Book Clubs

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

The July 10 meeting is an exception because of the July 4th holiday. 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, or call 202-282-3072.

'The Good Lord Bird'

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss James McBride's 2013 novel and winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, 

Chevy Chase Library Book Club: 'Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal'

The June selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach.Few of us realize what strange miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food.

Chevy Chase Library Book Club 'The Orphan Master’s Son'

The May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.

En-Act: Read Through One-Act Plays

Have you always wanted to be an actor? Want to dust off those drama club skills from high school? Join us this summer to read through one-act plays on Sunday afternoons! Meet in room 207 at 3 p.m. to show us your acting skills.

Philosophy Cafe

Philosophical questions create the best discussions. Even the broadest exploration of a classic philosophical subjects such as the issue of personal immortality or the existence of the soul can generate a great deal excitement. The Philosophy Café is a gathering of like-minded people who love to explore these questions.

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.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

The June meeting of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will discuss Dawn by Octavia E. Butler.Come, kick back, crack open a good book, and engage with the stomach-turning strangeness of alien life, all in the sumptuous environs of the Popular Library.

Environmental Book Club

Join us Thursday, July 10 at 7:45 p.m. to discuss Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaurer

Village Book Club

Village Book ClubJoin us Thursday, July 3 at 1:30 p.m.Bring your favorite poet or poems to share on a hot summer day.Write your own poetry? We are a great audience!