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Archive: April 2024 (3 Posts)

two men stand on the ices holding ice saws propped on the ground with cut marks in the ice where the blocks of ice were to be cut; one man pushes a rectangular section that is pushed slightly out of place ready to be harvested

Ice Cold: The Business of Ice

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The ice keeping your beverage cold has a fascinating history that includes ice harvesting, war contracts, artificial ice machines, a financial panic, and not one, but two Ice Kings.

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Celebrating 85 years of the John Adams Building

Posted by: Jennifer Harbster

In 1939, the Library of Congress opened a new building: the Library’s John Adams Building, which was originally called “The Annex.” In celebration of the 85th anniversary of the opening of the Adams Building to the public, the Science and Business Reading Room, on the fifth floor of Adams, is holding an open house on April 18, 2024, from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. “Live! At the Library: A Night at the Adams” invites guests to explore the reading room with tours, curated displays, and a scavenger hunt. Check out our post for a link to get tickets!