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Little Libraries

There are 84 "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

Jan
30
Steven Brill
George Washington University, Friday, January 30 at 00am
Steven Brill (America's Bitter Pill)

Steven Brill has written for The New Yorker, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he also founded and ran Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, ten regional legal newspapers, and Brill’s Content magazine. Brill was the author of Time’s March 4, 2013, Special Report “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” for which he won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service. Brill also teaches journalism at Yale, where he founded the Yale Journalism Initiative to encourage and enable talented young people to become journalists. He is married, with three adult children, and lives in New York.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
30
Peter Carey
Politics and Prose, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Peter Carey (Bliss, Fat Man in History, His Illegal Self, ILLYWHACKER, Jack Maggs, My Life as a Fake, Oscar and Lucinda, Theft, The tax inspector, The unusual life of Tristan Smith, True History of the Kelly Gang, Wrong about Japan, Parrot and Olivier in America, The Chemistry of Tears, Amnesia)

Peter Carey is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for the past twenty years.Peter Carey is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
30
Steven Brill - America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System — at GW Jack Morton Auditorium
Politics and Prose, Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Steven Brill won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service for his special report on the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. In his book-length expansion on the Time cover story, America's Bitter Pill, the author of Class Warfare and founder of the Yale Journalism Initiative combines political reporting, policy analysis, and investigative journalism to present a detailed look at both the American health-care system and the legislative process.

Brill will be in conversation with Zeke Emanuel, author of Reinventing American Health Care.

1 Ticket: $12 1 Ticket and 1 Book: $35; $32 for members 2 Tickets and 1 Book: $40; $37 for members Click here to purchase. For questions or assistance with purchased tickets please call the GW Box Office at 202-994-6800 during normal box office hours, Tuesday – Friday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. All books and tickets will be available at will call at 7 p.m. the evening of the event. Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

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Street: GW Jack Morton Auditorium Additional: 805 21st St NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20052 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
31
Judith Bowles - The Gatherer, Rose Solari - The Last Girl, and Katherine E. Young - Day of the Border Guards
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 31 at 1pm
Join us for a reading by three accomplished poets. Bowles, in her debut collection, uses words as the painter Edward Hopper used light, illuminating ordinary moments and spaces to an uncommon clarity. Solari, also a novelist and playwright, confronts life’s challenges with bluntness and honesty, declaring in her third collection that there’s “no / hell or heaven, just us creating / our own darkness, our own light.” And Young, a finalist for the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, draws on her experience of living in the Soviet Union and Russia to evoke figures from Pushkin and Margarita to an anonymous woman in Chernobyl. (Turning Point, $18) (SFWP/ASP, $20) (Arkansas, $16.95) add to cart add to cart add to cart

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
31
Tom Davis, Martin Frost, and Richard Cohen - The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 31 at 3:30pm
This clear-sighted bipartisan analysis of partisan politics is itself proof that differences can be put to the productive work of ending legislative gridlock. For a discussion of congressional reform, join co-authors Frost, former Texas representative who served as chair of both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the House Democratic Caucus; Davis, former Virginia representative who chaired the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight; and Cohen, political reporter and author of Washington At Work. (FastPencil Premiere)

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
31
John Hooper - The Italians
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 31 at 6pm
Just a glimpse of the chapter epigraphs in Hooper’s rich profile gives a sense of the diversity, complexity, and fascination of both Italy and this book by the award-winning author of The New Spaniards. Drawing from the wisdom of thinkers like Castiglione and Machiavelli, from Mafiosi and filmmakers, soccer fans and t-shirts, Hooper, the Italy and southern Europe correspondent for The Economist and The Guardian, respectively, profiles Italy with thoughtful considerations of its history, landscape, politicians, architecture, and more. (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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Jan
31
NERDS! Trivia Night ♦
Politics and Prose, Saturday, January 31 at 8pm
How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Put on your thinking cap, grab a drink, and join us for our monthly trivia night! Enjoy the grilled cheese sandwich special at MTC from 7 to 8 p.m., grab a latte (with a lid!) and trek upstairs to four rounds of mind-bending trivia questions. Prizes will be awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.

