Book Clubs

Family of Condoleezza Rice

Book Discussion of Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice

Rice's graceful memoir is a personal, multigenerational look into her own, and our country's, past. With vivid and heartfelt writing, Rice, former U.S. secretary of state under George W. Bush, looks back on her grandparents and parents, then moves forward through her own life up to the 2000  election. Rice was a child during the height of the Civil Rights Movement while living in staunchly segregated Alabama.  Despite the circumstances of their lives, Rice's parents were dedicated to education and providing the best opportunities possible to their daughter, an only child.
Valley of the Dolls cover

Lowbrow Throwdown: 'Valley of the Dolls'

Our April selection is Jacqueline Susann's camp classic Valley of the Dolls. We'll be meeting in the Boiler Room at Jake’s American Grille  (5018 Connecticut Ave. NW) at 7 p.m.
Bookcover of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Parent-Child Book Club

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library's Parent-Child Book Club will discuss Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick.

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Introducing: Playscript Book Club

The newest addition to DC Public Library's roster of book clubs is here: Announcing Playscript Book Club!  
A Storm of Swords book cover

'A Song of Ice and Fire' Book Club: 'A Storm of Swords'

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. Martin, A Storm of Swords.
Cover image: The Invention of Wings

Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 novel, The Invention of Wings. The novel explores the lives of abolitionist Sarah Grimke and slave Hetty "Handful" Grimke and the relationship between the two women. 
Zodiac by Charles Wright

Literary Book Group

In April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we will discuss the poem "Black Zodiac" by Poet Laureate Charles Wright. We are fortunate to have professor Margaret Soltan from the English Department of George Washington University join us: Professor Soltan has studied and written extensively on modern poetry, and is the co-author of the incandescent book, Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill.   Please join us for an exuberant discussion in Room 220.
Take the Risk

Palisades Book Club

The Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, by Ben Carson. Please join us.
City of Women book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss David Gillham's City of Women.