Tag Archives: Library of Congress

National Book Festival 2016 – A Celebration


This year’s National Book Festival was, of course, a celebration of books. I heard six writers speak about their work (while three others were so popular that there was no room for me or many other fans at their presentations). … Continue reading

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National (Dog-Eared) Book Festival


I attend the National Book Festival every year, with great excitement and anticipation. Last year, I blogged about the many children’s authors and activities at the festival. This year, I will focus not on children but on dogs (and their … Continue reading

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Week 29: Library of Congress (Madison Building)


Library mission: The Library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. With paralegal classes less than one week away, it … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s Museum Visit


Teen pop star/heartthrob Justin Bieber recently visited the Anne Frank House – the building where Frank hid during World War II and kept a diary, now turned into a museum – and left this bit of profundity in the guest … Continue reading

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Museum Madness


Happy March Madness! It’s true, I barely know what that is. But the DC chapter of Emerging Museum Professionals created an alternative, Museum Madness, which involves visiting eight museum exhibits, filling out a bracket, and voting on our favorites. My … Continue reading

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Libraries as Museums


Libraries and museums have similar roles in society: both are third spaces (neither home nor work) in which a collection of resources gives the public access to knowledge and ideas. The existence and mission of the Institute of Museum and … Continue reading

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Imagination, Memory, and Reason


When I first read about Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the National Book Festival last year, I learned that he categorized his book collection into three main sections: Imagination, Memory, and Reason. I understood the three sections to correspond to art, … Continue reading

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