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Library of Congress National Book Festival
Special Live Stream right here on WQED.org/community!
Saturday, September 5, 2015
12-6pm ET

The National Book Festival will be held Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Live stream coverage of the event will air from 12 noon until 6 p.m. ET, with interviews tentatively scheduled with authors Kate DiCamillo, Jon Scieszka, David McCollough, Tom Brokaw, Louise Erdrich, Kwame Alexander, Marilynne Robinson, David Mariniss, and many more, as well as segments showcasing the energy of the Book Festival floor.

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Outside My Window

Outside My Window: a Bird Watcher's View of the World

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Food For The Extinct - (posted: 10/06/2015)
Why is the Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) "monkey ball" such a prolific fruit when almost nothing eats it Why is the avocado seed so large (Persea americana) nbsp Why does the honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) have huge thorns on its t... more

Don't Touch! - (posted: 10/05/2015)
nbsp This caterpillar is almost as cute as the Woolly Bear (Isabella tiger moth) with fluffy white fur a black dash down his back and a little black face but... nbsp Don't touch him This is a hickory tussock moth caterpillar and those... more

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