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Location: Alexandria, VA 22304-1799, United States

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There are 59 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304-2903
4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, Virginia 22304
3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA 22304
3737 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310-6299
2501 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Le Village Marche (2.5 miles)
2800 S. Randolph Street #110-A, Arlington, VA 22206
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Virginia 22206
5840 Kingstowne Ctr Ste 140, Alexandria, VA 22315
6230-I North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
Room 670, Skyline 6, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041-1798
Goodwill Book Nook (3.2 miles)
4714 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204
2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Hooray for Books! (3.2 miles)
1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Book Bank (3.2 miles)
1510 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Aftertime Comics (3.4 miles)
1304 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
1025 King St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314
919 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
300 S. Kensington St., Arlington, Virginia 22204
717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2420
717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2420
Book Rack (3.8 miles)
7001-J Manchester Blvd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307-1799
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Local events

Jul
24
Zelda la Grange - Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir ♦
Politics and Prose, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Growing up, la Grange heard her white family call Mandela a “terrorist”; after she became one of his three private secretaries in 1997, she referred to him warmly as Khulu, or “grandfather.” This is one of the dramatic changes la Grange, now with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, recounts in her memoir of working and traveling with the leader who “not only liberated the black man but the white man, too.” (Viking)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
25
Patrick J. Buchanan - The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority ♦
Politics and Prose, Friday, July 25 at 7pm
In 1966 Buchanan joined Nixon’s staff of two; in 1968 he became President Nixon’s senior advisor. Drawing on his experiences as a Nixon intimate, in conjunction with a detailed analysis of the period’s social and political events, Buchanan closely examines how a man so bitterly and decisively beaten as Nixon was in both a presidential and a gubernatorial election could go on to become the nation’s 37th president. (Crown)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Adele Levine - Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Politics and Prose, Saturday, July 26 at 1pm
Rich with tenderness, honesty, and a perhaps unexpected humor, Levine’s memoir of her six years as a physical therapist at Walter Reed’s amputee rehabilitation center tells an integral and overlooked chapter of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Heroes on the battlefield, Levine’s patients were also quirky, obsessive, and defiant. (Avery)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
26
Tim Grove - A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History
Politics and Prose, Saturday, July 26 at 3:30pm
Grove is the chief of museum learning at the National Air and Space Museum, but his tour of American history ranges throughout the country, from Harper’s Ferry to the Kennedy Space Center to the Cape of Disappointment. Based on his first-hand engagement with places and objects, Grove’s passion for history takes readers well beyond dates and maps. (Univ. of Nebraska)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
26
Stephen H. Grant - Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger ♦
Politics and Prose, Saturday, July 26 at 6pm
One of D.C.’s great cultural institutions, The Folger Shakespeare Library was the inspiration of a Brooklyn couple. Henry was a Standard Oil president and Emily held a master’s degree in Shakespeare studies. Smitten with the Bard, the pair began collecting books and manuscripts in 1885; universities vied for the collection, but the Folgers commissioned a building on Capitol Hill to make the trove available to everyone. (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Erotica 101 writing workshop
Secret Pleasures DC, Saturday, July 26 at 7pm
Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions.

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper. $20/person. (rachelkramerbussel)
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Jul
27
John Snyder - Crossing Ethiopia: A 1972 Photographic Journal Retracing the Last March of Emperor Tewodros to Magdala
Politics and Prose, Sunday, July 27 at 1pm
In 1972, as research for a screenplay on the violent end of Ethiopia’s Emperor Tewodros II (1818-1868), Snyder traveled 332 miles across the Horn of Africa. Taking black-and-white photos along the way, Snyder tracked the history of the leader’s final march when, refusing to free 67 European hostages, he was set upon by some 60,000 British troops. Snyder’s images also record the lives of ordinary Ethiopians in the period leading up to that country’s devastating civil wars and famines. (Smith/Kerr)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
27
Arthur Allen - The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis
Politics and Prose, Sunday, July 27 at 5pm
Dr. Rudolf Weigl (1883-1957) was a Polish scientist enlisted by the Nazis to come up with a Vaccine for typhus. Making the most of his privileged position, Weigl used his Lwow lab not only for scientific research but as a headquarters for resistance. As Allen, author of Vaccine recounts, Weigl risked his life further by hiding individuals he couldn’t provide a plausible cover for employing. (W.W. Norton)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
28
Josh Weil - The Great Glass Sea — in conversation with Elliott Holt
Politics and Prose, Monday, July 28 at 7pm
The second work of fiction by the award-winning author of The new valley is set in a Russia of nearly unceasing labor, where powerful space mirrors make nights as bright and productive as days. Focusing on twin brothers, the narrative conjures the magic of folklore to offset the soul-deadening work, but the two men unwittingly find themselves on opposing sides in a larger ideological struggle. (Grove Press)

Weil will be in conversation with Elliott Holt, author of You are One of Them.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
29
David Grimm - Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm
Dogs may have top billing in Grimm’s survey, but cats get equal time in the story of the evolving status of pets in American society. In their roles as companions, family members, and even heirs, these two animals are treated like people. Grimm, Science deputy news editor, watched a variety of animal welfare experts, working-dog trainers, and anthropologists at work. (PublicAffairs)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
30
Kenneth Turan - Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film — in conversation with Susan Stamberg
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Fantomas, All About Eve, Footnote—these are a few of Turan’s favorite films. An avid fan of movies since he was a child riveted by “Million Dollar Movie” on TV, Turan, The Los Angeles Times film critic and author of many cinema studies, surveys a century’s worth of film, expanding on genres, history, directors, and much more. (PublicAffairs)

