This guest post comes from Audrey Fischer of the Library’s Communications Office: Generations of former kids who learned their ABCs on PBS will be celebrating today’s 40th anniversary of the show “Sesame Street.” (external link) The Library’s been a fan right along! In April 2000, for example, when the Library of Congress celebrated its bicentennial, […]
Chapter two is now online, exclusively at read.gov. This episode was penned by Katherine Paterson. What will happen next?? Find out in chapter 3, by Kate DiCamillo, on Oct. 23. And don’t forget our new social media sharing tool, so that you can easily alert friends on your social network of choice.
Have you caught the “Exquisite Corpse” fever yet? It’s catching on even halfway around the world!
The next two days for us will be a whirlwind of events as we celebrate the ninth annual edition of the National Book Festival. But there’s one aspect I just absolutely had to call out. Our folks have been busily working behind the scenes on a revamp of our literacy.gov website, which promotes lifelong literacy […]
Right now, here and there all over the world, people are sitting down with a good book and enjoying a good read. Sprawled on the lawn, curled up on the sofa, sitting on the steps in the piazza — they’re communing with a great author, or a funny author, or an author who’s telling them […]
When revolutionary-turned-president Thomas Jefferson still walked the streets of Washington, D.C., there were people who wanted to give him a good jab with their index finger and hand him a piece of their minds. These days, here on Capitol Hill, you can give Thomas Jefferson a jab … and dig a little deeper into his […]
For the past 10 weeks, 47 college students have been digging through a variety of Library of Congress collections–finding amazing stuff so people like you can come here and get lost in it. Such as? Such as an ad for a patent medicine that figured in an 1898 murder case; a first edition in Russian […]
Blog. Twitter. YouTube. iTunes. Yeah, we speak Web 2.0. You nation’s Library has millions of stories to tell, so we’re trying to tell them as many places and to as many people as possible–whether on our own website or elsewhere. And now you can add another biggie to the list: iTunes U. For those who […]
Starting about two decades ago, the Library of Congress–under the direction of Librarian of Congress James Billington–began moving more ambitiously into the K-12 education space than it had previously. In 1990 the Library began a pilot program to distribute digital primary-source materials on CD-ROM to classrooms. The program, known as American Memory, has today blossomed […]
This morning at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., about 150 folks got a cultural and environmental treat, hearing several young poets and seeing the work of young artists who were winners and finalists in this year’s “River of Words” competition. 2009 marks the 14th year the program, co-founded by former U. S. […]