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Latest News: Kentucky Center for the Book Becomes Affiliate

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:25:47 -0600

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress welcomes the Kentucky Center for the Book as its newest affiliated center. The Kentucky Center is based at Kentucky Humanities in Lexington.

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Latest News: "Baseball Americana" Exhibition

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:09:26 -0600

A major exhibition opening in June at the Library of Congress will celebrate baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. It is a story the nation’s library can uniquely tell, showcasing items that cannot be found anywhere else.

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Latest News: Book on the History of the Library

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:50:39 -0600

A new book, “America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress,” tells the story of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and how it came to be the world’s largest library.

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Latest News: Woodson Named Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:09:21 -0600

The Library of Congress has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Woodson, four-time Newbery Honor Medalist, Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and former Young People’s Poet Laureate for her memoir-in-verse “Brown Girl Dreaming,” as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Latest News: Library Acquires Art Buchwald Papers

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:44:46 -0600

The Library of Congress has acquired the archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, commentator and playwright Art Buchwald, best known for his long career as a political satirist, poking fun at the famous and powerful for The Washington Post and in a column syndicated in 500 newspapers worldwide.

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Thanks for Your Support!

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



Latest News: Judges for Congressional Data Challenge

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:52:47 -0600

The Library of Congress today announced the notable panel of judges who will select the winners of the Library’s ongoing 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.

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Latest News: Applications Open for Junior Fellows

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:56:13 -0600

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.

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Latest News: 2017 National Film Registry

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:37:02 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.  Selected for their cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance, these 25 motion pictures range from an early film of the New York subway in 1905 and the musical biopic “La Bamba” to the holiday action thriller “Die Hard” and “The Goonies,” the adventure tale of a band of misfits.

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Thank You for Supporting the Library

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information. Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. DONATE NOW [...]



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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