Friday, July 2, 2010

Peek at DC Trip

I got home on Tuesday from the American Library Association conference in Washington, DC. It was busy and fun; I read that over 28,000 people were there. That's a lot of librarians! Here are some glimpses of a couple of highlights:

I got to go on a tour of the Rare Books Collection and the Children's Literature Collection at the Library of Congress. They have a really amazing conveyor belt system...

This pattern is seriously on the carpet in the Reading Room:

The Library of Congress is full of all kinds of neat details, like the grate above this door.

We were greeted by this sweet little mouse...

and this wise owl.

I was thrilled to visit the American History Museum. Julia Child's kitchen is there!

They also had a neat exhibit of pop-up books. And we got to see the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz!

As promised, here is a photo of my friend Ellen (in the middle), who was the first person to play Mary Poppins at Disneyland.


Elsworth said...

Ellen is seriously the most glamorous person in the world.

Laura said...

I love the American History Museum!! I could spend hours and hours there.