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Join Us for July Family Day, Celebrating the Olympic Games

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

Sarah Peet of the Informal Learning Office contributed research for this post.  On Saturday, July 20th, the Library of Congress’ Informal Learning Office (ILO) hosts its latest monthly, in-person family program. July’s Family Day highlights the Olympics in recognition of the 2024 Summer Games from July 26th to August 11th, and the Paralympic Games from …

A collage of historic and contemporary photographs of baseball players and collections from the Library of Congress.

More Baseball Trivia: Summer Reading Part 2

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

The trivia questions in this post were created by Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program spring 2023 participant Katrina Limson, a MLIS student at San Jose State University. As the dog days of summer goes on, so does the Library of Congress’s partnership with the Washington Nationals—the “team that reads”! On July 31, the Nationals …

Library of Congress staff in purple shirts perform on a stage in front of children.

Baseball Trivia: Summer Reading Community Outreach

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

The trivia questions in this post were created by Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program past participant Katrina Limson, a MLIS student at San Jose State University. The Washington Nationals are the “team that reads”, but did you know that the city’s Major League Baseball team and the Library of Congress have a partnership that …

A newspaper article with the headline "Larry Doby Welcomed Home by Citizens"

Baseball History Part Two: Finding Larry Doby in the Newspaper Collections

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This summer, I was inspired by our programs at National Park to explore my own family connections with baseball. This post is a follow-up to my colleague Lauren’s post, “Baseball History: Reflections & Family History Activities”. My grandfather grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, home of his baseball hero—Larry Doby. After serving in World War …

Photograph shows baseball players on the field during a game at Ebbets Field with grandstands and light towers in the background, in Brooklyn, New York.

Baseball History: Reflections & Family Story Activities

Posted by: Lauren Windham Roszak

The Informal Learning Office recently finished a summer reading partnership with the Washington Nationals baseball team. Over the course of the summer, we met over 600 participants at Nationals Park. During the program, we shared Library of Congress collection items with children who came to celebrate reading with relief pitcher Sean Doolittle. Children learned the …