Creative Dance Storytime
Monday, May 22nd at 10:30 am
Creative Dance Story Time is a collaboration between Hooray for Books! and the Local Motion Project, in which children ages 2-6 participate in a fun dance warm-up, enjoy the reading of a new picture book or a well-loved classic, and then create a dance inspired by the story.
This event is free but limited to 12 children, so please call (703) 548-4092 to reserve your space.
Author Event at Martha Washington Library
Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm
Hooray for Books! is partnering with the Fairfax County Library to host an author roundtable about writing. Special guests include Ellen Crosby, Donna Andrews, Alan Orloff, and Art Taylor. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA. It will not be taking place in our store.
I Can Read! 60th Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 am
I Can Read! is turning 60! Join us at Hooray for Books! on May 27th for a readathon and party celebrating I Can Read! We'll read a few books aloud, there will be activity sheets, and you can get a reading journal filled with stickers... perfect for a summer reading challenge!
Author Event with Stewart Louis
Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm
Stewart Lewis will be in our store to discus his newest book, Stealing Candy. Candy is a high school junior who hates boarding school. But then she is kidnapped. Candy panics. But what began as a kidnapping is spiraling into a crazy road trip adventure as Candy and her captor find a lot of wrong ways to do the right thing.
Stewart is also the author of You Have Seven Messages and The Secret Ingredient.
Can't make it to this event but still want a signed and personalized copy? Just place your order by close of business on Friday, May 26th! To order, call 703-548-4092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Science Fiction Book Club Pick
Sunday, May 28th at 3:00 pm
Reality is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.
This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode-a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 pm
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm
Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal.