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Extra!  Extra!  More Than 500,000 Newspaper Pages Now Online!

Extra!  Extra!  Read All About It!  Get the news of yesteryear here! 
Stock market reports, election results, baseball scores, earthquakes,
and more!  It's the news you want and the news you need from Chronicling
America, the Library of Congress gateway to America's historic
newspapers.  Join Library of Congress staff for a sampling of
century-old headlines and articles of significant events that echo in
the headlines of today.

When:  Wednesday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time),
1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time 

NOTE:  Allow yourself time to download the small software plug-in
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 plug-in.  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.  

To attend, go to OPAL at  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 plug-in.
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, web conference plug-in.  When the grayed out text
"Launch application" becomes black, click the Launch application
5. Type your name (no password is required) and click "Log on" to enter
the online conference.  

To learn more about programs sponsored by the Digital Reference
Section, see Virtual Programs & Services -

To learn more about Chronicling America, see 

To learn more about the Library's Newspaper & Current Periodical
Reading Room, see

To register for an orientation to the Library’s online materials, see 


Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Specialist
The Library of Congress