All Fairfax Reads Events in September


For Immediate Release: Aug. 27, 2012

Contact: Mary Mulrenan 703-324-8319

As part of this year’s All Fairfax Reads “one book; one community” project, which invites residents to read and discuss The Submission by Amy Waldman, the Fairfax County Public Library is offering the following events in September:

A Capital of Controversy: D.C. Memorials
Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-256-3800.
National Park Service Ranger Michael Kelly discusses how many of Washington, D.C.’s familiar memorials provoked passionate disagreement along the way to becoming cherished national icons. Registration begins Aug. 30.

All Fairfax Reads Book Discussion
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St. Fairfax. 703-293-6227.
Join writer Wendi Kaufman to learn more about Waldman’s novel and share your thoughts on the book. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation. No registration required.

Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden—from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. 703-765-3645.
Author and journalist Peter Bergen recounts the pursuit of Osama bin Laden, the twilight of al Queda and a transformative decade in American history. Books available for sale and signing. Registration begins Sept. 6

Amy Waldman
Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-1695.
Meet The Submission author, Amy Waldman, a former reporter for The New York Times for eight years and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book. No registration required.

For more information about All Fairfax Reads, The Submission and Amy Waldman, see the All Fairfax Reads page on the library’s website or pick up the Reader’s Guide at your local branch.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-8380, TTY 703-324-8365.


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