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The Blog Turns Two – And We Welcome Your Feedback!

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Two kittens dressed in human clothes sit at a tiny table with a birthday cake between them.
The birthday cake; Harry Whittier Frees photographer; June 1914; Prints & Photographs Division

Minerva’s Kaleidoscope turns two this month! This blog began as a way to connect with families at home at the start of the pandemic. Now, as we transition back to onsite programming and this blog enters its third year, we’d love to hear from you to help shape its future.

The blog was named for Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom, whose image greets visitors to the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in this beautiful mosaic. We were also inspired by the way in which a kaleidoscope reorganizes items within it to create a new view. We see this blog as a way to put the Library’s diverse collections together in creative ways that allow families to better connect to the Library and to find something new and exciting here.

We’ve noticed that readers comment most on our posts about cooking and food history and that posts about significant events and figures in history are regularly among our most visited, but we’d love to know more! What do you hope to see here? Please share your feedback in this short survey, comment in the chat, or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

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