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Minerva’s Kaleidoscope Homepage

A preservation box sits on top of a map next to a magnifying glass. The box is decorated with black and white images and a newspaper clip. It has text saying "What's the history of my hometown?," "Discover Photos!" and "Read Newspapers."

What’s the History of my Hometown? Activities & Collections to Explore

A newspaper article with the bolded words "Thanksgiving menu"

Where’s the Turkey? Activities for Exploring a State-by-State Historical Menu

Women from the 1920s around a kitchen table.

How To Collect Family Recipes: Inspiration From The Library’s Cookbook Collection

Six teenage boys dancing on the roof of a building in a city

Celebrating Fifty Years of Hip-Hop with Children’s Literature and Activities

Poppy wreaths at a war memorial in England.

Make a Poppy: Crafts and Remembrance for Veterans Day

The inside of the convention center with a sign for National Book Festival and many visitors carrying bags walking in front of it.

A Teen “Take” on the National Book Festival: Teens & the World’s Injustices with Lesa Cline-Ransome & Jennifer De Leon

volunteers in blue "event staff" shirts roll up brightly-colored National Book Festival posters

A Teen “Take” on the National Book Festival: Accidental Spies with John Lisle and Janet Wallach

A tree with pieces of paper tied to it with written wishes

Granting a Wish: A Journey Around the World

Four teenagers stare up at the grand dome of the Library of Congress.. The students are standing on an overlook and wearing business-casual clothes. The beautiful windows and arches of the dome are visible.

The Library’s High School Internship Program 2023, Part Two