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28 Monday

7 P.M. Barry Rubin, editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, discusses and signs The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Jane Turner Rylands reads from and signs Across the Bridge of Sighs: More Venetian Stories at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.

29 Tuesday

7 P.M. The Newseum is hosting an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Michael Gartner to mark the publication of their new collaboration, Outrage, Passion & Uncommon Sense: How Editorial Writers Have Taken On and Helped Shape the Great American Issues of the Past 150 Years, at the National Press Club, 13th floor, 529 14th St. NW. Gartner will discuss the book along with Joe Urschel, executive director and senior vice president of the Newseum, followed by a Q&A with the audience and, at 8 p.m., a book signing. For details and to RSVP, call 703-284-3504.

7 P.M. Professor of media studies Mark Crispin Miler discusses and signs Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them) at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Mary Kay Zuravleff leads a discussion of her recent novel, The Bowl Is Already Broken, for the book club at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 416 Cedar St. NW, 202-576-7252.

7 P.M. Photographer Roy Sewall presents a slide-illustrated discussion of his new book, Our Potomac: From Great Falls Through Washington, D.C., at Borders-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, 301-816-1067.

30 Wednesday

Noon. Dane Kennedy discusses and signs The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World as part of the "Books & Beyond" series at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-5221.

6:30 P.M. Admiral Stansfield Turner, director of central intelligence from 1977 to 1981, discusses his new book, Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence, in conversation with Marvin Kalb at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Dr. & 12th St. SW. A signing follows. Admission to this Smithsonian Associates event is $20 for nonmembers; call 202-357-3030 to RSVP.

6:30 P.M. Poet and linguistics professor Ofelia Zepeda reads from her work as part of the "Native Writers Series" at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth St. & Constitution Ave. SW. A reception and signing follow. Call 202-633-1000 for details.

7 P.M. James Loewen discusses and signs Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism at the Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md., 301-699-3500.

7 P.M. James R. Hansen, former historian for NASA, discusses and signs First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Columnist Greg Critser discusses and signs Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

1 Thursday

1 P.M. CBS News journalist and "60 Minutes" veteran Mike Wallace signs (no reading) his new memoir, Between You and Me, at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Joseph Campana and J.D. Smith read from and sign their new collections of poetry, The Book of Faces and Settling for Beauty, respectively, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 202-737-5553.

7 P.M. Andrew Delbanco discusses and signs Melville: His World and Work at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Chef Fernando Giacomini signs McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook and offers samples of desserts found in the book, at Barnes& Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.

7:30 P.M. Alice Fales Stewart discusses and signs The Palisades of Washington, D.C., a pictorial history of the western District neighborhood, at the Palisades Branch Library, 4901 V St. NW, 202-282-3139.

8 P.M. Jonathan Lowy and Tammy Greenwood-Stewart read from and sign their most recent novels, The Temple of Music and Undressing the Moon, respectively, in the closing evening of the Jenny McKean More Literary Reading Series' fall season being held at George Washington University, Marvin Center, amphitheater, 800 21st St. NW. Free tickets (2 per person) are available at the TicketMaster outlet in the Marvin Center; call 202-994-6180 for details.

3 Saturday

1 P.M. Caroline Kennedy signs her new anthology of verse, A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children (illus. by Jon J Muth), at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227. Note: this is a signing only, and there will no personalization of inscriptions.

2 P.M. Avis Berman discusses My Love Affair with Modern Art, a collection of the writings of the late Katharine Kuh (1904-1994), former curator of the Art Institute of Chicago and art critic of the Saturday Review, at the National Gallery of Art, East Bldg. auditorium, Fourth St. & Constitution Ave. NW. Berman, an art historian and Kuh's literary executor, was a close friend. Call 202-737-4215 for details.

3:30 P.M. Journalist Lauren Cowen and photographer Jayne Wexler discuss and sign their new pictorial, Grandmothers, at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 12089 Rockville Pike, 301-881-0237.

7 P.M. Harvey Arden, editor of Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance (by Native American Leonard Peltier, who was imprisoned in the 1970s after a controversial murder trial), discusses the case and screens a new documentary, "Incident at Oglala: the Leonard Peltier Story," at the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, 1426 Ninth St. NW, 202-986-0681. Admission is $5-$10, or free with the donation of a new or used toy to benefit the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

4 Sunday

1:30 P.M. Valerie Tripp reads from Very Funny, Elizabeth!, the newest character in the "AmericanGirl" series, and discusses the forthcoming movie, "Felicity: An AmericanGirl Adventure," based on the books in the "Felicity" series (many of which Tripp wrote) at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Arlington, Va. Call 703-241-8281 to RSVP.

3 P.M. Washington Post reporter David Vise and Mark Malseed discuss and sign The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media and Technology Success of Our Time at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.

Special Notices

The Oyster Bilingual Elementary School, located at 29th & Calvert Sts. NW, is holding its 11th annual Bilingual Book Fair, Dec. 5-10 featuring more than 500 Spanish and bilingual titles encompassing translations, work by U.S. Latino authors and children's literature from Central America and the Caribbean. Hours are: Monday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 202-671-3035 for details.

The University Club of Washington will hold its 16th annual Paul R. D'Armiento Meet the Author Night and Book Fair on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1135 16th St. NW. Some 40 authors are scheduled to attend, including Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Peter Baker, Pamela Duncan Edwards, Susan Glasser, Haynes Johnson, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Sen. Trent Lott, George Weigel and Jules Witcover. Contact Judy Voorhis-Gutierrez at 202-824-1378 or for details.

The Friends of the Southeast Library will hold its annual holiday book sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seventh & D Sts. SE, featuring books, cassettes, CDs and videos. For details, call 202-547-8899.

The Audubon Naturalist Society will hold its very last Audubon Holiday Fair on Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at its location, 8940 Jones Bridge Rd., Chevy Chase, Md. As part of the fair, a natural history used book and print sale will be held, with free admission. For details, call 301-652-9188.

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 Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, Md. Call 301-942-9292 or e-mail to register.

Michael Gartner, Nov. 29Caroline Kennedy, Dec. 3