We’re marking the 155th anniversary of the #gettysburgaddress with a special one-day display of the Nicolay copy of the speech handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, and the #letterstolincoln crowdsourcing transcribe-a-thon with local students and online friends! See the display in the Great Hall until 4:30 today, or find out how to get involved in the transcription project at crowd.loc.gov.
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Stephen Colbert of CBS' @colbertlateshow recently visited the Library as a part of a segment that will air tonight. During the visit, Rare Books and Special Collections Chief Mark Dimunation showed Colbert the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets on the night the president was assassinated during a special display. #libraryofcongress#collections @cbstv @stephenathome
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Commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and honoring all those men and women who have served. Here, U.S. doughboys on the front lines in France cheer the news of the armistice on November 11. (U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo/Prints and Photographs Division). #libraryofcongress#wwi @usarmy
We’re open today for our semi-annual open house! Stop by to take in the grandeur of the Main Reading Room, talk to librarians, and explore interactive activities until 3 pm! #libraryopenhouse#libraryofcongress
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Happy October! #goosebumps author @rl_stine1, accompanied by Slappy the Dummy, haunts an audience with a tale of his ghostly neighbor during a presentation today with the Young Readers Center. #libraryofcongress
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The Force is strong with these young padawans! Our Star Wars celebrations continue today with a special collections display and screening of “The Empire Strikes Back,” and caps off with “Return of the Jedi” tomorrow night! See loc.gov/events for more info. #starwars#maytheforcebewithyou
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that husband-and-wife team @emilioestefanjr and @gloriaestefan are the next recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song! The honorees represent two historic firsts for the prize – the first time it has been awarded to a married couple, or to musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent. Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding. Previous recipients are Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, ...
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A warm welcome to Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and a delegation from the Embassy of Mongolia, who looked over rare collection treasures in the Library’s Asian Division and took a tour of the Library! #libraryofcongress#tour
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The Library spent a year after the 9/11 attacks capturing photos, eyewitness accounts and personal expressions of grief. See the historical collection online at https://bit.ly/1mIZ16k or see the link on our homepage at loc.gov (link in profile). #september11#collections • (Flight Attendant, photo by David Taylor, September 2001. September 11, 2001 Documentary Project/American Folklife Center)
That’s a wrap, folks! We hope you had a fun-filled day of books and reading, and hope you join us Aug. 31, 2019 for the next #natbookfest! A huge thank you to our staff, volunteers, donors, partners, authors, visitors, and book lovers everywhere for making this event possible! 📚👏