Celebrate 2013 National Book Festival with a Good Read
The DC Public Library will be participating in the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held Sept. 21-22 on the National Mall.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event, which hosts authors, poets, illustrators, book signings and various other forms of entertainment. For more information, including event details and times, check out the National Book Festival's main website. DC Public Library employees will be on hand in the Pavilion of the States on Saturday, Sept. 21 with gifts, goodies and a wide selection of suggested books that relate to life in Washington, D.C. While you're there, show us your DC Library card, tweet your picture and you may even get a special prize!
D.C.'s featured read for 2013 is Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Katherine Krull. This children's biography tells the story of Louisa May Alcott's days working as a nurse in a Washington hospital during the Civil War. Alcott's experiences were recounted in her first published book, Hospital Sketches.
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