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American libraries pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Libraries in the United States celebrate the death of Queen Elizabeth for their royal patrons. Here are some examples:
Stamford lawyer reports that the Darien, Conn. Public Library “quickly collected books about the monarch for display,” and the newspaper shared photos from the display case.
SWARK.TODAY said“The Hempstead County Library [in Hope, Ark.] … set up an exhibition of books … about Queen Elizabeth II and her late husband, Prince Philip, on the occasion of the Queen’s death. Next door is another exhibit commemorating the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
« The librarians of the Blasco Library [part of Erie County, Pa.’s public library district] have set up two exhibitions celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family,” Erie News Now writing. “Displays are set up near the entrance and in the children’s section, displaying books, DVDs and other forms of physical media about the Queen’s life, as well as other members of the Royal Family. .”
CBSBoston reports, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “invites people to sign a book of condolences in honor of the late monarch. … The Library also shared a gift from the Queen to former President John F. Kennedy – a signed photo donated during the President’s visit to Buckingham Palace in 1961.”
The Library of Congress blogging“She visited the library twice and left the staff amazed both times. The lady had presence. He continues:
Here is [an] count of [her 1991] visit to the Library Newsletter:
“On May 15, the Library rolled out the red carpet. The occasion was a call from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as part of a three-day state visit to Washington. She came… with a party of 17, including her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
As hundreds of onlookers craned their necks, stood on tiptoe, binoculars in hand, for even a glimpse of her majesty from behind a blockade across the street, the official feast was greeted around 1 p.m.… A long black limousine with the Queen arrived at the southwest front of the driveway of the Jefferson Building…’
The royal party was greeted by then Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and rolled out a red carpet to be received by a large delegation of senators and congressmen. A high school band performed and a reception brought together film and entertainment luminaries including actors Jane Fonda (with then-husband Ted Turner), Ben Kingsley and Angela Lansbury, who along with director Martin Scorsese , were present as part of a British film. festival co-sponsored by the Library and BAFTA, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.
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