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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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

Books & Beyond program. Dr. Jeffrey T. Sammons and Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. will discuss their new book, Harlem's Rattlers & the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality (University Press of Kansas, 2014). Cosponsored with the Veterans History Project.