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Little Libraries

There are 83 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Kings Park Library (1.1 miles)
9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015-1683
6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, VA 22015-4274
4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
6312 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150
7250 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150-3499
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
6646 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150
6725 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150
10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA 22015
7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
Book Rack (5.2 miles)
7001-J Manchester Blvd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
5840 Kingstowne Ctr Ste 140, Alexandria, VA 22315
Kingstowne Library (5.9 miles)
6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, VA 22315-5011
6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041-1798
Room 670, Skyline 6, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, Virginia 22044
103 East Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304-2903
Oakton Library (6.4 miles)
10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124
120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church, VA 22042
905 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310-6299

Local events

Dec
31
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: REMIX of the Nerds: New Year's Eve 2014
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, December 31 at 9pm
Busboys and Poets is throwing the quirkiest new year's bash in DC co-sponsored by Politics & Prose—all to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team! Fight hunger and help young poets thrive as you welcome the new year with one of the DMV's hottest DJ's, live dancers compliments of Dance Place, music, games, food, drinks, interactive art, burlesque in the nerd, midnight countdown and more. Come dressed as YOU—and if YOU is nerdy, even better! This is the first official event at Busboys and Poets, Brookland! $50 tickets include food & 2 drinks per person Tickets, details, and full lineup

Street: Busboys and Poets Brookland Additional: 625 Monroe St NE City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20017 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
3
Jennifer Gilmer - The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1pm
Since 1997 when she founded Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath in Bethesda, Gilmer has designed more than a thousand kitchens, winning national awards and international acclaim. In her book she lays out in detail everything a homeowner needs to consider in renovating a kitchen, with plans and advice on materials complemented by full-color photographs. (Images)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
3
Malcolm Byrne - Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 3:30pm
Reagan was called “the Teflon president,” and one thing that didn’t quite stick to him was responsibility for the Iran-Contra fiasco, which surfaced in 1986. In his analysis of that scandal and why it made less of an impression than it should have, Byrne, the National Security Archive’s deputy director, details the scheme that involved selling arms to Iran—a U.S. enemy at the time—in exchange for help freeing American prisoners in Beirut. Meanwhile, profits from the sales funded anti-Sandinista combatants in Nicaragua, despite a Congressional ban on such support. (Kansas)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
3
Joshua DuBois - The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 6pm
A year in the spiritual life of a world leader, this collection of 365 inspirational messages was winnowed from the thousands DuBois sent Obama since a first, unsolicited missive in 2008. The president’s longtime spiritual advisor, DuBois is also a columnist for Newsweek and former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. His selections range from Biblical passages to quotations from poets, philosophers, and past presidents. (HarperOne)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
4
Gina Dinicolo - The Black Panthers: A Story of Race, War, and Courage—The 761st Tank Battalion in World War II
Politics and Prose, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 1pm
In her comprehensive history of the 761st Tank Battalion, DiNicolo, a historian and former contributing editor to Military Officer, details not just the many battlefield achievements of the Second World War’s first African-American armored unit, but focuses closely on the lives of six of the soldiers to show the social and psychological effects of living under Jim Crow laws and fighting in a segregated military. (Westholme)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
4
Carine McCandless - The Wild Truth
Politics and Prose, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5pm
Into the wild, Jon Krakauer’s haunting account of Chris McCandless and his struggle to survive alone in remote Alaska, made the troubled young man’s experience vivid—but left his motives blurry. His younger sister, Carine, is one of the few to understand what drove Chris, and her memoir of their childhood and family at last clarifies McCandless’s seemingly bizarre actions. (HarperOne)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
5
Joel Simon - The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom
Politics and Prose, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7pm
Free collection and expression of information is a kind of ecosystem, Simon argues, one that benefits every global citizen—and that needs vigilant protection. Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists and a widely published commentator on media issues, finds threats to journalists coming from all sides—insurgents, governments, and criminals; focusing on hotspots but speaking generally, Simon outlines ways to protect reporters from censorship, imprisonment, and even death. (Columbia)

Simon will be in conversation with Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices Online, director of New America Foundation’s Ranking Digital Rights project, and former Beijing bureau head for CNN.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
6
Pamela Katz
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm
Pamela Katz (The Partnership)

Pamela Katz is a screenwriter and novelist whose most notable works are films made in collaboration with legendary director Margarethe von Trotta, including Rosenstrasse; The Other Woman; and most recently Hannah Arendt, which received international acclaim, and was selected as one of the New York Times’ Top Ten Films of 2013. Katz teaches screenwriting at NYU's Tisch Graduate Film Program and lives with her family in New York City and Berlin. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
7
Steve Israel
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at unknown time
Congressman Steve Israel was sworn into office in 2001 and serves in the House Leadership as head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee since 2010. He represents New York’s third Congressional District, including the communities of Huntington, North Hempstead, Queens, Oyster Bay, and Smithtown. Born and raised in Brooklyn and on Long Island, Israel graduated from George Washington University. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
7
Congressman Steve Israel - The Global War on Morris
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
In this satirical novel, New York’s third Congressional District representative makes his fiction debut with a comical cautionary tale for the digital age. His hapless everyman is Morris Feldstein, a Long Island pharmaceutical salesman. Morris leads a quiet and uneventful life until NICK, a secret government surveillance system, gets hold of his records. Then one thing leads to another and Morris is suddenly a public enemy. (Simon & Schuster)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
8
Anya Kamenetz - The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing-But You Don't Have to Be
Politics and Prose, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm
Standardized tests and preparation for them consume as much as 28% of classroom instruction time; now, with the Common Core Standards Initiative taking effect in 45 states, Kamenetz, the award-winning author of Generation Debt and DIY U, a frequent commentator on education, and NPR’s chief blogger on the subject, takes a close look at the goals of these tests and suggests ways that children can score well, benefit from the experience itself, and make progress with less stress. (PublicAffairs)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
9
Nick Galifianakis, Gene Weingarten,and David Apatoff - The Art of Richard Thompson
Politics and Prose, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7pm
Named the Outstanding Cartoonist of 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society, Richard Thompson is best known for his syndicated series, Cul de Sac. But his work encompasses much more, and in this colorful career retrospective, six of his peers present the different facets of Thompson’s art. Join Galifianakis, Washington Post cartoonist and author of If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute, Weingarten, Pulitzer-winning journalist who writes The Washington Post’s “Below the Beltway” column, and Apatoff, an illustration scholar whose recent work includes a biography of illustrator Robert Fawcett. They will be interviewed by Michael Cavna, writer, artist, and lapsed cartoonist now producing The Washington Post’s “Comic Riffs.” (Andrews McMeel)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
10
Robert M. Dowling - Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1pm
Powerful and intimate as it is, the autobiographical Long Day’s Journey into Night gives the barest introduction to its creator’s life. In this revelatory biography, Dowling, Central Connecticut State English professor, Eugene O’Neill Review editor, and board member of the Eugene O’Neill Society, delves into his subject’s politics, his Irish background, interest in African-American history, crisis of faith, and his dreams of being a novelist, illuminating their effect on his dramas and reflecting on how O’Neill was able to channel his darker side into his work. (Yale)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
10
Marcus Baram - Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:30pm
Baram’s warm profile of his friend traces Scott-Heron (1949-2011) from his childhood in segregated Tennessee through his formal and informal educations, his growing social activism in New York, his music, poetry, and drug-riddled final years. Throughout, Baram, a widely published journalist, places his subject in the context of African American writers, showing how Scott-Heron learned from and continued a vibrant tradition. (St. Martins)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
10
Nazila Fathi - The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 6pm
Fathi was nine and lived in Tehran when the Shah was overthrown. Looking back, she sees that the 1979 revolution was more than just a political coup, and she recounts its enormous socio-economic impact, which included creating a middle class. For this group, however, the revolution remains incomplete. Fathi argues that, with help from other countries, Iran’s moderates will gain strength as they seek greater personal freedom and more ties with the outside world. (Basic Books)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
11
Christopher Scotton - The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Politics and Prose, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1pm
Adding debut novelist to a resume that already includes venture capitalist and CEO of his third start-up tech company, Scotton tells the story of a summer in Medgar, Kentucky, an Appalachian town beset by extensive mining. Fourteen-year-old Kevin is mourning his younger brother, killed in an accident, when he and a friend are caught up in Medgar’s violent dispute over mountaintop removal. (Grand Central)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
11
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - This Shattered World: A Starbound Novel — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Politics and Prose, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2pm
Jubilee Chase commands the forces sent to bring Flynn Cormac’s homeworld to its knees. Flynn is leading the rebellion to free his planet. This second novel of the sci-fi trilogy, Starbound, from the minds of Amie Kaufman and local author, Meagan Spooner, brings together these two radically opposed individuals whose paths should never have crossed. Age 15 and up (Hyperion)

