Join Us for Online Office Hours: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage August 11 and the Library’s Comic Arts Collection August 18

Owl above door to center reading room on fifth floor. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C. Carol Highsmith, 2007

Join us for virtual Office Hours on Tuesday August 11 and 18 at 2pm ET. During office hours you have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation and ask questions of some of the Library of Congress curatorial staff. Join us for the next two events.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020           

Explore Materials from the Library’s Hispanic Division and Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Discover the rich Luso-Hispanic collections at the Library of Congress! Join Catalina Gómez and Talía Guzmán-González, reference librarians from the Hispanic Division, to learn about resources and services related to our unique collection on materials about and from the Caribbean, Latin America, Portugal, Spain, and Latinx communities. We will share multilingual resources available online to support teaching and learning and will provide ideas on how you can incorporate some of our primary resources in your classes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020           

Challenges to the Comics Code Authority and a Glimpse into the Library’s Comic Arts Collection

Join us for a presentation featuring Richard D. Deverell, the Library’s Swann Foundation Fellow, 2019-2020, who will examine the history of censorship in postwar America, focusing on the Comics Code Authority and the regulation of comic books. He demonstrates how comic industry insiders worked to advocate for the cultural significance of their work by resisting censors or partnering with politicians for official validation. The session will also include an introduction by Martha Kennedy, curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art in the Prints and Photographs Division, to the Library’s comic arts digital collections.

Brought to you by the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office and the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division in collaboration with the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon.

Office Hours are free and open to all. Can’t make it? They are recorded. Find previous recordings here!

We hope to see you on August 11 and 18.

A Teacher’s Memories of Congressman John Lewis

Rebecca Newland, a former Teacher in Residence and contributor to the Teachers Page blog and the Poetry and Literature Center blog reflects on her interactions with the late congressman John Lewis. She notes that by talking about Lewis and his work with young people, we can keep alive the spirit of compassion and non-violence he espoused.