The Forest. The Mountain. Art Exhibit and Reading
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Forest. The Mountain. Art Exhibit and Reading

Join us for an art exhibit of the beautiful work featured in The Forest and the Mountain. Meet author Joshua Bender and artist Kellie Cox, enjoy a glass of wine, and experience the reading. Books will be available to be signed. Come in Friday evening for us for this unique event experience and surround yourself with some beauty!

The Forest. The Mountain. follows a person who wanders alone into the forest desiring to be lost, but keeps encountering echos of civilization amidst the beauty of the natural world. The narrators journey from avoidance to acceptance is recounted through Joshua Bender’s descriptive vignettes and Kellie Cox’s impressionistic paintings and illustrations. Dreamlike, thoughtful, and at times otherworldly, The Forest, The Mountain, marries the written word and painted image to create a thoughtful meditation on the human spirit.


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Independent Bookstore Day!
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us for a day celebrating Indie Bookstores and our community!

All day long we’ll have raffles, treats, and special events to party in style.

We kick off with storytime at 11am with Juris Prudence! From 12-4 get a free balloon animal courtesy of owner Hannah Oliver Depp’s mom- a professional clown and storyteller for the last 24 years! Then at 7pm we’re luxuriating in the Reading Room for Literary Cocktails with Chantal Tseng centered on The Lost Children Archive by Valery Luiselli.

PLUS! We’ll be launhing our new LOYALTY membership program! PLUS! You can enjoy sister discounts at Lulabelle’s, Willow, and Petworth Citizen right here on Upshur Street all day long. PLUS! We’re participating in the DC Indie Bookstore Day Crawl so make a day of it and win awesome prizes for spending your day at cool bookstores. PLUS! Exclusive IBD Swag and new Loyalty Merch available for sale. Hurray! (Y, we like exclamation points. It’s who we are. ENJOY!)

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Author storytime featuring Jessica Childress for Juris Prudence
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Author storytime featuring Jessica Childress for Juris Prudence

About Juris Prudence:

Juris “J.P.” Prudence always wondered if her parents named her Juris because they knew that she was destined to become a lawyer.  Her parents probably never expected that she would become a lawyer at just eleven years old and use her law degree to change history!

About the Author:

Ms. Childress holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Childress graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2007. Ms. Childress is the managing attorney of the Childress Firm PLLC, a law firm based in Washington, D.C., focusing on employment law. Additionally, Ms. Childress is the Chief Executive Dreamer of Juris Prudence LLC, a children’s content company that produces educational products and services, teaching children about the law. Juris Prudence LLC is based on Ms. Childress’ first children’s book, The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence, a fictional book about an eleven year-old lawyer who fights for children’s right to vote.

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Author Event with Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truedale for Washington, DC Jazz
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Author Event with Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truedale for Washington, DC Jazz

Join us for a discussion of DC’s unique Jazz history in the Reading Room we share with Petworth Citizen at the back of Loyalty! Gratis wine will be served and this event is free and open to the public. However, you can confirm your attendance OR pre-order the book and reserve a seat here!

The Book

Home to "Black Broadway" and the Howard Theatre in the Greater U Street area, Washington, DC, has long been associated with American jazz. Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine launched their careers there in the early 20th century. Decades later, Shirley Horn and Buck Hill would follow their leads, and DC's "jazz millennials" include graduates of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. For years, Bohemian Caverns and One Step Down were among the clubs serving as gathering places for producers and consumers of jazz, even as Rusty Hassan and other programmers used radio to promote the music. Washington, DC, Jazz focuses, primarily, on the history of straight-ahead jazz, using oral histories, materials from the William P. Gottlieb Collection at the Library of Congress, the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia, and Smithsonian Jazz. This volume also features the work of photographers Nathaniel Rhodes, Michael Wilderman, and Lawrence A. Randall.

The Author

Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truedale, a native Washingtonian is an ordained licensed minister who served as an elected member of the DC Board of Education. While on the Board she chaired the Committee on Career and Vocational Education and is responsible for the Report Linking Learning with Earning which led to the curriculum at McKinley Tech High School.

She is a member of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC and the lead minister of The Ministries, Inc., Founder and chairperson of the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc., a former member of the Howard Theatre Board and currently serves as chairperson of the Howard Theatre Community Committee.

Dr. Butler-Truesdale is a DC historian and Rhythm and Blues historian. Dr. Butler-Truesdale has worked for several musicians, among them the late Ray Charles and James Brown. She continues to work to document the history of this great music and the musicians of the DMV.

