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There are 62 "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
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
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
1030 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
10th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20013
1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
1000 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
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
8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001
800 G St., NW, Washington, DC
2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037

Local events

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
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
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
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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Aug
11
Marc Dunkelman - The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community
Politics and Prose, Monday, August 11 at 7pm
As technology replaces personal interactions, what we gain in the efficiency of electronic connections may be offset by what we lose in knowing a wider range of people. Dunkelman, Clinton Foundation senior fellow and a research fellow at Brown’s Taubman Center, combines history and sociology to show that we need to better combine the rich social structure of the past with today’s technological infrastructure. (W.W. Norton)

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
12
Jack Livings - The Dog: Stories — in conversation with Adam Kushner
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm
In his debut collection, Livings, a two-time Pushcart Prize winner, evokes contemporary China in short fictions that shimmer with the possibilities, tensions, and ironies of a country in the midst of fast-paced changes. From peasants-turned-entrepreneurs to native journalists scooped by foreign correspondents, Livings focuses on the confusion of roles endemic to a period of widespread transitions. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Livings with be in conversation with Adam Kushner, editor of the Washington Post’s new digital opinion venture.

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
13
Stephen L. Carter
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, August 13 at 00am
Stephen L. Carter (Jericho's Fall, New England White, Palace Council, The Culture of Disbelief, The Emperor of Ocean Park, The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Back channel)

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is also the author of seven books of nonfiction. (added from Random House)… (more)
Aug
13
Stephen L. Carter - Back Channel
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm
Carter’s previous novel was an intriguing alternate history that imagined The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln; now, the Yale law professor revisits the Cuban Missile Crisis. Adding Margo Jensen, a Cornell undergraduate, to the cast of historical figures, Carter concocts a deft political and psychological thriller in which Jensen shuttles among world capitals as a liaison—and sometimes more—between Kennedy and Khrushchev. (Knopf)

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
14
Rick Perlstein
Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
14
Dan Fesperman - Unmanned ♦
Politics and Prose, Thursday, August 14 at 7pm
In his ninth novel of international intrigue, the award-winning author of The Double Game dramatizes the new technology of war and the damage it can do—both to its targets and to those who command it. Focusing on a former F-16 pilot whose life has gone into a tailspin after an ambiguous—but traumatizing—incident in Afghanistan, the narrative delves into the treacherous world of today’s surveillance culture. (Knopf)

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
18
Helen Thorpe
Politics and Prose, Monday, August 18 at 7pm
Helen Thorpe was born in London and grew up in New Jersey. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. She is the author of Just Like Us and lives in Denver. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
19
Good Hunting
International Spy Museum, Tuesday, August 19 at 12pm
Meet Jack Devine as he reads from his his new memoir Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
19
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Politics and Prose, Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm
Aug
20
Hampton Sides
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, August 20 at 7pm
Hampton Sides (Americana, Blood and Thunder, Ghost Soldiers, Hellhound On His Trail, In the kingdom of ice)

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trial, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons. (added from Random House)
Aug
21
Manil Suri - The City of Devi & Prajwal Parajuly - The Gurkha's Daughter & Pia Padukone - Where Earth Meets Water
Politics and Prose, Thursday, August 21 at 7pm
Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
22
Antonin Baudry (aka Abel Lanzac) - Weapons of Mass Diplomacy
Politics and Prose, Friday, August 22 at 7pm
A huge hit in Europe, this is the French perspective on Bush, Powell, Rice, and the whole rush to destroy Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction before they were even found. Working with the award-winning artist Christophe Blain, Baudry, the diplomat and former advisor to French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin—writing as Abel Lanzac—recounts recent history in this graphic, satirical account of a speechwriter very much like himself, caught in the international crisis of post-9/11 confusions. (SelfMadeHero)

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