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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APRIL 15 (Friday), noon, Room 119, Jefferson Building

Books & Beyond program. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the original publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, children's book historian Leonard Marcus will present a wide-ranging illustrated talk "Lewis Carroll in the Mirror of Surrealism."

APRIL 20 (Wednesday), noon, Members Room, Jefferson Building

Books & Beyond program. Jo Ann Jenkins will discuss and sign her new book Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best at Every Age (Public Affairs, 2016).

May 3 (Tuesday), noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Law professor Mary Sarah Bilder, will discuss and sign her new book Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (Harvard University Press, 2015). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

May 12 (Thursday), noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program.  Editor Ad Stijnman and contributor Linda Morenus will discuss the first handbook of early modern colour printmaking before 1700, Printing Colour, 1400-1700 (Brill, 2015).  Cosponsored with the Prints and Photographs Division.

May 17 (Tuesday), noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Journalist Joshua Kendall will discuss and sign his new book First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama (Grand Centeral Publising, 2016).

May 23 (Tuesday), noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Author Bonnie Yochelson will present her new book, Jacob Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half (Yale University in association with the Library of Congress and Museum of the City of New York, 2015). Cosponsored with the Interpretive Programs Office in conjuction with the Library of Congress exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing " How the Other Half Lives."

May 24 (Tuesday), noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will discuss and sign her new book When We are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, PLC, 2016).

JUNE 14 (Tuesday) noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program.  Michael Waldman will discuss and sign his new book The Right to Vote (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

JUNE 16 (Thursday), noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program.  Historian Stephen Hess will discuss and sign his new book America’s Political Dynasties from Adams to Clinton (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

JULY 13 (Wednesday), noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program.  Writer and historian Warren Bernard will discuss and sign his new book Cartoons for Victory (Fantagraphics Books, 2015).  Cosponsored with the Prints and Photographs Division.

JULY 20 (Wednesday), noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Author Amina Hassan will discuss and sign her new book Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015).