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Reading, Signing, and Literary Cocktails With Michael Knight
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Reading, Signing, and Literary Cocktails With Michael Knight

The Event

Join us for an evening of celebrating Michael Knight and his novel At Briarwood School for Girls with a reading, signing, and literary cocktails based on the book. The event will be held in the Reading Room at the back of Loyalty Bookstores with delicious cocktails and mocktails created by Chantal Tseng.

The Book

It's 1994 and Lenore Littlefield is a junior at Briarwood School for Girls. She plays basketball. She hates her roommate. History is her favorite subject. She has told no one that she's pregnant. Everything, in other words, is under control. Meanwhile, Disney has announced plans to build a new theme park just up the road, a "Technicolor simulacrum of American History" right in the middle of one of the most history-rich regions of the country. If successful, the development will forever alter the character of Prince William County, VA, and have unforeseeable consequences for the school. When the threat of the theme park begins to intrude on the lives of the faculty and students at Briarwood, secrets will be revealed and unexpected alliances will form. Lenore must decide whom she can trust--will it be a middle-aged history teacher struggling to find purpose in his humdrum life? A lonely basketball coach tasked with directing the school play? A reclusive playwright still grappling with her own Briarwood legacy? Or a teenage ghost equally adept at communicating with the living via telephone or Ouija board? Following a cast of memorable characters as they reckon with questions about fate, history, and the possibility of happiness, At Briarwood School for Girls is a stunning and inventive new work from a master storyteller.

The Author

MICHAEL KNIGHT is the author of the novels The Typist and Divining Rod; the short story collections Eveningland, Goodnight Nobody and Dogfight and Other Stories; and the novella The Holiday Season. He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee and lives in Knoxville with his family.

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Author Event with Erik Slader & Ben Thompson for their Epic Fails Series
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Author Event with Erik Slader & Ben Thompson for their Epic Fails Series

Come join us for an awesome event geared towards elementary school through middle school aged readers! Erik Slater and Ben Thompson present The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost, their fourth and latest book in their Epic Fails book series. Not only will we have a great reading and signing, but also treats and goodies for attendees!

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Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are the duo behind the laugh-out-loud Epic Fails nonfiction middle grade series, which takes a humorous and unexpected view of history. Exploring the surprising stories behind a variety of groundbreaking discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations, the Epic Fails series shows readers how many of mankind's biggest successes are in fact the result of some pretty epic failures.


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Reading and Signing with Joanna Guest for Folded Wisdom
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Reading and Signing with Joanna Guest for Folded Wisdom

Join us for a reading and signing with Joanna Guest to celebrate her new book Folded Wisdom.

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FOLDED WISDOM: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up is an inspirational testament to the depth of a father’s love for his children, and an intimate look into beautiful, raw, human communication. Within the pages of this book, Joanna Guest shares the insightful notes her father drew for her and her brother Theo every day for nearly 15 years.

For her entire childhood, Joanna’s father, Bob, had a ritual: wake up at dawn, walk the dog, and sit down at the kitchen table with a blank pad of paper and plenty of colored markers to craft notes for his two children. Over the years, word games and puzzles for five-year-olds morphed into thoughtful guidance and reflections for his teenagers approaching adulthood.

Now, with more than 3,500 of her father’s colorful notes in hand, Folded Wisdom highlights the collection of Bob’s notes (that were sneakily saved by his wife), telling a story filled with universal values that encourages meaningful self-reflection – about how we all face successes and failures; express happiness and sadness; and communicate frustration, praise, and love to one another. Heartfelt and full of possibility for the future, a father’s folded notes and drawings are timeless reminders of love.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joanna Guest is a proud daughter who enjoys talking loudly and often about her family. She left a career in politics to focus on Folded Wisdom. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Folded Wisdom is her first book and she looks forward to someday plagiarizing her dad’s sentiments to her own children.

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Book Club: Politics is Personal Discusses Heads of the Colored People
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club: Politics is Personal Discusses Heads of the Colored People

Join us for complementary wine and lively conversation about Nafissa Thompson-Spires story collection Heads of the Colored People. This book club reading is in conjunction with the DC Public Library’s city-wide reading of Heads of Colored People! Check out more events with the DCPL DC Wide Reads here. Can’t make this discussion? You can join our Too Lit to Quit book club in Downtown Silver Spring for our discussion in the Kefa Cafe in the Wayne Avenue Library on 5/25 at 3pm.

