CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webpage for listings. All class times are EST.

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All in-person book group meetings are suspended. Please check the individual book group webpages for online meeting information.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island (2128)

Pick up your late winter spirits with a virtual visit to Theodore Roosevelt Island, a DC woodland memorial to our foremost conservation president, who preserved 230 million acres of land during his presidency. Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island, will take you through each of the seasons on the island with spectacular photographs of its trees, wildflowers, birds and animals. One Saturday: February 27, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: The Music of Quincy Jones (2136)

Producer/arranger Quincy Jones is best known (and celebrated) for his work with mega-stars like Michael Jackson and vocalist Donna Summer. This class will spotlight Jones's equally compelling work as a Big Band leader, arranger for jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra," as well as music from film soundtracks ("In The Heat Of The Night," "In Cold Blood," "The Color Purple”). Each recording vividly illustrates Jones's mastery of (to quote the composer) "soul and science." One Sunday: February 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Where the Crawdads Sing: Fact vs. Fiction (2119)

Join instructor and P&P’s Director of Events, Brittany Kerfoot, for a dual class that explores the fictional and the shocking real-life details of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Two Mondays: March 1 and 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings



March 1, 7:30 pm
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers: Compact Edition Cover Image
By Diogenes Laertius, Pamela Mensch (Translator), James Miller (Editor)
ISBN: 9780197523391
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2020



March 2, 7:00 pm
OUR TOWNS, by Fallows NOTE: Meeting Online
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525432449
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019



March 3, 7:30 pm
END OF EVERYTHING, by Mack NOTE: Meets Online
The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982103545
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020