Spanish Immersion Story Time
Tuesday, January 17th at 10:30 am
Hooray for Books! and Language Stars Alexandria Center are teaming up to bring you a Spanish immersion Story Time of the classic Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? This will be an interactive experience for you and your little ones!
BYO(Book), a Book Swap for Adults
Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun, free BYOB -- Bring Your Own Book. It's a book swap for adults! You bring a book, and we'll supply the beverages.
Bring your favorite book to swap, talk up your book, listen as others discuss theirs, and then trade books based on their recommendations. If you aren't ready to give up your copy of your favorite title, you can purchase a new one for the book swap for 20% off! Then, stay and play a game of "Bring Your Own Book" (a game of borrowed phrases).
Before you leave, we will also give you one Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of a forthcoming title to take home and read. If you like it, feel free to come let us know at our February 15th event, "Blind Date with a Book" (details to come!) While this event is free of charge, please let us know if you plan to attend by calling the bookstore (703-548-4092) or
Creative Dance Story Time
Monday, January 23rd at 10:30 am
Hooray for Books! and Local Motion Project are excited to bring you a Creative Dance Story Time, which will be held the 4th Monday of every month from now through May. Children ages 2-6 will 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 first story time will feature The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This event is free, but space is limited to the first 12 children to sign up, so please call us at 703-548-4092 to reserve your space.
Author Event with Robin Talley
Friday, February 3rd at 7 pm
We are excited to host the official launch party for author Robin Talley's newest YA novel, Our Own Private Universe! Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory that she has only one shot at living an interesting life, so it's time that she stop sitting around and thinking, and actually do something. When she and her best friend Lori go on a youth-group trip to a small Mexican town and Aki meets Christa, it seems like her theory is about to be tested. This is a summer of theories, and discovering what it means to be in love. We will have brownies, books, and general merriment! Can't wait to see you there!
Valentine's Day Card Decorating
Saturday, February 4th at 11 am
Join us for Valentine's Day Card decorating as Hooray for Books! hosts a special event with Love Bug Notes! Order your personalized Valentines at lovebugnotes.com under Featured Items. Pick them up at Hooray for Books! on February 4th, and stay for the decorating party! All decorating supplies are provided!
Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, February 1st at 7 pm
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
In the autumn of 1909, Oliver Milliron sees an ad in the newspaper for a housekeeper who "can't cook, but doesn't bite," and his attention is caught. And so begins the unforgettable season of the non-cooking, non-biting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan. With the old-fashioned charm of Charles Dickens and Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ivan Doig crafts an enchanting, evocative tale of homesteaders in Montana at the turn of the 20th century.
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30 pm
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Seventeen-year-old Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother when she was eleven, and has lived most of her life since then at the boarding school on Jellicoe Road. When the only adult she trusts disappears, Taylor must piece together clues to understand her past, while also masterminding a prank war with the Townies and visiting Cadets. In this award-winning, lyrical, absorbing novel from Melina Marchetta -- one of Australia's most celebrated YA authors -- nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.