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Highlights of the 2019 Columbus Day Open House

 Anna Price, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress, collaborated on this post  On October 14, 2019, the Jefferson Building opened the doors of the Main Reading Room to the general public, providing tours and a chance to learn about a few of the divisions within the Library of Congress. Staff welcomed 5,437 visitors, including […]

The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress Opens its Doors to the Public

On October 14, 2019, the Library of Congress is holding its semi-annual Main Reading Room open house. Starting at 10:00 a.m., attendees can tour the Main Reading Room, which is usually closed to the general public for touring, and learn about many of the divisions of the Library of Congress. Representatives from the Law Library of Congress, Science, Technology & […]

19th Annual National Book Festival Recap

On August 31, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was packed with thousands of book lovers for the 19th Annual National Book Festival. More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers took the stage in front of a record-breaking audience. The festival featured 12 stages, including a brand new main stage, where the […]

Constitution Day 2019 Event featuring Kannon Shanmugam: “The State of the Constitution”

Constitution Day, officially known as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” is a federal commemoration observed each year to mark the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” On September 17 2019, the Law Library will honor this day […]

The Law Library of Congress at the 19th Annual National Book Festival

  This Saturday, August 31, join us for our 19th Annual National Book Festival. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, more than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers will take the stage, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While at the festival, come visit the […]

American Association of Law Libraries 2019 Conference Recap

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Osborne, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress.  A number of Law Library of Congress staff members recently attended the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 112th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC. The conference provides law librarians and legal information professionals with opportunities for […]

Law Day 2019 Event Recap: “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”

On May 1, 2019, American Bar Association President, Bob Carlson, visited the Library of Congress in celebration of this year’s Law Day for an interview conducted by Law Librarian of Congress, Jane Sánchez. This year’s topic, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”, focused on these cornerstones of representative government and called on society to understand and protect […]

Law Day 2019 Event: “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”

On May 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., the Law Library of Congress will present its annual Law Day event. Join Law Librarian of Congress, Jane Sánchez, in a conversation with American Bar Association President, Bob Carlson, for a discussion on this year’s Law Day topic, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Please register for this […]