Let's talk about books at Glencarlyn Library!

Join us at the Library for a book discussion on "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War" by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Glencarlyn Book Besties is a monthly book club at Glencarlyn Library, held on the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided.

Registration Required.  

A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Glencarlyn Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting.  Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies. 

For more information, please call 703-228-6548.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Show more dates
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glencarlyn Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Book Club
Arlington Public Library
Registrations open at 6:30pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

About the Book:

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. Exploring how this troubled memory works in Vietnam, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, and South Korea, the book deals specifically with the Vietnam War and also war in general. He reveals how war is a part of our identity, as individuals and as citizens of nations armed to the teeth. Venturing through literature, film, monuments, memorials, museums, and landscapes of the Vietnam War, he argues that an alternative to nationalism and war exists in art, created by artists who adhere to no nation but the imagination.

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Accommodations in the Library

Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact ​us at least five (5) business days in advance.

  • Phone: 703-228-5993
  • Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us