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Come see us for Van Ness Main Street's Art All Night, an evening filled with local music, dance, performance, art, and community all along Connecticut Ave this Friday on 9/24! From 5-7pm, bring the kids and join the Children and Teens Department for a drawing demo workshop with John Gallagher, a local comic book artist, from 5-7pm. Signed copies of MEOW MAX Books 1 and 2 will be available for purchase.


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Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month YouTube Playlist

As Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month continues, we wanted to showcase our previous events that highlight Latinx authors. Some faves include Carmen Maria Machado, Julia Alvarez, Patricia Engel, and other big names!

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Signed Pre-Order for Manda Collins

Former lovers become reluctant allies in this delightfully witty historical rom-com from the bestselling author of A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem—for fans of Evie Dunmore, Enola Holmes, and Netflix's Bridgerton!

Preorder a signed copy today to fall in love with Collins' wickedly smart characters and banter!

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Featured Online Classes

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P&P Author Workshop with Robyn Schneider: The Other Merlin

With Robyn Schneider

Mrs Yeats and Mrs Joyce: More Miracle Than Bird by Alice Miller and Nora by Nuala O'Connor are two novels from the points of view of the wives of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce. Georgie Hyde-Lees and Nora Barnacle were two fascinating women in their own right and were essential to the lives and masterpieces of their famous husbands. How much of these novels is factual or fictional? This class will supplement these stories with facts from biographies of Georgie and Nora and relevant quotes from their husbands’ writings. Five Fridays: October 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. ET


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Literature of the Caribbean

With Kimberly Clarke

As Fall weather approaches, we will travel throughout the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, and Barbados. Join us for discussions on three classic novels of the Caribbean’s colonial period. Three Wednesdays: September 29, October 6, 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. ET


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Mrs. Yeats and Mrs. Joyce

With Christopher Griffin

Calling all YA readers and writers: Join bestselling young adult author Robyn Schneider for this virtual writing workshop. One Saturday: September 25 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET


Nonfiction Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Picks

We're continuing with the month by showcasing these moving, Latinx-authored nonfiction titles.
A must-have for any well-read bookshelf!

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For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color Cover Image
My Broken Language: A Memoir Cover Image
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time Cover Image
Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story Cover Image

From the Children and Teens Department

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New in Hardcover

Beatrice Blue
Once Upon a Dragon’s Fire
(Clarion Books, $17.99)

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Blast from the Past

Mark Beech
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
(Clarion Books, $8.99)

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YA Pick

Patrick Ness
(Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins, $10.99)



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Kate Bowler In Conversation with David Brooks

at Sixth and I

Sep 29, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET

In No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear), Bowler grapples with her cancer diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith and searches for some semblance of peace with her limitations in a culture that says that anything is possible.


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