August 2004 - Vol. 63, No. 8
Prints from Eastern Europe
A Washington, D.C.-area collector has made a gift to the Library of a significant collection of contemporary prints by artists from throughout Eastern Europe.
BOOK THE DATE
The fourth annual National Book Festival comes to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9.
The Library recently sponsored at its John W. Kluge Center a conference on architecture of the city of Tehran and its effect on that nation through the centuries.
MAPPING IN 3D
A three-dimensional model of northern Los Angeles and the adjacent San Gabriel Mountains is on display outside the Library's Geography and Map Division.
The Paschall Brothers performed on the Library's Neptune Plaza as part of an American Folklife Center concert series featuring traditional American music.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes has donated several original drawings to the Library, which has presented them in a new exhibition.
Lanxin Xiang has concluded his scholarly work at the Library with a lecture on the philosophical dimensions of democracy and their applications to China.
SAFETY VS. FREEDOM
In the second annual Holmes Debates sponsored in part by the Law Library of Congress, commentators discussed the need for increased domestic security vs. traditional civil liberites.
Library preservationists have restored an 1878 illustration by Joseph Keppler of the editorial board of the satirical political magazine Puck.