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Weekly Story Times

Mondays at
Family & Friends story time for ages 0-6


   Wednesdays at
5:00 pm 

Picture Book Storytime 
children 3 - 6 

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time for children 2 and under



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Upcoming Events!


Creative Dance Storytime
Monday, April 24th at 10:30 am

A very special Creative Dance Story Time with our favorite local dancers from Local Motion Studio! They will be featuring children's musician Laurie Berkner's energetic picture book We Are The Dinosaurs in their performance! Don't miss this fun and active story time.


Author Event with Anne Marie Pace
Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 pm

Our Wednesday picture book storytime will feature Vampirina at the Beach read by author Anne Marie Pace! Vampirina Ballerina is back and this time her family is taking a vacation to the beach.  When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night. With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-plis on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn't always come out on top.

Can't make it to this event, but still want a signed and personalized copy? Just place your order by close of business on Monday, April 24th! To order, call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at order@hooray4books.com.


Independent Bookstore Day!
Saturday, April 29th

All Day: We will have special merchandise created especially for 2017 INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY. Supplies are limited, and items are available only in the store. Sorry, we cannot take advance orders or hold items prior to Saturday, April 29th.

10:00 am: Wee Ones Story Time.
We'll read fun stories, have finger plays, sing songs, and more! Ages 2 and under. 

11:00 am: Author Ann Marie Stephens presents her picture books Cy Makes a Friend and Scuba Dog.

In Cy Makes a Friend, you'll enjoy a funny and satisfying tale that celebrates being yourself and following your dreams.

In Scuba Dog, you'll discover a sweet story about the unlikely friendship between a scuba-diving dog and a musical whale. Ages 3 and up.

2:00 pm: Happy 75th Anniversary, Golden Books!
In their honor, we'll have a special Make Your Own Little Golden Book activity. It's free, but limited to 25 children, so please register by calling us at 703-548-4092.

3:00 pm: Elephant and Piggie Costume Characters
It's an Elephant and Piggie party as we will have a special story time of Mo Willems' beloved characters - with special guest appearances by Elephant and Piggie (costume characters) Ages 5 and up.


Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!Author Event with Courtney Pippin-Mathur
Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 am

Courtney Pippin-Mathur will be in store for the release of her new book, Dragons Rule, Princess Drool!

Scales and claws and fire-breathing jaws, that’s what dragons are made of. Pink ribbons and pearls, all the sweetness in the world, that’s what princesses are made of. Until now…When princesses invade the dragon’s land, how will they ever learn to get along? Find out at this special storytime event.

Can't make it to this event, but still want a signed and personalized copy? Just place your order by close of business on Thursday, May 4th! To order, call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at order@hooray4books.com.


Author Event with Ann Brashares and Jennifer E. Smith
Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 pm

Ann Brashares's The Whole Thing Together 
Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty, and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families--and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past. 

Jennifer E. Smith's Windfall 
Alice doesn't believe in luck--at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she's been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday, just when it seems they might be on the brink of something, she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

Can't make it to this event, but still want a signed and personalized copy of these authors' books? Just place your order by close of business on Monday, May 1st! To order, call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at order@hooray4books.com.


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 Book Club Pick

Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 pm

Multiple Exposure by Ellen Crosby

When photojournalist Sophie Medina returns to London from an overseas assignment, she discovers that her husband, Nick, a geologist and covert CIA operative, has been abducted. Three months later, she is shocked when a friend in the British government says Nick has been spotted in Moscow and is not only a suspect in his boss's murder but also potentially involved in illicit Russian oil deals. With her every step now closely watched, Sophie moves to Washington, D.C., only to get drawn deeper into Nick's shadowy world. Weaving together political intrigue, art history, and international espionage, the fast-paced Multiple Exposure is the thrilling first installment in an exciting new series.


   Adults Read YA Book Club Pick

Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Welcome to Andover...where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship--only it turns out to be for the town's most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there's the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious "M," who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.


   Science Fiction Book Club Pick

Sunday, April 23th at 3:00 pm

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan

Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship 
Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death when she tries to avoid an arranged marriage. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean.

This is a thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins called it "brilliant, feminist science fiction." An Andre Norton Award nominee.


"A book, too, can be a star...a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." -- Madeleine L'Engle

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