Book Club

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The Smithsonian Libraries Book Club takes a unique approach to the classic format. This program is geared toward and led by high school students.  At Book Club, teens from all over the DC area come together to discuss themes and ideas found within popular young adult literature, and then they take a deeper dive into the book by exploring related materials from the Smithsonian Libraries’ collections.

Book Club 2019 Dates

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June 2, 11am -1pm
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jennie Han
The Postal Museum
(registration closed)
Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On June 2, we will be discussing Jenny Han's award-winning novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before at the Postal Museum  Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.

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July 14, 11am-1-pm
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Freer Sackler Gallery
(registration closed)
Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On July 14, we will be discussing Douglas Adams' award-winning novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.  Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
National Museum of African American History and Culture (register here)

Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On July 21, we will be discussing Angie Thomas' award-winning novel The Hate U Give at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.
Hunger Games

 August 18, 11am-1pm
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (register here)

Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On August 18, we will be discussing Suzanne Collins' award-winning novel The Hunger Games at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book.  A light brunch will be served.