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Starting Today! The Virtual National Book Festival is THIS Weekend

This Friday through Sunday! The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival is Virtual The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday this year! Join us this weekend at loc.gov/bookfest for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity featuring more than loc120 authors, poets and illustrators at...

Latest News: Librarian of Congress Appoints New Register of Copyrights

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced her selection of Shira Perlmutter as the 14th Register of Copyrights. “I am pleased to announce that Shira Perlmutter will serve as the 14th United States Register of Copyrights,” said Hayden. “Shira brings to this role a deep knowledge of domestic and international copyright law and policy and a...

ONE WEEK AWAY: PBS National Book Festival Special

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will include two new entry points for audiences across the country for the first time — a national television special on PBS stations and an interactive experience online for the festival’s 20th year. PBS stations will broadcast “The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American...

Virtual National Book Festival Sept. 25-27 – Register Now!

2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year! And, for the first time in its history, the event will be completely virtual. Join us next weekend for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity featuring more...

Latest News & New on the Web: Library Launches Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images

The public can now explore more than 1.5 million historical newspaper images online and free of charge. The latest machine learning experience from LC Labs, Newspaper Navigator allows users to search visual content in American newspapers dating from 1789-1963. Click here for more information.

Latest News: Library Announces Winners of 2020 Literacy Awards

Five organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading will be awarded the 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today. Top prizes are being awarded to The Immigrant Learning Center, The International Rescue Committee, Inc. – Pakistan Reading Project, the National Center for Families Learning,...

Latest News: Library Welcomes New Albert Einstein Fellow

The Library of Congress has welcomed Peter DeCraene as its newest Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow. DeCraene will work closely with the Library's Learning and Innovation Office to make primary sources from the Library's collections more accessible for teachers throughout the United States. Click here for more information.

Latest News: Library Appoints New Chief of Serial and Government Publications Division

The Library of Congress has appointed Deborah Thomas as chief of the Serial and Government Publications Division. Thomas brings more than 20 years’ expertise working with digital collections and coordinating several of the Library’s signature programs. She has served as acting chief of the division since December 2019. Click here for more information.

Latest News and New on the Web: American Folklife Center Launches New Podcast

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is bringing the voices of workers throughout the country to listeners with "America Works," a new podcast series that celebrates the diversity and tenacity of the American workforce during a time of economic crisis and transition. Each 10-minute episode of "America Works" introduces listeners...

Latest News: Library of Congress Honors Oklahoma City and San Francisco Libraries for Service to Print-Disabled Readers

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) at the Library of Congress announced today that it will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled. Click here for more information.

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