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Latest News: Book on the History of the Library

A new book, “America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress,” tells the story of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and how it came to be the world’s largest library.

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Published: January 5th 2018

Latest News: Woodson Named Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The Library of Congress has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Woodson, four-time Newbery Honor Medalist, Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and former Young People’s Poet Laureate for her memoir-in-verse “Brown Girl Dreaming,” as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Published: January 5th 2018

Latest News: Library Acquires Art Buchwald Papers

The Library of Congress has acquired the archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, commentator and playwright Art Buchwald, best known for his long career as a political satirist, poking fun at the famous and powerful for The Washington Post and in a column syndicated in 500 newspapers worldwide.

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Published: January 3rd 2018

Thanks for Your Support!

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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


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Published: December 31st 2017

Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Published: December 29th 2017

Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Published: December 27th 2017

Latest News: Judges for Congressional Data Challenge

The Library of Congress today announced the notable panel of judges who will select the winners of the Library’s ongoing Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on Congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways.

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Published: December 19th 2017

Latest News: Applications Open for Junior Fellows

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.

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Published: December 14th 2017

Latest News: 2017 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.  Selected for their cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance, these 25 motion pictures range from an early film of the New York subway in 1905 and the musical biopic “La Bamba” to the holiday action thriller “Die Hard” and “The Goonies,” the adventure tale of a band of misfits.

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Published: December 13th 2017

Thank You for Supporting the Library

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Thank You for Supporting the Library!

Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you.

Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information.

Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning!


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Published: December 1st 2017

Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!

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Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library

The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement.

The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information.

Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


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Published: November 28th 2017

Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

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News from the Library of Congress

November 21, 2017

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Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere.

Save the Date to Make Your Gift!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


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Published: November 21st 2017

Latest News: Library Acquires Rare Mesoamerican Codex

The Library of Congress has acquired the Codex Quetzalecatzin, one of the very few Mesoamerican manuscripts to survive from the 16th century.

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Published: November 21st 2017

Latest News: Three New Educational Apps

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with various educational organizations, today announced the launch of three web- and mobile-based applications related to Congress and civic participation for use in K-12 classrooms.

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Published: November 17th 2017

Latest News: Bennett Honored in Gershwin Prize Concert

Celebrated performer Tony Bennett, the 2017 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, will be applauded and serenaded by some of the nation’s top artists at an all-star celebration in the nation’s capital Wednesday evening, Nov. 15.

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Published: November 15th 2017

NEW: Lincoln Papers in Full Color

Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multi-year digitization effort at the Library of Congress.

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Published: November 8th 2017

Latest News: New HSS Chief

Kimberley Bugg has been named chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Division at the Library of Congress.

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Published: November 7th 2017

Latest News: Library Acquires Dick Cavett Archives

The Library of Congress announced today that legendary TV personality Dick Cavett has donated 2,500 programs of his decades-long talk-show series—showcasing some of the golden moments in television—to the American people. 

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Published: November 3rd 2017

Latest News: "Drawn to Purpose" Women Illustrators

Original works by women cartoonists and illustrators are featured in a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress on Nov. 18. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists” brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to these art forms.

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Published: October 27th 2017

Latest News: Letters About Literature Competition

The Letters About Literature program kicks off its 25th annual competition, run by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, with a special webinar for educators interested in learning more about the program and how to use it in a classroom. Also, a new book collects 52 letters submitted to the program that contain insights as profound as they are personal.

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Published: October 24th 2017

Latest News: Swann Fellowships 2017-18

The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is awarding fellowships to four applicants for the academic year 2017-2018. Recipients are affiliated with Fordham, Boston and Cornell universities and the Graduate Center at New York University.

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Published: October 24th 2017

Latest News: Congressional Data Challenge

The Library of Congress today launched a Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. Submissions could take the form of interactive visualizations, mobile or desktop applications, a website or other digital creations.

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Published: October 19th 2017

Latest News: Koussevitzky Commission Winners

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to six composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.

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Published: October 18th 2017

Latest News: Library of Congress Announces Winner of 2017 Holland Prize

Ahead of World Architecture Day, the Library of Congress in conjunction with the National Park Service announces the 2017 recipient of Leicester B. Holland Prize, honoring outstanding historic building, structure or landscape drawing.

