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An Evening with Chinua Achebe
November 3, 2008

Jon Scieszka Receives National Ambassador's Medal
September 28, 2008

Library of Congress Honors Herman Wouk
September 10, 2008

Mark Stein discusses his new book, How the States Got Their Shapes
July 15, 2008

Adam Clymer discusses his new book, Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right
May 22, 2008

Robert Hass Moderates River of Words Ceremony
May 12, 2008

To Read or Not to Read
May 8, 2008

Memo to the President-Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership
(Madeline Albright)
May 5, 2008

Bill McKibben discusses "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau"
April 15, 2008

Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr. discusses his new autobiography
April 15, 2008

Stephen King, his wife and son discuss their writing styles and read to students from four Washington, DC classrooms
April 4, 2008

Jennifer 8. Lee discusses her new book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
March 17, 2008

Michael Dirda discusses his new book, Classics for Pleasure
March 6, 2008

Michael B. Oren discusses America in the Middle East
February 27, 2008

The New Deal Campaign of 1932
February 14, 2008


An African Republic
December 10, 2007

Richard Kurin discusses his book, The History and Curse of the Hope Diamond
November 16, 2007

Raymond J. Batvinis discusses his new book, The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence
November 8, 2007

ALA President Loriene Roy speaks in honor of Native American Heritage Month
November 2, 2007

The new Center for the Book publication, Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, is featured at Book History Symposium
November 2, 2007 - Presentation of Papers and Panel Discussion

Senior music specialist Robin Rausch discusses the book, A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colomy, 1907-2007
October 30, 2007

Novelist David Robbins discusses "The Nuts & Bolts of Historical Fiction"
October 24, 2007

Vincent Virga and Ron Grim discuss their new book, Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, that highlights the Library's map treasures
October 23, 2007

Center for the Book hosts program on Library Accessibility
October 17, 2007

Martin Meredith discusses his new book, Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
October 11, 2007

2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature - Presentation
October 6, 2007

Albert N. Greco and Robert M. Wharton discuss "The State of the Book Industry in 2007"
June 28, 2007

Michael Blake discusses his new book, Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency
June 25, 2007

Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her new biography of Robert E. Lee
June 12, 2007

Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Awards Ceremony
May 15, 2007

Arnold Rampersad discusses his new biography of Ralph Ellison
May 3, 2007

Stephen H. Grant discusses his new book, Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal
March 22, 2007

Rovert R. Davila, president of Gallaudet University, is one of several speakers in a program marking a new partnership between the Center for the Book and the National Literary Society of the Deaf
March 13, 2007

Mary E. Neighbour discusses her new novel about Dred Scott, Speak Right On
March 6, 2007

Sara Paretsky discusses her latest mystery thriller, Fire Sale
February 27, 2007

Historian Douglas L. Wilson discusses his new book, Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words
February 21, 2007


Seven authors discuss their books in the "Women Who Dare®" series published by the Library of Congress in association with Pomegranate. See also news release for more information.
November 11, 2006.

Godfrey Hodgson discusses his new biography of Col. Edward House, Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand
October 31, 2006

David Baldacci discusses his new novel, The Collectors
October 17, 2006

W. Joseph Campbell discusses The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms
October 4, 2006

2005 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature - Presentation
September 16, 2006

Steven Sage discusses Ibsen and Hitler: The Playwright, the Plagiarist and the Plot for the Third Reich
July 19, 2006

Theodore R. Malloch and Scott T. Massey discuss Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness
May 25, 2006

Poets and Young Readers take part in National Poetry Month
April 27, 2006

Tom D.Crouch discusses Rocketeers and Gentleman Engineers
April 25, 2006

Poet Robert Hass hosts the 2006 River of Words ceremony
April 22, 2006

James Swanson discusses his best-selling book, Manhunt: The Chase for Lincoln's Killer
April 18, 2006

Margaret Wagner and Gary Gallagher discuss the Library of Congress book, The American Civil War: 365 Days
April 11, 2006

