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Free Pre-National Book Festival Webinar for Educators on Aug. 25

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This post is by Kaleena Black, educational resources specialist at the Library of Congress.

2021 National Book Festival Poster featuring books as flowers
2021 National Book Festival Poster by Dana Tanamachi

On Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. ET, the Library’s education specialists will host a one-hour webinar to help teachers prepare for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The National Book Festival itself will take place September 17-26, with the theme “Open a Book, Open the World.” During the webinar, specialists will share details about the Festival including information related to programming, participating authors and features geared toward young learners. They will also suggest strategies for connecting materials from the Festival with your students in the classroom, whether virtually or in person.

This year’s National Book Festival will offer communities of readers new opportunities to engage locally and across the country. Programs will include livestreamed talks and Q&As with a diverse slate of authors, videos on demand, plus interactive sessions with Library of Congress subject specialists. It will also be complemented by a PBS special, a series of NPR podcasts with Festival authors and more. And, to expand the reach of the Festival, there will also be opportunities for audiences at a distance to participate in festival-related events closer to home. (Check out this sizzle reel related to this year’s Festival for a sneak peek.)

We hope you can attend this webinar to learn how you and your students can participate in the National Book Festival wherever you may be! Participants who stay for the entire webinar will receive an automated e-mail certifying their attendance.

To register, visit:

Join us for the 2021 National Book Festival, Sept. 17-26. Audiences are invited to create their own festival experience this year, with programs in a range of formats. Subscribe to this blog for future updates on the festival, and visit the festival website.

Comments (3)

  1. Is there a recording available? Thank you!

  2. Is it possible to get a certificate of attendance? I went to the original broadcast. Thanks

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