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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].

Friday, December 1, 2017

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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 December 2017

Concert

McCoy Tyner Trio w/ Special Guest Joe Lovano

December 8, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
One of the most influential jazz figures of the past half-century, legendary pianist McCoy Tyner astonishes with richly inventive harmonic gestures and ecumenical musical vision. The NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy winner appear with another headliner, longtime friend Joe Lovano. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Dover Quartet

December 18, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff Competition, the young, spirited Dover Quartet has become a sought-after ensemble. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Dover Quartet

December 19, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff Competition, the young, spirited Dover Quartet has become a sought-after ensemble. Tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

December 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Lecture

Holiday Light Show: Culture from Space

December 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Research physical scientist Miguel O. Roman has recently focused his research on examining global variations in energy service demand using data from instruments on the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite. He will talk about these patterns in the holiday seasons across the globe and the need to understand the driving forces behind energy use.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1192

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Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk: The Stone of the Sun and the Wind: Jade Artifcats in the Jay I. Kislak Collection

December 6, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Jade was one of the most important stones to the ancient Maya; associated with the sun and wind, it was used in a variety of religious rituals and as burial and funerary objects. Curator John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division will discuss the uses and significance of Maya jadeite funerary objects on display in Exploring the Early Americas and held in the Librarya?"s Jay I. Kislak collection.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

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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

Touch History Tour of the Jefferson Building

December 5, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The "Touch History" tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Meet the docent at the Jefferson Buildings Ground Floor Information Desk. Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-history-a-verbal-description-of-the-thomas-jefferson-building-tickets-36492848091
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Touch History Tour of the Jefferson Building

December 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The "Touch History" tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Meet the docent at the Jefferson Buildings Ground Floor Information Desk. Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-history-a-verbal-description-of-the-thomas-jefferson-building-tickets-36492848091
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

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