Book Discussion Groups

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Great Books Foundation Discussion

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 7 pm

The Grand Inquisitor (selections)

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

I, Funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein


Middle School Book Club

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 7 pm

I Funny

by James Patterson

(Registration required.) 

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Senior Book Discussion Series

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Meet Me in the Museum

by Anne Youngson

book cover for The Anti-federalist Papers


Great Books Foundation Discussion

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7 pm

Anti-federalist Papers: Brutus #1 & #4 by Robert Yates and Cato #4 by George Clinton


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New Yorker Discussion Group

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 2 pm

The Equality Conundrum by Joshua Rothman (Jan. 13 issue)

(Meets @ the Falls Church Senior Center.) 

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Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 7 pm *

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 

by David Grann

* February meeting date may change depending on the status of the Library Expansion & Renovation Project.

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

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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.
  
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2019-2020.

*Note: In November and December this group only meets once a month (on the 2nd Tuesday).

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7 pm
The Grand Inquisitor (selections)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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, January 16, 2020 at 7 pm
I Funny 
by James Patterson

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.

NOTE: This group meets in the Falls Church Senior Center at 223 Little Falls Street. 

Next Discussion:


Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2 pm
The Equality Conundrum by Joshua Rothman (Jan. 13 issue)

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.

View the complete schedule (with book selections) for the 2019-2020.

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
Meet Me at the Museum
by Anne Youngson

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.
    
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.

Next Discussion:

 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm *
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

* The February 2020 meeting date is subject to change depending on the status of the Library Expansion & Renovation Project, which is scheduled to begin this winter. 

Registration


Advance registration is required for the Middle School Book Club. 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.