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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 ADA@loc.gov.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Exhibition — Jacob Riis

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Exhibition — America Reads

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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

Concert — Irish Traditional Music and Dance from Maryland

Noon - 2 p.m.
The Billy McComiskey Family Band performs traditional Irish button accordion music from Maryland at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program is part of the American Folklife Centers Homegrown Series.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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All Public Events for June 2016

Books and Beyond

The Right to Vote

June 14, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lawyer and former speechwriter Michael Waldman discusses and signs his new book "The Right to Vote".
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Americas Political Dynasties from Adams to Clinton

June 16, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Historian Stephen Hess discusses and signs his new book "Americas Political Dynasties from Adams to Clinton".
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Irish Traditional Music and Dance from Maryland

June 28, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
The Billy McComiskey Family Band performs traditional Irish button accordion music from Maryland at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program is part of the American Folklife Centers Homegrown Series.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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Exhibition

Jacob Riis

June 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

June 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

June 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

June 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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Film

"Love Happy"

June 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Marilyn Monroe had one of her earliest screen appearances in this, the Marx Brothers 15th and final film. In a brief scene, the then-unknown starlet asks detective Grunion (Groucho Marx) for help, saying seductively, "Some men are following me." Though her screen time lasted only a minute, Monroe was upgraded to co-star billing with the comedy team when "Love Happy" was re-released in the mid-1950s. Originally conceived as a solo vehicle for Harpo Marx, the studio insisted it had to be a Marx Brothers picture after recent re-issues of their earlier films had done well at the box-office. David Miller helmed the re-written script in which the brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves. Also in the cast are Chico Marx, Ilona Massey, Vera-Ellen, Raymond Burr and Eric Blore.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Monkey Business"

June 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cary Grant and director Howard Hawks paired up for their fifth and final filma screwball comedy somewhat reminiscent of their 1938 classic "Bringing up Baby." Grant plays absent-minded chemist Dr. Barnaby Fulton, whose lab chimp accidentally concocts an elixir of youth. Shenanigans ensue after the professor and later his wife (Ginger Rogers) take a dose of the potion. Marilyn Monroe is particularly effective in a small role. Writer-director Peter Bogdanovich wrote in a 2012 review: "Especially memorable are the sequences featuring Grant with Marilyn Monroe in her first really successful comedy performance as aging professor Charles Coburns ultra-nubile secretary."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Asphalt Jungle" (MGM, 1950)

June 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Asphalt Jungle" (MGM, 1950) John Hustons brilliant crime drama contains the recipe for a meticulously planned robbery, but the cast of criminal characters features one too many bad apples. Sam Jaffe, as the twisted mastermind, uses cash from corrupt attorney Emmerich (Louis Calhern) to assemble a group of skilled thugs to pull off a jewel heist. All goes as planned until an alert night watchman and a corrupt cop enter the picture. Marilyn Monroe has a memorable bit part as Emmerichs "niece." The film also stars Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore and John McIntyre. It was added to the National Film Registry in 2008.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

"Gaslight" (MGM, 1944)

June 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer star in this classic chiller about a man who slowly manipulates his wife into believing she is going insane. This second adaptation of Patrick Hamiltons 1938 play "Gas Light" (a British production was released in 1940) was directed by George Cukor. It received seven Oscar nominations including best picture and won two (one for art direction and Bergman won for lead actress). Angela Lansbury, making her film debut, was also nominated for best supporting actress. Also notable in the supporting cast are Joseph Cotten and Dame May Whitty.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ratatouille" (Disney-Pixar, 2007)

June 11, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a French rat with great ambitions of becoming a chef who forms an unusual alliance with Linguini (Lou Romano), a young kitchen worker at a famous Parisian restaurant. The film, co-written and directed by Brad Bird, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best original screenplay and best animated film. Among the cast of voice actors are Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo and Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, a restaurant critic.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Purple Rain" (Warner Bros., 1984)

June 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Prince stars as "The Kid," a young Minneapolis musician, in this semi-autobiographical story. Facing an abusive situation at home, The Kid must contend with a rival musician who is trying to steal his new girlfriend Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero), a beautiful newcomer to the Minneapolis music scene. Also featured in the cast are Morris Day and Clarence Williams III. Most of the songs in the film were recorded live. "Purple Rain" won an Academy Award for original song score and Prince won two Grammy Awards in 1985 for the soundtrack album from the film. The soundtrack album was named to the National Recording Registry in 2012.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Rejected

June 15, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Produced by KQED in San Francisco, The Rejected was the first TV documentary about homosexuality broadcast in the United States. This film screening is free, no tickets required.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

"We Still Kill the Old Way"

June 16, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents a film screening of "We Still Kill the Old Way = A Ciascuno il Suo" (Cemo Film, Italy, 1967).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

