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Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking

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This lustrous book, printed on Fabriano paper, explores how the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the thirteenth century and why Fabriano was so well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft.

Facing Change: Documenting America

The Forgotten Fifties

This astounding collection of images by award-winning photographers tells the story of today’s America—and provides an enduring legacy that will inform the way we address our future.

Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

This new book draws from the collection of period maps in the Library’s Geography & Map Division and other repositories to examine the critical role that maps played in President Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a formidable republic that would no longer be eclipsed by European empires.

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Celebrating Books 2017


May 9, 2017 at Noon
Cathy Kerst of the American Folklife Center will present “Sidney Robertson Cowell and the WPA California Folk Music Project, 1938-40,” also the subject of an upcoming Library of Congress publication.
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May 10, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge: The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future - Join six library champions for an animated discussion on the challenges of managing the “firehose of information” that is modern library collections.  The event will begin with an overview of the new book, The Card Catalog:  Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures, co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress. Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Mumford Room, 6th floor