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Minerva’s Kaleidoscope Homepage

The covers of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Blue Butterfly, and Stories of King Arthur.

Join Us for Family Days at the Library: Celebrate National Library Month on April 13th!

A letter to Clara Barton, written in precise cursive penmanship. The letter is transcribed in the text below.

Children’s Voices in the Library of Congress: Letters to Notable Americans

A young woman holding a worksheet stands behind a homemade cipher wheel.

Ciphers and Secret Codes: No Security Clearance Needed!

Three children work with their father to create a craft.

Join Us for Family Days at the Library: Celebrate Women’s History on March 9

Presidents as Parents: Family Activities for Presidents’ Day

An envelope illustrated with a fun drawing of a soldier reading a letter

Love at the Library: Fun Family Activities for Valentine’s Day

Dancers in brightly colored dragon outfits perform in front of a crowd of onlookers.

Celebrating Lunar New Year with the Library of Congress’s Collections

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

A close up of a pink quilt with a hand sewing.

Quilts and Quilting: Piecing Together Family History