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Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Full Author LineupThe 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to the Washington Convention Center this Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 3, featuring more than 120 authors, poets and writers, and celebrating the festival theme, “Books Bring Us Together.”Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News and Upcoming Events from the Library of Congress.
Library to Host Biannual Copyright Public Modernization Committee Meeting on July 28The third public meeting of the? Copyright Public Modernization Committee? will take place virtually on July 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. EST. The meeting will include remarks from Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter and Judith Conklin, the Library’s chief information officer, as well as an update on the development of the Enterprise Copyright System (ECS) and related copyright IT modernization efforts. ECS is a modern IT platform being built by the Library to simplify the process for the public to conduct business with the Copyright Office.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Explore Library Collections, Reading Rooms During Live at the LibraryThe new Thursday evening series Live at the Library will offer a special opportunity for visitors to explore the Library of Congress’ reading rooms, collections and exhibitions in August. Visitors are also invited to a special celebration of audiobooks and the Library’s recorded sound collections.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News and Upcoming Events from the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Appoints Leaders to Advance Digital-Forward Strategy for Discovery and Preservation of CollectionsThe Library of Congress today announced the appointment of two digital transformation leaders to direct acquisition, discovery, use and preservation of the Library’s collections.Kate Zwaard has been appointed associate librarian for Discovery and Preservation Services. Trevor Owens has been appointed as the director of digital services, one of three directorates in the new Discovery and Preservation Services unit led by Zwaard.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
August Film Screenings at the Packard Campus TheaterA sampling of various film genres named to the National Film Registry for posterity will be showcased in August at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.The series will offer a film every Friday at 7:30 p.m., a matinee on Saturdays at 2 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening. Programs are free and the matinee shows will be family friendly. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.Click here for more information.?
Copyright Online Recordation System Opens for Public UseCulminating over two years of software development and extensive user-experience testing, the Library of Congress and the United States Copyright Office have opened the new Copyright Recordation System of the Enterprise Copyright System, a new technology platform, for use by the general public. Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News and New on the Web from the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress National Book Festival Partners With PBS Books to Feature Literary Voices from the FestivalBook lovers across the nation can enjoy an early literary taste of the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival on PBS Books, which will host a series of virtual interviews with some of the festival’s featured authors beginning Aug. 15.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News and Upcoming Events from the Library of Congress.
Live at the Library to Feature Actor Frances McDormand, Poet Laureate Ada Limón in SeptemberThe new Thursday evening series? Live at the Library? will feature special events with actor Frances McDormand in conversation with radio and podcast producers the Kitchen Sisters, the inaugural reading of U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón and more in September.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Join the ‘Team That Reads’ for Library of Congress Night at Nationals Park on Aug. 30Book and baseball lovers are invited to join Library of Congress Night at Nationals Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30, when the Washington Nationals take on the Oakland Athletics at 7:05 p.m. The evening will highlight the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will throw out the first pitch of the game.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Library to Host Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum on Sept. 21The Library of Congress will hold a free virtual forum on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss Congress.gov, the authoritative source for federal legislative information, and to receive public feedback about the site.? Registration is open to all.? The Library encourages everyone interested in legislative data, from experienced Congress.gov users to those who may be new to tracking federal legislative activity to attend.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
News from the Library of CongressNational Book Festival Author Lineup,? U.S. Poet Laureate,? Library's Packard Campus Theater and More. NBF2022Library of Congress National Book Festival Announces Full Author LineupThe 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to the Washington Convention Center this Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 3, featuring more than 120 authors, poets and writers, and celebrating the festival theme, “Books Bring Us Together.”Learn more.PLLibrarian of Congress Names Ada Limón the Nation's 24th U.S. Poet LaureateLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the appointment of Ada Limón as the nation's 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2022-2023. Limón will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library's annual literary season on Sept. 29 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium.Learn more. Jesmyn WardJesmyn Ward to Receive 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American FictionLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be awarded to Jesmyn Ward. At 45, Ward is the youngest person to receive the Library's fiction award for her lifetime of work.Learn more.Packard CampusLibrary's Packard Campus Theater Resumes Film ScreeningsThe Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater will reopen its doors to patrons with a new season of film screenings on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 15.The series will offer a film every Friday at 7:30 p.m., a matinee on Saturdays at 2 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening. The matinee shows will be family friendly.? Programs are free and open to the public. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.? Learn more.GreatHallVisitors Invited to Explore Library Reading Rooms and Collections in JulyThe new Thursday evening series? Live at the Library? will offer the special opportunity for visitors to explore the Library of Congress' reading rooms and collections in July – as well as enjoy summer movies and concerts on the lawn.Learn more.
