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Obamas to Preside Over Book Festival

In addition to presiding over a country, Barack Obama will be presiding over the ninth National Book Festival along with First Lady, Michelle.

Organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, the festival celebrates literacy and the joys of reading. This year’s event, which will be held on the National Mall, will host approximately 70 award-winning authors, poets and illustrators in genre-specific pavilions. Admission is free and is the event is open to the public.

You’ll have to wait a bit though as the festival isn’t until Saturday, September 26.

The National Book Festival was launched by former First Lady Laura Bush in 2001.

Posted by on May 28, 2009.

Categories: Barack Obama, celebration, fairs & festivals, news, politics, reading

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