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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/20/2019

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Flier: investing in cultureFriday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Lecture: Investing in Culture: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Free tickets available via Eventbrite link
Former Minister of Culture and current President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa will speak about the cultural strategy in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the challenges of building a sustainable cultural infrastructure and promoting cultural tourism. She will elaborate in particular on her “Investing in Culture” initiative, an active partnership between private and public sectors unprecedented in the region.
A Special Collection Display will follow.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion (Ground floor) 10 First Street SE, Washington DC 20540
Contact: Dr. Muhannad Salhi, [email protected].

Flier: GandhiWednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Display on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

The Embassy of India and the Asian Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a display on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Library continues to explore “America’s Changemakers” this year with a one-day event honoring the “Great Soul” of Mahatma Gandhi, on his 150th birth anniversary. This daylong display features items from multiple divisions throughout the Library of Congress, including a handwritten draft of the 1933 essay, “A Common Platform,” by Gandhi. Items highlighting Gandhi’s influence on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States will also be on display.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First Street SE, Washington DC 20540
Free and open to the public.
Contacts: Jonathan Loar, [email protected], Charlotte Giles: [email protected].

Hispanic Heritage Month Month Programs

Flier: Author Reading
Friday, September 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. EDT
Author Reading with Francie LatourFree tickets via Eventbrite link
The Hispanic Division, Hispanic Cultural Society, and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Present: Author Francie Latour will read from “Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings” (2019 Américas Award Honor Book), a story about a young American girl who visits family in Haiti and finds herself through her Haitian auntie’s paintbrush.
The Américas Award encourages and commends authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality and classroom-ready children’s and young adult books portraying Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.
Book sale and signing will follow.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Second Floor, LJ-240 (Thomas Jefferson Building,
10 First Street SE Washington, DC 20540)
Contact: 202-707-3516 or [email protected]

Flier: Americas AwardFriday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Américas Award Ceremony and Workshop

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Each year the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Hispanic Division celebrates winning titles by holding an award ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and workshop following.
Award Winners
Islandborn by Junot Díaz and illustrated by Leo Espinosa (Dial Books, 2018)
Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books, 2018)
Honor Books
Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour and illustrated by Ken Daley (Groundwood Books, 2018)
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperCollins, 2018)
Following the annual awards ceremony, author/artist Duncan Tonatiuh, CLASP, the Learning and Innovation Office, and the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress offer a hands-on workshop inspired by Tonatiuh’s award winning codex Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight.
Participants will create visual reflections on their own life experiences and combine them in an accordion folded book displayed in the Hispanic Reading Room through Hispanic Heritage Month. This maker opportunity enables participants to experience hybrid reading and writing traditions through Mesoamerican codices and Tonatiuh’s book. A reception, as well as a book sale and signing will follow.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Second Floor, LJ-240 (Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE Washington, DC 20540)

A Handbook for 18th-Century Country Living: Andrei Bolotov’s “Ekonomicheskoi magazin” (Economic Storehouse)

(Guest post by Christine Ruane, Professor Emerita of History, University of Tulsa) Tucked away in the stacks of the Library of Congress’ Rare Book Division are 40 small, leather-bound volumes of an 18th-century Russian periodical entitled “Ekonomicheskoi magazin””(Economic storehouse). Each book consists of 400 pages of what was then the latest scientific advice on how […]

Para el Bicentenario de la Batalla de Boyacá

(Post contribuido por Marie Arana, oriunda del Perú, historiadora, periodista, y ex-editora de libros del diario estadounidense The Washington Post. Actualmente, es directora literaria de la Biblioteca del Congreso.) Read the English version here. Hace doscientos años, justo en la cúspide de julio y agosto, un hombre transformó la suerte de la liberación en Hispanoamérica. […]