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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.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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

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All Public Events for October 2013

Books and Beyond

Being a Rockefeller

October 1, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eileen Rockefeller discusses and signs her new book "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A Memoir."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Congress

October 17, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
CANCELED Robert G. Kaiser discusses and signs his new book "Act of Congress: How Americas Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesnt."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

1963 Children's March

October 24, 2013, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cynthia Y. Levinson discusses and signs her new book "Weve Got a Job To Do: The 1963 Birmingham Childrens March."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

History of Paper

October 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nicholas Basbanes discusses and signs his new book "On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Italian-American Experience

October 30, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Linda Barrett Osborne, Paolo Battaglia and Mario Mignone discuss and sign their new book "Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Randy Newman

October 5, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Following his performance Randy Newman talks with the Music Division's Mark Horowitz about the art of the songwriter. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Tribute to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

October 23, 2013, Noon - 2 p.m.
Aloma Bardi, lecturer, Salvatore Champagne, tenor, and pianist Howard Lubin present a special lecture-recital featuring compositions from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedescos American years, with a focus on his 10-song cycle "Leaves of Grass" (1936). No tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Cuarteto Casals

October 24, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cuarteto Casals with Manuel Barrueco, guita, presents works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Turina, Sierra and Boccherini.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Henry Threadgill

October 25, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Composer-performer Henry Threadgill presents an evening of avant-garde jazz.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Founder's Day

October 30, 2013, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Blue Heron, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and Brass Choirs of The United States Navy Band honor Music Division benefactor Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. No tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

POSTPONED Kids Euro Festival

October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2:45 a.m.
POSTPONED Lithuanian artist Kestutis Kasparavicius presents "The Real Giraffe," a hands-on illustration workshop for ages 7-12. The workshop is being offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Bulgarian Music

October 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Beauty of Bulgarian Music and Dance (live event).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Exhibition

Mapping a New Nation

October 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buells Map of the United States, 1784," an exhibition featuring the first map of the newly independent United States that was compiled, printed and published in America by an American, opens today. Ongoing.
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5223

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Film

"Ghosts of the Third Reich"

October 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Filmmaker Claudia Sobral presents her documentary "Ghosts of the Third Reich."
Location: LM 240 Law Library Media Center, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Comedy Shorts

October 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Lame Brains & Lunatics" (silent comedy shorts)(various, 1914-1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sorry, Wrong Number"

October 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Sorry, Wrong Number" (Paramount, 1948).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Uninvited"

October 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Uninvited" (Paramount, 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fright Night"

October 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Fright Night" (Columbia, 1985 *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Czech Film Series

October 29, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Hitler, Stalin and I" focuses on the life of Heda Margoliova-Kovalyova, who survived the Nazi concentration camps.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70gshi@loc.gov

"The Cat and the Canary"

October 31, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Cat and the Canary" (Paramount, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Columbus Day

October 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. A special Main Reading Room open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 2, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Lopez, director of the PEW Hispanic Center, discusses "Diversity Within the Community."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 9, 2013, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Author, scholar and literary activist, Jose Antonio Mazzotti discusses his work and his recent publication "Sakra Boccata" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) translated to the English by Clayton Eshleman.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mexican writer, poet and editor Elvia Garcia-Ardalani discusses her work.
Location: LM 201 Law Library Reading Room, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1922

Kluge Scholar Seminar

October 10, 2013, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Robin Lovin, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses ""Ethics, Politics, and Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Poet Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture in honor of the Library of Congress Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Cancer, Magnets and Heat

October 21, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CANCELED Robert Ivkov will present "Cancer, Magnets and Heat: Can Nanotechnology Provide New Solutions for Old Treatments?" and discuss the promise and challenges of using magnetic nanoparticles in targeting cancer cells.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Our Place in the Universe

October 23, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Michelle Thaller, astrobiologist and assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss "Our Place in the Universe: Cosmology from the Greeks to Today."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Harilyn Rousso

October 23, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Writer and activist Harilyn Rousso discusses and signs her new book "Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Tale."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

The Rage to Live

October 23, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian & educator Anna Andlauer presents the story of young Holocaust survivors who were sheltered in a Bavarian convent immediately after their liberation from concentration camps.
Location: LM 240 Law Library Media Center, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-9897

Music & Technology

October 26, 2013, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang of Stanford University talk about key issues at the intersection of art and its technologies. No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Bernstein Letters

October 29, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Nigel Simeone discusses "Ten-Thousand Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernsteins Life in Letters."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

October 30, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tom Rankin of Duke University presents "One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Kluge Scholar Seminar

October 31, 2013, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
David Grinspoon, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology "Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of Earth."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Panel Discussion

Kluge Scholar Seminar

October 16, 2013, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church" with Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Distinguished Visiting Scholar; others to be announced.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Symposium

Elizabeth Severn

October 3, 2013, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Arnold Rachman, associate professor of Psychiatry at New York University, Joseph Lichtenberg, editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, and Lewis Aron, director of the postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis at New York University, discuss "Elizabeth Severn: the Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis"
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1082

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Gallery Talk

Civil War Forts

October 2, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ed Redmond of the Geography and Map Division gives a talk on "Military Forts Around Washington During the Civil War."
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Civil War Medicine

October 9, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Stephanie Marcus of the Science, Technology and Business Division presents ""Medicine During the Civil War.""
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Maya Inscriptions

October 16, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents a talk titled ""Alfred Maudslay and the Recording of Maya Inscriptions: Photographs from the Biologia Centrali-Americana.""
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Aztec Cartography

October 30, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
CANCELED John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Ownership and Landscape: Aztec Surveying and Cartography Before the Conquest."
Location: Northwest 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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