To do our part during this period of social distancing, we will be assembling a bi-weekly digest of online programs, resources, and diversions.
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Making Ends Meet During the Great Depression
Wednesday, July 20, 2pm ET
LIVE with Q&A
FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin explores some of the creative ways people made, saved or did without money during the Great Depression.
"A Documentary History of the United States"
A Conversation with
Alexander Heffner and Brenda Wineapple
Thursday, July 21, 6pm ET
In an age dominated by disinformation, what are the facts about the history of the United States? In A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, Alexander Heffner revisits primary sources to tell the unvarnished history of the United States -- compiling the key documents, speeches, letters, tweets, and Supreme Court decisions. This program will be streamed the Library's official YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Presidential Adviser Robert Jackson»
From July 2019
Robert Jackson served as Attorney General, a Supreme Court Justice, and Chief Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials. Author William Casto examines four times Jackson advised FDR.
Watch video (56 min)»
Our education specialist has assembled 21 smart, fun activities for youth at home, that occupy young hands and minds while requiring minimal adult supervision.
The cottonwood tree from which this FDR bust by Frank E. LaFournaise was carved grew on the side of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. Presented by Auxillary V.F.W. Fort Peck, Post 3107 and V.F.W. Fort Peck, Post 3107 on the occasion of the President's visit to Fort Peck Dam, October 3, 1937.
FDR Dedicated the First Presidential Library on June 30, 1941»
Many previous presidents donated their papers to the Library of Congress, but this was not the best fit for Roosevelt. Not only was his collection too expansive, but Roosevelt was concerned about having all of the nation's important documents housed in one place. Instead, he built a new facility on a 16 acre section of his mother's home in Hyde Park, NY.
FDR Summer Activities for Youth: Explore a Nature Trail Near You»
During the Great Depression FDR’s New Deal created a series of programs designed to put millions of unemployed people to work. One of his favorites was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which built recreational trails and facilities, many still in use today.
Why not explore a nature trail near you?