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David Mitchell

In The Bone Clocks, the best-selling author tells the spellbinding story of a teenage runaway who wanders deep into the English countryside, where visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

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Sep 17, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $35

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Joyce Carol Oates

In Conversation with Louis Bayard

Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten stories that map the eerie darkness within us all, making visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary lives. Bayard, a former student of Oates, also shares what he learned from the legendary literary master.

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Sep 18, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Christian Rudder, OkCupid Co-founder

In Conversation with Megan Garber

In Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking), the Harvard-trained mathematician, rock musician, and OkCupid cofounder helps us understand human nature.

Date:
Sep 22, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $14
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Peter Thiel

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future draws on everything the co-founder of PayPal and investor in hundreds of start-ups has learned about how to build companies that create new things.

Date:
Sep 23, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $15
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DC Candidate Forum

Candidates for mayor and attorney general, DC’s newest elected office, share their vision for the District and answer your questions at this community-wide forum.

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Sep 28, 2014 • 12:00 pm
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An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky comes A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity—a unique narrative about making a difference in the world and a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen.

Date:
Sep 29, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $35

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Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

In Conversation with Elise Hu

In How Google Works, Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and Rosenberg, advisor to the CEO, offer an inside look at how Google defines its unique culture, values and strategies.

Date:
Sep 30, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $17
1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book $40

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Walter Mischel

In Conversation with David Brooks

In The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life—from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement.

Date:
Oct 1, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $12
1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book: $35

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100 Years of Liberalism

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier present Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America, an anthology of essays exploring the pivotal issues of modern America culled from the archives of the magazine.

Date:
Oct 7, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $10
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Norman Lear

The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear remade our television culture—while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement.

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Oct 13, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $18
1 ticket + 1 book: $35
2 tickets + 1 book: $45

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