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Browsing: Summer Fun Guide - book events - from 2013-05-17 to 2013-08-31 - all venues
Books
Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
Rage is Back
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
Free
Books
Friday, May 17 at 12 p.m.
Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
Hard Art, DC 1979
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Speaking Wiri Wiri
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
$15
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m.
Foal Play
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report, Prisoners of the White House
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$21.95
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
The LP Collection: Lessons and Praise
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Flora
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m.
The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Wohl reports on a dynamic family in Father, Son, and Constitution: How Justice Tom Clark and Attorney General Ramsey Clark Shaped American Democracy.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
The Keeping Quilt, Babushka’s Doll
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
The Good Bishop: The Life of Walter F. Sullivan
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 19 at 5 p.m.
Show Me a Story, Minders of Make-Believe
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Talks
Monday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Confronting Suburban Poverty in America
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
Light on Dark Water
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Innocence
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 12 p.m.
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 4 p.m.
Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
On Sal Mal Lane
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
$12–$30
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 12 p.m.
What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Generous Table
Busboys & Poets Shirlington -
4251 South Campbell Ave., Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
The Story of Spanish
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
River of Dust
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 12 p.m.
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$5
Books
Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m.
The Kite Runner, And the Mountains Echoed
$35–$45
Books
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$21.95
Books
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Foal Play
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Cool War: The Future of Global Competition
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Equilateral
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, May 24 at 4 p.m.
FDR and the Jews
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Friday, May 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Velvet Lounge -
915 U St. NW
$8
Books
Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
River, Cross My Heart, Stand the Storm
Anacostia Community Museum -
1901 Fort Place SE
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m.
Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The Color Purple, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way, The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m.
Americanah, Half of a Yellow Sun
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
City of Women
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m.
‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America
$10–$25
Books
Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m.
From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family
Little Falls Library -
5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m.
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey, New York Tribune
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m.
The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m.
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
Needs, The Death of Fidel Perez
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, June 2 at 5 p.m.
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m.
Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m.
Dad Is Fat
$30
Books
Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
The Moon and More
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
A Chain of Thunder
S. Dillon Ripley Center -
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
$42
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
The Kill Room
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Woo
Tenley-Friendship Library -
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.
Social psychologist Dr. Joy's new book is Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
Girl Three
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
The Caretaker
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
The Tao of Martha: My Year of Living; Or Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
The Morels
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, June 7 at 4 p.m.
Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 12 p.m.
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 5 p.m.
Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
You Are One of Them
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
Friends in Deed: The Story of Quaker Social Reform in America
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
Trick Pear, The Thing with Willie: Stories of Two Families
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m.
Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya: Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Little Green
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Attempting Normal
$20–$46
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes
$18
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
The Ruins of Lace
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
The Washington Arsenal Explosion: Civil War Disaster in the Capital
Cleveland Park Library -
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Money Ain't Everything
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10
Books
Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
Big Brother
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.
The Glass Castle, The Silver Star
$12–$26
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Words Meant to be Spoken
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 12 p.m.
Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 12 p.m.
The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Beltway Boys: Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and the Rise of the Nationals
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:45 p.m.
The New York Times, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
National Museum of the American Indian -
4th Street and Independence Avenue SW
$25
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Transatlantic, Let the Great World Spin
Sidwell Friends School -
3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW
$20–$45
Books
Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 13 at 12 p.m.
The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America
Free
Books
Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
A discussion about the autobiographical comics genre. Local writer and collector Scheer holds a question-and-answer session.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Talks
Thursday, June 13 at 3 p.m.
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC
Southeast Library -
403 7th St. SE
Free
Books
Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
McSweeney’s, Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly
Comet Ping Pong -
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m.
District Lines
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m.
Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m.
The End of Your Life Book Club
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.
Nearly True: Selected Poems 1990-2012, The Scabbard of Her Throat
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Lube of Life: A Tribute to Sex, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Boomer Age
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking
$12–$27.50
Books
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
The End of Your Life Book Club
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
The Navigator
Barnes & Noble Downtown -
555 12th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m.
Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
S. Dillon Ripley Center -
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
$25
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
The Metropolitan Revolution
$12–$30
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The King's Deception
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$5
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
New York Times, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Children of the Jacaranda Tree
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, June 20 at 12 p.m.
Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia
Free
Books
Thursday, June 20 at 12 p.m.
Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Cascade
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
American Gods, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
GW Lisner Auditorium -
730 21st St. NW
Books
Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
Untangling the Mind
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m.
KidsPost, Perfect Game
Chevy Chase Library -
5625 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m.
Star Cursed, Cahill Witch Chronicles
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, June 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Raven Girl, The Time-Traveler’s Wife
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 23 at 4 p.m.
Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
Readings from Writer’s Center staff members, including Laura Spencer, Stewart Moss, Genevieve Deleon, Jill Leininger, Zachary Fernebok, and Sunil Freeman.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m.
Anonymous Sources
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, June 24 at 2 p.m.
Arseniy Yatseniuk, leader of the Batkivshchyna (“Fatherland”) parliamentary faction in the Ukrainian parliament, discusses the political and economic state of Ukraine.
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
The Death of the Grown-Up, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 25 at 12 p.m.
Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN
Free
Talks
Tuesday, June 25 at 9 a.m.
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
Sisterland
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 26 at 12 p.m.
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774–1776
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
The Cooked Seed
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 27 at 9 p.m.
Sing This One Back To Me
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Poets Holly Bass and Al Young read from the work of Paul Laurence in honor of his birthday.
Free
Books
Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Authors Wolf Haas, Quintin Peterson, and Zane Lovitt discuss international crime writing and read from their work.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, June 28 at 12 p.m.
Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and its Militia in the War of 1812
National Archives -
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Free
Talks
Friday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m.
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
Death Wishing, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
Sparta
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m.
City of Ambition: FDR, Laguardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m.
Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m.
Five authors discuss writing and publishing. Featuring Alyson Foster, A.X. Ahmad, Dave Housley, Tyler Mills, Glen Finland, and moderator Alyse Knorr.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
$15
Books
Sunday, June 30 at 5 p.m.
The Civil War in 50 Objects
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 30 at 1 p.m.
The First Rule of Swimming
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
A reading by Chinese, German, and American poets. Featuring Sarah Browning, Dr. Lihong Wang, Fred Joiner, Joseph Ross, Peter Beicken, and, via Skype, German rap-poet Bastian Boettcher.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
Yes, I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m.
Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m.
Baseball experts talk about the current MLB season.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 7 at 5 p.m.
The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Paparazzi Princesses
Free
Books
Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths about Air Travel Today
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m.
The Iron Bridge: Short Stories of 20th Century Dictators as Teenagers
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.
Hidden Order
$14–$28
Books
Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.
A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The Middlesteins
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, July 11 at 12 p.m.
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, July 11 at 12 p.m.
America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation
Free
Books
Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
Fin and Lady
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
The Devil's Cave
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Warriors, The Renegades
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
The Wonder Bread Summer, The Thing with Willie: Stories of Two Families
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m.
How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Chasing the Leopard, Finding the Lion, The Civilized World, The Jack Bank
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m.
Solstice
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Sunday, July 14 at 1 p.m.
The Blood of Heaven
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 14 at 5 p.m.
Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 16 at 12 p.m.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
The Warriors
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$5
Books
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Bleeder
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 16 at 5 p.m.
Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
Hallucinations
Film
Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m.
The Washington Post, Highs in the Low 50s: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy
$12–$38
Books
Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
Pepperland
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
Imperfect Spiral
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Books
Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
The Engagements
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The Academy Award-winning actress speaks about her work and her new self-titled memoir.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$27
Books
Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
Could You Be with Her Now, The Tide King, The Civilized World
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m.
New York Times Magazine, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$21.95
Books
Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
The American Senate: An Insider's History
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
Dean Blehert, Lee Giesecke, and Don Illich read from their work.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, July 28 at 5 p.m.
The Washington Post, The Washington Post Cookbook
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Eleven Days
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Death of Fidel Perez, Habana Libre
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
The Butler
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community, Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.
My Voice Sought the Wind
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
On Dissent: Its Meaning in America
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, August 3 at 4 p.m.
Breathing Room
Free
Books
Saturday, August 3 at 2:30 p.m.
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$21.95
Books
Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m.
Babayaga
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Rockville Pike, Beach Week, Acceptance
Potomac Library -
10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac
Free
Books
Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Speak of the Devil
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
Poets associated with the Mariposa Poetry Series and Poetry Retreat read. Featuring Nancy Naomi Carlson, Sid Gold, Richard Epstein, “Sistah Joy,” Cyd Charisse Fulton, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Ryan McAllister, Ann Haman, and Maritza Rivera.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
The Gringo
Mt. Pleasant Library -
3160 16th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
How Can You Represent Those People?: Criminal Defense Stories
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Tuesday, August 13 at 8 p.m.
Jammin Java -
227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna
$10–$13
Books
Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m.
Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m.
Fire For Fire, Burn For Burn
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism and Education in Logan Circle
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m.
Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
The Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center -
301 Odelnhal Avenue, Gaithersburg
$30–$40
Books
Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m.
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m.
The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
Murder in the Yoga Store: The True Story of the Lululemon Killing
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m.
X and other poems from A to Z, In Thailand It Is Night, What the Mouth Was Made For
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, August 19 at 3 p.m.
Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
In the Shadow of the Banyan
Rockville Memorial Library -
21 Maryland Ave., Rockville
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.
A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Reason, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
RG3: The Promise
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$5
Books
Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
Single Life, Eating My Feelings: Tales of Overeating, Underperforming, and Coping with My Crazy Family
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m.
The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
Free
Books
Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Black Bird Medley: The Transformation of A Gangster
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.
JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
RG3: The Promise
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, August 24 at 10 a.m.
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m.
Amanda McCormick, Tracy Dimond, Michael Landweber, and Amber Sparks appear at the last meeting of the reading series.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, August 24 at 2:30 p.m.
JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$21.95
Books
Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m.
Mac is Back
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m.
Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, August 26 at 6 p.m.
Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m.
First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
Prophecy, Genie Wishes, Taste Test, The Cadet of Tildor, Charm and Strange), and Cristin Terrill (All Our Yesterdays
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
Pursuing the Sunrise
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library -
3935 Benning Road NE
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m.
Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
Transcendence, The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
Quick Fix
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free

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