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Monday February 04, 2013
Start: Feb 4 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 4 2013 8:00 pm
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Tuesday February 05, 2013
Start: Feb 5 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 5 2013 8:00 pm
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Wednesday February 06, 2013
Thursday February 07, 2013
Start: Feb 7 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 7 2013 8:00 pm

Hernandez, the young intern whose quick first-aid helped save the life of Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot, reflects both on his own life and the qualities that make a hero. Ages 11-15.

Friday February 08, 2013
Saturday February 09, 2013
Start: Feb 9 2013 1:00 pm
End: Feb 9 2013 2:00 pm
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Sunday February 10, 2013
Start: Feb 10 2013 5:00 pm
End: Feb 10 2013 6:00 pm
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Monday February 11, 2013
Tuesday February 12, 2013
Start: Feb 12 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 12 2013 8:00 pm

In this dual focus on the present and the distant past, Shubin, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and author of Your Inner Fish, combines geology, genetics, and cosmology to explain both why the world is as it is now, and how it came to be that way. Shubin cogently explains the Big Bang and traces the matter it dispersed as the elements became stars and planets, rocks and life.

Wednesday February 13, 2013
Start: Feb 13 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 13 2013 8:00 pm
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Thursday February 14, 2013
Start: Feb 14 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 14 2013 8:00 pm
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Friday February 15, 2013
Start: Feb 15 2013 7:00 pm
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Saturday February 16, 2013
Start: Feb 16 2013 1:00 pm
End: Feb 16 2013 2:00 pm
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Start: Feb 16 2013 3:30 pm
End: Feb 16 2013 4:30 pm

Join us for a sampling of the area’s thriving poetry scene with this trio of distinguished poets. Veteran poet Leffler, founder of Dryad Press (going strong since the ‘60s) will be joined by Miller, whose work has been widely published in literary journals and who now has a chapbook to her credit; and Moreno, a translator and poet whose first book won the 2011 Gival Press Poetry Award.

Start: Feb 16 2013 6:00 pm
End: Feb 16 2013 7:00 pm
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Start: Feb 16 2013 7:30 pm
End: Feb 16 2013 8:30 pm
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Sunday February 17, 2013
Start: Feb 17 2013 5:00 pm
End: Feb 17 2013 6:00 pm
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Monday February 18, 2013
Start: Feb 18 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 18 2013 8:00 pm

Kepnes, aka “Nomadic Matt,” has been a world traveler since 2005 when a trip to Thailand showed him you don’t have to be rich to travel in relative comfort. His guide is full of practical advice about how to go places on frequent flyer miles, how to find discount cards, and how to avoid paying fees—without breaking any laws. Join us for pizza, ping-pong, and travel tips.

Start: Feb 18 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 18 2013 8:00 pm
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Tuesday February 19, 2013
Start: Feb 19 2013 5:00 pm
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Start: Feb 19 2013 7:00 pm
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Wednesday February 20, 2013
Start: Feb 20 2013 10:30 am
End: Feb 20 2013 11:30 am
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Start: Feb 20 2013 7:00 pm
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Thursday February 21, 2013
Start: Feb 21 2013 12:00 pm
End: Feb 21 2013 1:03 pm
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Start: Feb 21 2013 7:30 pm
End: Feb 21 2013 8:30 pm

Growing up on a Virginia plantation, Gabriel gets the same education as his owner’s son—but he’s still a slave. His real lessons come years later when Toussaint L’Ouverture leads an uprising in Haiti, inspiring Gabriel to recruit slaves for a secret army. Ages 15 and up.

Friday February 22, 2013
Start: Feb 22 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 22 2013 8:00 pm

1950 New Orleans is a tough place. Josie lives at the brothel where her mother works, but she has far different plans for her future. A book lover, Josie works at a bookstore and dreams of attending Smith College. When she gets involved in a murder investigation, however, her plans are suddenly at risk. Ages 15 and up.

