My Kissing Hands
Sunday, February 12th at 12 - 2 pm
Make a custom-made ceramic keepsake imprint of your child's hand or foot with My Kissing Hands. These pieces are carefully hand-finished with your choice of colors to become a cherished memento. Sign up for your appointment time via the My Kissing Hands website.
Spanish Language Storytime
Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30 am
Join us for a Spanish Language Storytime, presented by Hooray for Books! and Language Stars Alexandria Center. This month's Spanish Language Story book will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Language Stars teaches foreign languages to children ages 10 months to 10 years with play-based and full immersion curriculum.
Creative Dance Story Time
Monday, February 27th at 10:30 am
Hooray for Books! and Local Motion Project are excited to bring you a Creative Dance Story Time, which will be held the 4th Monday of every month from now through May. Children ages 2-6 will participate in a fun dance warm-up, enjoy the reading of a new picture book or a well-loved classic, and then create a dance inspired by the story. This event is free, but space is limited to the first 12 children to sign up, so please call us at 703-548-4092 to reserve your space.
Author event with Susan Stockdale
Wednesday, March 1st at 5 pm
Come to Hooray for Books! for the book launch of Susan Stockdale's non-fiction picture book, Fantastic Flowers, and to celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of her bilingual picture book, Spectacular Spots/Magnificas Manchas.
A Kirkus review of Fantastic Flowers calls it "Optically striking...a book to closely pore over." You also can get a Teacher's Guide to Fantastic Flowers, which is a great educational resource.
Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm
The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
In Victorian England, 14-year-old Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot suppress. When she finds her father's journals, she discovers his writings about a tree, which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth. The greater the lie, the greater the truth. As Faith searches for the tree, she begins to question her formerly unshakable beliefs in her family, in herself, and in the natural world.
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
In rural Mississippi in the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas Jones were childhood friends. They came from different worlds: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months, they stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck -- Larry took a girl on a date, and she was never heard from again. Larry never confessed, but all eyes were on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county, and Silas most of all. Twenty years later, Larry works as a mechanic, never able to rise above suspicion. Silas returns to the town as constable. The two have no reason to cross paths -- until another girl disappears without a trace, and Larry is once again at the center of a criminal investigation.