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Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow book cover

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Page to Stage Book Club

August 2022 - Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

2022-08-25 18:30:00 2022-08-25 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Virtual Program -

Thursday, August 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-25 18:30:00 2022-08-25 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is "Ragtime" by E.L Doctorow and the musical of the same name. Virtual Program -

Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is "Ragtime" by E.L Doctorow and the musical of the same name.

We typically meet the fourth Thursday of the month at the Northeast Neighborhood Library at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room. This month we will meet virtually due to the ongoing health emergency. Please click "Register" or email Jeff at jeffrey.gluckman@dc.gov for link to virtual meeting room.  

To see past and upcoming Page to Stage Book Club selections and more about the book club, check here

Ragtime is a novel by E. L. Doctorow, published in 1975. It is a work of historical fiction mainly set in the New York City area from 1902 until 1912, following the lives of a wealthy family who engage with influential historical figures of the era. "Ragtime" the  musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally, debuted on Broadway in 1998, expanding the story to include the interlaced lives of several families involved great migrations and upheavals of the time period. 

Copies of the book will be available to check out from the Northeast Neighborhood Library. To reserve your own copy, please check the catalog

Use your library card to access supplementary materials:

  • Listen to the original Broadway cast album ad-freewith Freegal.  
  • Watch the movie version of Ragtime on DVD

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

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Meeting link will be provided to those who register for event.