Book Clubs

Wolf Hall

Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Hilary Mantel's 2009 novel, Wolf Hall. The novel follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates -- and begins to rise within -- the court of Henry VIII in early 1500s England. Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
Empty Mansions book cover

Southeast Adult Book Club

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The January book is Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman.
Queen Sugar book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar.  
Still Life With Bread Crumbs book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Anna Quindlen's Still Life With Bread Crumbs.  
The Paris Winter book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Imogen Robertson's The Paris Winter.  
No Place to Hide

Orwellian America: No Place to Hide

As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a book discussion of Glenn Greenwald's

Legends & Lore D.C. Book Discussion

January's Legends & Lore D.C. book discussion group selection is Literary Capital: A Washington Reader.
The Flamethrowers

Capitol Hill Reads

Join us for a book club for and by the book lovers of Capitol Hill. Every month, we will read a different book, in a different location on the Hill.
Dragnet Nation

Orwellian America: Dragnet Nation Book Club

As part of the library’s Orwellian America program, join us for a book discussion of Julia Angwin's Dragnet Nation at 7 p.m. 
The Secret Scripture: A Novel

'The Secret Scripture: A Novel'

In The Secret Scripture: A Novel, Sebastian Barry brings together the stories of Roseanne Cleary McNulty, a 100-year old woman in an insane asylum, and Dr. William Grene, the resident senior psychiatrist.   Roseanne is writing her autobiography on pages which she hides beneath the floorboards of her room. As the asylum will be closed soon, Dr. Grene must decide whether Roseanne is sane enough to return to society, or be moved to a smaller asylum.

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