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A Children’s Guide to the Book Festival from the Mensa Foundation

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation, founded in 1971, is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards. Each year, the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $130,000 through a scholarship program run by 400 volunteers from coast …

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Poetry & Publicity : Festival Notes from a National Student Poet

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The following is a guest post by 2016 National Student Poet Alum Joey Reisberg. The 2017 class of National Student Poets will perform at the National Book Festival on the LOC Town Square Stage between 2:05pm – 2:35pm. Come check out these talented students and hear them share their magnificent, original poetry. Nothing about the National Book …

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

The Junior League of Washington Celebrates 15 Years of Festival Volunteering

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is an organization of women dedicated to improving the community through trained volunteer service. JLW focuses its volunteer resources on improving literacy in and around Washington, DC. Since 2003, JLW has provided hundreds of trained volunteers each year to support the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Over its 15 years …

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A Twitter Party Before the Main Event

Posted by: Lola Pyne

We are excited to announce that we will again host a festival Twitter Pre-Party ahead of the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival! This year’s festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. For the last …

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The Book Festival is Coming, See What’s in Store!

Posted by: Lola Pyne

We are officially just 15 days away from the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival and we can hardly contain our excitement! Doors to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. kicking off a day full of presentations, panels, poetry, family-friendly activities, …

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Plan Your Book Festival Adventure with the 2017 App!

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The following is a guest post by Rebecca Naimon, National and International Outreach Intern. The 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival App is now LIVE and ready for download. The free app is newly updated with everything you’ll need to know before and during this year’s festival on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Walter …

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50 Reasons to Volunteer at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The following is a guest post by Faye Levin, Volunteer Coordinator for the Library of Congress National and Book Festival and Rebecca Naimon, National and International Outreach Intern. Each year, the Library of Congress National Book Festival relies, in part, on the wisdom and dedication of an incredible cadre of volunteers. For this year’s Festival, …

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2017 Main Stage Authors Announced!

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Earlier this week Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, made an exciting video announcement detailing the stellar authors who will headline this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival. She was joined in front of a live audience by The Washington Post’s book editor, Ron Charles, to reveal and discuss the Main Stage authors, their current …

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LIVE: Exciting Book Festival Details Coming Your Way

Posted by: Lola Pyne

When we introduced the Main Stage at last year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. Sure, every year we invite engaging, award-winning authors from all walks of life and genres to present at this free festival, and year after year many authors face capacity crowds. But when people …