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There are 89 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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1776 D Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20006-5303
1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240
National Mall, Washington, DC 20004
701 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20433
1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 3340, Washington, DC 20004
1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC
USDA South Building, Room 1052, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 1315, Washington, DC 20460
Reiter's Books (0.5 miles)
1900 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Occupy DC Library (0.5 miles)
across from 950 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024
1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
1030 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
1000 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
10th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20013
C Street at 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20520
2110 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037
1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC, USA 20560
2130 H Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20052-0081
Diplomatic Exhibit Hall US Department of State, 2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20520-0099

Local events

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.

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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
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
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
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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Feb
8
Katherine Heiny - Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories
Politics and Prose, Sunday, February 8 at 5pm
If you were one of The New Yorker’s readers eager for more by the young fiction writer whose “How to Give the Wrong Impression” was a hit in the 1990s, your patience will be rewarded now. Heiny’s first collection includes that breakthrough story, along with deft and funny variations on the themes of infidelity, family dynamics, friendships, and more.

As part of Knopf’s Hundredth Anniversary, Heiny will be in conversation with her editor, Jenny Jackson, who also edits the work of Peter Heller, Jesse Ball, and Emily St. John Mandel.

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
9
Reggie Love - Power Forward: My Presidential Education
Politics and Prose, Monday, February 9 at 7pm
Love, now CEO of Eighty-Four Productions, worked as special assistant and aid to Obama from 2007 to 2011; during that time, Obama was more than a boss—he was a mentor, even a father figure. In his warm and inspiring memoir, Love recounts how he came to politics via sports—he led the Duke Blue Devils basketball team to an NCAA championship in 2001—and made a natural, if not always smooth, transition from one team to another. (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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Feb
10
Lynsey Addario - It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm
Addario’s prizes range from the Pulitzer to a MacArthur and her assignments have taken this courageous photojournalist to hot spots around the world; her experience made her the natural choice to cover the American invasion of Afghanistan. Now adding her personal observations to the memorable images she’s published in The New York Times, The National Geographic, Time, and others, Addario recounts her experiences in the field, including her abduction by pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya. (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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Feb
10
Military History
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Rockville Pike, Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30pm
Book Group The Civil War book group has broadened its focus and now is inviting all military history buffs to join in! Tonight we discuss The Face of Battle by John Keegan. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
11
David O. Stewart - Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm
Among their many challenges, the founders had to turn their disparate visions into one strong and functional nation. As Stewart, the award-winning historian of The Summer of 1787 and American Emperor shows in his portrait of James Madison, the fourth president worked uncommonly well with others, garnering Washington’s support for the Constitutional Convention and Bill of Rights, composing the Federalist papers with Hamilton, working with Jefferson to found the nation’s first political party, not to mention the War of 1812 and his partnership with Dolley. (Simon & Schuster)

Stewart will be joined by James Madison. (Actually Madison impersonator John Douglas Hall.)

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
12
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun
Politics and Prose, Thursday, February 12 at 7pm
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
13
Janet Mock
Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Center for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at People.com, and appeared in HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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