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Agatha Christie & Sherry Club Discusses Murder on the Links
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Agatha Christie & Sherry Club Discusses Murder on the Links

The Reading Room's resident Sherry Expert Chantal Tseng joins Loyalty Bookstore owner Hannah Oliver Depp in a monthly book club that will read through Agatha Christie's works in order of publication within each of her detectives and celebrate them in style with a tea service and some sherry to boot. Come enjoy the book, delightful company, and delicious treats with us!

Each ticket includes admission, a glass of sherry, all the tea and snacks you can hold, and 20% off the book in the store. There is also a ticket option that includes advance purchase of the book. You can find the right option for your preferences here.

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Author Event with Kat Gardiner for her book Little Wonder with live music by Bartees Strange
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Author Event with Kat Gardiner for her book Little Wonder with live music by Bartees Strange

Please join us for a reading and signing of Kat Gardiner’s intimate, intricate work of microfiction Little Wonder. The reading will also feature live acoustic musical performances by local singer/songwriter Bartees Strange

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Born in Oklahoma, raised in the Pacific Northwest, and based in Detroit, Kat Gardiner carries a restlessness through her writing that's been honed by a lifelong search for roots. Her debut collection of short fiction, Little Wonder, springs from the year Gardiner spent in Anacortes, Washington, during her early twenties. Young and idealistic, she opened a coffee shop and music venue with her husband in the hopes of finding a home in the city's artistic community. The experiment lasted exactly one year. Gardiner closed the coffee shop and moved away from Anacortes, ending a stressful and dreamlike chapter in her life.

 

Gardiner studied creative writing at Bennington College in Vermont, and later took workshops with Tom Spanbauer, the creator of the technique known as Dangerous Writing, in Portland, Oregon. In developing her craft, she found herself drawn to microfiction, citing Lydia Davis and Richard Brautigan as touchstones. "There's something powerful in succinct details," Gardiner says. Writing in short, interconnected fragments enabled her to revisit the year spent in Anacortes with a new sense of perspective. Little Wonder reads like a series of love notes to a former self, or a collection of Polaroids made golden with age. Gardiner's characters navigate frustration, loss, and heartbreak, but they also come into new versions of themselves, a transformation they may not recognize in the moment. Through poignant vignettes furnished generously with detail, Gardiner looks into what it means to enter the world and realize that the world is not nearly as amenable to change as an optimistic young person might think. "It's been liberating to make art out of both the painful and the joyous parts of that experience," she says. With Little Wonder, she's shed light on the idea that joy and pain are often two sides of the same coin — and that being alive in this world can necessitate embracing both.

 

"Is it because spring is nature's rebirth that our emotions get so attached to it? All of the descriptions of the town and the feelings there are so accurate and truthful and achy... I can see the sun sinking down over Anacortes at the end of every page. Little Wonder has the ache of Raymond Carver, the honesty, the vulnerability. It's so melancholic and honest and beautiful." - Kyle Field of Little Wings


"Kat Gardiner's Little Wonder is a wondrous little book. In tiny, engaging fragments, it tells the tale of Gardiner's one-year foray into owning a business — a coffee shop music venue in Anacortes, Washington. Poignantly, beautifully written, Little Wonder examines the joy and heartbreak of trying and failing at something you love.” Powell’s Books

Musician Bartees Strange social media links:

https://www.facebook.com/BARTEESTRANGE/

https://twitter.com/bartees_strange

https://www.instagram.com/bartees_strange/

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Book Club: Too Lit to Quit Discusses The Head of Colored People
May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Book Club: Too Lit to Quit Discusses The Head of Colored People

Join us for our ongoing Silver Spring book club and grab a coffee from the awesome folks at Kefa cafe as we chat about about Nafissa Thompson-Spires story collection Heads of the Colored People. This book club reading is in conjunction with the DC Public Library’s city-wide reading of Heads of Colored People! Check out more events with the DCPL DC Wide Reads here. Can’t make this discussion? You can join our Politics is Personal book club at our Upshur Street store on 5/16 at 7pm.

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MOONLIT Workshop: Write Out Loud!
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT Workshop: Write Out Loud!