Gerard Gawalt My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives
March 30, 2006

Thomas J. Dodd discusses his book, Tiburcio Carias: Portrait of a Honduran Political Leader
March 24, 2006

Historian J. A., Lemay discusses Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History
March 9, 2006

Former Ambassador to Italy Richard Gardner discusses Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War
February 14, 2006

Robert Wilson discusses his biography, The Explorer King: Adventure, Science and the Great Diamond Hoax--Clarence King in the Old West
February 8, 2006

John Dickerson discusses his biography, On Her Trail: My Mother: Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
February 6, 2006

Nicholas Basbanes discusses Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World
January 31, 2006

Jeffrey Matthews discusses his biography, Alanson B. Houghton and the New Era
January 27, 2006

Dana Stabenow discusses her new book, Blindfold Game: A Thriller
January 10, 2006


Dane Kennedy discusses his new biography, Richard Burton and the Victorian World
November 30, 2005

Lewis Dabney discusses his new biography of Edmund Wilson
November 2, 2005

Historian John Hope Franklin discusses his new autobiography, Mirror to America
November 1, 2005

Edmund Morris discusses his new book, Beethoven: The Universal Composer
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 25, 2005

Stephen Borelli discusses his book, How About That! The Life of Mel Allen
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 18, 2005

2004 Americas Awards ceremony
October 1, 2005

Editor and translator Lori Marie Carlson discusses her book, Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States
A Hispanic Heritage Month program sponsored jointly with the Hispanic Division, September 29, 2005.

Journalist Jay Feldman discusses his book, When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes
BOOKS & BEYOND, August 4, 2005

Historian A. Roger Ekirch discusses his book At Day's Close: Night in Times Past
BOOKS & BEYOND, June 20, 2005

Kelly Cresap discusses his book, Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naiveté
May 17, 2005

Poet Jorie Graham reads at Library's celebration of National Poetry Month
April 26, 2005

Ann McClellan discusses her book on the National Cherry Blossom Festival
BOOKS & BEYOND, March 30, 2005

U. S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison discusses her new book American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
BOOKS & BEYOND, March 14, 2005

Journalist Nick Kotz discusses his new book on civil rights, Judgment Days
March 1, 2005

Historian Susan Ware discusses her biography of Mary Margaret McBride
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 22, 2005.

Librarian and historian John Y. Cole, director of the Center for the Book, discusses the Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation, and the World, an authoritative one-volume reference work of new essays, articles, and statistical appendices. Edited by Cole and historian Jane Aikin, the volume describes the development of the Library's collections, functions, and services from its origin in 1800 to 2004.
February 18, 2005

Literary scholar and Hammett specialist Richard Layman presents an informal talk "The Maltese Falcon at 75" to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 15, 2005

Ned Crouch discusses his book Mexicans & Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 14, 2005

Promoting Literacy in South Africa discussed by Lorato Trok and Joseph Lekuton
February 8, 2005

Gerard W. Gawalt and Ann G. Gawalt discuss their new book, First Daughters: Letters Between U. S. Presidents and Their Daughters
October 27, 2004

Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discusses his new book Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 26, 2004

Author Daniel Mark Epstein discusses his book, Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington
September 30, 2004

Library hosts 2003 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
September 24, 2004

Author and journalist Larry Tye discusses his new book Rising from the Rails
BOOKS & BEYOND, July 21, 2004

Paul Krugman discusses recent book The Great Unraveling
BOOKS & BEYOND, July 21, 2004

John Norton Moore discusses his recent book Solving the War Puzzle
BOOKS & BEYOND, June 30, 2004

The History and Myths Surrounding the U.S. Flag are discussed by Karal Ann Marling and Vincent Virga
BOOKS & BEYOND, June 14, 2004

Kenneth A Tucker and Vandana Allman dicsuss their new book, Animals, Inc.
BOOKS & BEYOND, June 14, 2004

Mystery Writer Carolyn Hart speaks at the Library of Congress
BOOKS & BEYOND, April 28, 2004

Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service
April 27, 2004

Herman Wouk discusses his new book (A Hole in Texas) with journalist William Safire at the Library of Congress
BOOKS & BEYOND, April 21, 2004

Jerry Pinkney discusses "A Sense of Place"
February 17, 2004

David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis discuss their essays based on images `in the new book, A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois and African American Portraits of Progress
October 29, 2003

Henry Wiencek discusses his new book, An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 29, 2003

Michael Dirda discusses his memoir, An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 14, 2003

W. Ralph Eubanks discusses his new memoir, Ever is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past
BOOKS & BEYOND, September 17, 2003

Robert Caro discusses his new book on President Lyndon B. Johnson
BOOKS & BEYOND, May 20, 2003

Vartan Gregorian discusses his new autobiography
BOOKS & BEYOND, May 19, 2003

"Sodom Laurel Album" Explores North Carolina Mountain Community
April 21, 2003

Linda Monk discusses her new book, The Words We Live By; Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
BOOKS & BEYOND, April 14, 2003

Amy Shapiro Discusses Millicent Fenwick: Her Way
BOOKS & BEYOND, April 1, 2003

Women's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams
BOOKS & BEYOND, March 24, 2003

Native American women writers discuss new book, Sister Nations.
BOOKS & BEYOND, March 4, 2003

Kenneth Janken discusses his new book, White: The Biography of Walter White
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 25, 2003

Peter Bridges discusses his new book Pen of Fire: John Moncure Daniel
BOOKS & BEYOND, November 18, 2002

A symposium marking the publication of Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary
Event date: October 21, 2002

Lawrence W. Levine and Cornelia R. Levine present a talk about their book, The People and the President: America's Conservations with FDR
BOOKS & BEYOND, October 15, 2002

Robert Pinsky: Poetry in the Public Sphere
May 13, 2002

A program featuring readings from Andrew Carroll's War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars
BOOKS & BEYOND, May 1, 2002

River of Words Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2002

David C. Major and John S. Major discuss their book One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide
BOOKS & BEYOND, April 17, 2002

Celtic Roots: Stories, Songs, and Traditions Across the Sea
March 13, 2002

William B. Jones, Jr. discusses his book Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations
BOOKS & BEYOND, March 5, 2002

Photographer Carl Fleischhauer and folklorist Neil V. Rosenberg discuss their book Bluegrass Odyssey
BOOKS & BEYOND,February 27, 2002

Jill Lepore discusses her book A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 26, 2002

Kathleen Thompson and Hilary MacAustin present an illustrated talk about their new book Children of the Depression
BOOKS & BEYOND, February 12, 2002

Joanne B. Freeman discusses her books Affairs of Honor:National Politics in the New Republic and Alexander Hamilton: Writings
BOOKS & BEYOND, December 12, 2001

Allen Kurzweil discusses his book The Grand Complication: A Novel
BOOKS & BEYOND, November 28, 2001

Nicholas Basbanes discusses his book: Patience and Fortitude
BOOKS & BEYOND, November 8, 2001

Sharon Robinson discusses her book Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values To Live By
BOOKS & BEYOND, November 6, 2001

Warren Coville describes his experience collecting works by photographers associated with the Clarence H. White School of Photography
October 11, 2001

Louis Menand discusses his book The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
BOOKS & BEYOND, May 30, 2001

Discovering Hidden Washington: A Journey Through the Alley Communities of the Nation's Capital.
Program, May 22, 2001

Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.
BOOKS & BEYOND, July 25, 2000.

Harold Bloom discusses his book How to Read and Why,
BOOKS & BEYOND,June 28, 2000.

Poetry and the American People: Reading, Voice, and Publication in the 19th and 20th Centuries, a Library of Congress Bicentennial symposium sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, the Library's Poetry and Literature Center, and the Poetry Society of America - April 4, 2000.

The discussion between William Styron and Styron biographer James L.W. West III,
BOOKS & BEYOND, November 4, 1998.

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