Book Discussion Groups

All library book discussion groups meet in the library's Conference Room (unless otherwise noted) and light refreshments are usually served.

Would you rather start your own book club with friends? Check out the Book Club To Go Kits, which include 10 paperback copies of a book, discussion questions, and more!

Registration


Advance registration is required for teen book discussions. Please call 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or stop by the Youth Services Desk for more information.

Available Copies of Books


A limited number of paperback copies of discussion books are available on a "first-come, first-serve" basis at the Circulation Desk or (for teen discussion groups) at the Youth Services Desk. You can also search our online catalog for any of the titles.

Great Books Foundation Discussion Series


A "Great Books" discussion concentrating on literary classics (both traditional and modern) meeting at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.* Open to all and no registration required.
  
Next Discussion:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Twelve Years a Slave
by Soloman Northup
                                                                       
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2018-2019.

*Note: In August, November, December, and January, this group only meets once a month (on the 2nd Tuesday).
Twelve Years a Slave (book cover)
Middle School Book Club
A discussion group for grades 6 through 8 held during the school year. Registration required; limited copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk each month. For more information please call 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or stop by the Youth Services Desk. 
    
Next Discussion:
Thursday, February 14, 2018 @ 7 pm
The Giver
By Lois Lowry
The Giver (book cover)

The New Yorker Discussion Group


Enjoy reading The New Yorker but wish you had someone to chat about it with? Drop into the monthly New Yorker reading group to share your thoughts on what you’ve read in a variety of articles. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2-3 pm. Pick up the articles at the senior center or at the circulation desk of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. A librarian will coordinate the discussions.

Next Discussion:
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2 pm

Location:
Falls Church Senior Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
new yorker

Senior Book Discussion Series


A general book discussion geared toward seniors and held roughly every 6 weeks from September through June, usually on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Focuses on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles selected in advance (over the summer) by the group. Open to all and no registration required.

Next Discussion:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Promise Me, Dad
By Joe Biden
                             
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for the 2018-2019.

Promise Me, Dad (book cover)

Teen Book Club


A monthly discussion group for grades 9 through 12. Registration required; limited copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk each month. For more information please call 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or stop by the Youth Services Desk.
 
Next Discussion:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 pm
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
By E. Lockhart
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (book cover)

Thursday Evening Book Group


A general book discussion held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Books are usually selected by the group 3 to 6 months in advance and alternate between fiction and nonfiction. Open to all and no registration required.
    
Next Discussion:
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women WHo Helped Win World War II
By Denise Kiernan
                                     
Visit the Thursday Evening Book Group website, which lists a complete schedule (with book selections) of upcoming discussions as well as additional info about the group.
The Girls of Atomic City (book cover)