A Festival for Families: National Book Festival Offers Activities for Children, FamiliesChildren, teens and families will find a full schedule of free activities at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3.The schedule is online and can be sorted by stage and by area of interest. This year’s festival offers three stages for young readers: Please Read Me a Story, KidLit and Young Adult. The schedule also includes book signings, hands-on activities and more. The Library’s education staff organized these recommendations for families to make the most of the festival.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
National Book Festival Opening Celebration: Books Bring Us TogetherLIVE TONIGHT: 7 pm on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and available for viewing afterwardsOn the eve of the 2022 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., join Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and festival co-chairman David M. Rubenstein as they welcome five of the more than 100 authors appearing at this year’s festival to talk about their work and their love of books.This special event, live from the Library and sponsored by AARP, features Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss, bestselling historian Candice Millard, actor-author and woodworker Nick Offerman, author of favorites for young readers Andrea Davis Pinkney and Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong.Then come to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 3 for the festival or watch selected author talks LIVE on the Library's YouTube channel.Click here for more information.? ? ?
Collection of Radio Producer Jim Metzner Acquired by Library of CongressFor nearly 50 years, radio producer and sound recordist Jim Metzner has explored and celebrated the universe of sound around the world, most famously in his nationally distributed daily radio series “Pulse of the Planet,” which concluded a 34-year, 8,000 program run on public and commercial radio June 3, while continuing as a monthly podcast. Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Appoints New Director of the John W. Kluge CenterLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Kevin Butterfield as director of the John W. Kluge Center. A noted historian, Butterfield brings two decades of experience teaching, writing and directing major research centers.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Chronicling America Reaches 50 StatesChronicling America, the searchable online database of historic American newspapers, will soon include digitized newspapers from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and housed and maintained online at the Library of Congress,? Chronicling America? offers free online access to 19.9 million pages of newspapers published in the United States between 1777 and 1963.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Announces Fall 2022 Concert SeriesConcerts from the Library of? Congress? will? return? to the historic Coolidge Auditorium for the 2022-2023 season.? The fall series begins Oct.? 14? with? multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Magda? Giannikou and her global pop? ensemble Banda Magda. The following day, the Apollon Musagète Quartet? performs the Shostakovich piano quintet with? pianist Garrick Ohlsson.Click here for more information.?
Library Announces Winners of 2022 Literacy Awards on International Literacy DayThree organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading will be awarded the 2022 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today. Top prizes are being awarded to? Street Child, Make Way for Books? and Young African Refugees for Integral Development.The Literacy Awards Program, originated by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein in 2013, honors organizations that provide exemplary, innovative and replicable strategies to combat illiteracy. For 10 years, the Library of Congress has recognized the urgent need to achieve universal literacy through the Literacy Awards Program.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Library Welcomes Teachers to Advance Accessibility of Primary Sources for EducatorsThe Library of Congress kicked off the 2022-2023 school year by welcoming two teachers to its Capitol Hill campus. Jacqueline Katz and Caneshia Mills will work closely with staff in the Library’s Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement to make primary sources from the Library’s collections more accessible for teachers, students and families throughout the United States.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Live at the Library to Feature Special Conversation with Photographer Annie Leibovitz in OctoberThe new Thursday evening series Live at the Library will feature a special event with photographer Annie Leibovitz and a rare viewing of one of the Library’s treasures, the Giant Bible of Mainz, in celebration of National German-American Friendship Day.Click here for more information.? ?
Library to Host Halloween Family Day with Authors R.L. Stine and Mary Pope OsborneThe Library of Congress will host a day of family-friendly activities on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Thomas Jefferson Building. The day will feature a special program at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium with beloved authors R.L. Stine, author of the “Goosebumps” series, and Mary Pope Osborne, author of the “Magic Tree House” series. Click here for more information.? ?
Live at the Library to Mark 125th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson Building, Veterans Day in NovemberThe new Thursday evening series Live at the Library is celebrating the 125thanniversary of the opening of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building with a rare open house and concert. Later in November for Veterans Day, the Library will honor veteran stories with a special music and narrative performance.On Thursday evenings, the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions are open for extended hours from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and snacks available for purchase in the Great Hall overlooking the Capitol and the building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.Click here for more information.? ?
Library of Congress Acquires Rare Codex from Central MexicoThe Library of Congress has acquired the San Salvador Huejotzingo Codex, which documents legal proceedings from 1571 in which Indigenous Nahuatl officials in central Mexico accused their village’s Spanish canon, or administrator, of mistreatment, harassment and underpayment.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Kislak Family Foundation Gives $10M to Create New Gallery Exploring History of Early Americas at Library of CongressThe Kislak Family Foundation is donating $10 million to create a new exhibition at the Library of Congress that will share a fuller history of the early Americas, featuring the acclaimed Jay I. Kislak Collection of artifacts, paintings, maps, rare books and documents, the Library announced today. The new Kislak Gallery will be part of a reimagined visitor experience at the national library in the years ahead.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Library Seeks Applicants for 2023 Junior Fellows ProgramThe Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its Junior Fellows Program, a summer internship held from? May 22, 2023, to July 28, 2023. This 10-week, full-time paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research using the resources of the world’s largest library. Remote and onsite project opportunities are available.? The deadline to apply is? Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.? Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.