National Press Club

Documentary on former Yugoslavia to screen Nov. 3

October 30, 2014 | By Molly McCluskey | mollyemccluskey@gmail.com

The impact of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia countries is still felt by the region’s youth, reported in a documentary from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), “Majority Starts Here,” which will screen at the National Press Club on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

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Go behind the scenes of Downton Abbey at Book Rap Nov. 5

October 28, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Jessica Fellowes, bestselling author and niece of “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, will discuss and sign copies of her book "A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey" at a Nov. 5 Book Rap in the Conference Rooms from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Register here to attend. Tickets are $5 for members; $10 for others. Members should log in to the web site to see the discount code.

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Find thrills for the children on your holiday list at the Book Fair Nov. 18

October 28, 2014 | By Julie SAchoo | jschoo@press.org

Children on your holiday shopping list will be thrilled with the selection of new titles available at the Nov. 18 Book Fair and Authors’ Night.

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Understand Hispanic voters on eve of midterm elections Oct. 31

October 27, 2014 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

A Newsmaker event will discuss the Hispanic electorate Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m., four days before the 2014 midterm elections.

The “Latino vote” is often depicted in the media as the fastest growing and most significant voting bloc in the U.S., one that will determine the fate of immigration reform and the futures of both the Democratic and Republican parties.

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Book Rap to reveal dogs at war Oct. 29

October 27, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Rebecca Frankel, author of "War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love," will discuss and sign copies of her book at an Oct. 29 Book Rap from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions.

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Meet the authors at the Book Fair Nov. 18

October 26, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club is pleased to announce that it will partner once again with Washington’s premier independent bookstore, Politics & Prose, on the Club's annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair to speak at Luncheon Nov. 17

October 26, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro | rkuckro@eenews.net

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will speak about assuring the continued safe operation of the nation’s more than 100 nuclear power plants at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 17.

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Photo Committee presents GoPro camera event Nov. 12

October 26, 2014 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Mounted on a skier's helmet, on the handlebars of a bicycle or on the head of a dog, GoPro cameras allow users to take videos from totally unique points of view. The striking results often go viral on the Internet and draw millions of viewers.

The Club’s Photography Committee will sponsor an event Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the conference rooms that will give everyone a unique opportunity to meet, hear, and see videos from two key members of the GoPro company.

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International Cultural Event to highlight Club's cultural diversity with music, food, dance Nov. 19

October 23, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

An International Cultural Evening featuring energetic dance troups, vibrant musical performances and tasty delicacies from different regions around the world will turn the National Press Club Ballroom into a multi-cultural showcase from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Registration is required. Ticket prices are $35 for the public and $25 for Club members. Early bookings are recommended as the event is expected to sell out.

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Julia Child's favorite baker, Dorie Greenspan, featured at brunch Nov. 22

October 22, 2014 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

A few tickets are still available for the multi-course brunch featuring award-winning cookbook author and Julia Child’s favorite baker, Dorie Greenspan, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The brunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Greenspan, whose ground-breaking bestseller “Around My French Table” won top accolades, will introduce her newest cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere.” The book explores the universe of French desserts, drawing on seasonal ingredients and adapted for the home cook.

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