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. You can also search our online catalog for any of the titles.

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.
  
Next Discussion:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Angel of Repose
By Wallace Stegner
                                                      
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2017-2018.

*Note: In August, November, December, and January, this group only meets once a month, (on the 2nd Tuesday).
Angel of Repose (book cover)

High School Book Club


A monthly discussion group for grades 9 through 12 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 18, 2018 at 7 pm
The Marbury Lens
By Andrew Smith
The Marbury Lens (book cover)
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 11, 2017 @ 7 pm
Starvaganza: City of Masks
By Mary Hoffman
Stravaganza (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, January 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Lucy Gayheart
By Willa Cather
                        
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for the 2017-2018.
Lucy Gayheart (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, January 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Heart Goes Last
By Margaret Atwood
                             
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.
The Hear tGoes Last (book cover)