The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series presents “Write Out Loud,” a workshop on reading your creative writing in a performance setting. The Inner Loop co-founders Courtney Sexton and Rachel Coonce will guide you through a three-hour workshop designed to equip you with all the tools you need to make your literary work come alive at the mic. The workshop is open to writers of all levels of experience. Participants should come prepared with a selection of their original work equivalent to 5-minutes read aloud.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-out-loud-tickets-57281742233

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MOONLIT Workshop: Collaboration Imagination!
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT Workshop: Collaboration Imagination!

In this workshop, participants will work together and on their own to get their creative muscles working. Through playing word games, creating group poems, and freewriting, participants will leave feeling connected and inspired.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-imagination-tickets-57281673026

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Get Lit Trivia with Loyalty and MoonLit!
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit Trivia with Loyalty and MoonLit!

Join MoonLit and Loyalty Books for an evening of trivia in Petworth Citizen’s Reading Room. Teams of one to four will have an opportunity to show off their book smarts with four rounds of literary and pop-culture themed questions. This month's themes include: Famous First Lines, Poetry, The Avengers, and Washington, DC!

So be sure to round up your friends, grab a drink, and head back to the Reading Room for a free night of trivia and fun. Bonus points to the team with the cleverest name.

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Author Storytime and Book Drive featuring Baby Ventures Creators of ABCs of Washington DC
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Author Storytime and Book Drive featuring Baby Ventures Creators of ABCs of Washington DC

Please join us for author storytime featuring the co-founders of Baby Ventures. We’re also working with them to do a book drive to send books to Puerto Rico. We ask that you bring a book for children, ages birth through YA.

Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall are co-founders of Baby Ventures, a Maryland-based indie children’s book company creating diversity and adventure-inspired board books and artwork. Golzar is an avid humanitarian and advocate. She trained as a lawyer and spent eleven years working on behalf of vulnerable populations at leading advocacy organizations worldwide. As co-author of Baby Ventures books, Golzar is deeply committed to creating a more enriching, globally informed reading experience for young children. Lisa has been a lifelong artist and traveler, visiting over fifty countries across six continents. Upon returning home from each of her trips abroad, Lisa painted the rich diversity of people and places she’d experienced. As co-author and illustrator of Baby Ventures books, Lisa combines vibrant imagery with bold colors to bring her adventures to life in each book. Together, they founded Baby Ventures in 2016 with one simple mission: to encourage children early on to explore all the people, cultures, and places that make our world the wonder-filled place that it is, one literary adventure at a time. Their inaugural title, The ABCs of Washington, DC, is an ode to the real-life adventures they have had while living and working in DC.

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MOONLIT Workshop: How to Utilize Your Character to Build Characters
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT Workshop: How to Utilize Your Character to Build Characters

Whether you are writing a narrative poem or building characters for a novel; the character of your character is what draws the readers in and pushes the plot forward. Many writers struggle with developing the personality and desires of their characters. Your mental and moral qualities may be mirrored in your characters or totally opposite to you as an individual. Either way, it all begins and ends with you! Join us for a fun-filled workshop with affirmations, writing prompts and writing tools to become inspired to manifest the characters that you’ve been waiting to create.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-utilize-your-character-to-build-characters-tickets-57281609837

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4/20 Week: Joint Sessions Story Slam
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

4/20 Week: Joint Sessions Story Slam

Celebrate 4/20 Week with National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore at the Joint Sessions Story Slam at Songbyrd Record House and Music Cafe.

Hear stories of action, inspiration and healing as told by the activists, entrepreneurs, patients and enthusiasts to whom they happened.

Do you have a story to tell? Throw your name in the pot for a chance to tell your 4 minute and 20 second story from our main session stage.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.

Visit www.nationalcannabisfestival.com to learn about our 4/20 Week programs.

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Sherry & Mystery Book Club!
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Sherry & Mystery Book Club!

Join us for a delightful afternoon of discussing the ultimate mystery maven's first novel, indulging in expertly selected sherry & high tea!

The Reading Room's resident Sherry Expert Chantal Tseng joins Loyalty Bookstore owner Hannah Oliver Depp in a monthly book club that will read through Agatha Christie's works in order of publication and celebrate them in style with a tea service and some sherry to boot. Come enjoy the book, delightful company, and delicious treats with us.

Tickets available here!

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Cannabis Legalization in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Cannabis Legalization in the Age of Mass Incarceration

National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore present

Cannabis Legalization in the Age of Mass Incarceration 
A special book reading and discussion with author and activist Tony Lewis, Jr. 

At nine years old Tony Lewis Jr.'s life took a dramatic turn after his father, a D.C. drug "kingpin," was arrested and given a life sentence. It was 1989 and Washington D.C. stood as the murder capital of the country. Lewis went from a life of stability to one of chaos and poverty. Now Washington, D.C. is riding high on a wave of gentrification and ever lenient cannabis laws.

Join National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore for a book reading and discussion with Tony Lewis, Jr., activist and author of "SLUGG" A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass IncarcerationQueen Adesuyi, Policy coordinater at the Drug Policy Alliance and special guests about cannabis legalization in Washington, D.C., and the city's troubling past of mass incarceration.

This event takes place next to Loyalty Bookstore in the Petworth Citizen & Reading Room.

Visit www.nationalcannabisfestival.com to learn about our 4/20 Week programs.

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Author Storytime: Fabulous Fishes with Susan Stockdale
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Author Storytime: Fabulous Fishes with Susan Stockdale

Join us for a special storytime with Fabulous Fishes author and illustrator Susan Stockdale.

Susan Stockdale is the author and illustrator of many nonfiction picture books such as Fabulous Fishes, Stripes of All Types and Spectacular Spots. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards including the ALA Notable Children’s Book, NCTE Notable Children’s Book, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book and the Parents’ Choice Silver Award. Her bright, bold illustrations and rhythmic, rhyming text elicit praise. The Washington Post wrote, “If the paintings are the feast, Stockdale’s words are the dessert.” She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she is currently creating a picture book about birds.

Learn more at www.susanstockdale.com.

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MOONLIT: The World in a Flash: Intro to Flash Fiction
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT: The World in a Flash: Intro to Flash Fiction

How do you fit the world into 1,000 words or less? In this course, you'll explore the genre of flash fiction and create your own compact masterpiece. Topics include the elements of fiction, fundamentals of storytelling within the constraints of flash, and opportunities for further reading and potential publication.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-world-in-a-flash-intro-to-flash-fiction-tickets-57280576747

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MOONLIT Workshop: Writing the Other in Selfie Nation
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT Workshop: Writing the Other in Selfie Nation

Society often urges us to keep our gazes turned inward - tracking our popularity through social media likes and follows, buying products and services ever more personalized, and constantly improving the self through health and wellness trends. Writing is no exception, given the demand for memoir, self-help books, and personal essay. In this generative workshop, let's turn our gazes outward and write about the world around us, about the feelings, places, and experiences we all share.

This is a generative workshop, so participants should bring the place they prefer to keep their work, be it paper or digital.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-the-other-in-selfie-nation-tickets-57280492495

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Storytime featuring Erika Reynolds for The Adventures of Cleo and Sophie: Trip to the Moon
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime featuring Erika Reynolds for The Adventures of Cleo and Sophie: Trip to the Moon

Our recurring Saturday morning picture book storytime gets a special visit from author Ericka Reynolds for her book The Adventures of Cleo and Sophie: Trip to the Moon which which gives children an understanding of space and the profession of astronauts. 

Cleo (a Toy Poodle) and Sophie (a Yorkshire Terrier) live with their African American family. Each day when the family leaves for school and work, Cleo and Sophie have an adventure day and think of a fun place to go and something new to learn. In today's adventure Cleo and Sophie travel to the moon where they learn about space and astronauts. The book includes an inspirational message for dreaming big and following your heart's desire as well as learning activities which include, reading comprehension, creative writing, drawing and coloring pages. 

Author Ericka Reynolds is Chief of Business Operations for the Cyber and Strategic Enabling Directorate for the United States Air Force. Throughout her 23-year career she has served in many capacities from financial analyst to defense strategist and supported efforts across the Department of Defense. When she is not serving in her federal role she engages in her passion for writing. Her first publication, “The Adventures of Cleo and Sophie: Trip to the Moon” is a children’s book which features her two dogs. “Enslaved, The Lady and Her Pentagon” is her first fiction publication.

Ericka holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Alabama State University, a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University and certification as a Reiki practitioner from the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. 

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Tarot 101 Workshop: Drinks and Divination!
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Tarot 101 Workshop: Drinks and Divination!

Join us to learn the history of tarot and how to conduct your own basic readings with bookseller Aliza Cohen. Attendees will get a guide on tarot structure history and a how-to as well as personal trainings for different ways to practice daily readings and larger spreads. Wine included in the price of a ticket. Come join us for drinks and divination.

Purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tarot-101-workshop-tickets-58757851315

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Joint Sessions Story Slam
Mar
26
12:30 PM12:30

Joint Sessions Story Slam

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Celebrate 4/20 Week with National Cannabis Festival and Loyalty Bookstore at the Joint Sessions Story Slam at Songbyrd Record House and Music Cafe.

Hear stories of action, inspiration and healing as told by the activists, entrepreneurs, patients and enthusiasts to whom they happened.

Do you have a story to tell? Throw your name in the pot for a chance to tell your 4 minute and 20 second story from our main session stage.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $5. To order tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/420-week-joint-sessions-story-slam-tickets-59092424031

Visit www.nationalcannabisfestival.com to learn about our 4/20 Week programs.

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MOONLIT Workshop: The Flashpoint Paradox
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

MOONLIT Workshop: The Flashpoint Paradox

Writers of flash fiction face the unique challenge of creating something fragmentary, but complete; something brief, but satisfying; little moments that hint at a whole world. This interactive session will focus on various approaches writers can take to write complex stories in 1,000 words or fewer.

Join MOONLIT for an engrossing writing workshop at Loyalty Books. Tickets range from $15-$20 (a $20 includes a glass of wine along with the workshop). Scholarships are available.

Purchase tickets and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-flashpoint-paradox-creating-entire-worlds-in-under-1000-words-tickets-56447894171

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Storytime featuring Baby Ventures: Creators of The ABCs of Washington DC.
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime featuring Baby Ventures: Creators of The ABCs of Washington DC.

Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall are co-founders of Baby Ventures, a Maryland-based indie children’s book company creating diversity and adventure-inspired board books and artwork. Golzar is an avid humanitarian and advocate. She trained as a lawyer and spent eleven years working on behalf of vulnerable populations at leading advocacy organizations worldwide. As co-author of Baby Ventures books, Golzar is deeply committed to creating a more enriching, globally informed reading experience for young children. Lisa has been a lifelong artist and traveler, visiting over fifty countries across six continents. Upon returning home from each of her trips abroad, Lisa painted the rich diversity of people and places she’d experienced. As co-author and illustrator of Baby Ventures books, Lisa combines vibrant imagery with bold colors to bring her adventures to life in each book. Together, they founded Baby Ventures in 2016 with one simple mission: to encourage children early on to explore all the people, cultures, and places that make our world the wonder-filled place that it is, one literary adventure at a time. Their inaugural title, The ABCs of Washington, DC, is an ode to the real-life adventures they have had while living and working in DC.

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Book Club: Lovin' at Loyalty reads Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Mar
2
3:30 PM15:30

Book Club: Lovin' at Loyalty reads Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

Lifelong Romance lit lover? Want to learn what all the fuss is about? Need a great read that is as sexy as it is smart? We got you! Lovin’ at Loyalty will read through inter-sectional feminist romance novels and party hardy with a great discussion on the steamiest and most interesting parts of the Romance genre. We will cover historical, contemporary, and local and national authors, etc.

Our first read will be the beginning of Beverly Jenkins Western historical series Forbidden.

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Author Storytime with Nina Halper
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Author Storytime with Nina Halper

Join DC author Nina Halper as she tells the story of her beautiful dog Sabra, who was adopted from Israel during the Hezbollah conflict and brought home to Washington, DC. This lovingly illustrated and inspiring story is also fun and adventurous and will surely brighten up your Saturday! Nina will read from and sign copies of Sabra at our Upshur Street location from 11am-12pm. The event is free and open to the public!


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Book Club: Pages Against the Patriarchy reads We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club: Pages Against the Patriarchy reads We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Bookseller Katie will pick a recent book in paperback that challenges the patriarchal structure in a unique way. Books may be fiction or nonfiction, but they are guaranteed to be engaging reads!

Our first pick is by the wonderful essayist and author Samantha Irby, who’s humor cuts through the restrictions society puts on her gender, race, body presentation, and upbringing.

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Book Club: Too Lit to Quit reads Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Book Club: Too Lit to Quit reads Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Join Loyalty owner Hannah for our fiction book club! Each month we’ll pick a favorite piece of recent literature, always in paperback, and discuss the impact of the book and the background that helped bring it to life.

This month we will discuss bestselling and much launded Friday Black, a short story collection, that grips you and looks, satirically and seriously, at being young and black in America.

Please note that this book club will be meeting at the Kefa Cafe in the Silver Spring library on Wayne Ave!

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