Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Thursday September 24, 2020

Friday September 25, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask VHP Staff Live! Friday
    September 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Rachel Mears will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Caring for the National Collection, with the Director for Preservation Friday
    September 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Come talk to the director for preservation about the projects the Preservation Directorate conducts to prevent, mitigate and correct for the deterioration and damage to the Library's collections. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | special events
    Library of Congress National Book Festival 2020 Friday
    September 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. NOTE: Friday's events will focus on school & youth programming. Online Only
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conservation Treatment of the Emily Howland Photograph Album Friday
    September 25, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Come talk to the book and photograph conservators about the treatment of this 19th century photograph album that contains a previously unknown portrait of Harriet Tubman. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Gene Luen Yang Live Q&A Friday
    September 25, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Join Gene Luen Yang for a Live Q&A session. Make sure to check out their video first and have your questions ready when the live session begins. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jessica Curry and Parker Curry Live Q&A Friday
    September 25, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Join Jessica Curry and Parker Curry for a Live Q&A session. Make sure to check out their video first and have your questions ready when the live session begins. Children
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask VHP Staff Live! Friday
    September 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Karen Lloyd will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed Live Q&A Friday
    September 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Join Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed for a Live Q&A session. Make sure to check out their video first and have your questions ready when the live session begins. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask VHP Staff Live! Friday
    September 25, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Lisa Taylor will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Mike Curato Live Q&A Friday
    September 25, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Join Mike Curato for a Live Q&A session. Make sure to check out their video first and have your questions ready when the live session begins. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Preservation Research and Testing Division Q&A Friday
    September 25, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Come talk to Preservation Research and Testing Division staff about the research being completed to aid in the storage, conservation and understanding of Library collection items. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Preservation Strategies for Bound Materials Friday
    September 25, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Come talk about institutional or personal concerns regarding use, storage and conservation of bound materials in a collection. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask Us About Citizen DJ Friday
    September 25, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Innovator in Residence Brian Foo and LC subject specialists are available to answer questions about the sounds of Citizen DJ! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Preservation Strategies for Photographic Materials Friday
    September 25, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Come talk to a photograph conservator and ask any questions you have about best strategies for the use, storage and long term preservation of your personal photograph collections. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask VHP Staff Live! Friday
    September 25, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Liaison specialist Kerry Ward will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress

Saturday September 26, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask a Business Librarian Live! Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Business reference librarians will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask a Law Librarian Live! Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Legal reference librarian Ann Hemmens will be available to answer your reference questions! Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask a Map Librarian! Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Ask a librarian about the map collections at the Library of Congress. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask Me About Copyright Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Public Information and Education staff will answer copyright related questions. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask Me About NLS! Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Senior editor Mark Schwartz will answer your questions about the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask the American Folklife Center! Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
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    General Q&A about American Folklife Center resources. Explore the Library of Congress
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ask the Kluge Center Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Ask us any questions about the Kluge Center and our programming. Explore the Library of Congress