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Historical Notes on Montgomery County, Maryland Foodways

I’ve been working on a project that has given me the great privilege and pleasure of researching in the Library of Congress, and I’ve found some interesting food stories about the community where I live. 250 more words


¶ Musurus — Etymologicum Magnum Graecum (1499)

Musurus, Marcus, ed. Etymologicum Magnum Graecum. Venice: Zacharias Callierges for Nicolaus Blastus and Anna Notaras, 8 July 1499.

The text, including the title, is entirely in Greek. 43 more words

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What is a subject heading? Why should I care?

Librarians love organizing things.  A lot. One product of this love is subject headings.  In more technical terms, these are standardized words assigned to a concept. 430 more words

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Math Jokes

Q:Why do they never serve beer at a math party?
A: Because you can’t drink and derive.
Q: Why won’t Goldilocks drink a glass of water with 8 pieces of ice in it? 80 more words


My Job at the Library: Audio Engineer Helps to Preserve the Nation’s Sounds

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Bryan Hoffa discusses his work at the Library’s Audio-Visual Conservation Center. This post was first published in LCM, the Library of Congress Magazine… 607 more words

Found in the LOC: 21 Vintage Pics of Sled Dogs

Dogs are far more than man’s bets friend; they’re also our best assistants! First used in hunting expeditions at least 15,000 years ago, dogs became herders around 4,000 BCE, branched into health services, ie seeing eyes, in the 1500s and started fighting crime in the 1880s, when English bloodhounds were used to track Jack the Ripper. 297 more words