Book Discussion Groups

Maniac Magee (book cover)


Middle School Book Club

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7 pm

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

(Registration required.) 

New Yorker magazine cover


The New Yorker Discussion Group

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 2 pm

Article to Be Determined

(meets at FC Senior Center

book cover for How to Hide an Empire


Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

by Daniel Immerwahr

A Gentleman in Moscow (book cover)


Senior Book Discussion Series

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

book cover of Frankenstein


Great Books Foundation Discussion

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 7 pm

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

All library book discussion groups meet in the library's Conference Room (unless otherwise noted) and light refreshments are usually served.

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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.
  
View the complete schedule (with book selections) for 2019-2020.

*Note: In November and December this group only meets once a month (on the 2nd Tuesday).

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7 pm
Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley

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, November 21, 2019 at 7 pm
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli

The New Yorker Discussion Group


Enjoy reading The New Yorker but wish you had someone to chat about it with? Drop into the monthly New Yorker reading group to share your thoughts on what you’ve read in a variety of articles. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2-3 pm. Pick up the articles at the senior center or at the circulation desk of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. A librarian will coordinate the discussions.

NOTE: This group meets in the Falls Church Senior Center at 223 Little Falls Street. 

Next Discussion:


Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2 pm
(Article to be determined.) 

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.

View the complete schedule (with book selections) for the 2019-2020.

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, November 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

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.
    
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.

Next Discussion:

 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States
by Daniel Immerwahr

Registration


Advance registration is required for the Middle School Book Club. 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.