Book Discussion Groups

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The New Yorker Discussion Group

Thursday, April 4 @ 2 pm

Article TBD

(meets @ the FC Senior Center)

Evicted (book cover)


Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30 pm

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

by Matthew Desmond

Promise Me, Dad (book cover)


Senior Book Discussion Series

Tuesday, April 30 @ 10:30 am

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Caroline Fraser


The Decay of Lying (book cover)


Great Books Foundation Discussion Series

Tuesday, March 26 @ 7 pm

The Decay of Lying

by Oscar Wilde


The Year of the Hangman


Middle School Book Club

Thursday, March 14 @ 7 pm

The Year of the Hangman

by Gary Blackwood

Registration required. 

The Adoration of Jenna Fox


High School Book Club

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:30 pm

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson

Registration required. 

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 2018-2019.

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

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
The Decay of Lying
by Oscar Wilde

High School Book Club


A discussion group for grades 9 through 12 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, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
By Mary E. Pearson

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, March 14, 2018 @ 7 pm
The Year of the Hangman
By Gary Blackwood

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, April 4, 2019 at 2 pm
 Article TBD

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 2018-2019.

Next Discussion:

 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
By Caroline Fraser

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, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City 
By Matthew Desmond

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.