Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is back with the November edition of his monthly newsletter, Grab The Mic.
Mark Dimunation, the head of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, writes about the famous last seance that attempted to reach the ghost of Harry Houdini, atop the Knickerbocker Hotel on Halloween, 1936.
We first ran this piece last year at Halloween. It proved so popular year-round that we reprint it this Halloween season. It was co-researched and co-written by digital library specialist Elizabeth Gettins, who also had the brilliant idea for the piece. An ancient tome delving into the dark arts of witchcraft and magic…a book […]
The Library has a pair of the 15th century’s most influential books on the alleged practices of witchcraft, both from the era when alleged witches were tortured and killed.
The Library’s newest crowdsourcing campaign are the vast notebooks of Frederick Hockley, a 19th century British Spiritualist who believed he could communicate with the dead.
This month the Library offers a set of free to use and reuse pictures and prints of autumn and Halloween.
Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry runs our Mystery Photo Contest. He most recently wrote about twelve of our most difficult to identify entries. Readers solved four of them.
A Library digitization project reveals parts of World War II as the Marines lived it and heard it.
Andrew Huber, a liaison specialist in the Veterans History Project, tells what it’s like to help veterans tell their stories.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, uses his October newsletter to how to learn during remote learning.