Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Celebrating Influential Latinas: A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Please join us in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress to honor influential Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latinx women by editing or adding content and quality references to already existing Wikipedia entries. Offered as part of Women’s History Month, this Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon includes training for first time editors and lunch.
Please bring your own laptop, or reserve one of two provided by Wikimedia in an e-mail to [email protected]. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division in collaboration with WikimediaDC.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240) Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor
Contact: [email protected]
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 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, February 19, 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]
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presents Dan Rabinowitz, author, attorney, and Hebrew book collector, speaking about his new book: “The Lost Library: the Legacy of Vilna’s Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust.” Books will be available for sale and signing. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-220 (2nd floor), 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], 202-707-3780