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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Exhibition — Hispanic Heritage Month

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library will hold an exhibition detailing the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States.Free, no tickets required. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exhibition — Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

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

Tour — Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

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All Public Events for September 2017

Ceremony

2017 Americas Award Ceremony

September 22, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A ceremony celebrating the Americas Award, which is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected nonfiction published in the previous year that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States. Free, tickets are not required. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

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Concert

Eva Ybarra, the "Queen of the Accordion"

September 13, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eva Ybarra is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. Conjunto originated in the late 19th century in working-class communities along the Texas-Mexico border and is distinct to that region.In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"Latin Pop: A Cultural Fusion"

September 26, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Chris Urquiaga will perform iconic Latin pop songs in Spanish and Portuguese and of various genres, including bossa nova and salsa. The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Fairfield Four

September 28, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Fairfield Four is an African-American gospel quartet that has existed for more than 95 years. They are best known for their performance in the film O Brother Where Art Thou (2000) and for collaborations with popular artists such as Dolly Parton, John Fogerty, and Vince Gill.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Event

Ranger Rick Reads Outdoors

September 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Young Readers Center invites YOU to connect with nature and the joys of reading with Ranger Rick on the lawn of the Library of Congress (between Jefferson Building and the Supreme Court). Rain location: Whittall Pavillion inside the Jefferson Building.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3173

Constitution Day

September 12, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host constitutional law and history professor Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School. Klarman will discuss and sign his book "The Framers Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution" (Oxford University Press, 2016), which is a comprehensive history of how the framers drafted and ratified the United States Constitution despite their clashing interests.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6462

Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading

September 13, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tracy K. Smith will give her inaugural reading as the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She will be joined by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who will open the event by reading an original poem. Free, but tickets are required. Presented in partnership with Urban Word. A public reception with book sales and signing to follow.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2105

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Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 11, 2017 - November 11, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library will hold an exhibition detailing the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States.Free, no tickets required. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

September 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

September 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

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Lecture

21st Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

September 1, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
This year's "Vardanants Day" lecture by noted novelist, Chris Bohjalian, will explore the impact of ethnic identity on literary creativity in a program titled "Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American novelist discovers his literary DNA." Created in 1994, the Vardanants Day Armenian lecture series is presented by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division in order to highlight the Armenian collections by presenting Armenian life, history, culture and events with the help of Library specialist.
Location: Northeast Pavillion (LJ229), Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

September 7, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Drawing from her recently published biography of Seeger's life and contributions as a performer, song writer, and activist on both sides of the Atlantic, Jean Freedman discusses Peggy Seeger's career from the 1950s to the present day.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Comics & The Power of Intellectual Freedom

September 15, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
A trend that began in the 1940s continues todaychallenges to comic books! Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, will share the history of comic book censorship from the medium's origins to the present day.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

Stetson Kennedy: Applied Folklore and Cultural Advocacy

September 19, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Peggy Bulgerprevious Director of AFC will present a lecture on Stetson Kennedy (1916 - 2011), who led a remarkable life as a political activist, writer, and folklorist. Her research on Stetson Kennedy, which began with her doctoral dissertation in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, has recently been published by the Florida Historical Society as Stetson Kennedy: Applied Folklore and Cultural Advocacy.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Symposium

Astrobiology Symposium

September 28, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Luis Campos, the current Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress chair in astrobiology at the Librarys John W. Kluge Center explores the intersections between these sciences and the humanities, the Library of Congress is bringing together scientists, scholars, artists and journalists for a special symposium. The event will also be livestreamed on the Librarys Facebook page and its YouTube site (with captions).
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

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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

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

September 1, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Touch History Tour of the Jefferson Building

September 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The "Touch History" tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Meet the docent at the Jefferson Buildings Ground Floor Information Desk. Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-history-a-verbal-description-of-the-thomas-jefferson-building-tickets-36492848091
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

September 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

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