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Events July 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

Summer Selections from Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Join TTBC, a DC Public Library book group for younger adults at least 21 years old, as we read and discuss the following titles over the warm weather months.

On Wednesday, July 20, we will discuss “Fourth of July Creek” by Smith Henderson at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Skillful social worker Pete Snow — already grappling with his own fraught personal life — struggles as he attempts to assist Benjamin Pearl, a borderline feral eleven-year-old, as doing so brings him closer to the boy’s potentially dangerous survivalist father Jeremiah in this tense debut novel.

In August, date and location TBD, we will discuss “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing
Laing’s “electric, dazzling” book, an idiosyncratic blend of memoir, biography, and philosophy, draws on the lives of six iconic artists, from Warhol to Wojnarowicz, to explore and interrogate what it means to be alone in the crowd of modern urban existence.

On Wednesday, September 24, we will discuss “The Clasp” by Sloane Crosley at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.
Comedic essayist Crosley makes her fiction debut with a novel in which college friends Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor reunite at a wedding and contend with territory both familiar — their interpersonal dynamics — and extraordinary, as a chance encounter propels them into a tricky search for the necklace immortalized in Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected] — and be sure to check out our Facebook group!

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Announcements January 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) 2016 Selections

This year, join Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults at least 21 years old we read and discuss the following titles:

Identity theft prompts self-reflection in our January 27 selection, Joshua Ferris’ “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” a comic novel of a frustrated dentist who discovers a mysterious religious sect has set up a website and social media accounts in his name.

In our February 24 selection, “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison delves into ideas of how human beings understand pain in others and care for each other as she explores various experiences, including those of medical actors and ultramarathon runners.

A doctor joins a research trip in 1950 in search of an obscure Micronesian tribe, and he both discovers they may hold the key to immortality and must grapple with the darker elements of their lifestyle in Hanya Yanagihara’s morally probing novel “The People in the Trees,” our March 30 selection.

In our April 27 selection, Roxane Gay’s debut essay collection, “Bad Feminist,” the writer keeps the personal political, using her own history and engagement with popular culture to explore broader cultural issues.

An initially harmless game of dares created by six students during their time at Oxford University escalates, pulling at the participants over a decade later in Christopher J. Yates’ tricky thriller “Black Chalk,” our May 25 selection.

Renowned for his accessible writing on intriguing physical phenomena, Oliver Sacks recounts his treatment in 1969 of a group of patients suffering from a previously unsolved sleeping-sickness in “Awakenings,” our June 22 selection.

All meetings will take place at 7:30 pm at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected] or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttbcdcpl/

Announcements August 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) Fall Selections

Fall for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults, this autumn as we dig into the following titles:

Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and Babe Ruth’s home run record are just two of the historic events that took place across the remarkable handful of months that Bill Bryson explores in his 2013 nonfiction title “One Summer: America, 1927,” our September 23
selection.

In our October 28 selection, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel “Ragtime,” fictional characters mingle with Sigmund Freud, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other real life historical figures as Doctorow explores life in early 20th century America.

Working as an English teacher at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Suki Kim secretly chronicled her experiences to produce her 2014 nonfiction title “Without You, There is No Us,” a look at life in contemporary North Korea that is our November 18 selection.

The September and October meetings will take place at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW), and the November meeting location is TBD. All meetings will start at 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Email [email protected] or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttbcdcpl/

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Events April 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club May Selection

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults.

In our May selection, the 2014 nonfiction title “Nothing is True and Everything is
Possible,” journalist and television producer Peter Pomerantsev describes the stranger than fiction scenarios and individuals he encountered when work brought him to Russia at the start of the 21st century.

We will be meeting on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park. Questions? E-mail [email protected] and [email protected]

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