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Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW 20008

October 2014

Author talk: History of Rock Creek Park

October 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Scott Einberger - A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness & Washington, D.C. From park ranger to volunteer coordinator and interpretive media specialist, Scott Einberger is deeply engaged with Rock Creek Park. His history of this urban green space is similarly multi-faceted, delving into Rock Creek as the site of a Civil War battle, a playground for both presidents and citizens, and the location of the oldest house in the District. (History Press) A park, a cluster of handsome embassies,…

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July 2016

Local author book launch @ P&P: The Tong Wars

July 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Scott Seligman in 2012.When we first met Scott Seligman in the fall of 2012, this Forest Hills neighbor had just published his third book Three Tough Chinamen, a true story of immigrant brothers in the 19th century. The following year, he produced The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo, about the immigrant to coined the term "Chinese American." Seligman again draws on his passion for the history and culture of the Chinese immigrant in America for…

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August 2016

Neighbor’s book launch @P&P

August 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Margot Machol Bisnow, our neighbor in Forest Hills, is the featured author at Politics and Prose on Wednesday, August 31. At 7 p.m., she will talk about her new book, Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers and Change Makers. Machol Bisnow interviewed 60 entrepreneurs and their moms to find out how they were raised. She describes this group as “totally diverse, half men and half women and every kind of background and family situation.” One…

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February 2017

P&P book sales benefit St. Philips School

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cleveland Park neighbor Susie Taylor writes: This Saturday, February 11th, the fantastic Politics & Prose is hosting its annual book fair benefitting St. Philip’s Child Development Center in Anacostia. All you have to do is pop into the store, buy wonderful books for your Valentine, MENTION St. Philip’s when you check out, and P&P will donate 20% of your purchase to the Center. It doesn't cost you a thing and means so much to the Center! Unlike many schools in…

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April 2017

Ward 3 Coffee & Conversation with Councilmember Anita Bonds

April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Ward 3 Coffee & Conversation with At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds in The Den at Politics and Prose For more information, contact Ms. T. N. Tate, Public Affairs Director at ttate@dccouncil.us or call 202-724-8064.

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May 2018

Neighbor book talk: “The Third Degree” at Politics & Prose

May 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Anyone who has ever seen an episode of Law and Order or almost any crime drama on American television can probably recite a suspect's “Miranda rights” by heart. You know - the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, etc. But what most people don’t know is that these rights had their roots in the compelling case of a young Chinese man accused of murdering three of his countrymen in Washington, DC in 1919. Forest Hills resident Scott…

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December 2018

Holiday Pop-up Concerts at Politics & Prose

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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Politics and Prose is parterning with Washington Performing Arts to present a series of pop-up concerts in store. These family-friendly performances are free and open to the public on several afternoons during the December shopping season. The featured performers work and live in the DC area and represent a variety of musical traditions, including Latin, classical, Gospel, a cappella, and more. They were drawn from a WPA series, “The World in Our City,” which is part of WPA’s Mars Urban…

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