Day: April 19, 2024

Dear Lord! Fill our parents with Thy choicest blessings;
enrich their souls with Thy holy grace;
grant that they may faithfully
and constantly guard that likeness to Thy union with Thy Church,
which Thou didst imprint upon them on their wedding day.
Fill them with Thy spirit of holy fear,
which is the beginning of wisdom;
inspire them to impart it to their children.
May they ever walk in the way of Thy commandments,
and may we their children be their joy on earth …

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Binding Two National Libraries: Rare Books from the Smithsonian

In 1866, the Smithsonian physically transferred its library of over 40,000 works to the Library of Congress. A notable event in the history of both information institutions, the Smithsonian Deposit included a range of materials which today are dispersed throughout the Library’s divisions. Among them are some unexpected and intriguing materials in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

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Nudibranch (Notaeolidia) from Antarctica

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This nudibranch (Notaeolidia), or sea slug, a type of soft-bodied marine gastropod mollusk, is found in the icy waters around Antarctica. This specimen was collected during the 2019 PolarTREC (Polar Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) expedition to study the thermal …

This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item.

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Capote & The Swans Make Headlines

Acclaimed author Truman Capote was born in 1924 in New Orleans. An openly gay man from the deep south, Capote defied social expectations and lived his life authentically despite the risk. Known for his small stature and large personality, he surrounded himself with the most famous, fashionable, and wealthy women in New York, whom he …

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