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Latest News: New Teacher-in-Residence

10 hours 47 min ago

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, 09/19/2017 - 15:14

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, 09/18/2017 - 15:03

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, 09/01/2017 - 19:38

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, 08/31/2017 - 11:00

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, 08/29/2017 - 07:22

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, 08/23/2017 - 07:38

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, 08/14/2017 - 10:56

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, 08/11/2017 - 15:25

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, 08/03/2017 - 15:00

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, 08/03/2017 - 14:12

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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Latest News: Library of Congress Offers a New "Feel" to Public Tours

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:00

The Library of Congress today launched a new way for visitors with visual impairments to experience the Thomas Jefferson Building. “Touch History” is an accessible tour that brings building details to life for visitors through their sense of touch.

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Latest News: Library of Congress Junior Fellows Display Collection Treasures

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:35

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns yesterday presented more than150 rare and unique items from 15 Library divisions. “Display Day” was open to the public for the first time since the program’s inauguration in 1991.

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Latest News: Denis Johnson Awarded Prize for American Fiction

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:12

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that Denis Johnson, author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories “Jesus’ Son” and the novel “Tree of Smoke,” will posthumously receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 2.

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Latest News: Walkowicz Named Astrobiology Chair at Kluge Center

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:27

Lucianne Walkowicz will hold the fifth Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. She will begin on Oct. 1, 2017, and be in residence for 12 months.

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Latest News: Library Launches Booklovers Circle

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:28

The Library of Congress today announced a new opportunity for booklovers to support the beloved annual celebration of reading and literacy, the National Book Festival, while enhancing their own festival experiences.

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Latest News: VHP Launches Part Two of Web Series on World War I Veterans

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:09

The Veterans History Project (VHP) today launched, “Over There” the second in a three-part, online “Experiencing War” website series dedicated to United States veterans of the First World War. “Over There” highlights 10 digitized World War I collections found in the Veterans History Project archive. To access Part II and other veterans’ collections featured in “Over There,” visit www.loc.gov/vets/stories/wwi-part2.html. Part III will be available in fall of 2017.

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Latest News: "Polish Declarations" Greetings to US Online

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:09

In 1926, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. To mark the occasion, citizens of Poland – more than 5.5 million of them – signed a unique birthday card, The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship. Now, all 111 volumes containing more than 30,000 pages – many beautifully illustrated or accompanied by photographs – are digitized and accessible on the Library of Congress website.

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Latest News: Library & Royal Archives Plan Joint Exhibit

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:48

The Library of Congress and The Royal Archives today announced plans for a landmark joint exhibition in 2021 that will explore the overlapping yet distinct worlds of two globally significant figures of the late 18th century: the two Georges – King George III (1738-1820) of England and George Washington (1732-1799).

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Latest News: NLS Rolls Out New Digital Initiatives

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:21

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress is enhancing its ability to serve its patrons through several major technological initiatives being advanced this summer. NLS is launching a new and improved website and a new multimedia education campaign—both designed to raise awareness of NLS’s remarkable free services.

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