Friday, August 29: Superstar author Dav Pilkey will present and sign his new book, Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000. Must purchase a Dav Pilkey book from us to get a ticket for the signing line! Bring new-packaged underwear and/or diapers for donation to Carpenter's Shelter and get 15% off your purchase! 6:30 pm.
Monday, September 1: Hooray for Books! is CLOSED for Labor Day!
Saturday, September 6: Get safe with the Alexandria Police Department! They will hold their annual SafeAssured Child ID event in our atrium, where kids can give their photo, fingerprints, and all the information the PD needs to protect them. Hooray for safety! 11 am-2 pm.
Sunday, September 7:
Spy novelist and 36-year CIA veteran Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest, director of the International Spy Museum, will present and sign their new book, Harry Potter and the Art of Spying
, at a special release party two weeks before the book officially comes out! 2 pm.
From the invisibility cloak to house passwords to Fred and George Weasley's extendable ears, this book is full of spy lessons for Muggle secret-agents-in-training. Learn how to break codes, gather intelligence, read characters' motives, and why Severus Snape is the best double agent ever.
Saturday, September 13:
Talk Like a Pirate Cruise! To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, Hooray for Books! will board a ship down at the Potomac River Boat Company for a special story time featuring author Mary Quattlebaum and her hilarious pirate picture book, Pirate vs. Pirate. There will be pirate games and more! Come dressed as a pirate for a chance to win fun prizes! 11-2 pm. For more information about itinerary and tickets, check the Potomac River Boat Company website
Saturday, September 27:
Our regular story time will feature a very special guest: Bob Shea
, author of the hit Dinosaur vs.
books! He'll be reading his new picture book Dinosaur vs. School
and signing copies after story time! 10:30-11 am.