Victoria Vah Hyning helps manage the Library’s popular crowdsourcing project, By the People. Her academic training, though, involved researching medieval British convents. We asked her how one led to the other.
We’re back with our Friday check-in with author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, the bestselling children’s writer behind the wildly popular series “Dog Man” and “Captain Underpants.” Like a lot of authors that publish for that age range, there’s a mix of vulnerability and heart that informs his work. Cartoon strips such as “Peanuts” or “Calvin […]
Don’t let byline fool you; the wonderful staff at By the People wrote a good chunk of this piece about their latest crowdsourcing campaign. It’s fascinating stuff. The trailblazing history of the Blackwell family, tireless campaigners for the rights of women and the abolition of slavery, forms the newest crowdsourcing campaign by the Library’s By […]
The Library and the History Channel teamed up several years ago to produce a collection of more than two dozen short, entertaining videos that showcased some of the Library’s greatest, most unusual and startling treasures.
This newsletter is the first in a series of guest blogs from Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
The Library’s Geography and Map Division has several 19th-century maps that show how malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases spread across the nation. Produced long before current map-making technology, they still show how diseases spread across the landscape.
Author and illustrator gives a tutorial in how to draw Flippy the Fish, one of the characters from his bestselling “Dog Man” series.
Braille music collections at the National Library Service help blind or visually impaired musicians pursue their work and passions.
John Prine died on April 7, 2020, at the age of 73, from complications of COVID-19. One of America’s great songwriters, he was in conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser at the Library in 2005. That conversation is presented here.
The Library has many resources that document the 1918 to 1919 flu pandemic. Historian John Barry discuss his book, “The Great Influenza,” with David Rubenstein.