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   Wednesdays at
5:00 pm 

Picture Book Storytime 
for
children 3 - 6 




Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time for children 2 and under

 

 

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Upcoming Events!
         

Meet the Author: Alexandra Diaz
Saturday, September 23: 3 pm

We're excited to welcome Alexandria Diaz, whose Pura Belpré Honor book, The Only Road, is about two Guatemalan cousins who are threatened by a murderous drug gang and must embark on a treacherous journey through Mexico in order to survive. This novel, for ages 10 and up, has received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal and is available in English and Spanish.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Tues., Sept. 19.

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Meet the Author: Booki Vivat
Tuesday, September 26: 6:30 pm

We are excited to host the launch party for the second book in Booki Vivat's best-selling Frazzled series. From facing locker thieves and battling diabolical cats, to having absolutely no idea what to build for her science project, middle schooler Abbie Wu is still in perpetual crisis.

This book is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Thur., Sept. 21.

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Meet the Author: Alan Gratz
Friday, September 29: 6:30 pm

Celebrate Banned Books Week with a visit from author Alan Gratz. His new novel, Ban this Book, tells the story of fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger, whose favorite book is banned from the school library. She fights back by starting a secret banned book library out of her locker. 

This book is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Tues., Sept. 26.

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Meet the Author: Kate Milford
Thursday, October 5: 6 pm

Join Kate Milford as she welcomes you back to the irresistible world of Greenglass House! In Ghosts of Greenglass House, 13-year-old Milo is spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul. 

This book is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Fri., Sept. 29.

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Poky Little Puppy Costume Character Visits Story Time
Friday, October 6: 10:30 am

Join us for Wee Ones Story Time and meet the beloved Little Golden Book character!

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Hog Wild Dance Party Story Time
Saturday, October 7: 10:30 am

Come to Wee Ones Story Time with your dancing shoes on! Sandra Boynton's sixth book-and-CD collection features 11 funky, fresh dance tunes that will inspire kids to get up and dance. The CD contains recordings from such performers as Samuel L. Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, Patrick Wilson, and Kristen Bell. 

Note: this is not an author visit.

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Epic Reads Meet-Up
Monday, October 9: 6:30 pm

So many YA books…so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table, where you'll get to strike up conversation with authors Lauren Oliver (Ringer), Kristen Ciccarelli (The Last Namsara), Katie Cotugno(Top Ten), and Jodi Meadows (Before She Ignites), who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors' new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!) Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover's dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.

Note: This is a ticketed event. Seating is limited to 48 people. Click here for more information and to buy your ticket.

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Meet the Author: Ridley Pearson
Saturday, October 14: 4 pm

Join bestselling author Ridley Pearson as introduces and signs the second book in the Lock and Key series, The Downward Spiral. The search is on to find out what really happened to James and Moira Moriarty’s father. Did he fall or was he pushed? Sherlock Holmes, James, and Moira reluctantly partner up, trusting no one, not even each other, as they uncover a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a sordid history.

This book is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Tues., Oct. 10.

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Meet the Author: Shannon Messenger
Tuesday, November 14: 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to have Shannon Messenger visit our bookstore as she presents and signs the new book from her Keeper of Lost Cities series, Nightfall. In this sixth book, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.Nightfall will be released on November 7, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line!

This book is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Nightfall will be released on November 7, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line! Stop in, give us a call at 703-548-4092, or email order@hooray4books.com to order.

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Meet the Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Tuesday, November 21: 6 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back Maggie Stiefvater, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver and Raven King series! She will present and sign her new, stand-alone novel, All the Crooked Saints, as she concludes her national tour with us.

Set in Colorado during the 1960s, this book for teens and adults features three cousins who long to change the future: Beatriz, who wants to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who runs a renegade radio station. 

All the Crooked Saints will be released on October 10, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line! Stop in, give us a call at 703-548-4092, or email order@hooray4books.com to order.

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Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!

Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!

   

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Adults YA Book Club Pick

Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm

Jackaby by William Ritter

A serial killer is on the loose in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892. Abigail Rook, a newly hired assistant, helps R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby--who has the ability to see supernatural beings--is convinced that the foul deeds are the work of a supernatural creature.

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Sci Fi Book Club Pick

Sunday, September 24th at 3 pm

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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Adults Book Club Pick

Wednesday, October 4th at 7 pm

A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

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Cora Blake never dreamed she d go to Paris. She s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas. 
Chaperoned by a dashing West Point officer, Cora s group includes the wife of an immigrant chicken farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and dozens of other women from all over the country. Along the way, the women will forge lifelong friendships as they face a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed."  

                          

                                 

"A book, too, can be a star...a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." -- Madeleine L'Engle

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