Street: Bethesda Library Additional: 7400 Arlington Rd City: Bethesda, Province: Maryland Postal Code: 20814 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
11
Jonathan Horn - The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History
Politics and Prose, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5pm
Horn, a former presidential speechwriter and frequent political commentator, reveals Robert E. Lee as a man for whom the divisions of the Civil War ran especially deep. His father had eulogized George Washington at the founder’s funeral, and his wife was Washington’s adopted daughter. Leading the Confederate forces, Lee rejected portions of his national and familial legacy while keeping the battlefield virtuosity—and the slavery. (Scribner)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
12
Julian E. Zelizer - The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
Politics and Prose, Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm
Zelizer’s study of the myriad initiatives known collectively as the Great Society is an illuminating look at how much the legislative system can accomplish. Arguing that the years between 1963 and 1966 were not the magic “liberal hour” they may seem, Zelizer, Princeton history professor and author of Arsenal of Democracy, shows how much we owe Congress, which worked against fierce opposition to pass the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, establish Medicare and Medicaid, the NEA, and much more. (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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Jan
13
@ Busboys & Poets Brookland: George Pelecanos - The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm
Join us for the very first P&P event at the new Busboys & Poets in Brookland! And who better to kick off this partnership than Washington’s finest mystery writer? Pelecanos’s first collection of short fiction complements his many full-length thrillers by deepening familiar themes, including father/son tensions, and complicating characters, such as Spero Lucas, that we thought we already knew. The title novella explores the thin line between fact and fantasy, when TV scripts and real-life crimes develop uncanny similarities. (Little, Brown)

Street: Busboys & Poets Brookland Additional: 625 Monroe St NE City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20017 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
13
Anita Diamant
Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at unknown time
Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor,The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at AnitaDiamant.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
13
John McQuaid - Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
With credits ranging from Wired to EatingWell, and with awards that include a Pulitzer as well as citations from the American Institute for Biological Sciences and the American Culinary Institute, McQuaid is the ideal guide to the complex sense of taste. McQuaid explains how taste involves the entire body, how the body cooperates with the brain to determine flavors, how sweetness works its wiles on us, and much more. (Scribner)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
13
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Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
Jan
14
Martha Grimes
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at unknown time
Bestselling author Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. She is also the author of Double Double, a dual memoir of alcoholism written with her son. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
14
Stewart O'Nan - West of Sunset
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald, perhaps the defining icon of Jazz Age glamour, outlived his era, dying in Hollywood in 1940. He spent his final years trying for a second act as a screenwriter, all the while struggling with alcoholism and suffering the dissolution of his flamboyant marriage. For all his travails, Fitzgerald did not give up, and O’Nan’s fifteenth novel is a moving and powerful portrait of the man behind the legend. (Viking)

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