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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.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Event — Electronic Literature Showcase

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Library's Digital Reference Section presents an open house and exhibition "Electronic Literature and Its Emerging Forms" and featured authors read selections of their electronic literature.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

Event — The Numbers Lady

10 a.m. - Noon
Rebecca Klemm, The Numbers Lady, leads children on an interactive numerical exploration, with plush numbers providing a multi-sensory experience.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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

Event — Electronic Literature Showcase

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stuart Moulthrop of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee gives a keynote lecture followed by a panel discussion on Electronic Literature.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

Lecture — Gabriel Kahane

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane with pianist Timothy Andres discuss their music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Film — "An American in Paris"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"An American in Paris" (MGM, 1951).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Concert — Gabriel Kahane

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane with pianist Timothy Andres performs piano music and songs of their own and others, including Hanns Eisler and Charles Ives. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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All Public Events for April 2013

Books and Beyond

Author Gil Troy

April 4, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gil Troy discusses his book "Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

African Americans of the Civil War

April 8, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ronald S. Coddington discusses his book "African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Communism and Fascism

April 29, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Vladimir Tismaneanu discusses and signs his book "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Gabriel Kahane

April 5, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane with pianist Timothy Andres performs piano music and songs of their own and others, including Hanns Eisler and Charles Ives. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Christophe Rousset

April 13, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Harpsichordist Christophe Rousset presents works by Couperin and Rameau. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Stile Antico

April 17, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Stile Antico performs masterpieces from the golden age of choral music, including works by Praetorius, Gombert, Palestrina, Gibbons, de Ceballos and Tallis.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Keller Quartet

April 18, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Keller Quartet presents selections from Schnittke, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Left Bank Society

April 20, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Left Bank Society, with soprano Patricia Green, offers a Brahms masterwork  his G major string quintet  alongside compositions from George Walker and Dina Koston.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Witter Bynner Poetry Reading

April 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Witter Bynner Fellows Sharon Dolin and Shara McCallum read selections of their work.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Electronic Literature Showcase

April 4, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Library's Digital Reference Section presents an open house and exhibition "Electronic Literature and Its Emerging Forms" and featured authors read selections of their electronic literature.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

Electronic Literature Showcase

April 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Library's Digital Reference Section presents an open house and exhibition "Electronic Literature and Its Emerging Forms" and featured authors read selections of their electronic literature.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

The Numbers Lady

April 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - Noon
Rebecca Klemm, The Numbers Lady, leads children on an interactive numerical exploration, with plush numbers providing a multi-sensory experience.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Electronic Literature Showcase

April 5, 2013, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stuart Moulthrop of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee gives a keynote lecture followed by a panel discussion on Electronic Literature.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

Literature in Conversation

April 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Authors Fred Arroyo and Maria Melendez read selections from their work.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Shakespeare's Birthday

April 16, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Actors of the Shakespeare Theater Company Academy for Classical Acting celebrate the Bard's birthday with a performance of some of his most famous works.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Presevation Week

April 22, 2013, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Library conservators present "Preserving Your Memories: Print and Digital Photographs."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8626

Preservation Week

April 22, 2013, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Members of the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities presents "Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8616

Preservation Week

April 24, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christiane Baryla, director of the International Federation of Library Associations Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation, speaks on international preservation efforts.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8616

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Exhibition

Electronic Literature Showcase

April 3, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Library's Digital Reference Section presents an open house and exhibition "Electronic Literature and Its Emerging Forms" and featured authors read selections of their electronic literature.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4523

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Film

"Paris Blues"

April 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Paris Blues" (United Artists, 1961).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"An American in Paris"

April 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"An American in Paris" (MGM, 1951).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"20,000 Years in Sing Sing"

April 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"20,000 Years in Sing Sing" (Warner Bros., 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Love in the Afternoon"

April 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Love in the Afternoon" (Allied Artists, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Diva"

April 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Diva" (United Artists Classics, 1981).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Red Balloon"

April 13, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Red Balloon" (Lopert Pictures, 1956) and "White Mane" (United Artists, 1953).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shalom Bollywood"

April 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe presents a film talk on the role of Jews in the Indian film industry, with clips from his new documentary, "Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Once in a Lifetime"

April 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Once in a Lifetime" (Universal, 1932).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"You Cant Take it With You"

April 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"You Cant Take it With You" (Columbia, 1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Free Willy"

April 20, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Free Willy" (Warner Bros., 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Preservation Week

April 23, 2013, Noon - 2 p.m.
"These Amazing Shadows: The Movies that Make America."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8616

Silent Movie Double Feature

April 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Camille" (Metro, 1921) and "A Gentleman in Paris" (Paramount, 1927).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Little Women"

April 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Little Women" (RKO, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Damn Yankees!"

