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National Book Festival

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The Library of Congress Pavilion offers an in-depth look at the many ways the Library brings its extraordinary resources to Congress and the American people everywhere. A variety of special exhibits will be on view, and you can hear from representatives of the various Library divisions on the work they do to collect, share and preserve the creative and intellectual heritage of the nation at the world’s largest library.

Amphitheater

TimePresentation
11:00 a.m.Read for a Bright Future: Center for the Book
11:40 a.m. Creative Characters of Copyright: A Dramatization of Copyright Law
12:20 p.m. Concert with the Library of Congress Chorale
1:00 p.m. Discover the Power of Library of Congress Primary Sources
1:40 p.m. The Young Readers Center Presents: Hooper Helps Kids to Read
2:20 pm. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: That All May Read:
3:00 p.m. Pursuing Your Family History at the Library of Congress
3:40 p.m.Why Write a Book: Gardens for a Beautiful America
4:20 p.m.The Library of Congress Civil War Exhibition

Conversations with Library of Congress Leaders Roundtable

TimePresentation
11:00 a.m. A Center of Knowledge at the Library of Congress: A 21st Century Vision
11:40 a.m.A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox: Johannes Schöner and the Revolution of Modern Science
12:20 p.m.Voices of the Civil War
1:00 p.m.Serving Congress with GIS in the Geography and Map Division
1:40 p.m.Foreign, Comparative and International Law Research at the Library of Congress
2:20 p.m.Copyright Primer: What Does Copyright Law Protect?
3:00 p.m.Treasure Hunting in the General Collections of the Library of Congress
3:40 p.m.The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On
4:20 p.m.Technology Innovation: Using 2-D and 3-D Imaging (IRENE) to Capture Damaged Recorded Sound Media

Exhibitions

Time Exhibits Location
10:00-2:00 African & Middle East Division Exhibit Table 1
2:00-5:00 Asian Division Exhibit Table 1
10:00-2:00 Humanities & Social Science, Local History & Genealogy Division Exhibit Table 2
2:00-5:00 Science, Technology & Business Division Exhibit Table 2
10:00-2:00 Music Division Exhibit Table 3
2:00-5:00 Manuscript Division Exhibit Table 3
10:00-2:00 National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Exhibit Table 4
2:00-5:00 Young Readers Center Exhibit Table 4
10:00-5:00 United States Copyright Office Exhibit Table 5
10:00-5:00 Preservation Directorate Exhibit Table 6
10:00-5:00 Law Library of Congress Exhibit Table 7
10:00-5:00 Laboratory for Learning Exhibit Table 8
10:00-5:00 Books That Shaped the World Exhibit Table 9
10:00-5:00 World Digital Library Exhibit Table 10

Amphitheater

TimePresentation
11:00 a.m.World Digital Library: An Overview
11:40 a.m. Asian Collections
12:20 p.m.The Songs of America Project
1:00 p.m.African and Middle Eastern Collections
1:40 p.m.European Collections
2:20 p.m.Hispanic Collections
3:00 p.m.Connect with Congress Through the Law Library of Congress
3:40 p.m. The Gibson Girl’s America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson, an American Master
4:20 p.m.Recorded Sound Collections

Conversations with Library of Congress Leaders Roundtable

TimePresentation
11:00 a.m. Building and Sustaining the World’s Largest Library Collections
11:40 a.m.The Right Word: Conversation with the Author of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus
12:20 p.m. Law Library of Congress: A Living Collection of the World’s Legal Heritage
1:00 p.m.U.S. Copyright Office: Fostering Creativity and Administering the National Copyright System
1:40 p.m.Passion for Learning: The Educational Outreach Program
2:20 p.m.Promoting Democracy in the World: The Open World Program
3:00 p.m.Veterans History Project
3:40 p.m.New Research at the John W. Kluge Center
4:20 p.m.Preserving America’s Digital Heritage: The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program

Exhibitions

Time Exhibits Location
11:00-2:00 European Division Exhibit Table 1
2:00-5:00 Hispanic Division Exhibit Table 1
11:00-2:00 Serials & Government Publications Division Exhibit Table 2
2:00-5:00 Serials & Government Publications Division National Digital Newspaper Program Exhibit Table 2
11:00-2:00 Georgraphy & Map Division Exhibit Table 3
2:00-5:00 National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Exhibit Table 3
11:00-2:00 National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Exhibit Table 4
2:00-5:00 Young Readers Center Exhibit Table 4
11:00-5:00 United States Copyright Office Exhibit Table 5
11:00-5:00 National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Exhibit Table 6
11:00-5:00 Law Library of Congress Exhibit Table 7
11:00-5:00 Laboratory for Learning Exhibit Table 8
11:00-5:00 Books That Shaped thet World Exhibit Table 9
11:00-5:00 World Digital Library Exhibit Table 10

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