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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Feb
1
Angelo Volandes, M.D. - The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Politics and Prose, Sunday, February 1 at 1pm
As a physician at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Volandes is skilled with the latest medical technology and cutting-edge techniques. What he’s learned from years of experience and from his work with Advance Care Planning Decisions, which he founded, however, is that the most important resource for end-of-life treatment is the old one of a frank discussion between patient and doctor, a lesson confirmed by the seven cases presented here. (Bloomsbury)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
2
Michael Pillsbury - The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
Politics and Prose, Monday, February 2 at 7pm
While China’s economic boom and attendant gain in global influence are hard to miss, what many don’t realize is the extent to which U.S. assistance has made this possible. Pillsbury, drawing on his work with eight presidents, his experience as a RAND analyst, Defense Department senior staff, and his current work with the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies and as director of the Hudson Institute’s Center on Chinese Strategy, shows how China’s growing strength is part of that country’s ultimate goal of being the world’s superpower by 2049. (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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Feb
3
Robert Repino
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Tuesday, February 3 at 00am
Robert Repino (Morte) (added from Random House)
Feb
3
George O'Connor - Ares: Bringer of War
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, February 3 at 10:30am
This seventh book in O’Connor’s series of graphic novels starring the gods of Olympus tackles the god of war. It is the tenth year of the Trojan War, and Ares is going head-to-head with a powerful goddess, Athena. As the two gods go further and further in their attempts to defeat one another the mortals caught in the middle of their struggle suffer the consequences. Ages 9 – 14 (First Second)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
3
Deborah Voigt - Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth Diva — at The Willard
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30pm
Willard InterContinental and Politics & Prose Literary Series

Enjoy an evening with world-renowned opera singer, Deborah Voigt. In her memoir, Call Me Debbie, the internationally acclaimed soprano opens up about her life on-and off-stage, recounting struggles with alcoholism and weight, and sharing anecdotes from her remarkable career, painting vibrant portraits of colleagues, and providing insight on music and performance.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Ms. Voigt will speak and perform a couple of songs, followed by a book signing.

Appetizers will be served. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

1 Ticket and 1 Book: $75; $70 for members 2 Tickets and 1 Book: $110; $105 for members Click here to purchase. All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the event. Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

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Street: The Willard, Grand Ballroom Additional: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20004 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
3
Scott Stossel - My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Join us for the paperback release of this acclaimed study of the most commonly diagnosed mental disease today. Stossel, journalist, Atlantic editor, and biographer of Sargent Shriver, is one of the millions who suffer from anxiety, an illness at once “a function of biology and philosophy, body and mind.” Drawing on science, literature, and his own experiences, Stossel’s book is both a comprehensive study and an intimate memoir (Vintage)

Stossel with be in conversation with Jen Chaney, who writes about popular culture—including film, television, and books—for The Washington Post, New York magazine’s Vulture, The Dissolve, and other outlets.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Gordon Korman - Masterminds
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30am
Eli has never left his idyllic hometown of Serenity, New Mexico. When every lawn is perfectly manicured, every house has its own pool, and there is zero crime, why would you? But when Eli and his friend, Randy, bike to the edge of town and get hit with crippling headaches and a battalion of security descends on them, Eli starts to wonder if all is as it seems. The next day, Randy is gone. As Eli searches for Randy and uncovers more and more of Serenity’s secrets, he learns nothing is as it seems—not even his own parents. Ages 9 – 12 (Balzer + Bray)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
David J. Morris - The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
We can’t fully understand any disease without a narrative of the lives it has impacted, and when a writer draws on first-hand experience as a sufferer, the clinical description gains power and meaning. As Andrew Solomon did for depression and Kay Redfield Jamison for bipolar disorder, Morris, a former Marine and war correspondent, does for PTSD, interweaving his personal struggle with the disorder into a wider spectrum of case studies, a history of PTSD, and an analysis of its increasing frequency—it has been diagnosed in some 30% of recent war veterans. (Eamon Dolan)

Morris will be in conversation with Phillip Carter, a Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Gordon Korman - Masterminds — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
Eli has never left his idyllic hometown of Serenity, New Mexico. When every lawn is perfectly manicured, every house has its own pool, and there is zero crime, why would you? But when Eli and his friend, Randy, bike to the edge of town and get hit with crippling headaches and a battalion of security descends on them, Eli starts to wonder if all is as it seems. The next day, Randy is gone. As Eli searches for Randy and uncovers more and more of Serenity’s secrets, he learns nothing is as it seems—not even his own parents. Ages 9 – 12 (Balzer + Bray)

