This week on Online Office Hours: Exploring the Library of Congress Through Primary Sources and Accessing Historical Children’s Books

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts.

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  • May 12: Exploring the History of the Library of Congress through Primary Sources
    You may be familiar with the buildings of the Library of Congress, or have explored the history of the Library, but how much do you know about the actual construction of the buildings? Or how the Library operated during pivotal historical moments? In this session, a history specialist, researcher, and expert in the Archives of the Library of Congress will share and discuss a selection of historical primary sources (letters, photographs, and more) that help tell the story of this national institution.
  • May 14: Free Historical Children’s Books at the Library of Congress
    Gain new insights into teaching and learning by exploring this unique online collection of historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago. Enjoy a conversation between an education expert and a cataloger of rare American children’s books, Jackie Coleburn. Discover classic works, lesser-known treasures, poems, illustrations, and more.

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