June 2008 - Vol. 67, No. 6
Creating the United States
A robust, interactive exhibition offers insights into the role that imagination and vision played in forging the nation’s founding documents.
‘I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT BOOKS’
A new display of the personal book collection that Thomas Jefferson sold to Congress to rebuild its library reveals how books were vital to the third president’s education and well-being.
The 50th anniversary of Law Day was celebrated at the Library with a panel on law in emerging countries.
THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE
Events and a Web site marked Jewish American Heritage Month at the Library.
FIXING D.C. SCHOOLS
District of Columbia Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee outlined her plans at the Library in the keynote address for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
TO READ OR NOT TO READ
A report from the National Endowment for the Arts sees a grim outlook of the state of reading in America.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright offers advice to the next president in her new book, which she discussed at a Library appearance.
LOST (AND FOUND) IN TRANSLATION
Charles Simic discussed the art of poetry and the art of translation in his final appearance at the Library as Poet Laureate.
The Library’s Preservation Directorate has developed new methodologies for treatment of artifacts that use iron-gall ink, including many of America’s founding documents.
A new publication in a Library series of visual sourcebooks on design and architecture features public markets.