June 21, 2024


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A Message from the Librarian of Congress

Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of CongressClose friends,

I hope that you are having treatment or yourselves and your family members as we settle into a new usual amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For the duration of these hard occasions, the Library of Congress buildings keep on being shut to the community with all community occasions at present canceled via May possibly eleven. Nonetheless, when our bodily doorways could be shut, we are even now below for you.

The Library’s vast online resources present endless possibilities to find out a thing new for family members, educators, scientists and any person curious plenty of to join us.

Our committed and talented Library employees keep on being really hard at perform, remotely increasing online collections, cataloging, registering Copyrights and advising Congress, when also building new digital occasions and choices that present new techniques to have interaction. Beneath you will find just a few techniques that you can continue on to find excellent courses and content from the Library.

Thank you for your assistance of the Library of Congress, and we invite you to continue on to (nearly) have interaction with us safely at dwelling. Take a look at our web internet site for complete, up-to-date information and facts about our reaction to COVID-19.

Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

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Children’s creator and illustrator Dav Pilkey shares new functions and exciting films every Friday. Information: https://www.loc.gov/product/prn-20-026/

Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, shares his passion for storytelling via a new regular monthly Grab THE MIC e-newsletter and “Publish. Suitable. Rite.,” a twice-weekly “Grab the Mic” video sequence. Information: https://www.loc.gov/product/prn-20-028/

Poets Laureate Joy Harjo, Robert Pinsky, Natasha Trethewey and Juan Felipe Herrera chat to Ron Charles of The Washington Post about “The Poetry of Property” in a sequence for National Poetry Thirty day period. Information: https://www.loc.gov/product/prn-20-029/

Locate additional techniques to have interaction with authors you appreciate and hook up to the Library’s resources from anyplace in the entire world on this new, often-current site: https://loc.gov/have interaction/

Rosa ParksRosa Parks: In Her Very own Terms – Take a look at the Exhibition On-line

Take a look at fascinating exhibitions online which include our existing exhibition on Rosa Parks which showcases almost never viewed supplies that present an intimate see of Rosa Parks and documents her lifestyle and activism—creating a wealthy option for viewers to find out new dimensions to their comprehending of this seminal figure.


For Educators: Classroom Supplies & On-line Workplace Several hours

The Library of Congress presents classroom supplies and professional advancement to aid instructors proficiently use main sources from the Library’s vast electronic collections in their instructing. https://loc.gov/instructors/

Be part of Library of Congress instruction professionals for 20-moment topical presentations adopted by Q&A every Tuesday and Thursday two-3 p.m. ET. https://loc.gov/instructors/professionaldevelopment/office environment-hrs/

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Check out Digital Collections

Dive into the Library’s electronic collections to explore just about any topic possible. Click via historical portraits and cityscape pictures, listen to audio recordings and oral histories, examine American historical past and entire world cultures, find out local historical past and folklife traditions, explore maps, music, manuscripts and so much additional. With digitized collections of additional than two.four million objects, it’s all at your fingertips.


Coronavirus Useful resource Guidebook

This is supposed as a information to rules, regulations and govt steps in the United States, at each the federal and the point out level, and in numerous countries with respect to the new coronavirus and its unfold. It also features inbound links to the Library’s Congressional Investigate Provider reviews that offer information and facts to Congress about the novel coronavirus. In addition, we offer inbound links to suitable federal agency websites.

https://weblogs.loc.gov/regulation/2020/03/coronavirus-useful resource-information/

Question a Librarian – We’re Open for (On-line) Business enterprise

Most of the Library’s reference librarians are now teleworking in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. But our Question a Librarian service remains open! Post concerns to receive analysis or reference aid.

More: https://weblogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/03/check with-a-librarian-were-open-for-online-company/­

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Assist the Library

Thank you for becoming an important aspect of the Library of Congress loved ones. For the duration of these hard occasions, we are additional grateful than ever for your assistance. Your generosity allows preserve us robust and lets us to be completely ready when crises lift. Be sure to stay risk-free. Take a look at loc.gov/donate and take into account creating a present to guarantee the Library’s resources aid anyone who demands them.