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Today, the Library of Congress celebrates its birthday. OnÂ April 24,Â 1800, PresidentÂ John AdamsÂ approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of congress.
Today in History: April 24.
TheÂ New York TimesÂ reportsÂ that theÂ Library of CongressÂ has begun posting recordings from itsÂ Archive of Recorded Poetry and LiteratureÂ in honor ofÂ National Poetry Month.
50 of the collectionâ€™s nearly 2,000 audio recordings are now available online, and another will be added each month as the program continues. This initial sample includes a 1971 lecture byÂ Kurt Vonnegut;Â Robert Frostâ€™s interview withÂ Randall Jarrell; readings byElizabeth Bishop, Galway Kinnell, Rita Dove, William Meredith, Gwendolyn Brooks, Paul Muldoon, and many others;Â Ray Bradburyâ€™s excellent lecture, â€œBeyondÂ 1984: What To Do When The Doom Doesnâ€™t Arriveâ€; audio from theÂ Academy of American PoetsÂ 35th anniversary program in 1969, and more.Â Start listeningÂ here.Â
The Library of Congress releases 50 audio recordings (and counting!) online for the first time Â» MobyLives.
The country is bracing for a temporary shutdown of the Library of Congress, beginning today [Oct 1]. The twenty-five library system will be closed to the public and researchers…
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