Library of Congress

The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 151 million items includes more than 34.5 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 66.6 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings. The Library is currently conducting a pilot program with Hill Center, providing free public programming at Hill Center for the discussion and education of arts, humanities, and histories that have shaped the nation.

Library of Congress's current programs:

The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles- Mary Szybist
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm