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A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen that rises five stories above the main entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. Measuring approximately 50 feet high by 35 feet wide, it consists of 98 open books, with some as large as five feet wide.
A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen...

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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Molten cast iron heated to more than 2,500 degrees is poured into the mold.
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Celebrate Endangered Species Day Festival

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
Frankie the Bee

Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections, join in children's activities focused on endangered plants and pollinators, and walk away with inspiring activities that you can do at home to help protect the planet. The day is an opportunity to learn about protecting endangered species and how everyday actions can help conserve our nation's disappearing plant species.

Date: Friday, May 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Conservatory
FREE: No pre-registration required

More: www.usbg.gov