Profile: Margaret Wood

Margaret M. Wood has been a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress since 2006. She works in the Public Services Division providing research and reference assistance to Congress, the courts, executive branch agencies, and the public. In addition to doing reference work, she oversees the collections in the Law Library Reading Room. Before coming to the Law Library, she ran the Law Library at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in southwest Washington and, previous to that, she spent several years working as a cataloger. Much of her spare time is devoted to watching British dramas and baking goodies for Law Library staff. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.S.L.S. from Catholic University.

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Friday the 13th: Movies and the Law

We are at it yet again – another post on movies and the law. This time, in honor of a year with two Friday the 13ths, I looked for movies that inspire horror, fear and terror. But when I began to pull this list together, I realized that real terror can be found in stories where the victim is being mentally tormented – chainsaws are child’s play compared to the tricks our minds can play on us! The last pick however, is a more lighthearted take on horror.

Category: Social Awareness

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Armistice Day / Veterans Day

As a student of history, I often wonder how many people understand the significance of the date of Veterans Day and why it is always celebrated on the day of the holiday and not, like Labor Day or Memorial Day, observed on a Monday. The holiday began originally as a commemoration associated with World War I and then expanded to honor veterans of all modern conflicts.
Although the war to end all wars has faded in public memory, the service of our veterans should not.

Category: Military History

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