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

September 12 (Friday) Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Ezra Greenspan will discuss and sign his new book William Wells Brown: An African-American Life (W.W. Norton, 2014). Contact 202-707-1519

September 23 (Tuesday) Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. James Conaway will discuss and sign his new book The Forgotten Fifties: America's Decade from the Archives of LOOK Magazine (Co-published by Skira/Rizzoli and the Library of Congress, 2014.) Cosponsored with the Publishing Office. Contact 202-707-1519

October 3 (Friday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Americas Awards. Cosponsored with the Hispanic Division and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

October 17 (Friday) Montpelier Room, Dining Room A &C, Madison Building

National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony and Reception. Cosponsored with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.

October 22 (Wednesday) 12 Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Harry Katz will discuss and sign his new book Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images (Co-published with Little, Brown and Company, Inc. and the Library of Congress, 2014). Cosponsored with the Publishing Office.

October 28 (Tuesday) 12 Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. John Hessler, Daniel DeSimone and Chet Van Duzer will discuss and sign their new book Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: 1502, the Claiming of a New World (Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2014). Cosponsored with the Publishing Office.

November 3 (Monday) 12 Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Veterans History Project