Hello Friends of Bulgaria, During the ASEEES conference in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress is delighted to host a display of Bulgarian materials for the Bulgarian Studies Association and all others interested in Bulgaria. The display will be followed by a tour of the European Reading Room and other areas of the Library of Congress.
Come see the Kyriakodromion (1806) and the Fish Primer (1824) from LC’s Rare Book collection! Peruse our current Bulgarian newspaper and journal collections! Ogle a volume once belonging to Tsar Ferdinand I! And hear about the current and historical development of the Bulgarian collection. This will not be a formal lecture, but rather a curator’s talk highlighting the many items on display.
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Place: European Division Conference Room in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, LJ249.
Who: All are welcome.
Directions: The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is across the street from the Capitol. The nearest metro stop is Capitol South on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. Union Station on the Red line is a slightly longer walk. Come to the front carriage entrance, underneath the grand staircase on First Street, SE. Please be aware that you will have to go through Capitol Police security, so allow yourself plenty of time. Around 2 pm, European Division staff will meet people inside the carriage entrance on the ground floor just past the security checkpoint and bring them to the European Reading Room, located on the second floor, Room 249. If you want to find the room yourself, go to the back of the ground floor, through the winding yellow hallway and take the back elevators up to the 2nd floor. You must walk through the Hispanic Reading Room in order to get to European. If you get lost, you may call the European Reading Room reference desk 202-707-4515.
Jefferson Building Ground Floor - follow the winding hallway towards Second Street and take the elevators near G07 to the 2nd floor.
Jefferson Building Second Floor - from the elevators turn left and pass through the Hispanic Reading Room to the European Reading Room.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon.
Reference Specialist for Russian and South Slavic, Library of Congress