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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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday — Christmas Day

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

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All Public Events for December 2012

Books and Beyond

Mary Pickford

December 4, 2012, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Christel Schmidt will discuss and sign her new book "Mary Pickford: The Queen of the Movies."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

"The Lincoln Letter"

December 10, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
William Martin discusses his new book "The Lincoln Letter."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Music of Victor Herbert

December 3, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianist William Hicks, vocalist Korliss Uecker and cellist Jerry Grossman highlight the music of Victor Hebert with the operetta classics "Babes in Toyland," "Naughty Marietta" and moments from the "Ziegfield Follies."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Miro Quartet

December 18, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Miro Quartet, with clarinetist Ricardo Morales, celebrates the birthday of Antonio Stradivari with a performance of works by Schubert and Brahms.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

International Summit of the Book

December 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library of Congress hosts gathering of leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology to debate and discuss the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1737

Peter Sheppard-Sk?rved Master Class

December 14, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Violinist Peter Sheppard-Sk?rved presents an introduction to the Library's Stradivarius instruments.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Film

"The Living Daylights"

December 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Living Daylights" (United Artists, 1987).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Murders Row"

December 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Murder's Row" (Columbia, 1966).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pillow Talk"

December 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Pillow Talk" (Universal, 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fandango"

December 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Fandango" (Warner Bros., 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"There Was Once ..."

December 10, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Filmmaker Gabor Kalman will deliver a lecture with clips from his film titled "There Was Once ...", the story of a high-school teacher in Kalocsa, Hungary, who uncovered the story of the Jews that were deported from that town to concentration camps by Hitler's regime during World War II.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Goldeneye"

December 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Goldeneye" (United Artists, 1995).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The City of Lost Children"

December 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The City of Lost Children" (Sony Pictures Classics, 1995).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Heidi"

December 15, 2012, 2 p.m. - 2 p.m.
"Heidi" (Warner Bros., 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ben-Hur"

December 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ben-Hur" (MGM, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Christmas Story"

December 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Christmas Story" (MGM, 1983).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"It's a Wonderful Life"

December 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"It's a Wonderful Life" (RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Remember the Night"

December 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Remember the Night" (Paramount, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

The Healing Art of Kalman Aron

December 4, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Susan Beilby Magee speaks on her new book "Into the Light: The Healing Art of Kalman Aron."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

Modern Poetry

December 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Pedro Serrano discusses his book "Modern Poetry: T.S. Eliot and Octavio Paz."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Recording Library Concerts

December 11, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mike Turpin of the Music Division discusses the recording of the Library's concerts over eight decades.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lectures

December 11, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library presents a panel discussion on "Perspectives on the Hebraic Book: The Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lectures at the Library of Congress."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

World Christianity

December 13, 2012, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar Wesley Granberg-Michaelson presents a talk titled "The Pilgrimage of World Christianity: A Post-Christian West and the Non-Western Church"
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Cultural Memory in Mexico

December 17, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Sandra M. Cypess discusses her book "Uncivil Wars: Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory in Mexico."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

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Panel Discussion

Human Rights Day

December 6, 2012, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
A group of distinguished speakers discuss issues surrounding bioethics and human rights at a panel held in honor of international Human Rights Day.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1492

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Performance

Paganini Project

December 15, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
British violinist Peter Sheppard-Sk?rved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolo Paganini collection.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

International Summit of the Book

December 6, 2012, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library of Congress hosts gathering of leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology to debate and discuss the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book. Speakers include David M. Rubenstein, Rep. John Larson, Ismail Serageldin, Rep. Elizabeth Eisenstein, Caroline Brazier, Anton Likhomanov, Gloria Perez-Salmeron, Ramon Mujica Pinilla, John Kgwale Tsebe and Librarian of Congress James Billington.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1737

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Gallery Talk

Civil War Drummer Boys

December 5, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robin Rausch of the Music Division discusses drummer boys and their role in the Civil War.
Location: Southwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Photographer Peter Goin

December 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Photographer Peter Goin discusses his photograph "Helms Gravel Pit Just North of Highway 80, Sparks, Nevada, 1990" in the "Down to Earth" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Minichiello Collection

December 11, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Photography collectors and naturalists Kent and Marcia Minichiello speak about the Minichiello Collection of 20th century landscape photographs in the "Down to Earth" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

James Billingslea Mitchell

December 12, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Margaret Wagner shares a letter from University of Alabama student James Billingslea Mitchell to his father.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Frances Clayton

December 19, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kristi Conkle of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division discusses Frances Clayton, a.k.a. "Jack Williams," and women posing as male soldiers in the Civil War.
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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