It's the first holiday season for "Bookmarked" blog! We did and tried a lot of fun things. Check out the year's highlights from our team, which includes U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Meg Medina.
It's been 150 years since Willa Cather was born, but conversations about her novels such as "My Ántonia" and "One of Ours" and her unconventional life continue and thrive in 2023. Read on about her life, her work and a statue dedicated to her memory.
Native American Heritage Month: both a great time for the vast histories of Native nations, and also the time to celebrate the contemporary lives, arts and cultures of Indigenous people in the 21st century. Check out these 6 authors and their recorded talks from past National Book Festivals.
Check out our preview Q&A with historian Simon Schama ahead of his "Live! at the Library" event—a conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande about Schama's book "Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations"—this Thursday night.
Halloween may be behind us, but we read horror and thrillers deep into the colder months too. Check out these talks from authors who have been featured at the Library's National Book Festivals throughout the years. Get a glimpse into the minds of those who write horror.
This coming week the Library of Congress features a wealth of literary programming, including Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo in conversation tonight, "Family Mystery Day" on Saturday the 21st, and "Pick Your Poison: Mystery Night" on Thursday the 26th.
In honor of a display and talk tomorrow at the Library about the diversity of the Library's collections through textiles, a blog on how an ancient Persian poetic form made its way to Urdu--and to beautiful illuminated manuscripts in the Library's Asian Division.
In celebration of the spooky season, the Library of Congress is putting together two events celebrating mysteries and mystery lovers. October 21st is a fun-filled day for families with children and teens, and the evening of October 26th is for everyone else!