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First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal to Exceptional Museums and Libraries at White House Ceremony
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May 18, 2015

The First Lady presented the awards to the museum and library directors and to community members from each institution, who shared how the library or museum has impacted their lives. Read More

 
Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 2 at Los Angeles Public Library

May 15, 2015

The meeting starts and 9:00 PDT. We welcome your participation via #IMLSfocus and the e-mail address, focus@imls.gov. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts the First Capitol Hill Maker Faire June 11
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May 12, 2015

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off a city-wide celebration of Making. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Your Guide to Participating in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging
Sign for the White House Conference on Aging on the South Lawn in front of the White House.

Jul 08, 2015

The White House Conference on Aging will be on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. We encourage libraries and museums to host and register a watch party to participate in this important event.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: Celebrating Citizenship at Museums and Libraries
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Jul 07, 2015

Over the Fourth of July weekend, more than 50 naturalization ceremonies took place across the country, including some in museums and libraries. Read More

 
Blog Post: Get Dirty and Let’s Move!
A young girl shows off dirt on her hands

Jul 07, 2015

Summer camp participants at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, are encouraged to get their hands dirty in the onsite gardens. Read More

 
 



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Opening the World of Museums and Libraries to Visually Impaired Visitors

As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities. Read more..

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