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November 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) - Through the Eyes of the
Sleuth: Setting the Stage for Mystery
Mystery authors rely upon many sources to place a storyline within a
locale, a historical setting, or an occupational or social milieu. They
research extensively to create a sense of place that lends authenticity
and credibility to the plot. You, the reader, move through big city or
small town, coastal village or ranch country as the sleuth goes about
the day in a museum, antiques fair, archeological dig, catered event,
Civil War battlefield, or war-torn London.
Would you like to see what the sleuth sees as the story unfolds? Join
Library of Congress staff to discover photographs, maps, and other items
that give form to the sleuth’s environment and enrich your reading
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time),
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed
to participate in the conference. Depending on your network security
requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support
group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be
very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. All that is
needed is a computer with an Internet connection, sound card, and
speakers. A microphone will enable you to speak to the group.
To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opal-online.org/. From the Quick
Links column on the left, choose Auditorium.
1. Click the “Download Here” button in the light blue rectangle
in the center of the screen.
2. Follow the directions to download and install the plugin.
3. Click the link in the orange rectangle to enter the room.
4. A gray box will appear with text asking permission to launch an
external application, webconference plugin. When the grayed out text
“Launch application” becomes black, click the Launch application
5. Type your name for the conference and click “Log on” to
enter the online conference.
For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming
for All Libraries (OPAL) at http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm.
To learn more about the Library of Congress, see http://www.loc.gov/,
· Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
· Collection Guides & Bibliographies -
· Researchers Page - http://www.loc.gov/rr/
· Main Reading Room - http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress