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Donald Trump to be sworn into office with Two Bibles

Lincoln’s Family Bible (Courtesy of the Library of Congress) One of the Bible’s Donald Trump will be sworn into office with. " data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.courageouschristianfather.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Lincoln_Bible.jpg?fit=3%2C5"...Show More Summary

Trump pays surprise visit to his Washington hotel

Trump flew into the city from New York on Wednesday evening for an event honoring Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the National Portrait Gallery and another featuring his potential cabinet secretaries at the Library of Congress. Patricia...Show More Summary

From Maya Angelou to Smokey Robinson and More: PBS Celebrates Black History in February!

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise and Smokey Robinson: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song are among the many programs that PBS has slated to air during Black History Month. Emmy-winning docuseries Independent Lens willShow More Summary

A Distant View of Roxbury During the Siege

Here’s an image from the siege of Boston preserved in the collections of the Library of Congress.It’s a drawing labeled “View of Roxbury from the advanced guard house at the lines.” Probably created by a British army officer, it shows what the regulars looking down Boston Neck saw. Show More Summary

This 4-year-old has already read 1,000 books

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A 4-year-old Georgia girl with a voracious appetite for reading was given a chance to be “Librarian For the Day” at the Library of Congress...        

Library Experts Weigh in On Next Register of Copyrights

In the wake of the October 29 resignation of Maria Pallante, the former Register of Copyrights, the Library of Congress (LC) has put out a call to the public for input on the expertise needed by the next Register of Copyrights. (On January 17, Pallante will join the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO). Show More Summary

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address And Other 'Treasures' To Go On View At The Library Of Congress

For those who wish dwell more in the past than the present, the Library of Congress has an exhibit you may wish to lose yourself in. [ more › ]

Why Ferris Bueller is our everyman

The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress is a kind of hall of fame, a Cooperstown for important American films of every genre. "The Breakfast Club" just joined "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," another of John Hughes teen anthem picture, in the pantheon of America's best. Some people grow...

There's a New Congress in Town

Topic: Library Of Congress Politics...and a new POTUS on the horizon. If you want to keep current with what legislation each house is considering, don't forget the wonderful resource, the Library of Congress which will report what is...Show More Summary

2 POWs, 2 World War II diaries tell a story of friendship, suffering and death

The Library of Congress got the diary that a soldier entrusted to another in the depths of war.

Plenty of Room at the Bottom

The entire Library of Congress in a space smaller than a dust mote.

Did you sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" correctly this year?

Peter Armenti, literature specialist for the Digital Reference Section at the Library of Congress, confirms “calling” birds were originally “colly” birds in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song. So what are colly birds?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses “Writings on the Wall” with Kevin Merida at the 2016 National Book Festival

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses "Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White" with Kevin Merida, executive editor of The Undefeated at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Juan Felipe Herrera Selects Ray Gonzalez for 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship

Juan Felipe Herrera has selected poet Ray Gonzalez for the 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship, reports the Library of Congress. Gonzalez will receive a $10,000 fellowship to fully support the writing of poetry, and Herrera will introduce a program celebrating Gonzalez at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Of his appointment, Gonzalez said, “I am honored […]

Carla Hayden on NPR's The Takeaway

Topic: Librarians Library Of Congress Story via NPR's The Takeaway, an 8 minute interview with the new Librarian of Congress. There have been 14 librarians of Congress since the position was created in 1802. Like any other federal appointment, it's a position that changes with the direction of a given administration. Show More Summary

Mark Carr, the First New York City Christmas Tree Seller, And the History of New York's Christmas Tree Market

A man with a team of horses are transporting a wagon full of Christmas trees in New York, ca. 1910-1915. (Library of Congress) For many, the Christmas holiday in New York City finally comes to life when the sidewalks sprout evergreens. Show More Summary

Connecting with Carl Sagan at the Library of Congress

Whether you explore The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive online or at the Library of Congress during a visit to Washington, D.C., you’ll learn something new and have a deeper understanding of Carl Sagan.

8 Vintage Photos That Prove Winters Were Harder in the Past

Frigid temps dragging you down? Let these classic winter weather photos from the Library of Congress archives make you feel glad to be living in the 21st century. 1. Shoveling inside your car In 1917, the year that this photo was taken...Show More Summary

Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is open to the public. Show More Summary

10 ‘Paris Is Burning’ GIFs to Celebrate the Film’s Library of Congress Preservation

10 ‘Paris Is Burning’ GIFs to Celebrate the Film’s Library of Congress Preservation One of five films selected this year, the 1990 documentary gave birth to generations of queens who read, vogue and throw shade Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

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