Book Clubs

cover of book Life on the Mississippi

'Life on the Mississippi'

Come to a discussion of this classic book on American life, Life on the Mississippi. Here, Mark Twain introduces us to the ways of the Mississippi pilot and how humans adapt to the twists and turns of the river. But behind that simple outline is the concern for the meaning of human life represented by the river journey.
Painting of a woman in impractical armor, holding a sword, next to a two-headed, winged deerlike ungulate, on a rocky promontory in front of a vast metal building beneath a night sky.

Novum: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

Novum, DC Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy book club, returns with Elizabeth Bear's All the Windwracked Stars. Join us in the Popular Library to discuss the first volume in the Hugo Award-winning author's Edda of Burdens trilogy. All are welcome!
'Room' cover art

Fiction Fanatics: 'Room' by Emma Donoghue

Come to the new Fiction Fanatics Book Club at Northeast Library! This May, we will be reading Room by Emma Donoghue.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Non-Fiction Book Club

Join the West End Library Non-Fiction Book Club for a discussion of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Reading the World Book Club

Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Americanah by Chimamandah Ngozi Adiche.
Cover image of The Invention of Wings

Fiction Fanatics: 'The Invention of Wings'

Join our new Fiction Fanatics book club to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This is a great read as Emancipation Day nears.
Image of book cover for Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"Head shot of author Kate ChopinImage of drowning from Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  Copies are available at the library.  Pick one up and join us!
Jaws book cover

Lowbrow Throwdown

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.We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Boiler Room at Jake’s American Grille  (5018 Connecticut Ave. NW) at 7 p.m.
My Boyfriend's Wife, Part 1

Takoma Park Urban Fiction Book Club

Urban fiction is a genre as much defined by the socio-economic realities and culture of its characters as by the urban setting. Come join us at the Takoma Park Urban Fiction Book Club where we will dig into these gripping stories full of x,y,z. For our inaugural meeting, the author Mychea will be joining us to discuss her novel, My Boyfriend's Wife, Part 1.
'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Queer Book Club: 'Nevada' by Imogen Binnie

Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! For April, we are reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie.