Events at the Library of Congress

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Nick Offerman Goes Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    Nick Offerman feels a particular affection for the Land of the Free—not just for the people but to the land itself: the bedrock, the topsoil, and everything in between. In “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play,” Offerman travels through America to talk to people who inhabit the land about what that means to them. Moderated by National Park Service ranger Millie Jimenez.
    This event will be livestreamed on loc.gov.
  • Event | special events

    Hekima Hapa and Lesley Ware Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Hekima Hapa and Lesley Ware sign "Black Girls Sew: Projects and Patterns to Stitch and Make Your Own" in book signing line 20.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Deaf Utopia with Nyle DiMarco

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    Before becoming the actor, producer, advocate, and model that people know today, Nyle DiMarco was half of a pair of Deaf twins born to a multi-generational Deaf family in Queens, New York. In his new memoir “Deaf Utopia,” DiMarco shares stories, both heartbreaking and humorous, of what it means to navigate a world built for hearing people. Moderated by Jonathan Capehart.
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  • Event | special events

    Nyle DiMarco Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Nyle DiMarco signs "Deaf Utopia: A Memoir―and a Love Letter to a Way of Life" in book signing line 13.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Jason Reynolds Presents with Candice Iloh and Ebony LaDelle

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    At the Library of Congress, we know that in addition to being a beloved writer, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds is also an excellent mentor to other writers, so we asked him to moderate this program to spotlight two talented writers he’d like you to know more about: Candice Iloh’s new novel is “Break This House;” Ebony LaDelle’s is “Love Radio.”
    This event will be livestreamed on loc.gov.
  • Event | special events

    Candice Iloh Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Candice Iloh signs "Break This House" in book signing line 7.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Janelle Monáe Talks About "The Memory Librarian" with Yohanca Delgado and Alaya Dawn Johnson

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    In “The Memory Librarian,” singer-songwriter, writer and actor Janelle Monáe brings to the written page the Afrofuturistic world of one of her critically acclaimed albums, exploring how different threads of liberation become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time. Contributors to “The Memory Librarian” Yohanca Delgado and Alaya Dawn Johnson will join Monáe onstage; Kyle Dargan moderates.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    The All-Stars of "Blackout" with Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    Six young adult writers, six fictional couples, and now one novel that’s been called “a celebration of Black teen love and the magic of possibility.” Five of the six writers—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon—will be in conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about “Blackout” and the forthcoming sequel, “Whiteout” during this program.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Meet Me in the Winner's Circle: Award-Winning Writers with Donna Barba Higuera, Darcie Little Badger and Malinda Lo

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    A storyteller in space, a cotton-mouth between worlds, and two women fighting for love and citizenship: Each of these characters share the prestige of starring in an award-winning book. Join Donna Barba Higuera, author of “The Last Quentista;” Darcie Little Badger, author of “A Snake Falls to Earth;” and Malinda Lo, author of “Last Night at the Telegraph Club" in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe with David Maraniss

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Ballroom C (Level 3, South Building)
    Olympic champion Jim Thorpe (1887–1953) is known as one of America’s great sportsmen. In his book “Path Lit By Lightning: the Life of Jim Thorpe,” two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss details the discrimination and injustices Thorpe battled as a Native American. With moderator Kevin Gover.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Lying Runs in the Family: E. Lockhart Talks About Her New Novel

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    When your family’s life is nothing but a tangle of secrets, all you might ask is: How did I get here? In this talk, E. Lockhart will trace the roots of the mysterious Sinclair family in her book “Family of Liars,“ prequel to the massively bestselling “We Were Liars” and dive into the decades-long secrets that endlessly haunt them. Moderated by Kahîn Mohammad.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    How Ya'll Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well-Lived with Leslie Jordan

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Hall D (Level 2, North Building)
    When actor Leslie Jordan learned he had gone viral, he had no idea what that meant. Now, in “How Ya’ll Doing?,” he recounts how his life has changed and does what he does best: tell stories that make us laugh. For this program, Jordan will be in conversation with the actor who played his mortal enemy on the original “Will and Grace,” Megan Mullally.
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  • Event | special events

    Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris sign "The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza" in book signing line 6.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Magic to Haunt You: Innovative Storytelling with R.M. Romero and Rose Szabo

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Join us as we get magical and mythical! R.M. Romero’s “The Ghosts of Rose Hill” channels the spirit of myth into an original tale inspired by her experiences restoring Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe. Rose Szabo’s “We All Fall Down” is a dark fantasy, a mystery, a deep conspiracy—and the untold cost of keeping magic alive. Moderated by Meg Metcalf.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    You're Such a Nightmare: Horror Novels with Tiffany D. Jackson and Ryan La Sala

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Move over, Carrie and Heathers: We’ve ramped it up with Maddie Washington and The Honeys. In “The Weight of Blood,” Tiffany D. Jackson exposes racism and bullying in a Georgia high school, culminating in a hair-raising prom night, and in “The Honeys,” Ryan La Sala exposes the rot behind the glittering group of popular girls in a dark academia setting. Moderated by Sasha Dowdy.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    The Pioneers: Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement with Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Kate Clifford Larson

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    11:05 am - 11:50 am EDT
    Ballroom C (Level 3, South Building)
    Constance Baker Motley and Fannie Lou Hamer were two crucial figures in the civil rights movement. Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book “Civil Rights Queen” tells Motley’s story as an activist lawyer who became the first Black woman appointed to the federal judiciary. Larson’s book “Walk with Me” covers the life of Hamer, containing new interviews and materials about her life. Moderated by Neda Ulaby.
  • Event | special events

    Ebony LaDelle Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Ebony LaDelle signs "Love Radio" in book signing line 8.
  • Event | special events

    Jason Reynolds Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Jason Reynolds signs "Ain't Burned All the Bright" in book signing line 6.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Rage Against the System: Teens Who Don't Back Down with Samira Ahmed and Sabaa Tahir

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Many teens face racism, financial challenges, and family dysfunction–but all of them fight for truth, hope, and control of their lives. Samira Ahmed, author of “Hollow Fires” and Sabaa Tahir, author of “All My Rage” discuss these conflicts and the resilience possessed by the characters in their stories with moderators Sasa Aakil and Nandini Kotamurthy.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Love Me Like a Love Song: Fresh Takes on Romance with Ebony LaDelle and David Valdes

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    “Boy, you played through my mind like a symphony,” a wise woman has sung. We continue the wisdom by making music-romance connections. Ebony La Delle’s “Love Radio” gives a teen DJ love doctor three dates to connect with an ambitious author-to-be, and David Valdes’ “Spin Me Right Round” sends a gay teen back in time to save a closeted classmate’s life. Celia Roskin moderates.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    What Happens Next in Sequelland? with Victoria Aveyard, Namina Forna and Chloe Gong

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    The worst thing about a good fantasy? The inevitable end. These authors are our heroes for expanding their worlds. A realm on the edge of destruction in “Blade Breaker” by Victoria Aveyard; West Africa-inspired Otera in “Merciless Ones” by Namina Forna; and a monstrous version of 20s Shanghai in “Our Violent Ends” by Chloe Gong are explored with moderators Austin Ferraro and Ava Luo.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Jason Reynolds Talks About His Latest Books

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    We all want to be seen, to say “yes, that’s exactly how it is”! Jason Reyonlds is here to give us all that and more in his new poetry and art smash-up “Ain’t Burned All the Bright.” The Library’s very own National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is here to talk with Monica Valentine and Gabrielle Maitra and give what all of our souls...
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  • Event | special events

    E. Lockhart Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    E. Lockhart signs "Family of Liars" in book signing line 19.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird with Jack E. Davis

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    12:10 pm - 12:55 pm EDT
    Ballroom C (Level 3, South Building)
    Strength. Resolution. Freedom. The bald eagle is among the most enduring American symbols, but there is a complicated history beneath that worship. David M. Rubenstein joins Pulitzer Prize-winning environmentalist and author Jack E. Davis to discuss Davis’ new book, “The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird,” to give a fuller picture of our relationship to the national bird.
  • Event | special events

    Janelle Monáe Book Signing

    Saturday
    September 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Hall C (Lower Level)
    Janelle Monáe signs "The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer" in book signing line 15.