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How to Survive a Plague: October 23 Book Talk with David France

American investigative reporter, non-fiction author and filmmaker David France will discuss his book How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, a definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic.  Inspired by his Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name, How to Survive a Plague is an insider’s account of the grassroots movement of activists who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.  Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. David France is also the author of Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States and The Confession, which he co-wrote with former Governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey.  France will discuss and sign his book on this pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights:

Date:  Monday October 23, 2017

Time:  12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Place:  Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building

This LC Pride event is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business Division, in association with Capital Pride and LC-GLOBE. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

For inquiries about this program, contact Meg Metcalf at [email protected] or 202.707.2273. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

The lecture will be later broadcast on the library’s webcast page //www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/index.php and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress.

The Star that Ate Manhattan! Studying Neutron Stars from the International Space Station – October 17 Lecture with Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian

Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian is a research astrophysicist and the deputy principal investigator for the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. He will describe the NICER mission, an International Space Station payload devoted to studying neutron stars — the physics governing their interiors, their emissions, and their […]

Fly Me to the Moon: Celebrating the moon with a display of fiber art in the Science & Business Reading Room beginning October 3, 2017

This post was authored by Nanette Gibbs, Business Reference Librarian, and Sean Bryant, Science Reference Librarian, of the Science, Technology, and Business Division. To celebrate the moon, the Science & Business Reading Room will have a display of prints beginning October 3, 2017, highlighting the works of fiber artists featured in the newly published book, […]

“Special” Collections of a Business Nature

The Library has many collections that may not, at first glance, be obvious places to find information for those doing business research.  Most of these collections are only accessible to those that come to the Library, but some of the material from those collections has been digitized.  Business Reference created a list of these “special” […]

Clydeside: Shipbuilding and Trade in Glasgow, Scotland; Part Two

This post was written by Nancy Lovas a Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The story of shipbuilding along the River Clyde stretches over three centuries, though now it lives only in memory and museum. At the industry’s height, “Clyde-built” was the standard of quality, worthy of respect (McKenna & Ferreiro, […]

A Pioneering Science Educator

Today’s post was written by Denise Dempsey a Science Reference Librarian who has previously written about the women featured in the motion picture “Hidden Figures” and the post “A Family of Pharmacists”. Among the photographs in the Picture This blog post, Portraits of Nineteenth Century African American Women Activists Newly Available Online, is one of […]

Cassini’s Grand Finale: September 7 Lecture with NASA’s Dr. Conor Nixon

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Now that we’ve had the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, it’s time to move on to the next big event on NASA’s calendar, and that is the Grand Finale of the Cassini-Huygens Mission, a cooperative project of NASA, the […]

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

This post was authored by Nanette Gibbs, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Just about every weekend throughout the year, New Orleans finds a way to celebrate an event or tradition.  2017 is no exception, with festivals such as the New Orleans Oyster Festival, French Market Creole Tomato Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco […]

Chasing Shadows: Eclipses and Eclipse Observations in the Library of Congress Collections

This post was authored by Sean Bryant, Science Reference & Research Specialist in the Science, Technology, and Business Division of the Library of Congress. He recently authored the blog posts “The Last Man on the Moon? — The Story of Eugene Cernan in Two Parts” and “An American in Orbit: The Story of John Glenn.” […]