Silent Movie Double Feature

June 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
"Whispering Shadows" (Peerless Feature, 1921) After attending a seance, a young couple deals with the question of whether the dead have the power to warn their loved ones of impending danger. This unusual motion picture took six months to make and is based upon Walter Hacketts play "The Invisible Foe." Directed by Emile Chautard, stars Lucy Cotton, Charles A. Stevenson, Philip Merivale and Robert Barrat. "That Model From Paris" (Tiffany Productions, 1926) This rarely seen film is a Cinderella story in which a plain-looking cashier is compelled to pose as a model from Paris who knows no English while working in a fashionable salon. Based upon the short story "The Right to Live" by Gouverneur Morris, "That Model From Paris" was directed by Louis J. Gasnier. It stars Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Ward Crane and Eileen Percy. Both films will be shown in rare 28 mm prints and will be introduced by Dino Everett, archivist of the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at USC. Andrew Simpson will provide live musical accompaniment on the Walker theater organ.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Husbands and Wives" (Gaumont, 1920)

June 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A pampered Northern heiress marries a young Southerner who is proud of his heritage and his hard-work ethic. She loves beautiful gowns and excitement and has difficulty conforming to his idea of what a wife should be. Directed by Joseph Levering, the film stars Vivian Martin and Hugh Thompson. Two short films will be shown before the feature: Georges Melies "The Triple Headed Lady" (1902) and the latest installment of Eric Graysons restoration of "The King of the Kongo, Chapter Six" (1929). Philip Carli will provide live musical accompanied on the Walker theater organ for the silent feature and shorts.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Silent Movie Double Feature

June 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"The Brides Play" (Paramount, 1922) Marion Davies stars as Aileen Barrett, an educated Irish lass of refinement, who is well-versed in the folktales of her native land. Aileen is a sweet, kind-natured girl, helpful to the poor and instructive and gentle to the young. Her father, John Barrett, dies while Aileen is still at school, leaving her a comfortable fortune. Her loveliness attracts both an earnest, rich wooer as well as a young Dublin poet. When the ancient custom of "The Brides Play" is revived at her wedding, Aileen must choose between the two men. Directed by George Terwilliger and produced by William Randolph Hearsts Cosmopolitan Productions, the romantic drama also features Wyndham Standing, Frank Shannon and Jack OBrien in the cast. This is the premier screening of a new Library of Congress preservation print. "Bell Boy 13" (Associated First National, 1923) Harry Elrod is a happy young man who looks forward to marrying his sweetheart and coming into his inheritance. His uncle Ellrey attempts to match him with other, less-appealing marriage prospects and then disinherits him when he is not interested. Harry takes a job at a hotel as a bellhop, causing much chaos. Directed by William Seiter, this comedy stars Douglas MacLean, Margaret Loomis and John Steppling. * The screening of the double feature at the State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia. There will be an admission charge of $10. Tickets will be available at the door.
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The North Star" (RKO, 1943)

June 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Designed to gather sympathy for the Russian people and strengthen American support for the U.S. governments alliance with the Soviet Union during World War II, Lewis Milestones 1943 drama focuses on the people of a tranquil Soviet farming collective in 1941 whose lives are shattered following a violent invasion by the Germans. Scripted by Lillian Hellman, with cinematography by James Wong Howe, the film features a stellar cast including Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Erich von Stroheim, Walter Brennan and Farley Granger in his film debut. Condemned by some as Communist propaganda, "The North Star" was also trumpeted by prominent film critics. Nominated for six Academy Awards, it is a fascinating blend of politics and melodrama.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

A Streetcar Named Desire" (Warner Bros., 1951)

June 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In this outstanding production of Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize play, directed by Elia Kazan, Vivien Leigh portrays the fragile schoolteacher Blanche DuBois who leaves her hometown under mysterious circumstances to stay with her pregnant sister Stella (Kim Hunter) in New Orleans. Marlon Brando gave a standout performance as Stellas brutish husband Stanley, who resents Blanches presence and accuses her of squandering the family inheritance. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, winning four, "A Streetcar Named Desire" was added to the National Film Registry in 1999. The films original soundtrack recording, with music composed by Alex North, was added to the National Recording Registry in 2015.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ruggles of Red Gap" (Paramount, 1935)

June 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Charles Laughton, known for such serious roles as Emperor Nero, King Henry VIII and later as the 1935 Captain Bligh, takes on comedy in this tale of an English manservant won in a poker game by American Charlie Ruggles, a member of Red Gap, Washingtons extremely small social elite. Laughton, in understated valet fashion, worriedly responds: "North America, my lord. Quite an untamed country I understand." However, once in America, he finds not uncouth backwoodsmen, but rather a more egalitarian society that soon has Laughton reciting the Gettysburg Address, catching the American spirit and becoming a successful businessman.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

"The Orthodox Church in Georgia Since Independence"

June 2, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Paul Crego of the Library of Congress discusses "The Orthodox Church in Georgia Since Independence".
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

Brighton Press and the "Stratigraphic Archives"

June 2, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Director Michele Burgess's ongoing series, "The Stratigraphic Archives," is a unique example of ten linked artists' books, all concerned with the patterns and atmospheres of both quiet and cataclysmic events-- natural and human made. Working in collaborations with poets, this series explores palimpsest, time and gesture, erasure and "repair."
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6253

