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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building…

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    Spoken from the Heart

    Former first lady Laura Bush talked about her memoir, Spoken from the Heart (Scribner, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in the History and…

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    National Book Festival Interview

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and first lady Laura Bush were interviewed about the 12th annual National Book Festival organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted…

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    National Book Festival Gala Part 1

    A gala was held the evening before the National Book Festival which is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. During this portion of the…

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    National Book Festival Breakfast

    First lady Laura Bush hosted a breakfast on the morning of the National Book Festival. She talked with television character Elmo and introduced Librarian of Congress Billington, who was…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    President and Mrs. Bush attended the National Book Festival Gala the evening before the book festival on the National Mall. The National Book Festival was organized by the Library of…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    First lady Bush, Mr. Billington, and several of the authors appearing at the fifth annual National Book Festival spoke at a gala inside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.…

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    National Book Festival Opening Ceremony

    The opening ceremony of the fifth annual National Book Festival was held in the East Room of the White House. First lady Laura Bush, some of the festival’s participating authors, and…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    Mrs. Bush and several authors spoke at the opening gala for the National Book Festival. They talked about literature, reading and their experiences as authors.

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    National Book Festival Opening Ceremony

    During the opening ceremony at the White House the first lady and others talked about the National Book Festival. Mrs. Bush and the Library of Congress sponsor the festival each year.

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    National Book Festival Gala

    In a gala event to open the National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, authors talked about books that influenced their lives.

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    National Book Festival Opening Ceremony

    At the opening ceremony for the National Book Festival, first lady Laura Bush spoke about her recent visit to Russia, where she toured the libraries at the University of St. Petersburg. Russian…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    President and Mrs. Bush attended the National Book Festival Gala in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. President Bush did not speak at the event.…

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    National Book Festival

    Dr. Billington and the first lady announced the first National Book Festival to be held next month on the grounds of the Library of Congress and the U.S. Capitol. Mrs. Bush, a librarian and former…

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    Everybody Wins! When Adults Read with Children

    First Lady Laura Bush was the guest of honor at this celebration of reading hosted by “Everybody Wins!,” an nonprofit organization that invites adults to become “reading partners” with…

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