Not only is today Halloween, but this year is also the bicentennial of the book Frankenstein, which makes it a great day to pay tribute to 19th century goth queen Mary Shelley by watching a beautifully restored version of the original 1910 movie adaptation of Frankenstein.
Terrible news: your angry tweets at Seamless customer service will no longer be kept on file for the aliens to read when they descend upon humanity. The Library of Congress does not want them anymore.
Daliyah Marie Arana has read more than 1,000 books, and she’s just four years old. That’s 250 books per year, or four books per week, assuming that she exited her mother’s womb already having plowed through the first several chapters of Madame Bovary, which, according to the Washington Post, isn’t far off.
The 14th Librarian of Congress, confirmed today, was an Obama appointee; her name is Dr. Carla Hayden, and she is both the first woman and the first African American to head up the hallowed halls.
In the midst of what should be a relatively innocuous conversation about legislative spending, Congress has rekindled the clash over illegal immigration. This March, the Library of Congress ceased usage of the term “illegal alien,” arguing that it is demeaning. Republicans, bless ‘em, want the term to be reinstated.
These sharp-dressed ladies are sitting on the steps of a building at Atlanta University, circa 1899. I want to know all their stories, in detail.
Libraries may have a new queen in Carla Hayden, who is currently working as the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Obama announced his nomination of Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress on Wednesday. If confirmed, she’ll be the first woman and first African-American to be charged with our nation’s books.
Beginning in the mid 1930s, government-funded photographers fanned out across the country to document America. And now, thanks to a spiffy new database, you can browse these frankly amazing photos county by county. Look up your hometown!
Memorabilia and personal items belonging to late civil rights activist Rosa Parks are set to go on display at the Library of Congress.