News from the Library of Congress

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

  • October 31, 2013  (13-189)
    Mystery Writer Sara Paretsky to Discuss "Critical Mass," Nov. 15 Best-selling author Sara Paretsky returns to the Library of Congress on Nov. 15 to discuss “Critical Mass,” her 16th V.I. Warshawski novel.
    • Date: 2013-10-31
  • October 30, 2013  (13-193)
    November Film Schedule Spotlights National Film Registry, Kennedy Legacy An evening highlighting the television work of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams—rescheduled from Oct. 17—will kick off the November programs at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation theater.
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • October 30, 2013  (13-191)
    New e-Book Features Great Photographs from the Library of Congress The Library of Congress holds the world’s greatest collection of photographs, many of which have been selected for inclusion in a new e-book, "Great Photographs from the Library of Congress."
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • October 29, 2013  (13-194)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Veterans Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house has been rescheduled and will take place on the federal Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • October 28, 2013  (13-192)
    Swann Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due by close of business on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
    • Date: 2013-10-28
  • October 24, 2013  (13-188)
    Library of Congress to Display Nicolay Copy of Gettysburg Address The Library of Congress will display the Nicolay copy of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in the spectacular Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building for 10 days, before the top treasure is placed in the Library’s exhibition “The Civil War in America.”
    • Date: 2013-10-24
  • October 23, 2013  (13-184)
    Library of Congress Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Discovery of DNA Structure The Library of Congress will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure with a panel discussion that will include Nobel Laureate James D. Watson, the world-renown molecular biologist, who—in collaboration with several other scientists—discovered the structure of DNA.
    • Date: 2013-10-23
  • October 22, 2013  (13-A09)
    Jefferson Building to Temporarily Close October 30 On Wednesday, October 30, the Great Hall, all exhibitions and the Library Shop in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will temporarily close to the public between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special event.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 22, 2013  (13-187)
    History of Paper Subject of Book Discussion Nicholas A. Basbanes will discuss and sign his new book, “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History” (Knopf, 2013), at noon on Monday, Oct. 28.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 22, 2013  (13-186)
    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to Deliver Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence Nov. 7 Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University and former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the 2013 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence on Nov. 7.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 22, 2013  (13-182)
    David Grinspoon to Discuss Human Chapter in History of Earth, Oct. 31 American astrobiologist David H. Grinspoon will conclude his tenure as inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology with a lecture on the human chapter in the history of the Earth on Oct. 31.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 21, 2013  (13-183)
    Film Series Features Czech Documentary Films The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will present the film series titled “Docs in Salute.”
    • Date: 2013-10-21
  • October 21, 2013  (13-180)
    Authors David Baldacci and James Patterson Headline Literacy Awards Event Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci and James Patterson are featured speakers at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, on Monday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Date: 2013-10-21
  • October 18, 2013  (13-177)
    John Bew Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed British scholar John Bew as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. His tenure begins in October.
    • Date: 2013-10-18
  • October 18, 2013  (13-176)
    500 Years of Italian-American History Celebrated in New Publication The contributions of Italian Americans—from Christopher Columbus until today—are the subject of “Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian-American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress.”
    • Date: 2013-10-18
  • October 17, 2013  (13-179)
    Steven J. Dick, Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center, Arrives Nov. 1 Science historian Steven J. Dick on Nov. 1 begins his term as the second Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2013-10-17
  • October 16, 2013  (13-A08)
    Library of Congress Re-Opens October 17 The federal government shutdown has ended. The Library of Congress will re-open to the public and researchers at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17.
    • Date: 2013-10-16
  • October 1, 2013  (13-A07)
    Federal Government Shutdown Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, all Library buildings are CLOSED and all public events are CANCELED.
    • Date: 2013-10-01

September 2013