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National Book Festival, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.



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Announcing the National Book Festival

Listen to a storyteller spin a tale; hear a reading by an award-winning
author; see demonstrations of new web technologies; listen to music and
have something to eat.  These are some of the things you can do
throughout the day on Saturday, September 8, at the National Book
Festival.

The Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush invite you to the
East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress between 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. for an enjoyable day.  Events will include readings,
demonstrations, and book signings by more than 50 award-winning authors
and illustrators, musical performances, storytelling, and panel
discussions about children's books, mysteries, and poetry. You can
consult with preservation and conservation specialists about saving your
family photos and documents.  There will also be demonstrations of new
technologies, tours and exhibitions.

More than 50 organizations will also be on hand to help you learn more
about ways to promote reading, literacy, and libraries in your
community.

For more information about the National Book Festival, visit the
Festival's Web site <www.loc.gov/bookfest> or call toll-free
888-714-4696. The Web site also has ideas to help you bring the Festival
to your school, public library, and home.

The Festival, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by
generous donations from our charter sponsors: AT&T, WorkPlaceUSA, the
Library's James Madison Council, and by contributions from The
Washington Post, AOL Time Warner Book Group, Borders Books and Music,
Chevy Chase Bank, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Scholastic Inc.,
UPS, and US Airways.

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