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The Library of Congress Acquires and Digitizes a Rare Mesoamerican Codex

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress has acquired and digitized the 16th-century Codex Quetzalecatzin, a rare Mesoamerican record of early European contact. The post The Library of Congress Acquires and Digitizes a Rare Mesoamerican Codex appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Eva Kilgore: Book signing in Seal Beach, Santa’s coming to Pacific City

Anderson Gallery Book Signing Some paintings by renowned American watercolor artist Milford Zornes are at the White House and in the Library of Congress collection. Zornes died in 2008 at the age of 100. The painter’s son-in-law, Hal Baker, spent years of research, and added his personal experience with the painter in his biography of […]

Library of Congress Encourages Public to Engage with Digital Resources via labs.loc.gov

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that facilitates creative use of the Library’s digital collections.

Morgan Freeman toasts the American Film Institute at its 50th anniversary gala

On Wednesday night, the swamp got a small dose of sparkle as the American Film Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in the appropriately named Great Hall of the Library of Congress. An exclusive group of policymakers, philanthropists...Show More Summary

San Clemente news briefs: 8-year-old in Washington, nuclear petition, parks plan and more

8-year-old wins over Library of Congress Chalk one up for 8-year-old Adam Coffey of San Clemente, who wrote to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in July to protest the minimum age requirement of 16 to obtain a reader’s card at the world’s largest library. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, listened. She announced […]

After Cassini, What’s Next for the Outer Planets?

The Planetary Society likes to look ahead, and that spirit we organized a reception at the Library of Congress to bring scientists, legislators, and their staff together to honor Cassini and get excited about our future in the outer planets.

Law Library of Congress Report on Right to Counsel for Detained Migrants

The Law Library of Congress has published a report on the Right to Counsel for Detained Migrants: "This report provides information on the laws of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Sweden, and the United Kingdom regarding the right to counsel for detained migrants. Show More Summary

How two D.C. institutions celebrate a new old master

Ensemble Signal played Steve Reich’s recent work at the Library of Congress.

Can the Library of Congress Save Gawker’s Website From Extinction?

For more than a year, Gawker’s website has remained in a sort of stasis, a goodbye post from its founder, Nick Denton, adorning the top of the page. That might, however, soon change. In an article on the impending sale of the site—currently...Show More Summary

Library of Congress Book Conveyor Tunnel in Washington, D.C.

In the age of the Industrial Revolution, libraries at the cutting edge experimented with an array of pneumatic and mechanical devices that had books flying around, over, and under their technologically delighted patrons. There was no greater example of this steampunk marvel than the Library of Congress, which once connected with the U.S. Show More Summary

NASA scientist to discuss 'The Star That Ate Manhattan' at Library of Congress lecture

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The public is invited to a free talk called "The Star That Ate Manhattan: Studying Neutron Stars from the International Space Station," with Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Two Kazoos: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Characters" is all they wrote on the label of this National Photo glass negative. Library of Congress annotation: "Photograph shows two African American men sitting on bales of hay and playing instruments outside a barn or stable. Show More Summary

1940s portraits record the strength and pride of Puerto Rico

A worker on a pineapple plantation near Manati. Image: Library of Congress From its first inhabitation by Taíno natives to its centuries of rule under Spain and later the United States, Puerto Rico has developed a culture and character unique among the islands of the Caribbean. Show More Summary

EXCHANGE: Librarian of Congress shares love of books

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on a Saturday morning shared her love of books and affinity for Springfield during story time at the Rochester Public Library. The 14th Librarian of … Click to Continue »

Tom Brokaw, Colson Whitehead among new 'Library Lions'

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have … Click to Continue...

20 Years Later, ‘L.A. Confidential’ Ranks as One of the Best Movies of the ’90s

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Two years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo-noir film directed by the late Curtis Hanson, into the National Film Registry. The movie hadn’t even reached its twentieth anniversary yet, but it did last month, even as word came that CBS is developing a television adaptation of James Ellroy’s original novel. Show More Summary

A late summer Sunday in Central Park, 75 years ago

Image: Library of Congress In 1942, the Office of War Information was created by the U.S. government to create and distribute information and propaganda about the war effort at home and abroad. The OWI absorbed the photographic unitShow More Summary

US Federal Courts Web Archive

The Library of Congress blog In Custodia Legis has a post today on the launching of the Federal Courts Web Archive: "The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. Show More Summary

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