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The Library of Congress shared a link.Five million historic newspaper pages... and counting!
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- Read about a "magic moment" with a former Poet Laureate.
- Thanks to the NYTimes Sunday Book Review for calling our Presidential Campaign Posters book “the best poster book of 2012."
- On October 19, 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered, thereby ending the Revolutionary War.
The Library of Congress shared a link.Singer Joel Frederiksen brings his Billboard Top 10 “Rose of Sharon: 100 Years of American Music (1770-1870)” project to the Coolidge Auditorium on Oct 20 2pm. Brandi Berry (violin), Jesse Lepkoff (flute & guitar) & Olav Chris Henriksen (guitar). William Billings “The Singing Master’s Assistant” (1778) will be on display. FREE, tickets required.
The Library of Congress shared a link.Happy belated birthday to playwright Eugene O’Neill, born Oct. 16, 1888. His works were a staple of the Federal Theatre Project.
- Legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter joins Donald Vega (piano) & & Russell Malone (guitar) for a special performance in the Coolidge Auditorium. Oct 17, 8pm. FREE-tickets required. Free jazz workshop with the artists at 4pm (no tickets required).
- A little girl writes to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln with advice on improving his image on this date in 1860.
The Library of Congress shared a link.On Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on an island in what is now the Bahamas. He sent an account of his voyage back to the Spanish sovereigns.
The Library of Congress shared a link.Come for this special event this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2pm, a round robin performance and discussion featuring Noel Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Jimmy LaFave. FREE-tickets required. Pre-concert conversation with American Folklife Center’s Todd Harvey begins at 1pm (no tickets required).
- Three weeks along, and one of our most ambitious projects is still cooking along. beta.congress.gov
- Here's a nice blog post covering our new book, "Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps."
- Watch this video about our new Congress.gov legislative information site.
- The only civilized place from which to view the playoffs...
- World premiere of Nico Muhly’s “Compare Notes,” new commission from the Library’s McKim Fund, performed by violinist Daniel Hope & pianist Jeffrey Kahane. Oct. 12, 8 pm. Pre-concert conversation 6:15 pm.
- It’s Fire Prevention Week. Take a look at how fires were fought more than 200 years ago.
The Library of Congress shared a link.See the holograph manuscripts of works by Schoenberg & Brahms then hear them played in the Coolidge Auditorium by world-class renowned chamber musicians, Wed. Oct 10, 8pm FREE (tickets required).
- Are you ready for our Open House in our fabulous Main Reading Room on Monday? http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-163.html
- Join Music Division staff as they discuss some of the highlights from the 2012-2013 season of concerts from the Library.
- The classic comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz debuted this week in 1950. See the online exhibition that features good old Charlie Brown & other selections from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon & Caricature.
- Allen Ginsberg’s "Howl and Other Poems," the subject of an obscenity trial in San Francisco, was found not to be obscene on Oct. 3, 1957.
The Library of Congress shared a link.President Jimmy Carter was born Oct. 1, 1924. Cartoonist Herblock supported Carter’s efforts in creating energy policy but was displeased with his leadership style.
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