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  • Latest News: The Library Has A New Book

    A new book exploring the history of the card catalog, that venerated chest of small drawers that contained the known universe, has been published by the Library of Congress in association with Chronicle Books.

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April 18, 2011 1812 Commission Commemorates James Monroe's 253rd Birthday

War of 1812 LogoApril 18, 2011  -- Click Here for the complete press release.  The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman of the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission, today announced that the Commission will commemorate the 253rd Birthday of President James Monroe, together with The James Monroe Memorial Foundation, with ceremonies in Richmond on Thursday, April 28, 2011, and in Westmoreland County on Saturday, April 30, 2011.