Announcing the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress
Listen to a storyteller spin a tale; hear a reading by an award-winning author; see demonstrations of new web technologies; listen to music and have something to eat. These are some of the things you can do throughout the day on Saturday, September 8, at the National Book Festival.
The Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush invite you to the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for an enjoyable day. Events will include readings, demonstrations, and book signings by more than 50 award-winning authors and illustrators, musical performances, storytelling, and panel discussions about children's books, mysteries, and poetry. You can consult with preservation and conservation specialists about saving your family photos and documents. There will also be demonstrations of new technologies, tours and exhibitions.
More than 50 organizations will also be on hand to help you learn more about ways to promote reading, literacy, and libraries in your community.
For more information about the National Book Festival, visit the Festival's Web site or call toll-free 888-714-4696. The Web site also has ideas to help you bring the Festival to your school, public library, and home.
The Festival, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by generous donations from our charter sponsors: AT&T, WorkPlaceUSA, the Library's James Madison Council, and by contributions from The Washington Post, Borders Books and Music, Scholastic Inc., US Airways, Chevy Chase Bank, and UPS.
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