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People of the Horse
National Geographic
Wed, October 22
Explore the unique bond that exists between the horse and Native American culture through the eyes of a National Geographic photographer and a master horseman. Book signing to follow the event.
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
National Archives
Thu, October 23
Author Michael Blanding describes the life of E. Forbes Smiley, a once considered respectable antiquarian map dealer, who spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested for slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. A book signing will follow the program.
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