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Visitors 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. Free timed-entry passes are required to enter the Thomas Jefferson Building. Visit loc.gov/visit to reserve your pass for Live at the Library.Click here for more information.?
Library to Award Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity to Historian of LGBTQ+ Life George ChaunceyLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that historian George Chauncey will receive the 2022 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Chauncey is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, a position he has held since 2017, and he directs the Columbia Research Institute on the Global History of Sexualities.Click here for more information.You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Librarian of Congress Appoints Jennifer Meehan Director of Special CollectionsJennifer Meehan, head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University, has been named director of the Library of Congress’ Special Collections Directorate effective Aug. 1. Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
Exhibit and Panel of Historians Mark 50 Years Since WatergateA new exhibit commemorates the 50th? anniversary of the Watergate scandal, exploring the role of the press, Congress, the courts and President Richard Nixon’s administration. The exhibit draws from 24 Library of Congress Manuscript Division collections, several of which were recently acquired or opened, in law, journalism and government.The Library will host a panel of journalists and historians discussing “50 Years of Watergate” on the anniversary of the break-in, Friday, June 17, moderated by Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan, and featuring former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., and historians Rick Perlstein, Leah Wright Rigueur and Dwight Chapin. The event will be? livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube channel.Click here for more information.?
Library of Congress Holds Online Workshops to Foster Understanding of IslamThe Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division will host four workshops focusing on “Islam in Africa and the Middle East” beginning Friday, June 17, and continuing through November to foster a better understanding of Islamic culture. The online workshops are part of the Exploring Challenging Conversations planning project funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to enhance public awareness of cross-regional and intercultural religious understanding in Africa, the Middle East and their global diasporas.Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
ccdi2022Educational and cultural institutions that seek to amplify the stories of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and other communities of color by using the Library’s digital collections are invited to apply for the second round of grant opportunities through the? Of the People: Widening the Path? Connecting Communities Digital Initiative at the Library of Congress.The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative focuses on the ways technology can enable storytelling and expose more people to the Library’s expansive collections.Click here for more information.
latlThe Library of Congress will host its fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, starting July 7. The series of movies from the Library’s National Film Registry will be presented Thursday evenings at sundown on the southeast lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building. Music will be presented prior to each film, with live performances on July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress today announced the appointment of 46 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students to its Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program to complete 27 projects. The 2022 cohort marks more than three decades that this signature initiative of the Library has been offered to students. The program is being offered as a virtual internship for the third year in a row, following a pivot in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellows will collaborate across four time zones.Click here for more information.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden stands at the podium at the National Book FestivalThe Library of Congress has announced the date, venue and website for the 2022 National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C.Visit the National Book Festival blog for more information and subscribe to stay updated!body {font-size: 1em; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; color: #333333;}
The Library of Congress continues its new Thursday evening series? Live at the Library? featuring special conversations with photographer Annie Leibovitz, baseball player and bookstore fan Sean Doolittle and more in June.Click here for more information.
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is marking the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted — the landscape architect and writer who designed the U.S. Capitol grounds and many public parks and university campuses — with a display on view through June 4.Click here for more information.
Concerts from the Library of Congress is celebrating the return of live events at the Library with a rich mix of classical chamber music, Latin jazz and a panoramic outlook on new music in America.? ? ? All events are presented free of charge to the public. Patrons can register to attend in-person events by visiting? loc.gov/concerts. Virtual programming will be presented on? loc.gov/concerts? and the? Library’s YouTube channel. Tickets are available now for May events, and registration for June events will be available on May 15.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress today announced that three grants, totaling $250,000, have been awarded from the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative through a program available to Libraries, Archives, Museums, Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions and Artists/Scholars. The 2022 awardees — Huston-Tillotson University in Texas, Kenton County Public Library in Kentucky, and Maya Cade, founder of the Black Film Archive in New York — will use these funds to support imaginative uses, remixes and reuses of the Library’s digital collections centering on the lives, histories and experiences of Black, Indigenous and other communities of color. Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress has acquired the manuscripts and papers of playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, the most commercially successful American playwright of the 20th century.The donation will be announced at a special event with actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elaine Joyce, actor and Simon’s widow, Monday night at the Library. The public is invited to join the event by livestream starting at 7 p.m. ET on the Library’s YouTube channel.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress will create a new National Stereoscopic Photography Research Collection, fellowship and public program in collaboration with the National Stereoscopic Association to support one of the nation’s largest collections of this photography format, the two organizations announced today.Click here for more information.
