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We now have Accelerated Reader Enterprise. This means our school has access to all available AR tests within Renaissance Place. If you would like to know if your book has a test, go to www.arbookfind.com.
At the end of last year, we added over 300 new titles to our library inventory. Most of these books DO have AR test available right now! Come in and check them out. For a limited time, the library staff will keep the new books out displayed so you can easily browse through them. And more books are still on the way. So, keep coming in to check it out. There is already quite a buzz about a lot of the titles! Everthing from sports and hunting to realistic fiction and humor. We have also ordered a number of new non-fiction titles as well.
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Library of Congress: News
Library of Congress: News
Library of Congress: News
The latest news from the Library of Congress.
America’s Endangered Silent-Film Heritage
The Library of Congress today unveiled "The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929," the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content will be permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.
Carl Sagan Archives Opened
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today was joined by Emmy Award-winner Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, the longtime collaborator and widow of astrobiologist Carl Sagan, to celebrate the official opening of The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive to the public at the Library of Congress.
THOMAS.gov Will Redirect to Congress.gov Nov. 19
The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov.
New VHP Feature on Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched "Current Conflicts: Afghanistan and Iraq," featuring participants of the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, drawing 12 voices from a collection of more than 2,500 individual narratives.
FEDLINK Opens Nominations for Federal Librarianship Awards
To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business, research, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2013.
New e-Book Features Great Photos from the Library
Mathew Brady's Civil War classics, the portraits of American Indians by Edward S. Curtis and Carol Highsmith's color views from the turn of the 21st century are just a few examples of the extraordinary images selected for inclusion in a new e-book, "Great Photographs from the Library of Congress."
Swann Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications
The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due by close of business on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
John Bew Named to Kissinger Chair
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed British scholar John Bew as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
New Astrobiology Chair at Kluge Center
Science historian Steven J. Dick on Nov. 1 begins his term as the second Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress to Re-Open Oct. 17
The federal government shutdown has ended. The Library of Congress will re-open to the public and researchers at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.
Library Selects 2013-2014 Teacher-In-Residence
Rebecca Newland, librarian at Kemps Landing Magnet School in Virginia Beach, Va., has been selected as the Library’s 2013-2014 Teacher-in-Residence.
75th Anniversary of Michigan Folklife Survey
A new multimedia e-book, a series of podcasts and a traveling exhibition will mark the 75th anniversary of a field expedition to Michigan by folklorist Alan Lomax.
New BARD App for the Visually Impaired
People who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability may now download audio and braille books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, if they are registered with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress.
$5 Million National Book Festival Donation
David M. Rubenstein has announced his donation of an additional $5 million ($1 million per year for the next five years) to support the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Library of Congress Literacy Awards
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has chosen the winners of the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
There’s an App for This: The Constitution
The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office (GPO) mark Constitution Day today by launching a new app and web publication that make analysis and interpretation of constitutional case law by Library experts accessible for free to anyone with a computer or mobile device.
National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners
The "A Book That Shaped Me" Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising 5th and 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives, has announced its 2013 winners.
Galileo's "Starry Messenger" Subject of New Publication
For the first time, a full-color facsimile of Galileo's groundbreaking work, along with related material, has been reprinted in "The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: 'From Doubt to Astonishment.'"
Second Legislative Data Challenge
The Library of Congress, at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives, is again using the Challenge.gov platform to advance the exchange of legislative information worldwide.
American Football Subject of New Library Publication
"Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America’s Game" by Susan Reyburn is an unprecedented look at football from its early days in colonial America to the professional and college game in the 21st century.
McAuliffe Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Jane McAuliffe, immediate past president of Bryn Mawr College and a prominent scholar of the Quran, has been appointed distinguished visiting scholar at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
Library of Congress Summer Interns Display Collection Treasures
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns today presented more than 100 rare and unique items from 21 collections housed in more than 20 Library divisions.
Library Acquires Lilli Vincenz Papers
Gay civil-rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz has donated to the Library of Congress her collection of papers, photographs, 16-mm films and memorabilia, collected over a period of 50 years in the gay and lesbian civil-rights movement.
Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Exhibit to Los Angeles
The Library of Congress exhibition "Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn" will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Legislative Data Challenge
The Library of Congress, at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives, is utilizing the Challenge.gov platform to advance the exchange of legislative information worldwide.
Digital Preservation Training Offered in Illinois
The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education network in the Library of Congress (DPOE) and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) are jointly sponsoring a "Train-the-Trainer" event in Champaign, Ill., July 9-12.
Swann Foundation Announces Awards
The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, has awarded fellowships to five applicants for the academic year 2013-2014. Recipients attend the University of North Carolina and Brandeis, Fordham and George Mason universities.
Library Transitions to Online Cataloging Publications
The Library of Congress has announced a transition to online-only publication of its cataloging documentation.
Inaugural Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected
The Library of Congress, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has selected 10 candidates for the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. The nine-month program begins in September 2013.
Library of Congress Appoints Natasha Trethewey To Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Natasha Trethewey to serve a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
Library of Congress 2013 Junior Fellows Appointed
A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected 41 college students from among more than 1,100 applicants to participate in the Library’s 2013 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
Local Teachers Selected for National Program
Several educators from around the country have been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in a series of Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes to take place from May to August.
New Prize for Drawings of Historic Sites
Winners of the Leicester B. Holland Prize for the best single-sheet, measured drawing of an historic building, site or structure prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) have been announced.
Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress
The Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012, has been published.
First-Ever Braille Summit
More than 50 braille readers, braille literacy professionals, librarians and others with a stake in the future of braille will gather at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., in an event sponsored by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress.
Veterans History Project Recognizes Vietnam Veterans with Fourth Installment of Web Feature
The final installment of the Veterans History Project’s (VHP) year-long special "Experiencing War" website series recognizing the 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War will launch May 24.
Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Announce Summer Essay Contest
The Library of Congress today announced a summer essay contest in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region encouraging rising 5th and 6th grade students to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives.
FEDLINK Awards for Federal Librarianship
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.
Letters About Literature Winners Announced
Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing program that asks young people in grades 4 through 10 to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book affected their lives, has announced its 2013 winners.
Formacion RDA para Catalogadores NACO en Espanol
La Secretaría del Programa de Cooperación en Catalogación (PCC) coordinado por personal de la Library of Congress ha lanzado una serie de videos en español a través de la Web para apoyar la transición de los catalogadores a las nuevas instrucciones de catalogación con RDA (Recursos: Descripción y Acceso.)
RDA Cataloger Training in Spanish
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat staffed by the Library of Congress has launched a free, comprehensive and authoritative web-based training series in Spanish for catalogers making the transition to the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) protocol.
New Head of Library of Congress Young Readers Center Named
Karen Jaffe, manager of education projects for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producers of the PBS Newshour, is the new head of the Library of Congress Young Readers Center.
Library Acquires Wolff Sports Recordings
The Library of Congress today celebrated the acquisition of sportscaster Bob Wolff's vast personal collection of historic audio and video recordings, documenting some of the greatest names and most golden moments in sports history.
Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Awarded to Don DeLillo
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that Don DeLillo, author of such critically acclaimed novels as "Underworld," "Mao II" and the National Book Award-winning "White Noise," will receive the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 21-22.
Notable Authors To Appear 2013 National Book Festival
Renowned authors and poets Margaret Atwood, Marie Arana, Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Carol Oates, Katherine Paterson and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be among more than 100 writers speaking at the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Koussevitzky Foundations Announce Commission Winners
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers. Jointly granting the commissions are the foundations and the performing organizations that will present the newly composed works.
Library Establishes Prize for National History Day
The Library of Congress has established a new prize as part of National History Day to encourage students to study discovery and exploration through the ages. The prize honors Elizabeth Ridgway, the late director of Educational Outreach at the Library.
Jean Elshtain Named Kluge Chair in Modern Culture
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Jean Bethke Elshtain, a professor at the University of Chicago, to the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
Board Members Named for Literacy Awards
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named a group of distinguished men and women in the field of literacy to serve on the advisory board for the new Library of Congress Literacy Awards.
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