We meet to discuss an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction.

This book club is hosted in partnership with the Arlington's Office of Senior Adult Programs.

We are led by an experienced volunteer. We welcome new members to join us in reading and discussing current literary fiction, historical fiction and some nonfiction titles.

We meet via a hybrid format, both online and in person on the first Friday of the month. If you wish to participate in person, join us in the Bluemont Room at Central Library.

Registration required to receive the Zoom link. 

2023 Reading LIst: 

For more information contact jodlum@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-5954.

 

Date:
Friday, June 7, 2024
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Bluemont Room
Library:
Central Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 19 in-person seats available. There are 20 online seats available.

About this month's title:

"The bestselling author of  "A Gentleman in Moscow" and "Rules of Civility" and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction-to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes"

About Our Events

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