April 30-May 6, 2007
6 P.M. The World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. is sponsoring "Town Hall Series: Climate Change," a panel discussion featuring Ronald Bailey, the science correspondent for Reason magazine; Marlo Lewis Jr., a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; Michael MacCracken, a chief scientist with the Climate Institute; environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change; and S. Fred Singer, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project and author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years (written with Dennis T. Avery), at the National Association of Home Builders, conference center, 1201 15th St. NW. It will be moderated by R. James Woolsey, the former director of the CIA. Pearce and Singer will sign copies of their books following the discussion. Admission is $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members and $5 for students; call 202-293-1051 or e-mail email@example.com for details.
6:30 P.M. Vertigo Books and the TransAfrica Forum's "Writer's Corner" series present a reading by novelists Kwame Dawes, author of She's Gone; Helon Habila, author of M easuring Time; and Dinaw Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, at the Charles Sumner School & Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. Call 301-779-9300 for details.
7 P.M. Amy Dockser Marcus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Wall Street Journal, discusses and signs Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, discusses and signs his new memoir, And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since: From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress, at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.
6 P.M. Auction house Doyle New York is hosting a reception and book signing with architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, marking the publication of the new monograph, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Architect, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Blake Hall, 3240 O St. NW. Admission is $30 per person; $70 with a copy of the book included. For details, call Samira Farmer at 202-342-6100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 P.M. Robert D. Hormats, a managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., discusses and signs his new book, The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars, at the National Press Club, Murrow-White Conference Room, 529 14th St. NW. Admission is free, but RSVP at 202-662-7129 or e-mail email@example.com. Books will be available for sale, with proceeds going to the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.
6:30 P.M. Historian Jill Jonnes discusses and signs Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Poe Room, 400 Cathedral Ave., Baltimore, Md., 410-396-9454.
7:30 P.M. Novelist and essayist Barbara Kingsolver, author of Small Wonder and The Poisonwood Bible, discusses her new book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (chronicling her family's year spent eating only home-grown or locally grown food), at the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin & Massachusetts Aves. NW. Admission is $16 for the general public; call 202-537-2221 or visit http:/
6 P.M. Actor Don Cheadle and John Prendergast, a senior advisor to the International Crisis Group and co-founder of the ENOUGH Campaign, discuss and sign their new book, Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Jo Barrett reads from and signs her new novel, The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom, at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.
7 P.M. Film director and screenwriter Matthew Chapman discusses and signs 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Swedish author Linda Olsson reads from and signs her new novel, Astrid & Veronika, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. She will also read on Friday, May 4, at noon at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.