*Note: In November and December this group only meets once a month (on the 2nd Tuesday).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
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.