News from the Library of Congress

September 2018

  • September 17, 2018  (18-117)
    Library to Hold Annual Fall Open Houses Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s...
    • Date: 2018-09-17

April 2018

  • April 6, 2018  (18-039)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Memorial Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s...
    • Date: 2018-04-06

January 2018

  • January 17, 2018  (18-006)
    Semiannual Main Reading Room Open House Postponed Due to essential building and systems maintenance, the James Madison Memorial Building, the John Adams Building, all Library of Congress reading rooms and the Library Shop will be closed to the public and researchers on Saturday, Feb. 17.The Thomas Jefferson Building, which houses the Main Reading Room and also features the incomparable Great Hall and the Library of Congress exhibitions, will remain open to...
    • Date: 2018-01-17

September 2017

  • September 6, 2017  (17-122)
    Main Reading Room Open House and Other Activities Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s...
    • Date: 2017-09-06

January 2017

  • January 27, 2017  (17-012)
    Library to Hold Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The first open house of 2017 will take place on the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson...
    • Date: 2017-01-27

September 2016

  • September 20, 2016  (16-156)
    Main Reading Room, Packard Campus Open House Oct. 10 The Main Reading Room and Packard Campus of the Library of Congress will both hold special open houses for the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 10.
    • Date: 2016-09-20

January 2016

September 2015

  • September 15, 2015  (15-161)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round.
    • Date: 2015-09-15

January 2015

  • January 23, 2015  (15-011)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The first open house of 2015 will take place on the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 16.
    • Date: 2015-01-23

September 2014

  • September 17, 2014  (14-168)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round.
    • Date: 2014-09-17

January 2014

  • January 31, 2014  (14-022)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day On Feb. 17, the Library of Congress will open its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round.
    • Date: 2014-01-31

November 2013

  • November 6, 2013  (13-198)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Veterans Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The fall open house will take place on the federal Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 11.
    • Date: 2013-11-06

October 2013

  • 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

September 2013

  • September 12, 2013  (13-160)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 14.
    • Date: 2013-09-12

February 2013

  • February 12, 2013  (13-026)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The spring open house will take place on the federal Presidents Day holiday, Mon., Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2013-02-12

January 2013

  • January 17, 2013  (13-011)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents' Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The spring open house will take place on the federal Presidents’ Day holiday, Mon., Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2013-01-17

September 2012

  • September 28, 2012  (12-187)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2012-09-28
  • September 5, 2012  (12-163)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house.
    • Date: 2012-09-05

February 2012

  • February 1, 2012  (12-029)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The winter open house will take place on the federal Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day) holiday, Feb. 20.
    • Date: 2012-02-01

October 2011

  • October 5, 2011  (11-188)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public viewing open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Oct. 10.
    • Date: 2011-10-05

September 2011

  • September 1, 2011  (11-A05)
    Main Reading Room Holds Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2011-09-01

February 2011

  • February 8, 2011  (11-030)
    Main Reading Room Holds Open House on President's Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The winter open house will take place on the federal Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) holiday, Monday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2011-02-08

October 2010

  • October 5, 2010  (10-223)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Holiday Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 11.
    • Date: 2010-10-05

January 2010

  • January 15, 2010  (10-005)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Presidents' Day In honor of the federal Presidents’ Day Holiday, the magnificent Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress welcomes visitors for a special public open house on Monday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E. Washington, DC.
    • Date: 2010-01-15

January 2009

  • January 26, 2009  (09-014)
    Main Reading Room Open for Washington's Birthday In honor of the federal Washington's Birthday Holiday, the magnificent Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building welcomes visitors for a special public open house on Monday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2009-01-26

June 2000

  • June 7, 2000  (00-090)
    Blondie Exhibition Opens The Library of Congress will celebrate the recent acquisition of a large group of important original works by cartoonist Chic Young, creator of Blondie, one of the world's most famous comic strips, with an exhibition in the Swann Gallery. The exhibition, "Blondie Gets Married!: Comic Strip Drawings by Chic Young," curated by Harry Katz and Sara Duke, opens on June 22 and closes on...
    • Date: 2000-06-07

April 1997

  • April 7, 1997  (97-051)
    Library of Congress Marks Public Reopening of the Thomas Jefferson Building with Community Event To herald the completion of the decade-long restoration and modernization of the Library's original 1897 Thomas Jefferson Building and to celebrate its centenary, the Library is inviting the metropolitan area community for a free "Festival of Cultures" on Sunday, May 4. The event is supported by The Xerox Foundation, which is also funding the exhibition, "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" that opens...
    • Date: 1997-04-07