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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].

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All Public Events for September 2016

Concert

Puerto Rican Folk Music from New Jersey

September 22, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gabriel Munoz and Melodias Borinquenas: Puerto Rican Folk Music from New Jersey in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: , GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

Mexican Music & Dance from California

September 28, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
This concert will feature a musical performance by Artemio Posadas, a Son Jarocho musician and activist of Chicano Culture in California.
Location: , GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Cervantes In Love And The People In Love With Cervantes

September 9, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Spanish playwright Jordi Casanovas, the author of the play "Cervantes: The Last Quixote" / "Cervantes: El ultimo Quixote," will deliver a talk on Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of "Don Quixote" (1605) the first modern novel and one of the most beloved literary figures of all time. The event will be mostly in Spanish.
Location: , GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

2016 Americas Awards

September 22, 2016, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Author Pam Munoz Ryan of "Echo" (Scholastic Press, 2015), and author Ashley Hope-Perez of "Out of Darkness" (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), will receive the 2016 Americas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature. (Hispanic Division and Center for the Book) in partnership with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
Location: , 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

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Exhibition

Jacob Riis

September 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

September 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

America Reads

September 1, 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

September 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

September 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

America Reads

September 2, 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

September 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

September 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

America Reads

September 3, 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

September 5, 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

September 5, 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

September 5, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 6, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 7, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 8, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 9, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 10, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 12, 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

September 12, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 13, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 14, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 15, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 16, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

America Reads

September 17, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 19, 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

September 19, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 26, 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

September 26, 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

September 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

September 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

The Edison Kinetophone: Sound Films from 1913

September 8, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Edison Kinetophone, a screening of early sound films from 1912-1914 will be shown followed by a discussion of recent restoration with George Willeman of the Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpeper, VA and Gerald Fabris of the Thomas Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, NJ.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5508

"The Malpass Brothers Live in Concert"

September 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Christopher and Taylor Malpass smooth vocals convey the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams. The group has also opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands and Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Bugs Life" (Pixar, 1998)

September 10, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
John Lasseter, director of the first-ever computer-animated feature, "Toy Story" (Pixar, 1995), followed that smash hit with this story that was inspired by Aesops fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper." Misfit ant Flik (voiced by David Foley) is looking for some tough warriors to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, but ends up recruiting a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Safety Last!" (Hal Roach/Pathe Exchange, 1923)

September 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Perhaps the most recognizable image in silent comedy comes from "Safety Last!"a man dangling from a clock. Harold Lloyd, bolstered by his success with a few early "thrill" shorts and inspired by a popular stunt performer known as "the human fly," was eager to make a feature-length film that would give audiences the same excitement. In the film, Lloyds country boy seeks fame and fortune in the big city and ends up as an unwitting daredevil forced to scale a tall building. Lloyd risked danger with his antics, thus delivering on his recipe for a successful thrill picture: "a laugh, a scream and a laugh."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Universal, 1932)

September 15, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Directed by Russell Mack. A blistering satire of the film industry, and the first teaming of writers Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, the play "Once in a Lifetime" opened on Broadway in September 1930 to rave reviews and full houses. As soon as Universal purchased the screen rights, questions started being asked about how much of the originals biting edge would survive. Preceded by MAIDS A LA MODE (Hal Roach / MGM, 1933). Directed by Gus Meins. Comedy duo ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd play two employees of a modiste shop, who instead of delivering a pair of dresses to a customer, wear them to a party. *Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5698

"Videodrome" (Universal, 1983, R-rated *

September 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
David Cronenberg wrote and directed this sci-fi horror thriller, starring James Woods as Max Renn, the president of a Toronto UHF television station that specializes in sensationalistic programming. Horrified but perversely intrigued when he stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture, Renn sets out to find the truth behind the program. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Going My Way" (Paramount, 1944)

September 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bing Crosby stars as Father Chuck OMalley, a kindhearted Catholic priest whose upbeat personality, musical gifts and acts of compassion rejuvenate his parish when he takes it over from an established old veteran (played by Barry Fitzgerald).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Golden Age of Comedy" (Distributors Corporation of America, 1957)

September 18, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Robert Youngson was responsible for reacquainting movie audiences with the work of the great silent comedians with a series of compilation films he made between 1957 and 1970. Youngson had previously produced several award-winning short documentaries, and "The Golden Age of Comedy" was the first compilation of its kind in feature-length form. While many past greats are spotlighted in the film, the true "stars" are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Tocar y Luchar

September 21, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
"Tocar y Luchar", translated as "To Play and To Fight" is a film that presents the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System - an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela's towns and villages.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Rafter Romance" (RKO, 1933)

September 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
William Seiter directed this romantic comedy that stars Ginger Rogers as Mary, an underpaid New York working girl having trouble paying the rent on her Greenwich Village apartment. Her landlord comes up with a solutionthat she share a loft in shifts with Jack (Norman Foster), a struggling artist who works as a night watchman. Though they never see each other, Mary develops a pronounced dislike for Jack until she meets him.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Steamboat Bill, Jr." (United Artists, 1928)

September 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Buster Keaton plays the mild-mannered son of a steamboat captain caught in a bitter rivalry between his father and another Mississippi riverboat owner. Though uncredited, Keaton co-wrote and co-directed the film, which was the last he made for his own independent company.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Kiki" (First National Pictures, 1926)

