Library of Congress launches online collection of Children’s Books to mark 100 years of Children’s Book Week
Washington, Apr 29 (Canadian-Media): A unique online collection of 67 historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago has been launched by the Library of Congress (LOC) has launched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week (April 29 to May 5, 2019), LOC reports said.
The 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week will take place all year long with a dedicated week of celebrations, April 29 – May 5, 2019, and another week this fall, November 4-10!
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Digital versions both of classic works still read by children today and of lesser-known treasures of Children’s Book Selections have been drawn from the Library’s collections.
The books in this collection from Humpty Dumpty to Little Red Riding Hood, the were published in the United States and England before 1924 and are no longer under copyright, and are free to read and share.
Three central themes are reflected in the selections:
The work of American illustrators such as W.W. Denslow, Peter Newell and Howard Pyle, as well as works by renowned English illustrators Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway are some of the highlights of the collection.
Featuring the 100th anniversary theme, “Read Now. Read Forever.,” the poster shows children of all ages reaching out to one another and sharing books.
Image Credit: Artwork by Yuyi Morales
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Washington, Apr 13 (Canadian-Media): The annual Earth and Space Science lecture series, now in its fourteenth year, would be hosted by the Library of Congress (LOC), LOC reports said.
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The series of lectures would be presented in partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Science, Technology, and Business Division at LOC.
All of the lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures are always held at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
The currently scheduled lectures are:
Tuesday, April 30
“Apollo at 50”: 'The Lasting Effect of Exploration of the Lunar Surface on Our Current Exploration of the Moon' by Dr. Noah Petro.
Using data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Dr Petro would discuss re-evaluating the geological samples from a planetary body provided by the Apollo missions to the Moon.
Thursday, May 9
“Solving the Puzzles of Planet Formation in the Modern Era of Planet-Hunting” by Dr. Elisa Quintana.
Dr. Quintana would discuss the wide array of planetary systems that NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) may find. She would also describe the follow-up measurements that reveal clues as to which planets might be rocky and which may have Earth-like atmospheres, shedding light on how planets form and whether our Solar System is unique.
Thursday, June 13
“Hurricane Hunting NASA Style”
'Using Space-Based and Airborne Measurements to Better Understand and Predict Hurricanes' by Dr. Scott A. Braun.
Dr Braun would discuss our current understanding of challenging changes in storm intensity, storm structure, precipitation and storm surge and the suite of tools that NASA provides to improve understanding of these storms.
Thursday, Aug. 8
“Cosmic Explosions and Cosmic Accelerators”
'Gamma-rays and Multi-messenger Astronomy' by Dr. Regina Caputo.
Dr Caputo will discuss these jointly observed signals of astronomical processes, such as supernovae or gamma ray bursts and the contribution of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at the forefront of this new era of astronomy.
Thursday, Sept. 12
“A Mud Matter”
'The Recent Discovery of Organic Matter Preserved in 3-billion-year-old Mudstones on Mars' by Dr. Jennifer Eigenbrode.
Dr Eigenbrode will discuss the discovery of organic carbon molecules by NASA’s Curiosity rover, some of the building blocks of life, in mudstones from a 3-billion-year-old Martian lakebed, how it was preserved and what the source might be.
Thursday, Oct. 17
“Exploring our Escaping Atmosphere”
'Going Above the Top of the World to Watch the Sky' by Dr. Douglas Rowland.
Dr Rowland would throw light on the earth's daily loss of tons of its atmosphere to space. He will also discuss the recent NASA suborbital rocket campaign and how these effects can be critical in determining the habitability of other planets.
Thursday, Nov. 7
“From Sun to Solar Wind: The Perplexing Solar Corona and the Space Environment it Creates” by Dr. Nicholeen Viall.
Dr Viall will discuss recent observations from STEREO and the Parker Solar Probe which show the constantly roiling complex dynamic at work, even when the Sun is relatively quiet.
Thursday, Dec. 5
“Space Lasers and Satellite Measurements”
'Ushering in a New Era of Spaceborne Laser Altimetry Dependent on Satellite Geodesy' by Dr. Scott B. Luthcke.
Dr Luthcke would discuss about the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter (ATLAS) aboard ICESat-2 and the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument on the International Space Station, their performance thus far and their dependence on satellite geodesy.
LOC maintains one of the largest and most diverse collections of scientific and technical information in the world, Its Science, Technology and Business Division provides reference and bibliographic services and develops the general collections of the library in all areas of science, technology, business and economics.
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library offering access to the creative record of the United States, and from around the world, both on-site and online.
It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
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Washington, Apr 12 (Canadian-Media): Observance of Preservation Week by libraries all across the United States (U.S.) takes place during spring of each year, the Library of Congress (LOC) reports said.
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LOC, the oldest federal cultural institution in the US, is the research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the national library of the U.S.
Observance of Preservation Week by libraries all across US was initiated by LOC, Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Library Association, American Institute for Conservation, Society of American Archivists, and others how we can, individually and together, preserve our personal and shared collections.
During Preservation Week (usually the last week of April), visitors to the Library can pick up preservation bookmarks at the Library's visitor information desks.
Basic preservation information to raise awareness of preservation issues for both family heirlooms and for our communal cultural heritage and practical advice for caring for personal collections is offered by LOC by providing free public programs.
Most of the programs -- varied to cover different types of materials, such as books, paper, photographs, and digital files -- occur during Preservation Week (annually, in the springtime) and during the Library's National Book Festival (annually, at the end of summer).
LOC would celebrate Preservation Week 2019 with programming throughout the week, including behind-the-scenes tours of Preservation at the Library, a Preservation takeover of the Library’s main Twitter account, and tips presented by Library conservators.
Preservation staff from the Library occasionally participate in local K-12 programs, such as career day, National Reading Month, and other school, library, reading, and science initiatives.
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Tampa (FL), Apr 1 (Canadian-Media): American Victory Ship and Museum is a floating museum located in the waters of the Channel directly behind the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, United States, media reports said.
American Victory Ship and Museum is a true American icon and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
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NRHP is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
NHPC is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.
American Victory Ship (AVS), one of only four fully-operational WWII cargo ships in the country, was built in 55 days and was delivered to the U.S. War Shipping Administration by the California Shipbuilding Yard on May 24, 1945.
The ship had been round the globe twice and towed to its permanent location in Downtown Tampa, Florida in 1999.
There the ship underwent a $2 million restoration and became a world class national memorial and museum.
The mission of this ship is to honour the dedicated men and women who provided service during times of peace and war.
Last week an event "Salute to Service: A cruise aboard the American Victory Ship" was held by American Victory Ship and Museum to pay homage to the people who served during times of war and peace.
Aboard the American Victory Ship and Museum, visitors can come see a fully-functioning 1940s era steamship and experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery.
Topside of the SS American victory ship
One of the ship’s two new signboards
The visitors relive history by visiting nine decks including cavernous three level cargo holds, radio and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, mess halls, engine room, crew cabins, lifeboats and cargo equipment, and photographs, uniforms, medals, documents and naval equipment.
The museum's the AmVic Radio department partners with School District at Hillsborough County as well as the University of South Florida to provide educational opportunities.
It also acts as a training facility to City and County First Responders, firefighters, police officers, training dogs for active military, U.S. Custom Border Protection and the FBI.
American Victory Ship and Museum is also a great education resource to enhance students’ knowledge of major themes in American history. The students can learn about the Warship history, Women’s history and Minority history and can also experience the diverse culture of Florida’s maritime history. One can learn how Cold War Era that transformed the political, economic, and social conditions of our country.
Currently, the SS American Victory is only one of 3 fully-functioning ships in the country.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)