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.
Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" discussion series will continue on March 17 at 6 p.m. We will be discussingA Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare.
Our guest lecturer for this session will be Jennifer Linhart Wood, Professor of English at George Washington University.
The April selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Secret History by Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt. We will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.The Secret History, Donna Tartt’s beloved first novel, tells the story of five gifted classics majors at an elite college who become involved with a murder.
Chevy Chase Library's new Teen Book Club is run by teens, for teens. For our very first meeting we are reading Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. We will also be crafting Book Jars to help you pick your next read.
History & Biography Book Club selection for February
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind will be discussed by the Chevy Chase Branch Library History and Biography Book Club at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10. This meeting will take place at the Bread & Chocolate Restaurant at 5542 Connecticut Ave. NW, near McKinley Street.
The theme for our upcoming book discussion series will be “Metamorphosis.”
The theme of bodily transformation is persistent throughout the history of literature, from the earliest myths to present day comic books. We explore this theme through different genres and eras and discuss why the idea of metamorphosis holds such power over the human imagination.
Every meeting will feature a lecture from a guest professor from a local college, followed by a discussion of the work. The guest lecturers appear courtesy of the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library.