Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, April 24
Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
SLOW DOWN AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
SATURDAY | APRIL 27, 2013 | 10am – 2pm
Experience a museum in a whole new way with Slow Art Day at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). On Saturday, April 27, PEM joins more than 200 organizations worldwide in inviting visitors to take their time and take a closer look at art. Championed by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic at the New York Times, Slow Art Day is part of a grassroots movement that encourages people to take a break from their busy lives and delve deeply into select works of art, enhancing critical thinking through the act of careful looking.
Join us in the Tavern today for our Happy Hour Appetizer between 4:30pm and 6:00pm – Beef Burger Sliders, just 90 cents each!
On April 24, 1800, President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress," thus establishing the Library of Congress. The first books, ordered from
arrived in 1801 and were stored in the U.S. Capitol, the library's first home.
The first library catalog, dated April 1802, listed 964 volumes and nine maps.
I hope to see you here!