Don't Look Now by Daphne Du MaurierThey always say the book is better than the movie. Check out the Read the Book First! Book Club & Film Series to decide once and for all if "they" are always right or not!

For the Book Club portion of this program, we'll be reading and discussing the following books:

Cover image of Brokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxEach Book Club discussion will be followed by a screening of the film adaptation the next Monday evening.

Whether you've already read the book or seen the movie, come down to room 209 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the Book Club's pick of the month.

Don't have time to read the whole book? Aim to read whatever you can of the month's pick and join us!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:30 p.m.

12 Years a Slave, book The purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression and use that work as a jumping off point for debate. Participants need not have read the whole book but simply think about the problems the book explores.

The American History book club will meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Shepherd Park Library, three blocks from the Takoma Park metro. The first meeting may only cover the first part of the book. In the second meeting of the month, we'll try to complete the discussion of the core argument of the book.

There is no requirement to sign up ahead of time.  Just come to an informal gathering and be ready to enter into a lively discussion on topics of American History.  

7:00 p.m.

 The second book in the Adult Summer Reading Program Literary Elements is Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks.

Explore more adult Summer Reading events in the calendar.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6:30 p.m.

History of Philosophy by Dion Scott-KaukuresThe Philosophy Café is an informal gathering of individuals who enjoy discussion of philosophical ideas.

Each meeting, we will select a classic philosophy book that covers some well known puzzles of the field of philosophy. The topic might be the nature of truth or the existence of free will. The philosophical works chosen will be short and perfectly sized for quotation and analysis. We will try to decide on our individual positions regarding these classic issues by the end of our discussion. Eventually, we hope to create a running blog to be read by the Shepherd Park community that gathers together the results of our discussions.

We will meet the third Tuesday of each month on the second floor of Shepherd Park Library, three blocks from the Takoma Metro station.

No registration is required.


 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

7:00 p.m.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanJoin 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.
 
For July, Books & Bars will be discussing I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.


Arrive early at 6:30pm 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, July 17, 2014

(All day)

The CircleJoin us for a brand new book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.

Discussion will be led by staff from a variety of our neighborhood's most bookish, including staff from the Southeast Neighborhood Library, Northeast Neighborhood LibraryRiverby Books, and others. 

Our next title will be The Circle by Dave Eggers, the story of a young woman's journey at a cutting-edge internet company.

Note: For our first meeting, we will meet at Northeast Branch Library at 330 7th St. NE. You can pre-register at Meetup.com.

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