Saturday February 23, 2013
Start: Feb 23 2013 1:00 pm
End: Feb 23 2013 2:00 pm

One of our most active, influential, and admired First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt worked throughout her life on behalf of social justice and human rights. Originally published in 1963, Tomorrow is Now remains a powerful and eloquent call-to-action on civil rights. Join Allida Black, Roosevelt scholar and author of Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism, for a discussion of this book and its place in American history.

Start: Feb 23 2013 3:30 pm
End: Feb 23 2013 4:30 pm

In her first novel, the former Politico reporter offers a fast-paced narrative set at the juncture where media and politics collide. Adrienne Brown writes for The Capitolist (aka “the List”) and discovers that her most competitive colleague is having an affair with a senator—it’s a story that starts with politics and ramifies into unforeseen consequences.

Start: Feb 23 2013 6:00 pm
End: Feb 23 2013 7:00 pm
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Sunday February 24, 2013
Start: Feb 24 2013 5:00 pm
End: Feb 24 2013 6:00 pm

Can you name the stone used to construct the Smithsonian Castle? In his companion volume to The Potomac River: A History and Guide, Peck, a D.C.-area historian, tells us that the Castle is built of red sandstone from the Seneca Quarry, twenty miles outside the District. There was more to the quarry than stone, however, and Peck chronicles the dramatic lives and times of those who owned and worked on the site.

Monday February 25, 2013
Start: Feb 25 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 25 2013 8:00 pm

In her second collection of stories, the author of the Pulitzer-finalist Swamplandia! turns her wit and vibrant prose to a variety of subjects. From aging, but immortal, vampires looking for the perfect place to retire to a traumatized Iraq war veteran whose tattoo memorializing his lost comrade changes with his emotions, Russell ingeniously blends magic with a suspenseful psychological realism.

Tuesday February 26, 2013
Start: Feb 26 2013 7:00 pm
End: Feb 26 2013 8:00 pm

In her biography of the 30th president, Shlaes, Bloomberg syndicated columnist, author of The Forgotten Man, and a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, rechristens “Silent Cal” as “our great refrainer.” She praises him for leaving the federal budget smaller than it was when he took office and for ushering in an era of prosperity and growth.

Start: Feb 26 2013 7:01 pm
End: Feb 26 2013 8:00 pm
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Wednesday February 27, 2013
Thursday February 28, 2013
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Friday March 01, 2013
Saturday March 02, 2013
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Sunday March 03, 2013
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Start: Mar 3 2013 5:00 pm
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Monday March 04, 2013
Start: Mar 4 2013 7:00 pm
End: Mar 4 2013 8:00 pm

Roe v. Wade was decided forty years ago, yet the debate over abortion is as heated as ever. Erdreich, a women’s health and pro-choice advocate, outlines the legislative and cultural challenges that threaten the continuation of what she regards as a basic human right.

Tuesday March 05, 2013
Start: Mar 5 2013 5:00 pm
End: Mar 5 2013 6:00 pm
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Start: Mar 5 2013 7:00 pm
End: Mar 5 2013 8:00 pm

The notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally apprehended in June 2011, after a sixteen-year manhunt. In this riveting account of his life, times, and misdeeds, two Boston Globe journalists trace Bulger’s rise from a South Boston housing project through his involvement in drugs, gambling, and murder, and his alliance with key figures in the FBI.

Start: Mar 5 2013 7:00 pm
End: Mar 5 2013 8:00 pm
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Wednesday March 06, 2013
Start: Mar 6 2013 7:00 pm
End: Mar 6 2013 8:00 pm

Cast as a self-help guide to success in business, Hamid’s powerful third novel takes “you” through twelve steps, from rural poverty to urban prosperity, in an unnamed Asian country. With a narrative voice as compelling and irresistible as that of the monologist in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Hamid maintains a cool, detached tone that sharpens the book’s acute social critique into a searing work of art.

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