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Published: September 28th 2017

Latest News: Haskell Named Kluge Center Director

John R. Haskell, an accomplished political scientist, author and professor, has been named director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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Published: September 21st 2017

Illegal Alien Assassins Kill Wrong Woman In Florida

OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL (The New York Post) – Midway into a Florida murder-for-hire plot, a boyfriend-girlfriend hit team realized they’d zip-tied and duct-taped the wrong woman — and then killed ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Previously Deported Killer Re-Arrested In Texas

DEL RIO, TX (The Dallas Morning News) – A man convicted in the 2011 death of a motorcyclist in Dallas was arrested Saturday trying to illegally re-enter the country, officials ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 14th 2018

Five-Time Deported Illegal Alien Hijacked Greyhound Bus In Wisconsin

RACINE COUNTY, WI (Fox News) – An illegal immigrant on a Greyhound bus who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill passengers on Friday — leading police on a chase from ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 14th 2018

Illegal Aliens “Hotboxed” Car With Marijuana Smoke With Baby Inside Vehicle

SALINAS, CA (KSBW News 8) – Two parents were arrested in Salinas, California after they “hotboxed” their car with marijuana smoke while their 1-year-old daughter was inside the car, police ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 12th 2018

African ‘Refugee’ Attacked 73-Year-Old Woman With Machete In Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT (The VT Digger) – A man who allegedly used a machete to attack a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge. Appearing ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 10th 2018

Mexican Man Molested Two Little Girls In Arizona

NOGALES, AZ (The Nogales International) – Two years after pleading guilty to having had sexual contact with two girls ages 6 and 9, Ignacio Andrade Duarte was sentenced to a ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 10th 2018

Previosuly Deported Illegal Alien Murdered Baby In Minnesota

NEW ULM, MN (The Journal) – Bail for a 44-year-old Sleepy Eye man accused of causing the death of an 11-week-old infant at Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Jan. 7, was set ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 10th 2018

MS-13 Gang Member Stabbed Girl To Death, Sliced Off Her Tattoo

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA (Fox News) – A teenager who sought to avenge the death of her boyfriend and told a 15-year-old girl she would “see her in hell” before stabbing ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 8th 2018

Previously Deported Killer Re-Arrested In Arizona

NOGALES, AZ (AZCENTRAL) – Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested a Guatemalan man previously convicted of murder, after he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in a rural area west of ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 7th 2018

Media Blackout: Illegal Alien Raped 5-Year-Old Girl In California

National Association of Chiefs of Police press release… Law enforcement officers in Southern California said on Thursday that they are continuing their search for an illegal immigrant from El Salvador ... [read more] More Info...
Published: January 7th 2018

Comment on Illegal Alien Assassins Kill Wrong Woman In Florida by A Arias

They are American citizens from Puerto Rico. And yes, they are scum. More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Illegal Alien Assassins Kill Wrong Woman In Florida by Spurwing Plover

Send them and the person who hired them a prison for life no parole and absolutely no plea bargins More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Five-Time Deported Illegal Alien Hijacked Greyhound Bus In Wisconsin by Spurwing Plover

Give him a a life time residence in prison and see american justice just not in stupid california More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Previously Deported Killer Re-Arrested In Texas by Spurwing Plover

This tame make his stay a little longer in prison doing time and restition to his victims family More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Illegal Alien Assassins Kill Wrong Woman In Florida by Doc Lolly

WTF??? Illegal "scum" aliens..... More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Illegal Alien Assassins Kill Wrong Woman In Florida by JM

You idiots. They are scum but not illegal aliens. Fix your tittle. More Info...
Published: January 15th 2018

Comment on Illegal Alien Raped 15-Year-Old Girl In North Carolina by Jane Stillwell

Thank you Hillary And Obama Demoncraps And they THEY! Don't GIVE A DAM NOT TO MENTION ALL THOSE KIDNAPPINGS AND RAPES OF PIZZA GATE! NOT REALLY PROVEN FALSE THEIR CRIMES GO ON AND ON THE AMBASSADORE RAPED AND MURDERED ETC AFTER ETC AFTER STINKING ETC WHEN? DOES IT STOP! KEEP WAKING UP AMERICA BEFORE ITS TOO LATE TRUMP FOR A SECOND TIME TO EVEN A THIRD! OH AND HOW ABOUT MALONYA FOR PRESIDENT I MEAN SHED BE GREAT WAYYYYY BETTER THAN OPRA. AND I THINK MANY OTHER MALE DEMONCRAPS IT SOUNDS GREAT TOO PRESIDENT MALONYA TRUMP MAKES ME FEEL ALL GOOSEBUMPY AND WARM INSIDE! More Info...
Published: January 14th 2018

Comment on MS-13 Gang Member Stabbed Girl To Death, Sliced Off Her Tattoo by Harry

When States issue hunting permits, they should include bagging Terrorists, and murderous Criminal Gangs, as Big Game on their tags. More Info...
Published: January 13th 2018

Comment on Illegal Aliens “Hotboxed” Car With Marijuana Smoke With Baby Inside Vehicle by Spurwing Plover

Dope will always be for dopes and here is proof of that and they should lose total costidy of the child More Info...
Published: January 12th 2018


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