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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600
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News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

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Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:38:22 -0600
Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library
library of congress

News from the Library of Congress

December 27, 2017

Collage of Library-related images

Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017

The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017!

Your gift can:

  • Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives
  • Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars
  • Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities

With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all.

Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.      

Thank you!

Susan K. Siegel
Director of Development

 

DONATE NOW


Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:29:00 -0600
What's New in Science Reference: Historical Literature on Domestication of Cats and Other Animals, New Research Guide

This new research guide highlights books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as current journals and organizational resources for researching the history of the domestication of cats and other pets.


Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:59:15 -0600
What's New in Science Reference: Cassini's Grand Finale, New Science Webcast

The Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn from 2004-2017, making measurements of the planet, its rings, and moons.


Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:51:43 -0600
What's New in Science Reference: Holiday Light Show from Space: Lecture with NASA’s Dr. Miguel Rom

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:21:20 -0600
What's New in Science Reference: How do cats communicate with each other? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery discusses the different ways that cats can communicate with each other and with humans, and includes some tips for improving cat-human interactions.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:20:16 -0600
What's New in Science Reference: How did cats become domesticated? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery discusses theories on the origins of domesticated cats and their coat colors, and possible correlations between coat colors, cat health, and cat behavior.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:44:09 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Venus: the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet, New Science Webcast

Dr. Lori Glaze, principal investigator for NASA's proposed mission to Venus called DAVINCI (the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry and Imaging), sheds some light on the forgotten, mysterious planet of Venus in a tour of what we know about Venus, what mysteries we need to solve and what future spacecraft and instrument technologies could help us answer our questions.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:30:19 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: NASA’s Dr. Padi Boyd Speaks about Exoplanets on November 2

Dr. Padi Boyd, Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak at the Library of Congress about the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system and the evolving view of our place in the universe in her talk "To explore strange new worlds...".


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:09:13 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: How to Survive a Plague: October 23 Book Talk

David France, author of How to Survive a Plague and creator of the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.


Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:45:12 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: The Star that Ate Manhattan! October 17 Lecture

Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian, research astrophysicist and deputy principal investigator for the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will describe the NICER mission.


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:19:21 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Launching a Data Revolution, New Science Webcast

Ilya Zaslavsky, director of the Spatial Information Systems Laboratory, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego. discussed online systems for visual analysis, sharing of surveys and image collections, and applications for analyzing indicators of sustainable development goals.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:47:40 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Cassini's Grand Finale: September 7 Lecture

The Cassini-Huygens Mission, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency, launched in 1997, reached Saturn in 2004, and dropped off the ESA’s Huygens probe, which descended through the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005. After nearly twenty years from launch and thirteen years of incredible encounters and images, the Cassini orbiter will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15. Conor Nixon, a space scientist in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will cover the highlights of the early mission, as well as the latest news from the grand finale phase. This lecture will be held in the Library's Pickford Theater on Thursday, September 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:34:08 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: NEEMO: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, New Science Webcast

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center research scientist Kelsey Young discussed the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, NEEMO, a NASA mission that sends groups of astronauts, engineers, and scientists to live and work in Aquarius, an undersea research station and an analog for space exploration.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:19:07 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Disaster Management and Public Health, New Science Webcast

Professor Virginia Murray, Public Health England, spoke about disaster risk reduction and management from a public health point of view. She addressed the implementation of the Sendai Framework for public health and the importance of working with other multidisciplinary sciences and policies to further the debate on how to construct a comprehensive, multidimensional approach to reduce disaster risk over the next 15 years.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:08:29 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Space Ethics: Ethical Implications of Commercial Space Projects, New Science Webcast

Christopher Ketcham discussed the need to balance the economic value of commercial ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth and in space.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:02:19 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: How do fireworks work? New Everyday Mystery

A new Everyday Mystery explains the materials, assembly, and preparation of fireworks and answers the question "How do fireworks work?"

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:50:22 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Venus-the Forgotten, Mysterious Planet, August 15 Lecture

Lori S. Glaze, Chief of the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory at NASA Goddard, will present a lecture on Earth's sister planet Venus.


Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:30:53 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, New Science Webcast

Dr. Adam Wilkins discussed his book, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, which identifies distinctive features of the human face, explores how and why our unique facial features evolved, and details the critical role facial expression plays in human society.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:20:04 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: Exploring the Extreme Universe, New Science Webcast

NASA Goddard astrophysicst Dr. Julie McEnery spoke on exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:45:03 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: The Total Eclipse of 2017, New Science Webcast

Solar physicist and associate director for science, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. C. Alex Young spoke about the science and wonder of total solar eclipses.


Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:52:00 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: How to Survive a Plague, Book Talk, June 28 - POSTPONED

This event has been postponed. A new date will be posted here when available.

David France, author of How to Survive a Plague and creator of the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.


Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:39:18 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: How to Survive a Plague, Book Talk, June 28

David France, author of How to Survive a Plague and creator of the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.


Mon, 08 May 2017 13:08:22 -0500
What's New in Science Reference: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, June 15 Lecture

C. Alex Young, solar astrophysicist and Associate Director of Science for the Heliophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak about the science and wonder of total solar eclipses. He will explain the celestial mechanics of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, viewing opportunities, and will discuss how NASA will be studying the sun and Earth during this rare event.



What's New in Science Reference: Space Ethics: Ethical Implications of Commercial Space Projects, May 10th Lecture

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Christopher Ketcham will discuss the need to balance the economic value of commercial space ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth and in space.
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