Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall for the Book

Time out from our regularly scheduled book revealing for an important announcement! The Fairfax County Library System and George Mason University are in the midst of 2008 Fall for the Book.

Excerpted from their website:

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

• Advances children's education by hosting specially tailored writing workshops or readings for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and by publishing an annual anthology of student writing in partnership with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Dominion.

• Makes literature fun by showcasing literary events in an active, engaging atmosphere that includes skits, dance, storytelling and more, and by introducing young people to living authors whose work they're reading in the classroom.

• Connects readers and authors at all levels, offering book lovers the chance to meet and greet their favorite writers and hear behind-the-scenes stories of writing and publishing.

• Builds community by connecting with senior centers, book clubs, special interest community groups, libraries, bookstores and many others.

• Encourages cultural diversity by combining common points of cultural reference with forums for discussion of our shared stories.

• Gives sponsors a chance to support regional programs, and attracts the broadest possible cross-section of families and individuals throughout the area.

• Fall for the Book, an IRS-recognized non-profit corporation, is governed by a board of directors that meets throughout the year.

On Monday, September 22, Friends of Reston Library, Inc. are sponsoring Espionage Expert Fred Hitz.

Espionage Expert Fred Hitz
When: Mon, Sep 22, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Grand Tier III, Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (map)
Description: The first statutory inspector general of the CIA offers an insider’s perspective of espionage today through his books The Great Game: the Myth and Reality of Espionage and Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty. Sponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.

For more information about the Festival or Mr. Hitz, go to their website:


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