Turan will be in conversation with NPR’s Susan Stamberg.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Amy Bloom
Politics and Prose, Thursday, July 31 at 00am
Amy Bloom (Persuasion, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, away, Love invents us, Normal, Lucky us, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, The Wings of the Dove, Between Here and Here (short story))

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love invents us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
31
Storytime en Espanol: Si le das una galletita a un raton
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Bethesda, Thursday, July 31 at 11am
Si le Das una Galletita a un Raton (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) , Felicia Bond (Illustrator) , Teresa Mlawler (Translator)

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jul
31
Amy Bloom - Lucky Us ♦
Politics and Prose, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
With the same vivid characterization, wide emotional sweep, and surprising turns that made away so memorable, Bloom’s latest novel follows a lively pair of half-sisters as they travel from Ohio to Hollywood in the 1940s. Iris wants to be a star, and Eva wants to be there when it happens; both want a kind of life they can only imagine, and they want it on their own terms. (Random House)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Stephen M. Griffin, Long Wars and the Constitution
Stephen M. Griffin, Long Wars and the Constitution

Panelist, “Congress & the President at War: Checks or Imbalance?” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, sponsored by the National Capital Area Political Science Association (added from Harvard University Press)
Aug
1
John W. Dean - The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It ♦
Politics and Prose, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
What did the president know, and when did he know it? That was the iconic question of the Watergate scandal and Dean, who served as Nixon’s legal counsel, argues that it remains to be answered. Using his own transcripts of conversations with Nixon and his circle as well as drawing on archived documents, Dean resolves the outstanding mysteries surrounding the break-in and cover-up. (Penguin Press)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Edan Lepucki - California ♦
Politics and Prose, Saturday, August 2 at 6pm
Lepucki’s Colbert-endorsed debut novel is a powerful story of a couple struggling with the unprecedented challenges of a post-apocalyptic world. Cal and Frida are surviving on their own, but with a child on the way, they see their isolated life in the wilderness as untenable. The nearest community, however, isn’t much more promising: it’s an encampment rife with paranoia and secrets, with a dictatorial leader and an unsettling absence of children.

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
3
Get Pop-Cultured: James Patterson Day
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Bethesda, Sunday, August 3 at 09am
Other, Special Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
4
Emily Gould - Friendship
Politics and Prose, Monday, August 4 at 7pm
The first novel by the widely published essayist and author of And the Heart Says Whatever is the coming-of-age story of two young women and how their long Friendship accommodates the demands of adulthood. Now thirty, charmed Amy and aspiring Bev cope with unwisely burned bridges and Bev’s unexpected pregnancy, learning new meanings of loyalty. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
5
Robert Timberg - Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
From the injury he suffered as a marine lieutenant in Vietnam in 1966 to the Iran-Contra affair that he covered as a journalist and which involved his fellow veterans, Timberg’s life has been shaped by the Vietnam War. In his memoir the former Baltimore Sun White House correspondent and author of The Nightingale’s Song looks back to his own struggle to survive the war and reflects on what that era has meant to the nation as a whole. (Penguin Press)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
6
Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter - The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
This historic publication presents the transcription of nearly 4,000 hours of recorded conversations from Nixon’s presidency. Taped between 1971 and 1973, these frank discussions on topics ranging from détente with China to the SALT talks with the Soviets, from Nixon’s re-election campaign to the Watergate fallout, have been mostly unavailable to the public. Brinkley, Rice professor and author of bestselling histories including The Wilderness Warrior, worked closely with Luc Nichter, a Texas A&M history professor who has digitized thousands of hours of Nixon’s tapes and is active in the ongoing court battles to release more sealed Watergate documents. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Alexandra Horowitz
Politics and Prose, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the bestselling Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. She teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College, Columbia University. In New York City, Alexandra walks with her husband, the writer Ammon Shea, her son, and two large, non-heeling dogs. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
8
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See ♦
Politics and Prose, Friday, August 8 at 7pm
Ranging from 1944 back to 1934, Doerr’s powerful second novel focuses on a young German soldier and math prodigy, Werner, and a blind French girl working for the Resistance, Marie-Laure. They meet in Nazi-occupied France, but history and the pair’s national allegiances barely hint at the complexities of this war novel and the relationship of this exceptional pair. (Scribner)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
9
Get Pop-Cultured: Page & Screen Weekend
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Bethesda, Saturday, August 9 at 09am
Special Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
9
Karin Tanabe - The Price of Inheritance ♦
Politics and Prose, Saturday, August 9 at 6pm
In her second novel Tanabe, the former Politico writer and author of the steamy Washington-based The List, turns from D.C. to the New York art world and the Rhode Island antiques market. Carolyn Everett has left Christie’s after a minor scandal; relocating to Newport, she buys a piece of inexpensive pottery, sensing it’s more than it seems. She’s right—and, in love with the soldier who brought it from Iraq, Carolyn is about to learn more than she’d bargained for about black markets. (Washington Square)

Beer and wine will be available.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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