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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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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
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An AOC worker mowing the grass on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
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Ginseng, the Divine Root.
Learn about ginseng from author David A. Taylor on September 26 at noon.

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