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Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600

News from the Library of Congress November 21, 2017 Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information. The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere. Save the Date to Make Your Gift! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW [...]



Latest News: Library Acquires Rare Mesoamerican Codex

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:01:30 -0600

The Library of Congress has acquired the Codex Quetzalecatzin, one of the very few Mesoamerican manuscripts to survive from the 16th century.

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Latest News: Three New Educational Apps

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:04 -0600

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with various educational organizations, today announced the launch of three web- and mobile-based applications related to Congress and civic participation for use in K-12 classrooms.

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Latest News: Bennett Honored in Gershwin Prize Concert

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:10:11 -0600

Celebrated performer Tony Bennett, the 2017 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, will be applauded and serenaded by some of the nation’s top artists at an all-star celebration in the nation’s capital Wednesday evening, Nov. 15.

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NEW: Lincoln Papers in Full Color

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:11:32 -0600

Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multi-year digitization effort at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: New HSS Chief

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:32:26 -0600

Kimberley Bugg has been named chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Division at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: Library Acquires Dick Cavett Archives

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:48:26 -0500

The Library of Congress announced today that legendary TV personality Dick Cavett has donated 2,500 programs of his decades-long talk-show series—showcasing some of the golden moments in television—to the American people. 

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Latest News: "Drawn to Purpose" Women Illustrators

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:05:16 -0500

Original works by women cartoonists and illustrators are featured in a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress on Nov. 18. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists” brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to these art forms.

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Latest News: Letters About Literature Competition

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:29:35 -0500

The Letters About Literature program kicks off its 25th annual competition, run by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, with a special webinar for educators interested in learning more about the program and how to use it in a classroom. Also, a new book collects 52 letters submitted to the program that contain insights as profound as they are personal.

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Latest News: Swann Fellowships 2017-18

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:56:51 -0500

The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is awarding fellowships to four applicants for the academic year 2017-2018. Recipients are affiliated with Fordham, Boston and Cornell universities and the Graduate Center at New York University.

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Latest News: Congressional Data Challenge

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:47:42 -0500

The Library of Congress today launched a Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. Submissions could take the form of interactive visualizations, mobile or desktop applications, a website or other digital creations.

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Latest News: Koussevitzky Commission Winners

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:11:36 -0500

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to six composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.

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Latest News: Library of Congress Announces Winner of 2017 Holland Prize

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:38:38 -0500

Ahead of World Architecture Day, the Library of Congress in conjunction with the National Park Service announces the 2017 recipient of Leicester B. Holland Prize, honoring outstanding historic building, structure or landscape drawing.

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Latest News: Haskell Named Kluge Center Director

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:39:23 -0500

John R. Haskell, an accomplished political scientist, author and professor, has been named director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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Latest News: New Teacher-in-Residence

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:06:03 -0500

Matthew C. Poth, a world history teacher at Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia, has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 teacher-in-residence at the Library of Congress. In that role, he will work closely with the Library’s Educational Outreach team to help make primary sources from the Library’s collection more accessible for teachers everywhere.

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Latest News: Library Launches labs.loc.gov

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:14:06 -0500

The Library of Congress today launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that will host a changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources designed to encourage creative use of the Library’s digital collections. To help demonstrate the exciting discoveries that are possible, the new site will also feature a gallery of projects from data challenge winners and innovators-in-residence and blog posts and video presentations from leaders in the field.

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Latest News: Library of Congress and U.S. Military Service Academies Sign Cooperative Agreement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:03:53 -0500

The Library of Congress and the five U.S. Service Academies today entered an inter-agency cooperative agreement to support growth of service member representation in the national collections at the Library, including within the Veterans History Project. The agreement also provides enhanced research access to Library collections for the U.S Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy and enhanced access to service academy collections for Library researchers.

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Latest News: Library Announces Winners of 2017 Literacy Awards

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:38:47 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the winners of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards tonight at the Library of Congress National Book Festival gala. The Children’s Literacy Initiative, the National Center for Families Learning & Pratham Books took top honors.

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Latest News: Summer Reading Contest Winners

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:00:58 -0500

The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its A Book That Shaped Me: Letters About Literature Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.

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Latest News: Hamilton Papers Online

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:22:28 -0500

The Library of Congress has put the papers of Alexander Hamilton online for the first time in their original format.

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Latest News: National Book Festival a Literature Adventure

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:38:58 -0500

From a great lineup of authors—including more than 40 who write for children and teens—to special guests like Captain Underpants and new, exciting activities designed to delight and inform, the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be a literature adventure for kids of all ages. The 17th National Book Festival will be held at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) ET on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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Latest News: CORRECTION: Library Seeks Volunteer Docents

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:56:46 -0500

The Library of Congress is recruiting the 2017 class of volunteer docents to lead tours of the world’s largest library.

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Latest News: Library Seeks Volunteer Docents

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:25:16 -0500

The Library of Congress is recruiting the 2017 class of volunteer docents to lead tours of the world’s largest library.

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Latest News: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:12 -0500

The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project.

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Latest News: Author Lineup for National Book Festival

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:12:31 -0500

A star-studded and diverse lineup of more than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will be presenting from the festival stages at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from 9:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 2. Doors to the convention center will open at 8:30 a.m.

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