1871: The Ruins of Paris

June 2, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The events of Pari's "Bloody Week," May 21 to 28, 1871, the photographs of the ruined city and the aftermath, will be the subject of a lecture by scholar and literary critic Peter Brooks.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

2016 Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Lecture

June 6, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Jill Biden joins young adult author Michael Grant and two female combat soldiers in a conversation about Grant's historical fiction novel "Front Lines."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Musical Soundscapes of Morocco: From Africa to America

June 6, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Samuel Torjman Thomas, ethnomusicologist and artistic director of AsefaMusic and the New York Andalus Ensemble, presents "Musical Soundscapes of Morocco: From Africa to America," part of the American Folklife Centers Benjamin Botkin lecture series.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Dressing the Past with Civil War Reenactors

June 7, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Pravina Shukla of Indiana University discusses "Dressing the Past: Civil War Reenactors, Williamsburg Historic Interpreters and Exploring American Identity Through Costume," part of the American Folklife Centers Benjamin Botkin lecture series.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

The Double Life of Syrian Immigrants: The Arbeely family

June 7, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Linda Jacobs will present a lecture on her book "Strangers in the West." Book-signing to follow.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Fair Labor Lawyer

June 8, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lawyer Marlene Trestman discusses and signs her new book "Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin".
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Sculptural Books: Finding My Ways to Shakespeare

June 9, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Book artists Emily Martin will speak on her recent work using Shakespeare's tragedies as source material. The event is set to take place Rosenwald Room (LJ 205) of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6253

Performing the Archives

June 16, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Curators by day, performers by night! Talented staff members from the Music Division, Copyright Office, American Folk Life Center, Manuscript Division, and Motion Picture & Recorded Sound Division will highlight unique materials from Library collections with their own original performances of historical treasures.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4458

Warn the Duke: The Sarajevo Assassination in History, Memory, and Myth

June 17, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian and Associate professor at McDaniel College, author Paul Miller will present his lecture "Warn the Duke":The Sarajevo Assassination in History, Memory, and Myth.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Juno Mission to Jupiter

June 23, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
John Connerney, astrophysicist at NASA Goddard, speaks on the "Juno Mission to Jupiter".
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

The Kingdom of Jerusalem and War Against the Infidel

June 23, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Andrew Devereux presents "The Kingdom of Jerusalem and War Against the Infidel: Sixteenth-Century Doctrines of Just War and the Origins of the Spanish Empire".
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

Pride Month Keynote: Jim Obergefell on "Love Wins"

June 29, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, discusses his new book with co-author and Pulitzer-winner Debbie Cenziper.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0522

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Panel Discussion

Collecting LGBTQ+ Resources at the Library of Congress

June 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Open discussion on the state of collecting LGBTQ+ resources at the institution. From the origins of LGBTQ+ collections at the Library to future collections development goals, this discussion will give insights into the important role of the LGBTQ+ community in American cultural memory. This panel discussion is free and no tickets are required.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5534

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Reception

LGBT Rare Book Open House & Reception

June 16, 2016, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division presents an open house, featuring recently acquired LGBT collections and materials, including the John Ashbery Collection, the James Ingram Merrill Collection, and the Stathis Orphanos Collection. Light refreshments will be served. The open house and reception will be held in the Rosenwald Room (LJ-205) inside the Thomas Jefferson Building. The event is free to attend and no tickets are required.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8058

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Symposium

The Assyrian Legacy From Ancient Civilization to Modern Cultural Revival

June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division hosts a symposium on "The Assyrian Legacy From Ancient Civilization to Modern Cultural Revival" in Room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Black Arts Movement

June 13, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the 20th anniversary of Cave Canem, a daylong symposium features two panels and a master class in childrens literature.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Gallery Talk

"Lewis Hine, Documentary Photographer"

June 1, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Natanson, Prints and Photographs Division, presents, "Lewis Hine, Documentary Photographer" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

"Midnight Tours: The Transformative Friendship of Jacob Riis and Theodore Roosevelt"

June 8, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michelle Krowl, Manuscript Division, presents, "Midnight Tours: The Transformative Friendship of Jacob Riis and Theodore Roosevelt" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

June 15, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Co-curators Katherine Blood and Sara W. Duke, Prints and Photographs Division, present selected highlights in the exhibition, World War I: American Artists View the Great War. Graphic Arts Galleries, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Documenting the Changing Urban Environment

June 22, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Helena Zinkham, Director, Collections & Services, presents, "Camilo Jose Vergara: Documenting the Changing Urban Environment Over Time" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

"How the Other Half Lives"

June 29, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Dimunation, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, presents, "How the Other Half Lives" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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Workshop

"Mostly Lost Film"

June 16, 2016 - June 18, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free "Mostly Lost" workshop. The case is solving riddles and finding clues to the identity of unidentified, under-identified or misidentified silent and early sound films. Daytime events are open only to registered workshop participants. Register for the workshop at our Eventbrite site for this event. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 1. For more information, email mostlylost@loc.gov.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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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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