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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2015

JUNE 17 (Wednesday), Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Laura Auricchio will discuss and sign her new book The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

JULY 21 (Tuesday), Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. James McGrath Morris will discuss and sign his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black (HarperCollins, 2015). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

SEPTEMBER 5 (Saturday), National Book Festival, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

SEPTEMBER 15 (Tuesday), Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Wayne Wiegand will discuss and sign his new book A Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library (Oxford University Press, 2015).

SEPTEMBER 25 (Friday), 3 - 5 pm, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Sponsored with the Hispanic Division and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

OCTOBER 7 (Wednesday), Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Author and Editor Carol McCabe Booker will discuss and sign the new edition of Alone atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

OCTOBER 27 (Tuesday), 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building

Library of Congress Literacy Awards announcement and presentations.

NOVEMBER 5 (Thursday), Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Richard Moe will discuss and sign his book Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War (Oxford University Press, 2013).