Book Clubs

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

History Book Club

The Information has become required reading for many Library and Information Science students. I was one of those required to read this book not long after its publication in 2011.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a book group for younger adults.
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'A Song of Ice and Fire' Book Club: 'A Storm of Swords' Discussion 2

A Song of Ice and Fire is the book series that inspired the popular HBO Show Game of Thrones. Our book club will discussing book three of the series by George R.R.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Literary Book Group

In the eight stories that comprise Unaccustomed Earth, Lahiri captures the life of mostly Bengali immigrants in the United States who are starting a new life while in many cases, keeping their connections to the past. She describes the differences and tensions between generations, such as family members born in India and those born in their new country. These stories may represent a specific group, but the themes she examines such as exile, identity, family, and destiny are universal. 
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'Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War'

Most everyone has heard about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, but this book recreates the events so you can visualize them. We are brought to understand by this book the causes that drove John Brown to make the decision to try begin a military struggle over slavery. It also goes into exactly why the attack on the armory failed and concluded with his execution. The book helps explain how a strict Calvinist upbringing, rough frontier youth, and exposure to the Abolitionist cause combined to make an unusual kind of leader who sought to end slavery through violence.
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Elena Ferrante’s 'Neapolitan Novels' Book Club

Ferrante’s "Neapolitan Novels," a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and numbing culture, consist of My Brilliant Friend (2010), 
Ericka Kane

Ericka Kane: 'Never Trust A B***h With Power'

This month we are reading Ericka Kane: Never Trust A B***h With Power by author Kiki Swinson. Copies are limited, so rush to your local neighborhood DC Public Library to get your copy now!  We will also have copies at the Takoma Park Library available for you to pick up. 

Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss William Faulkner's classic novel The Sound and
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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Phil Klay's short story collection -- and winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction -- Redeployment. The collection explores U.S. soldiers' experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and returning home. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

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