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Past Events for 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12pm
Books & Beyond program: Author Harry Katz will discuss and sign his new book, Mark Twain’s America. The event is free and open to the public. Mumford Room, 6th floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30pm
Author Harry Katz and editor Tom Wiener will discuss and sign their new book, Mark Twain’s America. The event is free and open to the public. Kramerbooks and Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12pm
Books & Beyond program: John Hessler, Chet Van Duzer, and Dan De Simone will discuss and sign their new book, Columbus Book of Privileges. The event is free and open to the public. Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12pm
Books & Beyond program: Author James Conaway and  picture editor Amy Pastan will discuss and sign their new book, The Forgotten Fifties. The event is free and open to the public. Montpelier Room, 6th floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10am-10pm - The National Book Festival

National Book Festival

2014 National Book Festival Poster Artist: Bob Staake

  • James Conaway, author of the upcoming publication The Forgotten Fifties, will speak about the book along with picture editor Amy Pastan. 3:30-4:15pm in the Special Programs Pavilion (ground floor). There will also be a book signing from 5-6pm on the second floor.
  • Helena Zinkham, Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division, will discuss the ebook Great Photographs from the Library of Congress in the LC Pavilion. Time to be announced.
  • John W. Hessler, Dan De Simone, and Chet van Duzer will discuss their upcoming publication, Columbus Book of Privileges, from 3:30-4pm in the LC Pavilion.

All National Book Festival events will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC.

April 7-May 3, 2014
Visit the Publishing Office’s temporary exhibition next to the Visitors’ Desk in the Thomas Jefferson Building. An array of publications is featured, as well as several rare and unusual objects from the Library’s vast collections.

Image: Great Photographs

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12 PM
Aimee Hess of the Publishing Office and Helena Zinkham, Chief of the Prints & Photographs Division, will discuss a new ebook, Great Photographs from the Library of Congress, at a "Books and Beyond" event in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. <view map>

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12 PM
Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center and Aimee Hess of the Publishing Office will discuss a new ebook, Michigan-I-O: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folk-Song Expedition, at a "Books and Beyond" event in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. <view map>

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 PM
Christel Schmidt will host a screening of Pickford's 1927 feature My Best Girl and sign copies of her book, Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies.
Red River Theaters,  11 S. Main Street, Concord, NH.
http://www.redrivertheatres.org/

Friday, January 31, 8:00 PM
Christel Schmidt will host a screening of the Pickford's 1926 feature Sparrows and sign copies of her book, Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies.
Somerville Theatre,  55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA.
http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com/somerville-theatre/

Wednesday, October 30, 12pm  
Books & Beyond program: Linda Barrett Osborne, Paolo Battaglia, and Mario Mignone will discuss and sign their new book Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian Ameican Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress ( Library of Congress and Anniversary Books SRL, 2013). The event is free and open to the public.
Montpelier Room, 6th floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC.

Friday, October 18, 7pm
Mario B. Mignone, Paolo Battaglia, and Linda Barrett Osborne, authors of the new book Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience, will discuss the Italian American experience as seen through the collections of the Library of Congress. Author signing to follow. This event is free and open to all.
Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library, Room E-4340 (fourth floor).
http://www.library.stonybrook.edu/librarynews/?p=3454

Friday, June 7, 4:00 PM
Christel Schmidt will host a screening of the Pickford's 1926 feature Sparrows and sign copies of her book, Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies.
The Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/films/pickford/mary-pickford-film-program/

Saturday, June 8, 1:30 PM
Christel Schmidt will host a screening of the Pickford one reel shorts from 1909-1912 and sign copies of her book, Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies.
The Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/films/pickford/mary-pickford-film-program/

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