This year's Library of Congress Pavilion offers a behind-the-scenes look at the many ways the Library brings its extraordinary resources to people everywhere.
American Folklife Center (Sunday only)
Listen to voices from the past and delve into popular collections of folklife recordings.
Ask a Librarian
Library of Congress reference librarians will be ready to answer all your questions about using the Library and its collections here in Washington and at home.
Work with the Library’s educational experts and discover how teachers can use the Library's 25 million free online primary sources to engage students and build their critical thinking skills.
Books That Shaped America
Here’s your chance to suggest books to add to this list of important books written by Americans.
Creative Characters of Copyright
What do Mark Twain, the Statue of Liberty and Detective Cop E. Wright have in common? These characters and others will teach you about copyright and how to protect your own creative works. ALSO: See the schedule for the Copyright Table, below.
Connect to Congress
Access the Law Library’s website and connect to Congress; locate federal, state and foreign legal resources; and talk to Law Library of Congress staff about the world’s largest collection of law books and legal resources.
Local History & Genealogy (Saturday only)
Uncover your roots and develop your family tree using the Library’s genealogical research tools.
The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program will present advice for preserving personal digital information, including photographs, videos, web pages and more. Staff will answer questions and offer bookmarks and informational handouts. Historic computer media and hardware will be on display.
Conservators will answer questions about preserving your personal materials. Samples of preservation products and a list of referrence resources will be available. Preservation staff will hand-sew small decorative books.
Prints & Photographs
View slideshows of popular photo collections, participate in a photo captioning game and peek into the Library’s photo-sharing activity on Flickr.
Veterans History Project
The largest oral history project in America will be conducting interviews with men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces during major conflicts.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library will show you how to discover, study and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on a single website, in a variety of ways and in seven languages.
|Saturday, 11 a.m.||Geography & Maps: Seeing the World Anew|
|Saturday, 11:40 a.m.||Genealogy: Pursuing Your Family History at the Library of Congress|
|Saturday, 12:20 p.m.||Prints & Photographs: Why Write a Book? Gardens for a Beautiful America|
|Saturday, 1 p.m.||Creative Characters of Copyright: A Dramatization of Copyright Law|
|Saturday, 1:40 p.m.||Reading from "Pippi Longstocking"|
|Saturday, 2:20 p.m.||Children's Literature Center: A Story in Pictures|
|Saturday, 3 p.m.||National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped: That All May Read|
|Saturday, 3:40 p.m.||The World Digital Library: An Overview|
|Saturday, 4:20 p.m.||A Worldwide Journey Through the History of Books|
|Sunday, 12:20 p.m.||Teachers: Discover the Power of Library of Congress Primary Sources|
|Sunday, 1 p.m.||Children's Books That Shaped America|
|Sunday, 1:40 p.m.||Recorded Sound Collections at the Library of Congress|
|Sunday, 2:20 p.m.||Connect With Congress Through the Law Library|
|Sunday, 3 p.m.||American Folklife Center: The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax|
|Sunday, 3:40 p.m.||Sneak Peek: The Library of Congress Civil War Exhibition|
|Sunday, 4:20 p.m.||New Edition of "The Nation's Library" Guidebook|
|Saturday, noon||Visual Arts & Copyright: Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Photographers|
|Saturday, 2:30 p.m.||Are You a Librarian? Fair Use & Other Copyright Issues in a Library|
|Saturday, 3:30 p.m.||The Library of Congress & Copyright for Kids|
|Sunday, 12:30 p.m.||What's Copyrightable & What's Not: Copyright Basics for Artists|
|Sunday, 1:30 p.m.||Celebrating 100 years of Copyright for Motion Pictures|
|Sunday, 2:30 p.m.||Sound Recordings: Copyright for Recording Artists|