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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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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

Film — "The Magnificent Ambersons"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Magnificent Ambersons" (RKO, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for November 2012

Books and Beyond

POSTPONED - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

November 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
POSTPONED James Srodes discusses and signs his new book "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Ole Miss Riot

November 27, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Henry T. Gallagher disucsses and signs his new book "James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Escher Quartet

November 3, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Escher Quartet performs pieces by Purcell, Britten and Beethoven.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Morton Subotnick

November 9, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Morton Subotnick presents his work "Lucy: Song and Dance, an opera without words," featuring Joan LaBarbara, voice, pianist Jenny Lin and multimedia artist Lillevan. RESCHEDULED FROM OCT. 30
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Takacs Quartet

November 13, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Takacs Quartet with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs works by Schubert, Britten and Shostakovich.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Apollon Musagete Quartet

November 16, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Apollon Musagete Quartett presents pieces by Haydn, Szymanowski, Suk and Mendelssohn.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

La Risonanza

November 29, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
La Risonanza presents music from Vivaldi and Handel.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

ACME and yMusic

November 30, 2012, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Two new music groups, ACME and yMusic, inhabitants of a number of interesting and intersecting sound worlds, come together with "all the attitude and energy of an indie rock band" (Paste).
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Polish Language Table

November 20, 2012, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
In celebration of the 145th anniversary of the birth of Maria Sklodowska-Curie, the Library of Congress presents a stage reading of a new play about her life and scientific work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

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Exhibition

Civil War Sesquicentennial

November 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To commemo-rate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Library presents "The Civil War in America," featuring more than 175 unique items--many never before on public view--from the Library's unparalleled Civil War collections.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"Gabriel Over the White House"

November 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Gabriel Over the White House" (MGM, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building

"The Best Man"

November 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Best Man" (United Artists, 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The American President"

November 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The American President" (Universal, 1995).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Magnificent Ambersons"

November 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Magnificent Ambersons" (RKO, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Cameraman"

November 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Cameraman" (MGM, 1928).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Cloak & Dagger"

November 17, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Cloak & Dagger" (Universal, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Silent Movie Double Feature

November 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Almost a Lady" (PDC, 1926) and "You Never Know Women" (Paramount, 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"For Your Eyes Only"

November 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"For Your Eyes Only" (United Artists, 1981).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"La Femme Nikita"

November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"La Femme Nikita" (Gaumont - Goldwyn, 1990, R-rated*)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Sharia in the West

November 1, 2012, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Legal scholar John Witte presents "Sharia in the West? What Place for Faith-Based Family Laws in Liberal Democracies?"
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

November 2, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sarah Markes discusses her book "Street Level," drawings and creative writing inspired by the cultural and architectural heritage of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1982

"Stars and Stripes Forever"

November 4, 2012, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
John Philip Sousa, IV, great-grandson of the noted composer and conductor, joins Loras Schissel of the Music Division in a discussion of the legends life and legacy, including a screening of Henry Kostons classic film "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Israeli Hebrew Poetry

November 5, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Peter Cole talks about "100 Years of Israeli Hebrew Poetry."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Native American Flutes-POSTPONED

November 6, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
POSTPONED Steve Bliven, researcher, and Barry Higgins, instrument-maker and performer, present a talk on "Contemporary and Historic Native American Flutes and the Library's Dayton C. Miller Collection."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Art of Arthur Szyk

November 6, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Irvin Ungar delivers an illustrated lecture titled "The Fabric of American through the Art of Arthur Szyk."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Poet Anna Mwalagho

November 7, 2012, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kenyan poet Anna Mwalagho reads fro her new book of poetry, "Poetry in Exile."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1982

Britten and Shostakovich

November 13, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Nicholas A. Brown of the Music Division presents "20th Century Masters: Britten's Coolidge Commission and Shostakovich's Soviet Redemption."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Karaite Judaism

November 14, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Shawn Lichaa presents a talk on Karaite Judaism.
Location: LM 642 Library Services Conference Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Big Bill Broonzy

November 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Bob Riesman presents a talk on his book "I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Urdu Travel Writing

November 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Daniel Majchrowicz of Harvard University presents "On the Path to Victory: Urdu Travel Writing and the Imperative to Knowledge."
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2666

Artist Debra Band

November 19, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Artist and calligrapher Debra Band gives an illustrated lecture about her new book "Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Ancient Texts

November 19, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Father Justin Sinaites, the librarian at St. Catherine's Monastery, and Michael B. Toth, the program manager of the Sinai Palimpsest Project, discuss how advanced hyperspectral imaging is revealing ancient texts in the library at St. Catherine's.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Sondheim Interviews

November 20, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Music Divisions Mark Horowitz presents a talk on the Library of Congress Sondheim Interviews.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Female Characters of Early TV

November 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cary O'Dell gives a multi-media presentation based upon his forthcoming book, "June Cleaver Was a Feminist! Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"June Cleaver Was a Feminist!"

November 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cary O'Dell, author of the soon-to-be-released "June Cleaver Was a Feminist! Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television," will give a multimedia presentation based on his book
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Cole Porter

November 27, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Walter Zvonchenko of the Music Division discusses "Cole Porter in Paris."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Ona Simaite

November 27, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Julija Sukys talks about her new book "Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Simaite."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Lithuanian Holocaust

November 28, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ellen Cassedy speaks about her new book "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Native American Heritage Month

November 29, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Charles W. Blackwell, ambassador to the United States from the Chickasaw Nation gives the keynote address.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8861

Native American Heritage Month

November 29, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Library of Congress staff give a series of short presentations describing collections and displaying samples of works by Native Americans.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

La Risonanza Preconcert Talk

November 29, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Fabio Bonizzoni, artistic director of La Risonanza, and Alberto Manai, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., are featured guest speakers.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Hispanic Literature

November 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Hispanic Division presents "Desde las Raices y en la Inmigracion: Celebrating 450 Years of Hispanic Literature in the United States." The event will be presented in Spanish
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2003

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Gallery Talk

Windows on History

November 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ann Brener of the African and Middle Eastern Division explores "Windows on History" in the "Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912-2012."
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Distribution of Slavery

November 14, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ed Redmond of the Geography and Map Division discusses the importance of a map based on the U.S. census of 1860 showing the distribution of slavery in "The Civil War in America."
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Civil War

November 21, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curators Michelle Krowl, Peggy Wagner and Cheryl Regan lead a highlight tour of Civil War materials in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Abraham Lincoln

November 28, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michelle Krowl discusses the many drafts of Lincoln's speech to Congress delivered on July 4, 1861, in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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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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