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2021 National Book Festival Returns, Mostly Virtually, Sept. 17
Arts
2021 National Book Festival Returns, Mostly Virtually, Sept. 17
2021-09-07 16:47:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Library of Congress’s National Book Festival is back and will roll out over 10 days beginning Sept. 17, However, just like last year, its programs will be largely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nobel laureate Kazuo... Read More

‘Active Bomb Threat’ on Capitol Hill Ends in Surrender
Law Enforcement
‘Active Bomb Threat’ on Capitol Hill Ends in Surrender
2021-08-19 15:24:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress surrendered to the police Thursday afternoon, after hours of negotiations and evacuations of several government buildings in the area. The man,... Read More

Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen
Culture
Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen
2021-06-30 13:50:02
by Dan McCue

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes beginning on July 15, the library announced Thursday. The free passes will be available three days a week, and will... Read More

Library of Congress Acquires Digital Archive of Frontline Workers
Research
Library of Congress Acquires Digital Archive of Frontline Workers
2021-06-10 11:23:14
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline health care workers documenting the country in crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. The audio diaries from health care workers were collected... Read More

Library of Congress to Reopen First Reading Rooms in June
Research
Library of Congress to Reopen First Reading Rooms in June
2021-05-21 13:27:11
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress will reopen four reading rooms beginning Tuesday, June 1, to allow research access for a limited number of registered readers by appointment only, the library announced Thursday. This is first step in the library’s... Read More

Library of Congress Acquires Rodney King Courtroom Sketches
Research
Library of Congress Acquires Rodney King Courtroom Sketches
2021-03-03 16:43:19
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Thirty years ago today, on March 3, 1991, a Los Angeles motorist named Rodney King was severely beaten by four White police officers wielding metal batons, an event that would ultimately seal his place in recent civil rights history.  This... Read More

Library of Congress Awarded $15 Million Grant for Multiyear Cultural Initiative
Culture
Library of Congress Awarded $15 Million Grant for Multiyear Cultural Initiative
2021-01-29 15:05:15
by Sara Wilkerson

The Library of Congress has announced a new multiyear initiative called “Of the People: Widening the Path” in an effort to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable... Read More

If You Like Political History, Being House Historian Can't Be Beat
Congress
If You Like Political History, Being House Historian Can't Be Beat
2020-10-13 18:15:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It happens like clockwork, every two years. Whenever one Congress ends and another is about to begin, House Historian Matthew Wasniewski and his staff of nine know the next several weeks will be busy indeed. Not only do... Read More

Library of Congress Posts Digitized Papers of Three Presidents Online
Congress
Library of Congress Posts Digitized Papers of Three Presidents Online
2020-05-01 19:30:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress may be closed due to the coronavirus, but its manuscript division has just added the digitized papers of three presidents to its online collection. The presidencies of each of the men, Andrew Johnson, Chester... Read More

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
Media
Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
2019-09-17 19:03:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Cokie Roberts, who grew up immersed in politics and spent several decades in Washington covering it, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. “Cokie’s career as a journalist at National Public Radio and ABC News... Read More

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