Create your own beats with Library of Congress collections using Citizen DJ, see the project in action, and meet the creator at the National Book Festival.
In this post, we share materials from the Library’s collections that relate to the Timely Topic Threads featured in this year’s National Book Festival, in order to explore the meaning of “ingenuity.”
Remembering September 11 with presentation from the 2009 National Book Festival by author Carmen Agra Deedy and her collaborator Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, sharing the story of a heartfelt offer of aid to America from an unexpected source after the September 11 attacks.
Program Specialist Sasha Dowdy shares a preview of her conversation with author Kwame Mbalia for the National Book Festival. Mbalia’s appearance will be available as an on-demand video beginning Friday, September 25.
Junior Fellow Paige Collins describes an oral history activities for families she developed using collections from the Library’s American Folklife Center.
Ideas for the Library’s “free to use and reuse” image collections from an intern in the Young Readers Center.
Reflections on John Lewis’s messages to children during his 2015 visit to the Library’s Young Readers Center and through his graphic novel March.
The role of mothers and their daughters in leadership of the suffrage movement and book suggestions for reading about the suffrage movement with kids and teens.
Read across the Library’s collections with this post, which includes suggested books from past National Book Festivals and this year’s event,and a “Read Across the Library” bingo-style game board.
This post about puzzles featured in the Chronicling America database is a repost of an article written by Malea Walker, a reference librarian in the Library’s Serial and Government Publications Division. The piece was originally published on the “Headlines and Heroes: Newspapers, Comics, & More Fine Print” blog on July 7, 2020.