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MYSTICS WIN! A second great sports day in a row in DC, as our Washington@WNBA franchise won the national title last night. We celebrate with some great women's hoop images from our collections. @WashMystics
"Absconded from the household of the President..." The story of newspaper ads used to recapture "runaway slaves," including Oney Judge, a 20-year-old enslaved woman who escaped the President’s House in Philadelphia during George Washington's term. READ:
In DC this weekend for the federal holiday? Why not visit the Library's Main Reading Room during our semi-annual Open House on Monday, Oct. 14. Or tour our Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Va. Details for both:
Shop Saturday: It's not too early to think about the holiday shopping season. Check out our new holiday catalog for 2019, filling with loads of great gift ideas for the book & library lover!
NEWS: @LibnOfCongress Carla Hayden today appointed Joy Harjo as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American to serve in the position. "Words are powerful & can make change when understanding appears impossible."