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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Peter Diamond and his team are assigned to investigate a murder over a large slab of carved stone up for auction. As Diamond’s leads take him to Chaucer’s house in Somerset, his intrepid colleague Ingeborg goes undercover to try to track down the source of the fatal handgun used in the murder. Peter Lovesey tells this story in the 14th novel in his Peter Diamond series, The Stone Wife. Join us Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm for what the Wall Street Journal calls, "a perfectly realized murder mystery." Margaret Maron will be introducing.


Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
Did you know that James Brown was once offered over ten million dollars to convert to a certain religion? If you think you know the soul truth about James Brown, think again! His son, Daryl Brown, among others, sets the record straight in his new tell-all about the Godfather of Soul, My Father the Godfather. Join us Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 pm for this special, and sure to be soulful, event.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet--one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats--which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. They join us Sunday, Septemer 21 at 3 pm with Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High Fat Diet, a follow-up to their own Cholesterol Clarity.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
John Darnielle, best known as the writer, composer, guitarist, pianist and vocalist of the band the Mountain Goats, now adds novelist to his resume with Wolf in White Van. As the creator of “Trace Italian”—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, and are explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called on to account for it. John Darnielle joins us Monday, September 22 at 7:30 pm to share the story of Wolf in White Van
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Get your hiking boots ready! Stephanie Jeffries and Thomas Wentworth, authors of Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, are joining us to share their unique hiking guide. This manual to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Join us Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 pm to learn about the mountains that live within our own state and our immediate neighbors. 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Scott WesterfeldYou may know him best for his alternate history Leviathan Trilogy, or The Uglies science fiction series.  Now Scott Westerfeld brings us his new novel, Afterworlds, on Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. It's a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel about the parallels between a young writer and the heroine of her story. When Scott visited here a few years ago for Leviathan, he did a mesmerizing program. Strong and brilliant writing, for ages 14+.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sarah Shaber is back with the 4th addition to her Louise Pearlie mystery series. 1940s, Washington DC. Louise, herself, is asked to review the file usage of a missing analyst from the Office of Strategic Services only to learn he hadd drowned in the Tidal Basin days before. Louise's life soon takes a dangerous and sinister turn, and she can't help but worry if she'll wind up floating in the Tidal Basin herself. Sarah Shaber is here Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 pm to share the newest addition to her mystery list, Louise's Blunder


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