November 2003 - Vol. 62, No. 11
National Book Festival
For a third time, Library staff and volunteers charmed thousands of book lovers at the Library's annual National Book Festival, featuring authors, storytellers and
celebrities assembled in the name of the passion for the printed page.
Poetry aficionados and fans of home and family books had their own spaces at this year's festival.
FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART
From NBA stars to American Girls and all tastes in between, everyone enjoyed the Children's and Teens' pavilions.
The Librarian of Congress received an award at the festival for his efforts in promoting literacy.
JUST THE FACTS
Reporters, scholars, historians and biographers were a popular ticket at the festival in the History Pavilion.
TELLING TALES, SPINNING YARNS
Fiction, mystery and storytelling were on display at their own festival pavilions.
RIGHT COAST, LEFT COAST
The Library has a new West Coast presence in the Library of Congress/Ira Gershwin Gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
POEMS OF THE LAUREATE
Louise Glück began her term as Poet Laureate with a reading at the Library Oct. 21.
NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY
New books on African American culture; architecture; and the American frontier are now available.