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5 Tuesday

7 P.M. Charles Cerami discusses and signs Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Madison, Hamilton, and the Crisis that Built the Constitution at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Jehanne Dubrow and Bonnie Nevel read from their work as part of the Joaquin Mil- ler Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 301-587-4954.

7:30 P.M. Barry Eisler reads from and signs his new John Rain thriller, Killing Rain, at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.

6 Wednesday

7 P.M. Actor Martin Moran discusses and signs his new memoir, The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace, at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7 Thursday

7 P.M. Scott Tilden discusses the "golden age" of museum building in a lecture that touches on architects I.M. Pei, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, to name just a few, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. He will also sign his new book, Architecture for Art: American Art Museums, 1938-2008 (with photographs by Paul Rocheleau). Admission is $20 for nonmembers; call 202-639-1703 for details.

7 P.M. Robert W. Merry, president and publisher of Congressional Quarterly, discusses and signs Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

8 Friday

6:30 P.M. Karrine Steffans signs her new memoir, Confessions of a Video Vixen, along with Darren Coleman, who will sign his new novel, Don't Ever Wonder, at Karibu Books-Forestville,. 3289 B Donnell Dr., Forestville, Md., 301-736-6170.

7 P.M. Paul Feig, creator of the Emmy-nominated show "Freaks and Geeks," discusses and signs his new memoir, Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin, at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-4227.

9 Saturday

9 A.M. Stephen Borelli discusses and signs How About That!: The Life of Mel Allen, his biography of the famous sports broadcaster, at Barnes & Noble, 4300 Montgomery Ave., Ellicott City, Md., 410-203-9001.

7 P.M. Television and film writer Adam Meyer reads from and signs his new young-adult suspense novel, The Last Domino, at Borders-Silver Spring, 8518 Fenton St., 301-585-0550.

10 Sunday

5 P.M. Gareth Porter discusses and signs Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

6 P.M. Miles David Moore hosts the launch of the Iota Poetry Series summer season with readings by Vladimir Levchev and Yvette Neisser Moreno at the Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 703-522-8340.

Special Notices

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold a tutor orientation session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write and speak English on Monday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, Md. For details and to register, call 301-942-9292 or e-mail

The Library of Congress is accepting submissions from those interested in reading in its annual Poetry at Noon series. For guidelines, visit or call 202-707-1308.

Deadline is July 15.

Martin Moran, July 6Adam Meyer, July 9