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Twitter Book Club: Fantasy Fridays

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.   
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Faces of War in Western Literature Series

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:
Elegance of the Hedgehog

Palisades Book Club

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!
Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27.  Copies of this month's selection, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois are available for checkout at the information desk. 
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Ladies Night Book Club

Join us at Northwest One Library for a discussion of What a Sista Should Do by Tiffany L.
The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert by Ward Just

Literary Book Group

In this election year of 2016, we will discuss a collection of stories which often deal with politics in, The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert, by Ward Just.
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Bridge of San Luis Rey

Join the Southeast Friends book group to discuss Thornton Wilder's classic short novel The Bridge of San Luis ReyThis philosophical work questions the nature of luck and fate - why some survive catastrophes and other succumb to them, and it won the 1928 Pulitzer Prize.  Copies are available for checkout at the information desk. 
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Rush Hour Reads

Want to read more? A few minutes during your commute or at lunch can really add up.
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Legends & Lore DC Book Discussion Series

February 28 Legends & Lore DC will be devoted to discussing and choosing what we will be reading in 2016.  This discussion is rescheduled from January when it was snowed out.

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