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Bring literary style to your social life! Want to discuss the latest best-sellers over happy hour? Looking for people who can keep up with your literary trivia prowess? Wish your dates resembled the plot of a novel? Looking for a new way to occupy your brain while you metro home? Join us.

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Writing Nonfiction 101

The Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library

Join us for this four-part series and learn the basics of writing nonfiction by local author, Dave Price. Session 1 (7/10): Learn how to research your topic and audience, gather information, and how to plan out your book. Session 2 (7/17): Learn how to develop a writing process that works for you and understand the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly writing. Session 3 (7/24): Learn how to revise by proofreading and editing, reducing the draft where possible, and rewriting tips and tricks. Session 4 (7/31): Learn how to put your book together, where to start to form a nonfiction writing group, and final questions. RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5322540 Dave Price is the author of Stop! Hey – What’s That Sound: A Groovy Trip Through the Classic Rock of the Woodstock Generation. Price is also a lecturer and program presenter at the Smithsonian, a guide of First Amendment tours at the Newseum in DC, and a senior writer for the digital hub Booming Encore. The Arlington Public Library uses subject matter experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product or service.

Strange Lands Sci-Fi Book Club: Nova

Detour Coffee

Join us in July to discuss "Nova" by Samuel R. Delany: Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost sixteen light years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor of the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to fly through the core of a recently imploded sun in order to obtain seven tons of it. The potential for profit is so great that Lorq has little difficulty cobbling together an alluring crew that includes a gypsy musician and a moon-obsessed scholar interested in the ancient art of writing a novel. What the crew doesn’t know, though, is that Lorq’s quest is actually fueled by a private revenge so consuming that he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Detour Coffee. For more information contact Gabriela at [masked] or at[masked]. https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5270511

Tabletop Gaming Night

Arlington Central Library

Learn new games and make new friends! Play modern board games that are simple to learn and take less than an hour to complete. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and instruction provided in party by the NOVA Board Game Group. For Ages 18+

Love is Love Book Club: For LGBTQIA+ Adults and Our Allies

Shirlington Branch Library

Join us for a fun discussion of LGBTQIA+ books! The group will meet the 4th Monday of each month and alternate between assigned titles and BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) selections to share with others. Upcoming Meetings: April 22, June 24, July 22 (No meeting held on the Memorial Day holiday in May) For the first meeting, meet the group and bring a book you want to share!

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Books on Tap: "Stay With Me" by Ayobami Adebayo

Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub

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