Book Clubs

darkly dreaming dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Discussion

Join us as we continue with the theme of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis started with the Crime and Punishment Museum program (held on Aug 13, Click here for more information on that).   Meet a different kind of “Hero”, as we discuss Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.  
Cover art for "A Room with a View"

Movable Feast: Classics Reading Club

The Movable Feast Classics Reading Club will meet at the Tenley-Friendship Library this month. We will discuss A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Spend part of your summer vacation with an tale of love across class in Edwardian England. 
President and the Assassin

Philosophy and Issues Book Club: "The President and the Assassin: McKinley,Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century"

McKinley was known as a progressive leader who encouraged industry and was anti-imperialist in his foreign policy. However, his relations with labor were strained. There were many events such as the reduction of wages in the new factories that caused strikes and hardships for workers. Leon Czolgosz was the son of Polish immigrants and endured many of these wage cuts and factory closings in his working life.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club

The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction each month. For more information, please email staff at or call 202-671-3122.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Palisades Book Club

The Palisades Book Club will be discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  Please join us.
Mountains Beyond Mountains book cover

West End Nonfiction Book Club

In celebration of the D.C. Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” please join our book discussion about the life and contributions of Dr.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Fiction Fanatics Book Club

For July the Fiction Fanatics Book Club is reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman.
Illustration for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Escape the Ordinary--

Group reading of James Thurber's classic short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" a-l-o-u-d and round robin style and with a discussion afterward
Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan

'Emily Alone' by Stewart O'Nan

Being elderly, preparing for eventual death, yet holding onto life through routines -- this is the story of Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan.