A Night of Music with Emily Henry
Wednesday, March 15th 6:45 at 7:30 pm
Emily Henry is an acoustic folk-pop singer-songwriter, and an established feature in the D.C. music scene: She's played at the Birchmere, Black Cat, Iota, and Galaxy Hut, among other fantastic locales. The launch show for her EP, Matchsticks, filled the venue. You can find her music on Bandcamp and iTunes, plus we will have her EPs available to buy for $5 at this event! Don't miss this celebration of writing, music, life, and love!
Author Event with Camille Andros
Saturday, March 18th at 11:15 am
Join us for the book launch of Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros! Charlotte is a serious scientist. She solves important problems using the scientific method. But right now, she has so many brothers and sisters (she is a bunny, after all) that she doesn't have enough space to work! Can she solve her problem using science?
We are so excited to welcome Camille to the store with her debut picture book! If you can't make this event but want a copy of the book signed and personalized, you can get one! Simply call us at 703-548-4092 or drop by the store to place your order by close-of-business on Wednesday, March 15th. We can also ship your book anywhere in the United States for cost of postage!
Author Event with David A. Kelly
Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 pm
We welcome back David A. Kelly for the book launch of Ballpark Mysteries #13: The Capital Catch. Mike and Kate are about to face their biggest, most important mystery yet! Why? It involves the President of the United States! The president's brother is a catcher on the Nationals baseball team, and someone is stealing his equipment. Can these super-sleuths catch the criminal?
Join us to meet the author and to get a signed copy of the newest in this popular series! Can't make this event but still want a signed and personalized copy of the book? You're in luck! Simply call us at 703-548-4092 to place your order by close-of-business on Wednesday, March 15th. We can also ship your book to anywhere in the United States for cost of postage.
Author Event with Patricia Hruby
Monday, March 20th at 7:00 pm
Author Patricia Hruby Powell presents her newest book, Loving Vs. Virginia. In 1955 in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court case that would legalize interracial marriage, and theirs is a story of a devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won. Told in spare, moving verse and illustrated with photographs from the Civil Rights era, this non-fiction documentary novel is sure to resonate in your heart and mind.
If you cannot make this event but would like a signed, personalized copy of her book, please place your order with us through firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 703-548-4092 by close-of-business Wednesday, March 15, and tell us how you would like your book personalized. We'll call you when it is ready for pickup or ship it anywhere in the USA for the cost of postage.
Author Event with Adam Lehrhaupt
Wednesday, March 22nd at 5:00 pm
Author Join us for a special Story Time event! Adam Lehrhaupt, author of Chicken in Space and I Will Not Eat You, will present his newest picture book, I Don't Draw, I Color, at our regular Wednesday Story Time! In this lovely new story about the power of color, a boy discovers that, even though he doesn't draw, he can express himself in a variety of hues: Yellow makes us happy, dark blue can make us feel sad, and red can seem angry. Every color seems to have a feeling. This is a beautiful book sure to inspire readers and budding artists!
If you cannot make this event but would like a signed, personalized copy of his book, please place your order with us through email@example.com or call us at 703-548-4092 by close-of-business Monday, March 20, and tell us how you would like your book personalized. We'll call you when it is ready for pickup or ship it anywhere in the USA for the cost of postage.
Creative Dance Storytime
Monday, March 27th at 10:30 am
Creative Dance Story Time returns! Creative Dance Story Time is a collaboration between Hooray for Books! and the Local Motion Project, in which children ages 2-6 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!
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, 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.
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. Her world is shattered the day she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of the a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. As his death makes national headlines, Khalil is painted as a thug, a drug-dealer. Some cops and the local drug-lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is, what really happened that night? And Starr is the only person alive who can say. But what Starr does -- or does not -- say could upend her community, and even endanger her life.