D.C. has learned to embrace its innate nerdiness. Nerd Nite -- which is basically PowerPoint presentations in a bar -- has sold out DC9 for three months running. And now the D.C. Public Library is starting the Literati Society, a young professionals group for book lovers. The first event features Peter Birkenhead, an actor and Salon contributor who has written "Gonville," about growing up with an emotional abusive father. Birkenhead discusses the book at Marvin from 7 to 9. There's no cover charge.
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