Mokoomba is a six-piece, multilingual Afro-Fusion band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. In the midst of their 2019 North American tour, they popped into the Library for a dreads-swinging lunchtime set at the Coolidge Auditorium. It was part of the American Folklife Center’s Homegrown concert series, and it was (probably) more fun than any lunch you had this week.
Diego Rivera paintings of the Mayan creation myth, “Popol Vuh,” are being physically analyzed by Library curators and scientists to understand the artist’s materials and techniques.
Roberto Valturio, an Italian engineer, included an illustration of a dragon war machine in his “De re militari,” (“On military matters”), an influential military manual in the 15th Century.
Some of the Library’s rare photographs of a newly restored Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 1860s.
Tracy K. Smith concluded her remarkable term as U.S. Poet Laureate with a speech and on-stage conversation at the Library of Congress Monday night, capping two years of travel, podcasts and community conversations across the nation.
Paulette Hasier, chief of the LIbrary’s Geography and Map Division, is the ninth person and first woman to head the division since its creation in 1897. She talks about that work here.
You never know who will turn up at your favorite national library, and the other day it was none other than country music legend Marty Stuart, who dropped by to visit with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The Mississippi native started performing professionally as a pre-teen, and grew into a singer, songwriter and multi-threat […]
Tracy K. Smith, the U.S. Poet Laureate, concludes her two terms in the post with an on-stage conversation with poets from around the nation at the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium on April 15.
This is guest post is by Cary O’Dell, assistant to the National Film Preservation Board and the National Recording Preservation Board. Hey kids, it’s time for another round of Mystery Photos! In years past, you’ve helped us identify people in more than 1,000 publicity stills from the music, film, television or other entertainment industries. These […]
Aaron Diehl, 2018-2019 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar, talks about his research at the Library.