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Today in History: transcontinental telegraph completed, 1861; United Nations charter ratified, 1945 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
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Thank you to everyone who showed support for us in this year’s Washington City Paper Best of D.C. readers’ poll. We’re happy to announce that we were named winner 2nd place in the "Best Outdoor Move Series" for our Summer Movies on the Lawn series. washingtoncitypaper.com/best-of-dc-202…
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SHOP SATURDAY: Our Jane Austen Lavender Bath Soap leaves you fresh, clean, and agreeable. "Suds and Sensibility" is now on sale at the Library's Shop: library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/products/jane-… #ShopSaturday
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Looking for some weekend entertainment? Stream past finalists of the Ken Burns Prize for Film today through Oct. 27. And join @KenBurns and @LibnOfCongress Carla Hayden this Tuesday, Oct. 26 as they announce the 2021 Prize winners. loc.gov/programs/lavin… #LOCBurnsFilmPrize
Today in History: Congress passes President FDR's "Lend-Lease" Act aiding the Allies, 1941 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
The Library's Of the People initiative has announced funding opportunities for a library, archive or museum & a higher ed institution to support digital projects that use Library materials to engage communities of color. Attend a webinar & apply by Dec 14: blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/20…
Danielle Allen, 2020 Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recipient, chronicles her unique experience navigating the prize and the pandemic. Read this story in the latest issue of the Library of Congress Magazine: loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_20…
Docs help us understand the past. Join us Tue 10/26 7 pm ET for this year’s winners of Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for film & a conv on filmmaking with @dawnporter, @Yamiche & @LibnOfCongress Info: bit.ly/2ZdNZzH @librarycongress @BetterAngelsSoc @PBS
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Today in History: Metropolitan Opera opens in NYC, 1883 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: Concerts from the Library of Congress presents violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss. Don't miss this musical performance: youtube.com/user/LibraryOf…
On this day in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in NYC. The building was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright wanted walls to emulate the tilt of an easel and envisioned works would lean against them. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn8304546… #OTD #ChronAm
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Register now for our upcoming Connecting Communities Digital Initiatives webinars! go.usa.gov/xMsNs
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Today in History: Guggenheim Museum in NYC opens, 1959; fourth Kennedy-Nixon debate, 1960 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
NEWS: A new exhibition at the Library explores how comic books have permeated popular entertainment and influenced U.S. culture. “Geppi Gems” is now open in the Library’s Graphic Arts Gallery through mid-March 2022. More: loc.gov/item/prn-21-06…
Wonder how Halloween night was celebrated 100 years ago? Some things are familiar, some are not. Read more about how this holiday had evolved in our historic newspaper archive. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn8303021… #ChronAm #HalloweenSpooktacular #ChronAmParty
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Today in History: U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase treaty, opening up the west to American exploration & settlement, 1803 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
How are books made? How can you research your family tree? How does copyright protect creativity? What were the REAL origins of Spider-Man? Find out in a series of expert webinars with Library curators as part of this year's #NatBookFest! Details: blogs.loc.gov/national-book-…
The latest episode of "La Biblioteca" discusses Latino student activism with a special focus on the 1968 East Los Angeles school walkouts, which was one of the largest student-led marches in American history. Listen now: loc.gov/podcasts/la-bi…
Today in History: British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, 1781 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
In memory of General Colin Powell, former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell was the first Black American to serve in these positions. loc.gov/item/webcast-6…
Are you an artist or scholar that works with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage and the legacies of racial division in the US? Apply to be an Artist or Scholar in Residence at the Library. Attend a webinar & apply by Nov. 22: blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/20…
“It is strange that painters never saw the possibilities in flags before.” Impressionist painter Childe Hassam was born on this day in 1859. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn8303021… #OTD #ChronAm
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Today in History: U.S. troops raise the flag over the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico, 1898 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
