Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Epstein Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
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    David Epstein discusses "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" (Riverhead) with Anne-Imelda Radice. Welcome by: Jon Parrish Peede. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    José Andrés Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    José Andrés discusses "Vegetables Unleashed" (Ecco) and "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" (Ecco) with Diane Rehm. Introduced by: Carla Hayden. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses "My Own Words" (Simon & Schuster) with Nina Totenberg. Introduced by: Carla Hayden. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction: Richard Ford Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Richard Ford receives the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction and discusses his life's work with Marie Arana. His most recent novel is "Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book" (Ecco). Introduced by: Carla Hayden. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Brooks Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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    David Brooks discusses "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life" (Random House) with David M. Rubenstein. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Raina Telgemeier Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Raina Telgemeier discusses "Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story" (Graphix/Scholastic). Introduced by: Warren Bernard. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David McCullough Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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    David McCullough discusses "The Pioneers: The Heroic Stories of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West" (Simon & Schuster) with Marie Arana. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Michael Beschloss Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Michael Beschloss discusses "Presidents of War" (Crown) with David M. Rubenstein. Main Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Sloan Wilson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
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    David Sloan Wilson discusses "This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution" (Pantheon) with Gal Beckerman. Welcome by: Shari Werb. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Cece Bell Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:50 am - 12:15 pm EDT
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    Cece Bell launches her new book "Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Nicole Y. Chung. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sophie Blackall Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:25 pm - 12:50 pm EDT
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    Sophie Blackall discusses "Hello Lighthouse" (Little, Brown). Introduced by: Guy Lamolinara. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:20 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
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    Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Fred Bowen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:35 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Fred Bowen launches his new book "Speed Demon" (Peachtree). Introduced by: Guy Lamolinara. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Pablo Cartaya Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:55 pm - 4:20 pm EDT
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    Pablo Cartaya launches his new book "Each Tiny Spark" (Kokila/Random House). Introduced by: Catalina Gomez. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Brian Floca Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:05 am - 10:30 am EDT
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    Brian Floca discusses "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson). Introduced by: Nora Krug. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:10 pm - 2:35 pm EDT
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    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham launch their new book "Best Friends" (First Second). Introduced by: Michael Cavna. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jon Klassen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:25 pm EDT
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    Jon Klassen discusses "Circle" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Tracy Grant. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Linda Sue Park Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:40 am - 11:05 am EDT
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    Linda Sue Park launches her new book "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion). Introduced by: Eun Yang. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sherri Duskey Rinker Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:15 am - 11:40 am EDT
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    Sherri Duskey Rinker launches her new book "Three Cheers for Kid McGear!" (Chronicle). Introduced by: John Kelly. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab Children's Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:35 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Victoria "V.E." Schwab launches her new book "Tunnel of Bones" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    9:30 am - 9:55 am EDT
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    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg launch their new book "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle). Introduced by: Christina Barron. Welcome by: Carly Mitchell. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jennifer Swanson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:45 pm - 3:10 pm EDT
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    Jennifer Swanson launches her new book "Save the Crash-Test Dummies" (Peachtree). Introduced by: Stephanie Merry. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:50 am - 12:25 pm EDT
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    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli launch their new book "Hi, Jack!" (Viking). Mac Barnett discusses "The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown" (Balzer + Bray) and "Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime" (Orchard). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Max Brallier Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:10 pm - 1:35 pm EDT
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    Max Brallier launches his new book "The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade" (Viking). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage