The Library frequently hosts a variety of dynamic events, welcoming established scholars, leaders, and experts from numerous fields.



Upcoming Events

Ford Evening Book Talk: The Howe Dynasty

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Julie Flavell’s new book, The Howe Dynasty, provides a groundbreaking reinterpretation of one of England’s most famous military families across four wars through the eyes of the Howe women and radically recasts the American War of Independence as a civil war. This book is a finalist for the 2022 George Washington Prize.

Hear from the author at our free book talk and submit your questions. This event will be followed by a book signing.

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The 2022 Mount Vernon Symposium

Fred W. Smith National Library

Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America.

Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design—and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world.

Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States. 

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The Mount Vernon Symposium is endowed by the generous support of The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Lucy S. Rhame.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Scotland and Revolutionary America

Ford Orientation Center - Smith Theater

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, a local historic place with many connections to George Washington, is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

To help mark this momentous occasion, the Washington Library is hosting a special Ford Evening Book Talk featuring two local authors and their books, which are focused on history with Scottish and Calvinist themes. 

Hear from the authors at our free book talk and submit your questions. This event will be followed by a book signing.

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