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Halloween 2014 BOO!
Looking for SPOOK-TACULAR FUN in Metro DC this Halloween? We've gathered together Halloween events for families and adults to enjoy. From zombies to haunted houses, from harvest festivals to concerts and everything in between.'s Boo! will put the TREAT in your Trick or Treating.
Dave Brooms World Atlas of Whisky: Evening Seminar with Book Signing and Sampling
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Tue, October 28
Whisky expert Dave Broom leads a toast to the history, lore, and enjoyment of this versatile spirit. And raise your own at a tasting that follows the program.
Nelson RockefellerAn American Original: With Biographer Richard Norton Smith: Evening Lecture with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Thu, October 30
Biographer Richard Norton Smith discusses the always-fascinating life of Nelson Rockefeller.
Lecture: The Secret of the Gondola
National Gallery of Art
Mon, November 3
Lecture by author David Alan Brown, curator of Italian and Spanish paintings, National Gallery of Art whose debut novel, The Secret of the Gondola, will take you on the trail of an unsolved mystery.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Wed, November 5
Historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore mixes early women’s-rights activism, pulp comics, an unconventional marriage, and the invention of the lie detector as she traces William Moulton Marston’s creation of the wildly popular female superhero.
Chris Matthews: When Politics Wasnt Hardball: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Wed, November 12
The television host recalls how his former boss, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, the ultimate Washington insider, forged an unlikely working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his polar opposite.
Stephen King
GW Lisner Auditorium
Wed, November 12
Think of the many different meanings of revival-and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival.
JCCGW Lessans Family Annual Book Festival
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Thu, November 6 thru Sun, November 16
Now in its 45th year, the ten day festival will present over 20 authors.
Community Leaders Are Readers
Sat, November 1
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Northern Virginia j.talks - Joshua Max Feldman
Sat, November 1
Congregation Beth Emeth
Karen Thompson Walker
Sun, November 16
The Writer's Center