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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Film — "The Wild Bunch"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Wild Bunch" (Warner Bros., 1969, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for February 2015

Books and Beyond

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

February 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Janet Sims-Wood discusses and signs her new book "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Calefax

February 4, 2015, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
With its musicians performing with a core complement of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon, Calefax presents works by Ockeghem, Franck, Nancarrow, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Concert Series

February 5, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Western Flyers perform classic western swing, jazz standards, cowboy songs and old-time fiddle tunes.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Ian Bostridge

February 7, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ian Bostridge brings a masterly command of vocal nuance and style to Schuberts late masterpiece, "Winterreise," followed by a talk about his new book, "Schuberts Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession." Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Norwegian Fiddle Styles

February 18, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley, among the United States foremost performers of Scandinavian traditional music, present a tour of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle styles.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Richard Goode

February 18, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianist Richard Goode performs works by Schumann and Brahms in both solo and chamber roles. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Claremont Trio

February 20, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Claremont Trio  twins Emily and Julia Bruskin and Andrea Lam  present Helen Grimes "Three Whistler Miniatures," a piece commissioned by the trio in 2012 and inspired by artwork by James McNeill Whistler  in addition to works by Mendelssohns sister and Brahms.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Alan Lomax Display

February 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To mark the centennial birthday of the influential folklorist Alan Lomax (1915-2002), the Librarys American Folklife Center showcases 21 items from Lomax family collections. The display is on view through March 28.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1732

"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design"

February 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design" presents a stunning array of stage, lighting and costume designs from the world of opera, ballet, vaudeville and musical theater. This sampler from the Librarys Music Division collections takes visitors behind the scenes of productions less well-known today, as well as some of the 20th centurys most beloved stage productions, including "Show Boat," "My Fair Lady," "Chicago" and "Grand Hotel."
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport"

February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" (Warner Bros., 2000).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ferris Buellers Day Off"

February 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ferris Buellers Day Off" (Paramount, 1986).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Star is Born"

February 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Star is Born" (Warner Bros., 1954).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Love Between the Covers"

February 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A screening of "Love Between the Covers" -- a new documentary exploring the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels -- is followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Laurie Kahn, film editor Bill Anderson and featured romance authors.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

"Young Mr. Lincoln"

February 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Young Mr. Lincoln" (20th Century-Fox, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Big Lebowski"

February 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy, 1998, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Rio Bravo"

February 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Rio Bravo" (Warner Bros., 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

CANCELLED "Back to the Future"

February 21, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The screening has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather "Back to the Future" (Universal, 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

CANCELLED "The Dragon Painter"

February 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This screening has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather "The Dragon Painter" (Robertson-Cole Distributing, 1919).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Israeli Cinema

February 24, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Israeli film expert Ruth Diskin discusses the state of Israeli cinema, looking at the evolving landscape of Israeli non-fiction films and the challenges and changes ahead.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"The Gangs All Here"

February 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Gangs All Here" (20th Century-Fox, 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Wild Bunch"

February 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Wild Bunch" (Warner Bros., 1969, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shoes"

February 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Shoes" (Universal, 1916).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Conversations with African Poets & Writers: Chinelo Okparanta

February 3, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta reads selections from her work and participates in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, African area specialist.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Franz Schubert

February 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Susan Youens, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame, presents a talk about Schubert.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Bobbit Prize

February 17, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Patricia Smith, winner of the 13th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from her work.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Music of Schumann and Brahms

February 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
David H. Plylar of the Music Division presents "Humorisks and Rewards in the Music of Schumann and Brahms."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Fukushima

February 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Edwin Lyman, senior scientist with the Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, presents "Fukushima: a Story of a Nuclear Disaster," based on his recently published book.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4751

The Life of a Poet: Frank Bidart

February 19, 2015, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Poetry and Literature Center series at the Hill Center continues with National Book Critics Circle Award winner Frank Bidart discussing his poetry with Ron Charles of The Washington Post's Book World.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Claremont Trio

February 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Members of the Claremont Trio discuss their craft.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

POSTPONED Music and Technology

February 21, 2015, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -- ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONORED FOR FUTURE DATE TBA. Composer Steve Antosca, music technologist William Brent and percussionist Ross Karre discuss the November 2013 National Gallery of Art premiere performance of "HABITAT" for percussionist and computer transformations and focus on composition processes and design elements and their integration with performance and technology in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets required.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Music and Technology

February 21, 2015, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Composer Steve Antosca, music technologist William Brent and percussionist Ross Karre discuss the November 2013 National Gallery of Art premiere performance of "HABITAT" for percussionist and computer transformations and focus on composition processes and design elements and their integration with performance and technology in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets required.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Lukas Foss

February 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christopher Hartten of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Chameleon as Composer: The Colorful Life and Works of Lukas Foss."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Africa's Emergent Leadership

February 26, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Olubanke King-Akerel, former minister of foreign affairs and of commerce, trade and industry of the Republic of Liberia, gives a talk on her book "The Growing of Africas Emergent Leadership."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1980

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Open House

Presidents Day Holiday Semiannual Open House

February 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public, along with a special open house of the Main Reading Room from 10 a.m.  3 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Panel Discussion

Julius Rosenwald

February 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Julius Rosenwald biographer Peter Ascoli, journalist A'Lelia Bundles and filmmaker Aviva Kemper discuss Rosenwald's support for the building of African-American YMCAs throughout America.
Location: LM 240 Law Library Media Center, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

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Symposium

Romance Fiction

February 11, 2015, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age," an international multimedia conference, brings together romance authors, scholars and fans in discussing the industrys business and social interests and influences, romance-literature scholarship and public engagement.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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