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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Feb
5
James Riley - Story Thieves
Politics and Prose, Thursday, February 5 at 10:30am
Riley, author of the Half Upon a Time series, returns to the land of story in his new book. Owen knows the real world is nowhere near as interesting as fiction, and when he sees a classmate, Bethany, climbing out of a book he grabs his chance for adventure. Bethany is half-fictional, and Owen promises to keep her secret if she’ll take him into his favorite tales. But while fantasy may be a lot more interesting, it’s also a lot more dangerous, and soon Owen and Bethany are fighting for their lives. Ages 9 – 12 (Aladdin)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
5
Steve LeVine - The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World
Politics and Prose, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
What will save the world? One candidate is the lithium-ion battery, which will decrease the use of fossil fuels and stimulate the economy of whichever nation develops it first. The U.S., along with China, Japan, and South Korea are all working toward this end, and LeVine, former foreign correspondent and now a New America Foundation fellow, Washington correspondent for Quartz, and author of The oil and the glory, chronicles two years of the intensive effort at a secure federal lab near Chicago. (Viking)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
5
George O'Connor - Ares: Bringer of War — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Politics and Prose, Thursday, February 5 at 7:30pm
This seventh book in O’Connor’s series of graphic novels starring the gods of Olympus tackles the god of war. It is the tenth year of the Trojan War, and Ares is going head-to-head with a powerful goddess, Athena. As the two gods go further and further in their attempts to defeat one another the mortals caught in the middle of their struggle suffer the consequences. Ages 9 – 14 (First Second)

Street: Takoma Park Library Additional: 101 Philadelphia Ave City: Takoma Park, Province: Maryland Postal Code: 20912 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
6
Scott McCloud - The Sculptor
Politics and Prose, Friday, February 6 at 7pm
Would you sell your soul for art? Faust did, and in McCloud’s update on the deal-with-the-devil theme the young and ambitious David Smith, does too. This powerful and moving story by the award-winning comics artist follows Smith as he trades life-span for the ability to sculpt anything he can imagine, while a reconsideration of work, love, and home teaches him what really matters. (First Second)

McCloud will be in conversation with Michael Cavna, writer, artist, and lapsed cartoonist now producing The Washington Post’s “Comic Riffs.”

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
7
South Lakes High School Chorus
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Fairfax, Saturday, February 7 at 1pm
Bookfair Please join the South Lakes High School Chorus for their bookfair! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
7
Neil Roberts - Freedom as Marronage
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 7 at 1pm
Taking his title from the societies of escaped slaves, or “maroons,” living on the outskirts of slave societies in the Caribbean, Roberts, Williams College associate professor of Africana studies, draws on history and on thinkers ranging from Douglass and Du Bois to Arendt and Angela Davis, to examine freedom as a condition of perpetual flight akin to marronage. (Univ. Chicago)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
7
Lee Trimble - Beyond The Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 7 at 3:30pm
Asking his father, Robert Trimble, an 8th Air Force bomber pilot what he did in the Second World War, Trimble heard just part of the story. Only at the end of Robert’s life did the veteran reveal that he had undertaken a secret mission to rescue American and allied POWs left stranded on the Eastern Front as the Nazis retreated. With coauthor Jeremy Dronfield, a novelist and biographer, Lee Trimble recreates the four harrowing months his father spent in war-ravaged Poland. (Berkley)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
7
Rafia Zakaria
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 7 at 6pm
Rafia Zakaria (The Upstairs Wife) (added from Random House)
Feb
8
Aviva Kempner, Menachem Rosensaft, and Michael Brenner - God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Politics and Prose, Sunday, February 8 at 1pm
Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, who has a special expertise in the law of genocide and war crimes trials, has compiled this anthology of testaments from eighty-eight children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. (Jewish Lights)

Joining Rosensaft to discuss what this legacy has meant to them will be Aviva Kempner, award-winning filmmaker, frequent film reviewer, and founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and Michael Brenner, Chair of Israel Studies at American University and author of A Short History of the Jews.

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