April 27, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Damn Yankees!" (Warner Bros., 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Paper Moon"

April 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Paper Moon" (Paramount, 1973).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Koussevitzky Legacy

April 2, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kate Rivers of the Music Division speaks on the Koussevitzky legacy at the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

April 3, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jane Anderson of the Center for Heritage at the University of Massachusetts presents "Anxieties of Authorship and Ownership: Intellectual Property and the Future of Indigenous Collections."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Gabriel Kahane

April 5, 2013, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane with pianist Timothy Andres discuss their music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll

April 10, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ulrich Marzolph, author and professor of Islamic Studies at the Georg-August-University in Gottingen, Germany, presents a talk titled "From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Qajar Iran."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 11, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Risa Goluboff, American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellow, presents "People Out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court and Vagrancy Laws."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Today's Developing Cities

April 15, 2013, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Daniel Brook discusses his book, "A History of Future Cities," which examines how the emergence of St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai and Dubai can serve as blueprints for cities in today's developing world.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Habitability on Mars

April 16, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA scientist Pamela Conrad presents "Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7450

Schoenberg

April 16, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Karen Moses of the Music division presents a talk on the Schoenberg, Nielsen and the Copenhagen wind quintet.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Renaissance Music Books

April 17, 2013, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The Music Division's Susan Clermont talks about and displays a collection of the Library's rare, first-edition Renaissance part books and anthologies.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Civil War Clothing

April 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mary D. Doering, an heirloom clothing collector, lectures on "Women's Clothing during the Civil War Era: Dresses, Foundations and Accessories."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

"My Father's Books"

April 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christina E. Kramer, chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Toronto, discusses and reads from the book that she recently translated, ""My Father's Books," by Luan Starova.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Strad Violin Copy

April 18, 2013, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Top American instrument makers, luthiers and scholars talk about the impressive results of a recent project to copy the Library's "Betts" Antonio Stradivari violin.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Composer George Walker

April 20, 2013, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Washington-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker talks about his seven-decade career and introduces the world premiere of his newest composition, "Bleu," for solo violin, performed by his son Gregory.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Cultural Diplomacy in WWII

April 22, 2013 - April 23, 2013; Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Darlene J. Sadlier discusses her book "Americans All: Good Neighbor Cultural Diplomacy in World War II."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Great Depression Music

April 23, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Wintle of the Music Division presents "Brother, Can You Spare a Fugue?: New Perspectives on American Music Nationalism During the Great Depression."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Robert Penn Warren Celebration

April 24, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poet Maurice Manning and author Alan Cheuse celebrate the birthday of American poet Robert Penn Warren by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 25, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Jennifer Davis discusses "Charlemagnes Europe."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Controversies in Jazz

April 30, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division presents "What's Going On: Issues & Controversies in Jazz."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Center Lecture

April 30, 2013, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
John Witte, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses "Why Two in One Flesh: The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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Gallery Talk

Walt Whitman

April 3, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair of the Manuscript Division explores Walt Whitman and his many roles in the Civil War in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Civil War Regimental Histories

April 10, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
William Elsbury of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division surveys Civil War regimental histories in the Library's collections in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

D.C. Emancipation

April 16, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sibyl Moses of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division explores D.C. Emancipation on the 151st anniversary in the "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

"Left-handed Penmanship" Contests

April 17, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Bruce Kirby of the Manuscript Division discusses Civil War veterans and the "Left-handed Penmanship" contests in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Dime Novels

April 24, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Clark Evans, formerly of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, discusses dime novels and Redpath Publishers 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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