The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature more than 170 authors, poets, illustrators and special presenters. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books. The event will include a variety of presentations by authors, a youth poetry slam, a graphic novels “super session,” multimedia presentations, book sales and so much more. Visit the National Book Festival website for more information about attending this year’s book festival.