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Talks to Cover Restoration of Library of Alexandria, Future of Libraries

Biblioteca Alexandrina (Wiki)

If you’re in Washington D.C. check this out:

Ismail Serageldin, director of Egypt’s national library the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, will give two public lectures at the Library of Congress on Friday, March 8.  The first  – at noon in Room 119 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First St., S.E. in Washington, D.C. – will be on “The Loss and Rebirth of the Library of Alexandria.” The second, in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, will take place at 7 p.m. on the topic “The Knowledge Revolution and the Future of Libraries.” These lectures will be free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary.

The Library of Congress, the United States’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 155 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats.  It serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at


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