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, October 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Poems
By Wilfred Owen
                                                   
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).
Poems (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, October 19, 2017 at 7 pm
I'll Give You the Sun
By Jandy Nelson
I'll Give You the Sun (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, October 12, 2017 @ 7 pm
Stargirl
By Jerry Spinelli
stargirl

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, October 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
News of the World
By Paulette Jiles
                      
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for the 2017-2018.
News of the World (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, November 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hare with Amber Eyes
By Edmund de Waal
                           
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 Hare with Amber Eyes (book cover)