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Watch: Jeffrey Brown interviews authors at the National Book Festival

2 days agoArts : Art Beat

This Saturday, the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown and Book View Now’s Rich Fahle will co-host a live broadcast from the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. Brown and Fahle will be interviewing more than a dozen authors, including...Show More Summary

The Year Hundreds of Bombs Went Off in New York City

The aftermath of the Wall Street bombing. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-31303) On Saturday, a bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, injuring dozens and, for a moment, upsetting the peace of an otherwiseShow More Summary

Carla Hayden Becomes 1st Black Librarian of Congress

On Sept. 14, the Library of Congress made history as Carla Hayden became the first black—and first female—librarian of the world’s largest library, the GED Section reports. Hayden was sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. “To be the first female librarian of Congress speaks to what Melvil Dewey said when […]

Weekend Picks: 12 Things To Do In And Around D.C.

This weekend's agenda includes the opening of the The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the return of the Library of Congress National Book Festival, the start of DC Beer Week, and more. [ more › ]

'This is Me.' Actress Jamie Lee Curtis's new book aims to teach children about immigration

Curtis read her new book, "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From," to students at the Library of Congress on Wednesday.

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- From the new issue of Common-place, a great piece by Endrina Tay on the sale of Jefferson's library to Congress in 1815.- New York City police have released photos of a suspect in the theft of two books from PRPH Books back in April.-...Show More Summary

Carla Hayden Blazes Trail as First Woman, First African American Librarian of Congress

At a historic ceremony on September 14 library leaders from around the country, Washington elected officials, Library of Congress (LC) staff, friends, family, and a cheering section of former employees crowded into the Great Hall of LC’s Thomas Jefferson Building to see Dr. Show More Summary

More on New Lbrarian of Congress Carla Hayden

This is a follow-up to yesterday's post entitled Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress. Carla Hayden, the former chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

The Library of Congress Was Hacked Because It Hasn’t Joined the Digital Age

Topic: Library Of Congress Hayden’s reputation as a technologically savvy reformer is well deserved, having modernized Baltimore’s flailing Enoch Pratt Free Library and ushered in a period of unprecedented expansion for Baltimore’s library system in an otherwise bleak time for the city. Show More Summary

New Librarian of Congress Offers a History Lesson in Her Own Right

Carla D. Hayden, sworn in to oversee the library’s 162 million items, is the first African-American and the first woman to hold the position.

Meet America’s New Chief Librarian

Carla Hayden is about to take over as the Librarian of Congress. She’s “aware of but undaunted by the library’s challenges, including outdated technology, a storage crisis for its rapidly growing collections and a demoralized staff. A 2015 government report found widespread mismanagement of its IT systems, which wasted millions of dollars and hampered operations […]

Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress

Earlier today, Carla Hayden, the former chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.Hayden is the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Carla Hayden sworn in to lead Library of Congress

Carla Hayden from Baltimore will become the 14th librarian of Congress on Wednesday. You can watch her swearing in ceremony live at noon EDT. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Carla Hayden sworn in to lead Library of Congress appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Carla Hayden Becomes The First Woman And The First Black Person To Head Library of Congress

Carla Hayden was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress today, and with that the ‘rock star librarian’ became the first woman and the first black person to head the institution. Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress and was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the 216 year old institution. Show More Summary

Carla Hayden becomes the first woman, first black to lead Library of Congress

Topic: Librarians Chief Justice John Roberts is slated to swear in Carla Hayden on Wednesday to lead the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, created in 1800 by President John Adams. Hayden, 64, the first woman and the first...Show More Summary

Carla Hayden becomes the first woman, first black to lead Library of Congress

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Hayden talks about her decision to keep Baltimore's libraries open after violence over Freddie Gray death.        

An IFLA Congress Experience

Librarians from 147 countries descended on Columbus, Ohio, last week (Aug. 13–19, 2016) for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, and I was fortunate enough to be there. IFLA,...Show More Summary

How Nevada Became the Only State Where You Can Vote for 'None Of These Candidates'

An empty senate chamber, circa 1873. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-cwpbh-03299) Sometimes voting feels like a very tough SAT question: none of the choices seem right. What to do when you can't put your heart into any of those empty...Show More Summary

National Book Festival Reveals Winners of Summer Writing Contest

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Library of Congress has revealed the winners of its summer writing contest. The contest asked fifth- and sixth-grade applicants to write about a book that had a personal impact on their lives. The contest drew entries from almost 300 young readers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Show More Summary

Election Fraud in the 1800s Involved Kidnapping and Forced Drinking

A depiction of politicians trying to buy votes from an 1857 Harper's Weekly. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-118006) This summer Donald Trump stoked fears that rampant voter fraud could hurt his chances in the 2016 presidentialShow More Summary

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