Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July 17, 2013, Library of Congress Jefferson Building and Young Readers' Center

The Jefferson Building is probably the most beautiful building in Washington, DC. I love to bring visitors here. Opened on Nov. 1, 1897, its Beaux-Arts architecture, elaborate paintings, and sculpture never fail to inspire and impress.

It was a special afternoon for Christie and me, made more so by the coincidence of meeting Lynda Johnson Robb, a well-known reading advocate and long-time acquaintance of CDV when they worked together in the Virginia Democratic Party. Mrs. Robb is the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and wife of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator, Charles Robb. The Robbs are long-time residents of Northern Virginia, and I've met her several times at library-related events in the DC area, but never in such a quiet, relaxed environment.

Lynda Johnson Robb and CVV in the Young Readers' Center

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