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. You can also click on each book title (below) to check the availability of the item in our regular collection.
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, March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Famine (short story)
By Xu Xi
A bi-monthly discussion group for grades 9 through 12 held during the school year. Registration required; limited copies of the book available at the Youth Services Desk. For more information please call 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or stop by the Youth Services Desk.
Middle School Book Club A discussion group for grades 6 through 8 held during the school year. Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information please call 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or stop by the Youth Services Desk.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tangerine
By Edward Bloor
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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Discreet Hero
By Mario Vargas Llosa
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.
NOTE: The April 2017 discussion will be held on the first Wednesday of the month (rather than the usual first Thursday).