Event Details

Hooks Book Events and Libraries Without Borders invite you to join us for a discussion with author Derek Thompson on his best-selling book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

As we dig into Thompson’s research on how Disney, Renoir, and The Weeknd became popular, we will explore the potential to use this same science to help nonprofits like Libraries Without Borders to promote literacy and to combat misinformation. The night will include an opportunity for guests to exchange ideas over wine and other light refreshments. Donations to Libraries Without Borders will be accepted throughout the night. All donors who give greater than $50 will receive a signed copy of Hit Makers courtesy of Hooks Book Events.

The event will begin promptly at 4:30pm. Space is limited. Please respond by February 16th.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age requirement, although we ask that guests bring a form of ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

1155 F Street is situated on the corner of 11th Street and F Street, in the heart of East End Downtown DC. It is accessible by bus, metro and taxi. The nearest metro location is Metro Center, which serves the Green, Red and Blue Lines. Garage parking is available in the building from 6AM to 12AM for $12 for an hour, and a max of $20 after that.

Is my ticket transferable?

Invitations are transferable, however, we ask that invitees notify Kat Trujillo at [email protected] or 202-729-3516 about any changes ahead of the event if possible. Invitees may bring guests.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Trujillo at [email protected] or 202-729-3516.

  • When: Thu Feb. 22
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Address: 1155 F Street NW
    Washington District of Columbia,US 20004

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