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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 12/21/2018

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: European Reading Room

A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Jefferson Building, LJ-250, accessible via the European Reading Room, LJ-249. For online registration, click here.
The Library of Congress’ holdings of books and other materials from almost all European countries are larger than holdings anywhere else in the world except for within the countries themselves. The orientation will discuss the diverse European collections and how we collect, with a few interesting display items. It will cover both traditional and digital collections, as well as electronic subscriptions to European newspapers and periodicals. The orientation will also include a tour of the beautiful European Reading Room, and describe its resources, services, and specialized reference staff.
Orientations are offered to the public every other Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Those attending might wish to obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: European Division Conference Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250.
Contact: [email protected].

Hispanic Reading RoomTuesday, January 8, 2019, 11 a.m.
Research Orientation: Hispanic Reading Room

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240.
Contact: [email protected]

Labor and Constancy: Christophe Plantin, Printer Extraordinaire

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, reference specialist, European Division.) Today’s readers owe a debt of gratitude to the early European printers whose efforts made reading materials increasingly available, and thus furthered the spread of literacy and learning. Johann Gutenberg (d. 1468) is the best known of those printers because of his innovative […]

Robin De Los Bosques in the Spanish Civil War

(The following is a post by Juan Manuel Pérez, reference specialist, Hispanic Division. Patricia Penon, technician, Hispanic Division also contributed to this blog.) When we think of Errol Flynn (1909-1959), the first image that pops up is that of a swashbuckling hero leading his band of merry men through Sherwood forest fighting against social injustice, […]