September 24, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
One of the most famous actresses of the silent era, the elegant and glamorous Norma Talmage, was known primarily for dramatic roles. Only a few of her films survived that period, but this Library of Congress restoration of a sparkling French showbiz farce displays Talmadges talent for comedy. As the title character Kiki, a high-spirited Parisian, she is determined to become a chorus girl and win the heart of the Follies manager Victor Renal (Ronald Colman)even if it means performing some rather unladylike stunts.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Being There" (United Artists, 1979)

September 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Peter Sellers stars as Chance, a simple-minded gardener whose only contact with the outside world is through television. When his millionaire employer dies, Chance is set adrift on the streets of Washington, D.C. where he soon becomes identified as "Chauncey Gardner," whose simple adages are interpreted as profound insights.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"How to Marry a Millionaire" (20th Century-Fox, 1953)

September 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Resourceful Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), spunky Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable), and ditzy Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) pool their resources to rent a luxurious New York penthouse for a month with a plan to trap rich, eligible bachelors. William Powell, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Alex DArcy, Fred Clark and Cameron Mitchell round out the ensemble cast as prospective "catches" for the three women.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Conservation Science and the Daguerreotype

September 1, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Conservation presents a lecture on preserving our earliest photographic treasures. The lecture will be presented by Rachel K. Wentzel, Photography Conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA).
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-8345

Book Talk: Un Paese Di Carta

September 1, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Italian literature professor at Georgetown University, Laura Benedetti, will discuss her first novel "Un Paese Di Carta". Benedette will be joined by Washington Post's Emily Langer. Please note: This lecture will be held in English.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

The Art of the Sabbath

September 7, 2016, Midnight - Midnight
Enjoy this illustrated talk by artist and author Debra Band on her book "Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification". The talk will be followed by a display of Rare Books from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Claim to Oblivion: The New York Group

September 7, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ukrainian-American author, Yuriy Tarnawsky, will present a discussion on behalf of the Library of Congress European Division.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

READING CLAUDIUS: A Memoir in Two Parts

September 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A stunning elegy to a vanished time, Caroline Hellers memoir traces the lives of her parents, her uncle, and their circle of intellectuals and dreamers from Central Europe on the eve of World War II to present-day America. The story, set primarily in prewar Prague, brings to life the lost world of European cafe culture, and reminds us of the sustaining power of literature in the most challenging of times. Professor Heller is the director of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Educational Studies at Lesley University, where she also teaches in the graduate school of education.
Location: , 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Virtual Reading of Papyri

September 12, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Serena Lepper, Director of the ERC-Starting Grant-Project ELEPHANTINE, presents a lecture on how the unique, multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual history of the small island Elephantine in the river Nile near Aswan is being studied through the texts found on a large body of papyri and ostraca.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Evolution

September 13, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presents the Persian Calligraphy Series: Evolution ; featuring Medhi Saoedi.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5421

Hebrew Printing in Arab and Islamic Lands

September 15, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
This lecture will be presented by Brad Sabin Hill, Curator of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, Gelman Library, George Washington University, A display of rare books from the Library collection will follow this presentation.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Korean Food in America

September 15, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
A book talk by Dr. Robert Ji-Song Ku on his book "Dubious Gastronomy: A Brief Story of Korean Food in America".
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5426

Fantagraphics Books and the Advent of the Graphic Novel

September 16, 2016, 11:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Legendary comic book editor and publisher Gary Groth recounts the history of Fantagraphics Books. Groth will discuss the struggles, achievements and highlights of a comic book publisher that has accomplished much in its forty-year history. Join us as we celebrate its milestone anniversary.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5690

The Thirteenth Hour

September 19, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, Israeli award winning Yiddish poet will be presented and translated by Zelda Kahan Newman, former head of Judaic Studies at Lehman College/CUNY.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

International Literature: Ko Un

September 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Korean poet Ko Un and his translator, Brother Anthony, gives a bi-lingual reading of Ko's work. The reading will be followed by a brief moderated discussion with Frank Stewart, writer and editor of MANOA-A Pacific Journal of International Writing.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

25th Anniversary of the Armenian Republic

September 21, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon in the Northeast Pavilion of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. Titled "A World Monument: Zvartnots, Armenia, and the Wars of the Seventh Century," Marancis lecture will focus on the iconic church of Zvartnots.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5421

Conversations with Juana Medina

September 21, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Award winning illustrator Juana Medina will discuss her work and her artistic journey as a Colombian artist living in the United States
Location: , 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

A Grand Image with No Form

September 22, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Professor Xin Wu, a 2016 Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, will present a talk on "Eight-views and the East Asian Vision of Landscape".
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3683

El secreto de Artemisa y otras historias by Gerardo Pi?a-Rosales

September 23, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Literary critic and director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language Gerardo Pi?a-Rosales will discuss his latest book.
Location: , 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Life of a Poet: Terrance Hayes

September 29, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Poet Terrance Hayes will discuss his work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's "Book World". Register for the event online, or call (202) 549-4172. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center and the Washington Post.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5574

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Performance

Sounds of a Spanish Guitar

September 16, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Kicking off the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Library of Congress presents a Spanish guitar recital by Maestro Francesc de Paula Soler. The performance commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of author Miguel de Cervantes.
Location: , GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

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Symposium

"The Emergence of Life: On the Earth, in the Lab, and Elsewhere"

September 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The emergence of life is among the most compelling questions in astrobiology. This symposium will bring together scientists, humanists, and authors to explore what we know about the origins of life, how we came to know it, and what it means.
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

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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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