The Presidential Inauguration is around the corner. President Obama will be sworn in for his second term next Monday, January 21st, 2013. The date is also a Federal Holiday commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. An entire week of festivities will include the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and numerous inaugural balls and galas honoring President Barack Obama for his second term. The official theme for the 2013 inauguration is “Faith in America’s Future,” monumentalizing the United States’ perseverance and unity, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863.
This year, try to attend the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival is free and open to the public. Festival poster by Rafael López. This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two Sunday-only pavilions: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Programs. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities. Click here for more information and the official website.
You’re Invited: to a Pandora Listener Town Hall meet-up in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the National Community Church theater on Barracks Row. The get-together will be very informal. I’ll share some Pandora history, background on the Music Genome Project and talk about Pandora today. I also want to hear what’s on your mind – questions, complaints, ideas – everything is fair game.
To RSVP, just reply to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) – ideally by June 26th. If you plan to bring guests just let us know how many and their names.
It should be a fun evening, complete with some Pandora swag!