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Experts predict more traffic on the road this holiday weekend. Stay safe out there!
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The Chrysler Building, the tallest at the time, opens to the public in NYC 1930. Check out a photo of the construction from our newspaper collections:
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Today in History: celebrated frontiersman James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok born, 1837
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Library of Congress May 26
ICYMI: Visitors to the National Book Festival will be able to engage with the new series The Great American Read. Check out the Main Stage lineup of authors just announced
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Library of Congress May 26
Traveling by car this ? Here are some faces you might encounter on the road.
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Library of Congress May 26
Today in History: President Lincoln signs an act creating Montana Territory, 1864
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Library of Congress May 25
Memorial Day Open House is THIS Monday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. --- Come see us! Tours, Workshops and a behind the scenes look of THE Main Reading Room.
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Library of Congress May 25
High school science teacher John Scopes is indicted by grand jury 1925 – infamous Scopes trial ensues
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Imagination Library May 25
Today at 10:30 a.m. Thea Austen of the American Folklife Center will read Anna Dewdney's "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and “Llama Llama and the Bully Goat.” This LIVE program is presented by and . .
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Library of Congress May 25
Today in History: author & poet Ralph Waldo Emerson born, 1803; dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson born, 1878
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Library of Congress May 24
This week, The Great American Read premiered on - Did your favorite book make the list? Let us know below. Visitors to the 2018 will be able to engage w/ the new series LIVE! Find out how,
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Library of Congress May 24
Listen to Episode 5 of our new poetry podcast, “From the Catbird Seat,” featuring the Library’s Conversations with African Poets and Writers series and a conversation with Kwame Dawes.
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Library of Congress May 24
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” published 1830. Author Sarah Josepha Hale was also editor of "Godey’s Lady’s Book" for 40 yrs & convinced Pres. Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday
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Library of Congress May 24
JUST ANNOUNCED: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to join main stage stage authors at the on Sept. 1 Learn more about today's announcement and the 2018 festival here,
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Library of Congress May 24
What is your go-to food? Our exhibit opens on June 29 and we’re celebrating all things baseball! Tell us about your favorite game-time food!
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Library of Congress May 24
Today in History: Samuel F.B. Morse dispatches first message by telegraph, 1844 #WhatHathGodWrought#otd
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Library of Congress May 23
⚾️We asked and you answered! Here are some of your responses to "Who is your favorite baseball player of all time?" in a Twitter Moment, . The next question in our conversation is coming up on Thursday at 11AM ET! Hint: 🌭
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Library of Congress May 23
We remember Philip Roth, the American literary icon & recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, who died today at age 85.
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Library of Congress May 23
Bonnie and Clyde’s crime spree comes to an end 1934. Both are killed in a police ambush in Louisiana.
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Library of Congress May 23
Today in History: President Wm Howard Taft dedicates New York Public Library, 1911
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