Compiled By JODI WESTRICK
Library of Congress Book Festival
Seventy authors and thousands of book lovers will gather on the National Mall this Saturday to celebrate the Library of Congress’ Seventh Annual National Book Festival.
Visitors to the festival will have a chance to hear the authors, poets and book illustrators speak about their works. Teens, children and families will have the opportunity to visit various pavilions with books and content related to each specific genre. Authors set to attend include Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Picoult, Harry Turtledove and Terry Prachett.
The Library will also provide assistance on various preservation projects – specifically photo preservation – throughout the day.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Most events will be broadcast on C-SPAN2.
The Observer recommends the following books by the featured authors:
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult, book signing 2-3 p.m.
End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History, by Harry Turtledove, book signing 3-4 p.m.
We Were the Mulvaneys, by Joyce Carol Oates, book signing 2-3 p.m.
Last Man Standing, by David Baldacci – book signing 2-3 p.m.
Goodnight Max, by Rosemary Wells – book signing 1-2 p.m.
A complete list of authors can be found at the Library of Congress Web site: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/authors/
American Film Renaissance “The Art of Freedom” film festival
The American Film Renaissance began its annual film festival yesterday. The event, which is held in different cities each year, will be screening films at various locations around Washington, D.C. The event will also bring in stars and filmmakers alike, including Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton, Tony Shalhoub, Bob Gale and Lionel Chetwynd.
Film buffs or those who are curious, can plan on viewing the films at the Kennedy Center, the E Street Theater, the AMC Georgetown and the Arlington Drafthouse and Cinema. A complete list of showings, times and ticket prices can be found online at http://www.afrfilm.com/index.html. VIP passes can be purchased for $100, early bird passes for $60. Individual event tickets start at approximately $10 and can be purchased online.
The event will run today through Saturday, Sept. 29.
Grab designer discounts at store closing
Fashionistas can flock to Capitol Hill to grab up designer goods at 50-80 percent off as the Maggie and Lola boutique prepares to close its doors. Located at 1013 E. Street, SE, the store offers a variety of designers, ranging from Hudson Denim, Billy Blues and Twelve NYC.
Sale runs Friday through Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
You can visit the store online here