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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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

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All Public Events for August 2015

Exhibition

Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

August 13, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge" commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of a great patron of chamber music and Library of Congress benefactor. The exhibition is open through Jan. 23, 2016.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

August 5, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Robin Hamilton discusses her film "This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer," a documentary short that explores the life of an impoverished sharecropper.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"Captain Lightfoot"

August 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Universal, 1955).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Zemene"

August 12, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Filmmaker Melissa Donovan presents and discusses her documentary "Zemene," chronicling the story of Zemene, a young Ethiopian girl, and Dr. Rick Hodes, an American doctor helping Ethiopian children with spinal deformities.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Khartoum"

August 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Khartoum" (United Artists, 1966).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Vikings"

August 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Vikings" (United Artists, 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Exodus"

August 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Exodus" (United Artists, 1960).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Pink Panther"

August 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Pink Panther" (United Artists, 1963).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"I Was a Male War Bride"

August 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"I Was a Male War Bride" (20th Century Fox, 1949).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Sundowners"

August 22, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Sundowners" (Warner Bros., 1960).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Train"

August 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Train" (United Artists, 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hatari!"

August 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Hatari!" (Paramount, 1962).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Longest Day"

August 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Longest Day" (20th Century Fox, 1962).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Venus of the South Seas"

August 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Venus of the South Seas" (Davis Distributing Division, 1924).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Forum

"The Great Escape"

August 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Great Escape" (United Artists, 1963).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Visions of Liberty

August 3, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Photographer Bob Adelman and former ACLU President Ira Glasser discuss the photos and themes from their book, "Visions of Liberty."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Kluge Blumberg Dialogue

August 6, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Part three of the Kluge Centers Blumberg Dialogues in Astrobiology convenes scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns,
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Detecting Landslides from Space

August 11, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dalia Kirschbaum, a research physical scientist in the Hydrological Science Division at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, presents "Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1192

Poetry of Everyday Life

August 20, 2015, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Steve Zeitlin, director of City Lore in New York City, presents "The Poetry of Everyday Life," followed by a screening and discussion of the films "Boom: The Erie Canal" and "The Grand Generation" with Paul Wagner of Paul Wagner Films.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Performance

An Evening of Old-Time Radio

August 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Washington Old-Time Radio Club presents "An Evening of Old-Time Radio."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Round Table

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

August 6, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies at SUNY Geneseo, leads a discussion on "Teaching the Civil Rights Movement from the Bottom-Up Fifty Years After the Voting rights Act."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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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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