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The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival. View and download the Festival program; note that any last-minute schedule adjustments will only be updated on the website and will not be reflected in the Festival program PDF.

The Library of Congress is bringing the National Book Festival closer to home. Below, you can find local libraries, schools and organizations that are hosting watch parties near you.

Each year, the Affiliate Centers for the Book select books for Great Reads from Great Places, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific island territories. Discover the Great Reads from Great Places book selections and videos.

Local Events

Organization Name City/Town State
Good Times Tutoring Allentown Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County Library System Scranton Pennsylvania
Alexandria Library Alexandria Virginia
New York Public Library Bronx New York
King County Library System Newcastle Washington
Dawson County Public Library Lamesa Texas
Azle High School Azle Texas
Denton Public Library Denton Texas
Abington Community Library Clarks Summit Pennsylvania
Pflugerville Middle School Pflugerville Texas
Heartland Community College Library Normal Illinois
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Austin Texas
Canyon Intermediate School Canyon Texas
El Paso High School El Paso Texas
Eagle Pass Public Library Eagle Pass Texas
Tom Green County Library San Angelo Texas
Gwinnett County Public Library Dacula Georgia
Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Lubbock Texas
Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Public Library Weslaco Texas
Richardson Independent School District Richardson Texas
Teurlings Catholic High School Lafayette Louisiana
Olive Free Library West Shokan New York
Winthrop Public Library Winthrop Washington
Dennis Public Library Dennis Port Massachusetts
Huntingtown Elementary School Huntingtown  Maryland
Orange County Public Library Westminster California
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Malibu California
Kent County Division of Libraries Dover Delaware
Globe Public Library Globe Arizona
Richmond Public Library - West End Branch Richmond Virginia
Patagonia Public Library Patagonia Arizona
Wiggin Memorial Library Stratham New Hampshire
Exeter Public Library Exeter New Hampshire
The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Inc. Gary Indiana