2019 Parade of the States Reception

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Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor

James Madison Memorial Building

101 Independence Ave. SE

Washington, DC 20540

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Celebrate the 19th Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Parade of the States Reception on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor, James Madison Memorial Building.

With remarks from:

  • Cynthia Landrum, Deputy Director of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Laura Woodard, Community Manager, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

The Parade of the States at the Library of Congress National Book Festival is made possible with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in cooperation with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.



FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro stations are Capitol South (Blue/Orange/Silver Line—a two block walk) or Union Station (Red Line—a half-mile walk). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garages are also available, with the largest being at Union Station. For more details, see https://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

All visitors must pass through airport-like security to enter the Library. Please allow for additional time and double-check to make sure you've removed ALL metallic and electronic items from your person. These items include some articles that may surprise you, like belt buckles and bracelets; and items that are easily forgotten like keys and cell phones. No provisions are made for checking or holding prohibited items. For more information, please visit http://www.loc.gov/visit/guidelines-and-tips/.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email cfbook@loc.gov.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, it is not necessary to bring your printed ticket after registering.

Date and time

Location

Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor

James Madison Memorial Building

101 Independence Ave. SE

Washington, DC 20540

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Organizer Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

Organizer of 2019 Parade of the States Reception

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which also administers the Poetry and Literature Center, promotes books and libraries, literacy and reading, and poetry and literature knowing that they are the best tools for creating and sustaining informed and engaged societies.

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