Arts & Culture

Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

May 21, 2012 6:00 AM

View Comments
(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)

Book lovers unite. Whether you’re a fan of science fiction, romance, mystery, biography or the classics, there is a book club in the District just for you. Get together with some fellow literature-lovers and discuss all thoughts provoked by the pages.
librarybookclub Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

(credit: Thinkstock)

Georgetown Book Club
Georgetown Neighborhood Library
3260 R St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 727-0232
dclibrary.org/georgetown

Click here for a schedule of meetings.

If you enjoy literary fiction, and the occasional non-fiction book, then check out the Georgetown Book Club. Previous titles read and reviewed by the group include “Anatomy of a Disappearance” by Hisham Matar, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett and “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. The group meets up at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Georgetown branch of the D.C. public library system. All book titles chosen by the group are available at the library. The group encourages its members to suggest book titles as well.

bookclub Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

(credit: Thinkstock)

Ladies Night Book Club
Northwest One Neighborhood Library
155 L St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 939-5946
dclibrary.org/northwest

Click here for upcoming meetings.

When you think of ladies night, loud music, free cover charges and discounted drinks at your favorite watering hole may come to mind. At Northwest One Neighborhood Library, ladies night takes on a whole different definition for the literati. Every second Thursday of the month, the Ladies Night Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the latest book club selection. Previous titles include “Silenced” by Kia DuPree and “A Deep, Dark Secret” by Kimberla Lawson Roby. Other literary events at the library include various book discussions, lectures and more.

Related: 2011 Arts and Culture Rewind: D.C.’s Best People, Places and Events

sunalsorises Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway was a recent book club selection by the Metro DC Book Meetup Club. (credit: Scribner)

Metro DC Book Meetup Club
Elephant and Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-7707
elephantcastle.com

Click here for a schedule of meetings.

Enjoy delicious Irish fare, drinks and conversations with members of the Metro DC Book Meetup Club. The books chosen by the group range from graphic novels to the classics including “As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner and “Daytripper” by Gabrial Bá and Fabio Moon. The group generally meets on the third or fourth Wednesday of each month for dinner at 6:30 p.m., then proceeds to discuss the book of the month at around 7 p.m. Other events hosted by the group include happy-hour fundraisers, inter-book club get-togethers and other special events. The group consists of a diverse group of people of all ages, backgrounds and more.

dclibrarytakomapark Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

(credit: dclibrary.org)

Club de Lectura en Espanol
Takoma Park Library
416 Cedar St NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 576-7252
dclibrary.org/takomapark

Click here for a schedule of meetings.

The Club de Lectura en Espanol at Takoma Park Library provides a monthly book club service for Spanish-speaking residents. The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month to discuss the latest book club selection. Each book club event is conducted entirely in Spanish. Other literary events hosted at the Takoma Park Library include book and film discussion groups where members read a book, watch the movie of the same title and then discuss their thoughts about each one.

Related: Top Arts and Crafts Events for the Family in DC. 

janeeyre Best Book Clubs To Join In DC

Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' was a recent book club selection at the Chevy Chase Library. (credit: Barnes & Noble Classics)

Chevy Chase Library
5625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 282-0021
dclibrary.org/chevychase

Click here for a schedule of meetings.

Are your kids spending too much time in front of the TV or computer? Sign them up for a book club geared for children and teenagers. At the Chevy Chase Library, there are many different groups kids and teens can choose from including arts and crafts, family activities and seasonal book discussion groups. The theme for the Winter-Spring book discussion series is Fate or Free Will, and includes classic novels such as “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte and “the Odyssey” by Homer. Each session includes a 20-minute lecture and a group discussion. The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,839 other followers