Jason Reynolds continues his work to empower students in rural and underserved communities in 2022 — his third year as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In May, Reynolds will kick off the first in-person leg of his “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” tour in Montana. Participating schools have never hosted an author visit and were selected from more than 200 proposals.? As National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reynolds has connected virtually with thousands of students across the country during the pandemic, inviting young people to share and celebrate their own personal stories. Now in the third year of his ambassadorship, Reynolds looks forward to meeting with students in person. Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is holding several virtual events throughout February to share discoveries and stories significant to the history and conversations around Black History Month. For visitors on site, the exhibition “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words” remains on view.Click here for more information.
News from the Library of CongressNational Recording Registry Inducts Music from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey and More in 2022 nrr20222Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage.Alicia Keys' debut album “Songs in A Minor,” Ricky Martin's “Livin' La Vida Loca” and Journey's “Don't Stop Believin” are some of the unforgettable sounds of the nation's history and culture joining the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2022 class includes important inductions of hip-hop and Latin music, including recordings by Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Buena Vista Social Club.Learn more about the 2022 National Recording Registry. Matthew Broderick, John Benjamin Hickey and Sara Jessica Parker sit together in a theaterWatch April 25: Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica ParkerThe Library of Congress will host a special event featuring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on April 25 to discuss Neil Simon's legacy. Broderick and Parker are currently starring in the revival of Simon's "Plaza Suite" on Broadway. The conversation will be moderated by "Plaza Suite" director John Benjamin Hickey.Learn more about this special video event. Library Celebrates Joy Harjo's Three Terms as U.S. Poet LaureateThe Library of Congress will celebrate Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, as her three terms in the position come to a conclusion with two public programs at the end of April.The Poet Laureate Closing Event will take place in the Coolidge Auditorium on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. ET, and will feature Harjo reading and discussing her favorite “ancestor poems.” Then come back Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. ET for a special dance party featuring the Laureate and DJ Tnyce.Learn more about these two Poet Laureate events. POETLAUARENT Celebrating Poetry Month at the Library of CongressCelebrate National Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. Learn how the Library promotes poetry and poets throughout the year, via online and in-person programming, special collections, honors, prizes and ambassadors.Learn more about the Library's poetry programs.? Apply Now: Archives, History & Heritage Advanced Internship ProgramThe Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next? Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program, which will run from? Sept. 12 to Nov. 18, 2022. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world. Deadline to apply is April 25.Learn more about how to apply for an AHHA internship.ahha Library of Congress Podcast Explores "Space on the Page"“Space on the Page,” a new podcast from the Kluge Center, explores the universe not with a rocket but through ideas.The next three episodes feature science fiction authors Nnedi Okorafor, Becky Chambers and John Scalzi in conversation with scientists Betül Kaçar, Rika Anderson and Frank Rosenzweig. Together they examine how the human imagination depicts everything that we anticipate, hope and fear about the unknown.Learn more about the "Space on the Page" podcast.? klugecover March/April Issue of the Library of Congress Magazine? Did you know that the cherry blossoms adorning the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. were a gift from the city of Tokyo? Dig into the history of our national cherry blossoms in the latest issue of LCM.Download the current issue of Library of Congress Magazine.lcmaprilmarch
The Library of Congress will create a new evening visitor experience featuring extended public hours on Thursday evenings and regular live programming as part of a new ongoing series,? Live at the Library.Beginning May 5, the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall overlooking the Capitol and the Thomas Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs. The series will regularly feature special conversations, music, performances, films and workshops that showcase the broad range of holdings at the national library.Click here for more information.
2022 Library of Congress National Recording RegistryAlicia Keys’ debut album “Songs in A Minor,” Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” are some of the unforgettable sounds of the nation’s history and culture joining the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2022 class includes important inductions of hip-hop and Latin music, including recordings by Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Buena Vista Social Club.Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress will celebrate Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, as her three terms in the position come to a conclusion with two public programs at the end of April.“For a remarkable three terms as U.S. poet laureate, Joy Harjo has tirelessly promoted Native poets and poetry,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “To her, poems are ‘carriers of dreams, knowledge and wisdom,’ and she has been an insightful voice during the difficulties of a pandemic. We are eager to welcome her back to the Library to celebrate her tenure as poet laureate and to host the In-Na-Po retreat on her behalf.”Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next? Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program, which will run from? Sept. 12 -- Nov. 18, 2022. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress announced today that it is now accepting applications for the 2022 Innovator in Residence. Through May 2, 2022, the Library is inviting researchers, artists, and bold thinkers of all types to propose imaginative new experiments designed to open the Library’s vast treasure chest and connect its digital collections with Congress and the public.Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient cohort of the? Community Collections Grant? program. This series of grants, part of the Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, is awarded to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and traditions of Black, Indigenous and communities of color historically underrepresented in the United States and in the Library’s collections. ? Click here for more information.