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Little Libraries

There are 86 "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
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312
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

Local events

Mar
5
Dave Barry - Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)
Politics and Prose, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
The latest advice from Barry, Pulitzer-winning columnist, humorist, and novelist, is culled from his many years as a parent, traveler, and Florida resident. In essays addressed to his daughter and to a new grandson, Barry discusses the state of the world today—highlights of which include soccer in Brazil and mayhem in Russia—and reminisces about a time before Google Glass and casual Fridays. (Putnam)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
6
Spring Member Sale
Politics and Prose, Friday, March 6 at 09am
All weekend long, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, we invite all Politics & Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

And for the first time, enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations: the original Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW) along with our new locations at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland (625 Monroe Street NE) and Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma (235 Carroll St NW).

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Paul Muldoon - One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: Poems
Politics and Prose, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Muldoon, The New Yorker’s poetry editor and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, begins his twelfth collection of dazzling, formally intricate, word-playing verse by paying heartfelt homage to his colleague and countryman, the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. In addition to the elegy, Muldoon shows his dexterity with narrative and lyric forms as he tells stories, drops names, and makes jokes, unleashing the wild linguistic richness that has become his signature. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Doctor Dread - The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 1pm
His roots are in D.C. and radio station WHFS, but Doctor Dread’s heart and soul belong to Reggae. Captivated from the first time he heard it in 1972, Doctor Dread soon embraced Jamaican culture overall. Since 1979, when he founded the RAS label, he’s produced the work of stars including Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, and Tony Rebel; in this lively and revelatory memoir he recounts their stories and his. (Akashic)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Amy Wilkinson - The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 3:30pm
In her primer for innovators, Wilkinson, currently lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, makes it clear that there are no secrets to success. Rather, there are logical and straightforward steps; along with hard work and commitment. Wilkinson, after extensive interviews with two hundred entrepreneurs, outlines six basic techniques such as “find the gap,” “network minds,” and “fail wisely”. If these sound like skills anyone can learn and practice—they are. (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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Mar
7
Matt Sumell - Making Nice
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 6pm
Profane, angry, yet likeable and often funny; somehow as compassionate as he is violent, Alby is struggling. The protagonist of Sumell’s debut novel—parts of which have been published as stand-alone stories in journals including The Paris Review—lashes out at his sister, cares for his grandmother, and fosters an injured bird even as he trains it to attack people. His greatest challenge is to come to terms with the death of his mother—if he can forgive her for dying. (Holt)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
Shawn MichaelsWrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
Wrestling for My Life by Shawn Michaels, David Thomas (With)

Author Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Mar
8
Martha Jo Black - Joe Black: More Than a Dodger
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 8 at 1pm
As told by his daughter, who sells fan experiences for the Chicago White Sox, and co-author Chuck Schoffner, veteran college sportswriter for UPI and AP, the story of Joe Black is one of tremendous athletic achievement as well as courage and perseverance in the face of racism. Black was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1952 when he signed on with the Brooklyn Dodgers. After his career in sports he continued to excel—first as a teacher and then as Greyhound vice president—all the while mentoring former players and raising his daughter as a single parent. (Chicago Review 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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Mar
8
David Lat - Supreme Ambitions
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 8 at 5pm
From Yale Law School, where he edited the Law Journal, to blogging for Underneath their Robes, serving as a federal prosecutor in Newark and working as managing editor of the Above the Law website, Lat has a wide range of experience in the legal field—perfect training for his first novel, which follows the career of Audrey Coyne, a Yale Law graduate who dreams of clerking for a Supreme Court justice. Starting with a California appeals-court judge, Audrey learns a lot fast—about the law, the heart, and gossip blogs. (Ankerwycke)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Julie Holland
Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue, Monday, March 9 at 00am
Julie Holland (Weekends at Bellevue)

Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology. An assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, she spent her weekends running the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital for nine years. She is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide–A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA. She lectures widely and has been quoted in Time, Harper’s, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Holland has appeared as a medical expert regarding mental illness and drug use on numerous television shows, including Today and Good Morning America. She runs a private practice in New York City and lives with her husband and two children in the Hudson Valley. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
9
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement
Folger Shakespeare Library, Monday, March 9 at unknown time
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
9
Barry Strauss - The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
Politics and Prose, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Without Shakespeare’s play, the Ides of March might not remind us of the assassination of Julius Caesar; it happened back in 44 BC, after all. But as recounted by Strauss, who has given fresh assessments of ancient history in The battle of Salamis and The Trojan War, the attack was as carefully planned as many coups of more recent decades. Caesar’s generals, with support from the citizenry, planned every detail, doing away with a dictator who threatened to become yet more authoritarian. (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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Mar
10
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Levi Tillemann - The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
The son of an inventor and co-founder of IRIS engines, which worked to develop a better combustion engine, Tillemann has been thinking about the car of the future nearly all his life. Now a New America Foundation fellow, Tillemann draws on his entrepreneurial past and his policy experience as former Energy Department special advisor to chronicle the three-way contest for the global automotive market. The contenders are China, Japan, and the U.S.; Tillemann profiles all three, and bets on the Americans, who have the edge with a contingent of innovative Californians. (Simon & Schuster)

Tillemann will be in conversation with Robbie Diamond, founder, president, and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy.

Street: Busboys and Poets Takoma Additional: 235 Carroll Avenue NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20012 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
John Renehan
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
John Renehan

John Renehan served in the Army’s Third Infantry Division as a field artillery officer in Iraq. He previously worked as an attorney in New York City. He lives with his family in Virginia. This is his first novel. (added from Random House)
Mar
10
Nell Lake
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 10 at unknown time
Nell Lake, a magazine writer, was founding editor of the Nieman Narrative Digest at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. She has taught writing at Boston University and was a reporter for public radio. She has degrees from Smith College and Brown University and lives with her family in western Massachusetts. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
10
Nell Lake
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Nell Lake, a magazine writer, was founding editor of the Nieman Narrative Digest at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. She has taught writing at Boston University and was a reporter for public radio. She has degrees from Smith College and Brown University and lives with her family in western Massachusetts. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
11
Phil Klay
Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market, Wednesday, March 11 at 12pm
Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a Dartmouth grad and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served in Iraq during the Surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann and Peter Carey, and worked as Richard Ford’s research assistant. His first published story, “Redeployment”, appeared in Granta’s Summer 2011 issue. That story led to the sale of his forthcoming collection, which will be published in seven countries. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
11
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Ruben Castaneda - S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30pm
Castaneda, a long-time award-winning Washington Post journalist, covered the crime beat during the height of the city’s crack epidemic. It was a scene he knew intimately, as he shares in this personal account, since he was swept up in addiction himself. Part memoir and part portrait of a city in crisis, the book is a vivid account of D.C. during the Barry era. (Bloomsbury)

Street: Busboys and Poets Takoma Additional: 235 Carrol Avenue NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20012 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
11
Stephen Kotkin - Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Simply calling him a monster or a madman doesn’t explain how Georgian-born cobbler’s son Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili became the Soviet strongman Joseph Stalin. In the first volume of a planned three-volume life, Kotkin, Princeton history professor and acting director of the university’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program, and Hoover Institution research fellow, shows his subject’s evolution from one-time seminarian to ruthless dictator, linking the man’s traits—paranoia, brutality—to those of both imperial Russia and the Bolshevik power structure. (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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Mar
12
Susan Stockdale - Spectacular Spots
Politics and Prose, Thursday, March 12 at 10:30am
From mammals and birds to fish and insects, spotted patterns appear across all forms of life. In her latest book to introduce the complexity of the natural world to young readers, award-winning local author and illustrator Stockdale explores the many ways these animals use their spots: as camouflage, a lure, a distraction, and much more. Stockdale’s bold images and clear, rhyming text make each creature and its peculiarities accessible to even the most city-bound among us. Ages 4 – 7 (Peachtree)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
George Hodgman - Bettyville: A Memoir
Politics and Prose, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Hodgman’s first book is less a chronicle of his great success as a New York writer and editor—at Vanity Fair and Simon & Schuster, among others—than it is the story of his leaving the big city to return to Paris, Missouri. His mother, aging and widowed, needed him. Or he thought she did. As Hodgman portrays her in this lively memoir, Betty is a truly indomitable spirit, and her son comes to understand both her achievements and her limitations as the two draw together in new ways. (Viking)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Pam Munoz Ryan - Echo — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Politics and Prose, Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm
The lives of three young musicians facing injustice—from a boy in Nazi Germany, who dreams of conducting, to a Mexican-American flutist, living in the segregated United States—are intertwined in this ambitious and moving novel from Muñoz Ryan. Opening with a fairy tale about a boy who gets lost in the woods and is given a fated harmonica, the intricate narrative progresses as this artifact touches the lives of the three musicians, helping them achieve their potential. Ages 10 – 14 (Scholastic)

Street: Takoma Park Library Additional: 101 Philadelphia Ave City: Takoma Park, Province: Maryland Postal Code: 20912 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
Garry Wills - The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
Politics and Prose, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, and one-time seminarian, Wills follows Why priests? with this look at the Catholic Church. Presenting seven case studies of doctrinal shifts in the last century, Wills notes that none were brought about by the Pope single-handedly, and he outlines what may be within the scope of Francis, the first Jesuit and the first South American to become Pontiff, to achieve. (Viking)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
14
Sheryll Cashin
Washington Hilton, Saturday, March 14 at 00am
Sheryll Cashin (Place, not race) (added from Random House)
Mar
14
Colman McCarthy - Teaching Peace: Students Exchange Letters with Their Teacher
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 14 at 1pm
In 1982 McCarthy, the longtime Washington Post syndicated columnist, decided not just to preach nonviolence, but to teach it. He offered peace studies classes in some of D.C.’s poorest schools, courses which became the foundation for his Center for Teaching Peace. In this companion volume to his classic I’d Rather Teach Peace, McCarthy presents some of the letters exchanged over the years with his former students, sharing their thoughts on a wide range of social justice issues. (Vanderbilt)

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