Library of Congress

Library of Congress


World’s largest library. Explore collections, services & plan a visit. Follow @LibnOfCongress to meet Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress.

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Sports reporter Jesse Dougherty's appearance at #NatBookFest  is a home run—catch his live Q&A on “Buzz Saw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series” on the Family, Food & Field Stage TODAY at noon ET @washingtonpost 

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TODAY: Live Q&As with Gene Luen Yang, Becky Albertalli, Aisha Seed and Mike Curato on our Teen Stage starting at noon ET! Don't miss out -- #NatBookFest 

“Never hurry and never worry!” -- E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. White, author of the beloved children’s book dies on this day in 1985. #ChronAm  #otd 

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NEW: In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth , we're partnering with @StoryCorps  to record and archive the diverse stories and experiences of Latinx people in the United States. Find out how to contribute:

NEWS: Today, the @NatlWomansParty  announced the gift of its historic collection spanning women's suffrage and the movement for women's equality to the Library and @NatlParkService . More:

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Congratulations to Louise Glück, just announced as recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. She served as U.S. Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress in 2003-04. More: #NobelPrize 

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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."

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Today in History: Union General US Grant accepts surrender of Confederate army by Robert E Lee at Appomattox Court House, ending Civil War, 1865 #otd  #tih 

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NEWS: Just released, our new Newspaper Navigator tool lets you search 1.5 million newspaper images between 1789-1963 from our collections. More:

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Today in History: Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for keeping her seat on a bus, 1955 #otd  #tih 

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National Ambassador for Young People's Literature@JasonReynolds83  announces #WriteRightRite , a video series with creative prompts for kids. New videos every Tue & Thu 10:30 am ET with the 1st next Tuesday 4/14 #TellYourStoryWithJason  @EveryChildRead  MORE:

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