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Library of Congress Book Festival | 2021

Posted by DrWeb, Festival is Sept. 17-26, see below for more information and links…

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Remembering the Fallen in Photographs | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

May 25, 2018 by Kristi Finefield

Grave decorated on Decoration Day. Photo by Arthur S. Siegel, 1943 June. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d30357

One of the most enduring traditions of Memorial Day is the decoration of the graves of fallen service members with such items as flowers and American flags.

This annual day of commemoration was at one time referred to as Decoration Day because of this practice. My grandmother grew up in the deep South, where tradition held that you took an annual pilgrimage to your family cemetery, which in their case required a road trip to southern Arkansas, to clean and decorate the graves of all of your ancestors.

This tradition may have inspired the post Civil War movement to decorate the graves of those who died in military service. While the holiday was referred to as both Decoration Day and Memorial Day for decades, Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971 and is now celebrated on the last Monday in May.

Gestures of respect and commemoration on Memorial Day are made in acts both small and large, personal and ceremonial. Gratitude for the sacrifice and service of millions of American men and women takes place in all parts of the world, in countries where service members fell fighting as well as at memorials in the United States. Journey to the graves in Arlington National Cemetery, in small rural cemeteries and in foreign lands, and travel to battlefields and memorials where many are named and remembered through the images below.

Source: Remembering the Fallen in Photographs | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ webcasts: How to watch the supermoon eclipse of 2021 online | Space

By Hanneke Weitering – Editor about 17 hours ago

The full moon on Wednesday (May 26) will be something to behold, as the only total lunar eclipse of 2021 arrives together with the year’s biggest “supermoon.”

Video link: https://www.space.com/super-flower-blood-moon-2021-webcasts?jwsource=cl

Skywatchers in much of the world will have a chance to see a slightly larger-than-average full moon temporarily appear red during the so-called “Super Flower Blood Moon.”

But for those in parts of the world where the eclipse isn’t visible — or where clouds foil the view — there will be several free webcasts showing live views of the eclipse online.

Weather permitting, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles plans to stream live views of the Super Flower Blood Moon on Wednesday (May 26) beginning at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 GMT) — just two minutes before the penumbral phase of the lunar eclipse begins. The broadcast will end at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), shortly after the last partial phase of the eclipse has ended.

Editor’s note: See article link below for many online sites showing the eclipse for free…

Source: ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ webcasts: How to watch the supermoon eclipse of 2021 online | Space

2021 Library Systems Report | American Libraries Magazine

Advancing library technologies in challenging times

By Marshall Breeding | May 3, 2021

Illustration: Tom Deja

In a year complicated by a global pandemic, the community of vendors providing technologies to libraries made important strides to meet pressing needs and make ongoing progress in their longer-term initiatives.

Though the pandemic disrupted library services—as well as funding—in 2020, concerted efforts were made to fulfill the demands of users to the extent possible.

Almost all vendors made sharp turns to expand access to digital collections and services in order to compensate for diminished access to physical materials.

Source: 2021 Library Systems Report | American Libraries Magazine

A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair

The Crawleys are reuniting for another follow-up film that will also feature new cast members like Hugh Dancy and Dominic West.

By Chris Murphy, April 19, 2021

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The Crawleys know just what you want for Christmas this year: a Downton Abbey sequel.

On Monday, Focus Features announced that Downton Abbey 2 will waltz into theaters on December 22, 2021. The film will once more reunite the principal cast of the beloved BBC series and also add new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and The Crown’s reported future Prince Charles, Dominic West.

The follow-up to the 2019 Downton Abbey film will feature a script from Oscar-winning Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and will be directed by Simon Curtis. Emmy-winning producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge have returned to produce the film, which reportedly began production last week.

Source: A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair

Las Vegas set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever | CNN Travel

Matt Villano, CNN • Published 14th April 2021

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opened this March.
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(CNN) — More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, this desert city is looking bigger, bolder and better than ever.

New casino resorts, innovative restaurants, expanded convention space and one-of-a-kind cultural destinations characterize the latest iteration of Las Vegas, which continues to reinvent itself in the face of adversity.

Heck, Elon Musk even built an underground tunnel and transport system that’s opening soon.

Featured image caption: The pool at Circa Resort & Casino is called Stadium Swim. Rum Tongue Media/Courtesy Circa Resort & Casino

Source: Las Vegas set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever | CNN Travel