Gateway to Knowledge Guest Post #16

This is the 16th in a series of guest posts by Abigail Van Gelder, who with her husband, Josh, is journeying across the country on the Library’s “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling exhibition: It’s hard to believe that we have reached stop #30 with the Gateway to Knowledge Tour.  We have rolled into 13 states now, […]

National Book Festival to be a Two-Day Treat

Word’s going out today that the National Book Festival, heading into its 11th year on the National Mall, will be a two-day event for 2011. The festival will take place on the National Mall, from 9th Street to 14th Street, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 25 […]

Crazy SK8s

There’s something about strapping on a pair of roller skates and the exhilaration of speeding across the floor, taking fast turns, testing your agility as you maneuver against and in tandem with those like-minded. The sport is very near and dear to my heart, as I recently joined the ranks of the DC Rollergirls, the […]

Snow Closing Library’s Public Spaces Today at 3:30

In accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s directive closing the federal government two hours early today, the Library will close all public spaces (exhibits, etc.) and reading rooms at 3:30 p.m. (As Congress is in session, the La Follette Congressional Reading Room will be open.  The Law Library Reading Room will also be open […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hawk Rescued from Main Reading Room

A hawk that became trapped about a week ago in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building has been safely captured.  I will update this post a little later with details and images (and possibly video). UPDATE, noon EST: Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library’s weekly staff newsletter, The Gazette, provided […]