The Library is seeking applicants for the 2022 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. The 10-week paid internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Apply by Nov. 8: loc.gov/item/prn-21-06…
Today in History: Pres. James Monroe writes to his friend Thomas Jefferson & conceives a doctrine, 1823 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
SHOP SATURDAY: Have a cat and book lover in your life? This sign will not leave them disappointed! Exclusively at the Library's Shop: library-of-congress-shop.myshopify.com/collections/ho… #ShopSaturday
ICYMI: Stories from our unparalleled manuscript collections, as told by our curators & reference librarians. Our new "Unfolding History" blog launched this week. Read: blogs.loc.gov/manuscripts/20…
Today in History: John Brown's daring raid on the armory at Harper's Ferry, Va. (now W.Va.), 1859 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Don't miss this performance: facebook.com/libraryofcongr… youtube.com/user/LibraryOf…
The Library's Of the People initiative has announced funding opportunities for a library, archive or museum & a higher ed institution to support digital projects that use Library materials to engage communities of color. Attend a webinar & apply by Nov 15: blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/20…
Meet our staff! Lanisa Kitchiner serves as chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED). Read about her work at the Library in the latest issue of LCM: loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_20…
TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Don't miss this performance: facebook.com/libraryofcongr… youtube.com/user/LibraryOf…
Today in History: baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson speaks out at a World Series game, 1972 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
NEWS: Starting this week, the Library will expand visitor access to the Thomas Jefferson Building to Wednesdays in addition to visitor hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Plan your visit and reserve a timed entry pass: loc.gov/visit?loclr=tw…
TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: The Library of Congress presents, Tchaikovsky & His Poets. Join us for a musical evening: facebook.com/libraryofcongr… youtube.com/user/LibraryOf…
NEW: Stories from our unparalleled manuscript collections, as told by our curators & reference librarians. Our new "Unfolding History" blog starts today! blogs.loc.gov/manuscripts/20…
"Where is the President's book of secrets? It's real right?"🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2014/1…cco/FtsCGzGesG
Unsure how to get started with transcribing @librarycongress collections? Head over to our Welcome Guide on crowd.loc.gov: crowd.loc.gov/help-center/we… You don't even need an account to join in! #AskAnArchivist
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Today in History: Pennsylvania founder William Penn born 1644 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
It’s apple-picking season! Check out this apple cider recipe from 1790. Find more in our historic newspaper archive. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn8303048… #ChronAm
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Two authors and their books featured at the 2021 National Book Festival -- Patricia Engel's "Infinite Country" and Charles Yu's "Interior Chinatown" -- were announced as selections for the 2022-23 #NEABigRead. @NEAarts #NatBookFest twitter.com/NEABigRead/sta…
Today in History: cornerstone of the White House is laid in Washington DC, 1792 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
NEWS: Starting this week, the Library will expand visitor access to the Thomas Jefferson Building to Wednesdays in addition to visitor hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Plan your visit and reserve a timed entry pass: loc.gov/visit?loclr=tw…
The latest episode of "La Biblioteca" discusses the immigration legislation known as Temporary Protection Status. Listen to various featured guests such as Herman Luis Chavez, Maria Guadalupe Partida, and more: loc.gov/podcasts/la-bi… #HispanicHeritageMonth
Are you an artist or scholar that works with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage and the legacies of racial division in the US? Apply to be an Artist or Scholar in Residence at the Library. Attend a webinar & apply by Nov. 22: blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/20…
Latino authors at the National Book Festival shared stories about their upbringing that informed their writing process and used the festival as a platform to celebrate their Latino identity. Explore the conversations: blogs.loc.gov/national-book-… #HispanicHeritageMonth #NatBookFest
NEWS: The Library has announced the selection of 85 organizations that will receive approximately $4.25 million in grants through its Teaching with Primary Sources program. More: loc.gov/item/prn-21-06…
First lady, newspaper columnist, and diplomat, Eleanor Roosevelt, was born on this day in 1884. Learn more about her life, like when she awarded American contralto Marian Anderson with a medal of merit. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn9206385… #ChronAm, #OTD
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Although we can’t open our doors for our semi-annual Open House this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, take a virtual visit inside look at our beautiful Main Reading Room with @LibnOfCongress.
Today in History: first lady & human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt born, 1884 #otd #tih loc.gov/item/today-in-…
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