All library book discussion groups meet in the library's Conference Room (unless otherwise noted) and light refreshments are usually served.
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.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Good Country People
By Flannery O'Connor
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.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
By Cokie Roberts
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.
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).