Book Discussion Groups

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New Yorker Discussion Group

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 2 pm

Article: The Fight to Redefine Racism by Kelefa Sanneh (August 19th issue)

(meets @ FC Senior Center

Educated (book cover)


Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Educated: A Memoir

by Tara Westover

Fly Girls (book cover)


Senior Book Discussion Series

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

by Keith O'Brien

painting of Samson standing in battle


Great Books Foundation Series

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 7 pm

The Story of Samson (Judges 13-16)

by Unknown

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 August, November, December, and January, this group only meets once a month (on the 2nd Tuesday).

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7 pm
The Story of Samson (Judges 13-16)
by Unknown

High School Book Club


A discussion group for grades 9 through 12 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:

On hiatus until October 2019.

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:


On hiatus until October 2019.

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, September 5, 2019 at 2 pm
 Article: The Fight to Redefine Racism by Kelefa Sanneh (August 19th 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, September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History
by Keith O'Brien

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, September 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Educated; A Memoir
By Tara Westover

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.