Book Discussion Groups

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

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.

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 from September through May (sometimes June). Open to all and no registration required.
  
Next Discussion:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Good Country People
By Flannery O'Connor
                                      
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2016-2017.
Good Country People (book cover)

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, September 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
By Cokie Roberts
                 
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2016-2017.
Capital Dames (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, October 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
NOTE: The September discussion will be held on the second Thursday evening of the month (not the customary first Thursday evening).
                
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.
Between The World and Me (book cover)

Middle School & High School Book Clubs


Middle School Book Club and High School Book Club will resume in October 2016.  For more information or to register for these programs, please contact the Youth Services Desk at 703-248-5034 (TTY 711).