Events sponsored by the Center for the Book

Author discussions, symposia and other events are an important part of the programming of the Center for the Book. The long-running Books & Beyond author series has attracted writers from across the country to discuss their books and the writing life, and to talk about how they have used the resources of the Library of Congress in their work. Most of these presentations are filmed for later webcasting.

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2014

April 2 (Wednesday), 12 noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program: Aimee Hess will discuss the new e-book Great Photographs From the Library of Congress (Arte Publishing in Association with the Library of Congress.) Cosponsored with the Publishing Office and the Prints and Photographs Division. Contact 202-707-1519.

April 9 (Wednesday) Noon, West Dining Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program: Stephen H. Grant will discuss and sign his new book Collecting Shakespeare: the Story of Henry and Emily Folger (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014). Contact 202-707-1519.

April 15 (Tuesday) Noon, Pickford Theater, Madision Building

Books & Beyond program: Ruth Wasem will discuss and sign her new book Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Unemployment Act of 1946 (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2013). Contact 202-707-1519.

April 22 (Tuesday) Noon, West Dining Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program: Philippe Leroux-Martin will discuss and sign his new book Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cambridge Unversity Press, 2014). Cosponsored with the European Division. Contact 202-707-1519.

May 2 (Friday) Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program: Elieen Rockefeller will discuss her new book Being a Rockefeller: Becoming Myself (Penguin Group (USA), 2013). Contact 202-707-1519.

May 15 (Thursday) Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program: Ann Banks and Virginia Millington wil present a program in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of These Are Our Lives, the 1930 book of life histories gathered by the Federal Writers's Project. Contact 202-707-1519.

June 18 (Wednesday) Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

National History Day. John Muller will discuss and sign his new book Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (The History Press, 2013). Cosponsoired with Educational Outreach, Office of Strategic Initiatives.