There was some interest on our Facebook page about how the earthquake affected the Law Library of Congress. Thankfully, there wasn’t much damage. I thought a few pictures were in order.
One of the first items I came across Wednesday morning was The Constitution and the Supreme Court opened on the floor:
There were only a few other items I noticed on the floor in the Law Library Reading Room as I took an early morning tour.
Kelly’s office (which made its blog debut in a previous Pic of the Week) had a few more items fall.
Her shadow puppet from Malaysia, representing Rama, fell to the ground. The bag that fell over is a kete, a traditional Maori flax basket. The fan that fell over is from Samoa.
Also, the calendar on the floor has pictures of New Zealand landscapes. Did I mention she has one of the best decorated offices?
I also noticed this crack in the drywall in the stairs. So after a lot of shaking books (followed by a quick trip to daycare to check on my daughter), everything is back to normal.
For information on being prepared for disasters, Jennifer wrote a great post on Inside Adams: Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Natural Disaster.