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Join Us for Family Days at the Library! First Up: Make a Zine on February 10.

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

On Saturday, February 10th, the Informal Learning Office kicks off a series of monthly, in-person family activity programs. We look forward to welcoming you to sessions full of creative activities, and opportunities to explore Library collections in the beautiful surroundings of the mezzanine level of the Thomas Jefferson Building. February’s program is a “zine,” or …

Card catalog with an orange origami shrimp in it

In Search of a Shrimp: Origami Collections & Activity

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This is a guest post written by Jennifer Ezell, an Educational Programs Specialist in the Informal Learning Office, with special thanks to Cameron Penwell, Japanese Reference Specialist in the Asian Division at the Library of Congress. This past April, we hosted our annual Japanese Culture Day event, a celebration of Japanese culture and heritage featuring …

“Heaps of Fun”: Games, Rhymes, and Riddles in the Library’s Collections

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This post was written by Mara Gregory, a spring 2023 Teaching With Primary Sources intern and recent graduate of Simmons University. School’s out for the summer! As warm days and long sunlit hours bring back memories of past summer breaks, the Library’s collections are a rich source for exploring children’s leisure activities over the years. …