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Barbara Bavis presents in front of a large crowd at the National Book Festival.

Law Library at the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Alea Al-Aghbari

On Saturday, August 12, the Law Library of Congress hosted a table at this year’s National Book Festival held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Law Library staff answered questions about our legal research services, collections, and unique expertise in foreign, comparative, and international law. Staff also discussed our online products such as the Guide to Law …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Sympathy for the Devil– Pic of the Week

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

This post contains research contributed by Ilya Dines. In the Law Library, we are working to make our rare books collection more widely available via blog posts and digitization, so that it can be found and used by researchers and the public. Some aspects of these materials are mainly noticed by historians, legal scholars, philosophers, …

Midsommar Becomes Weekend Holiday in Sweden in 1953 – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

A few weeks ago, on June 6, Swedes celebrated their national day, in remembrance of both Gustav Vasa being elected king on this date in 1523 and the adoption of the Constitution of 1809, establishing the constitutional monarchy. If you ask a Swede, however, it seems an even bigger celebration is actually Midsommarafton (Midsummer’s Eve), …