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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

Tour — Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Tour — Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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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

Norwood School String Orchestra

December 15, 2017, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Students from the Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland perform a selection of holiday favorites.
Location: Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ100), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Washington National Cathedral Choristers

December 16, 2017, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The boys and girls of the Washington National Cathedral Choir perform a cappella holiday choral music. The performance will take place in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

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

District5 Woodwind Quintet

December 19, 2017, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Nationally-renowned for their engaging programming of contemporary music and original transcriptions, District5 is a Washington, DC-based woodwind quintet that has been featured at the U.S. Department of State, Wolf Trap, and Capital Fringe.
Location: Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ100), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Dover Quartet

December 19, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Featured performers for the Librarys 2017 Stradivari Anniversary Concert, the Dover Quartet is internationally recognized as one of Americas finest string quartets. Winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover Quartet performs a pop-up concert in the Librarys Great Hall.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

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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Librarian of Congress Holiday Story Time Featuring Paddington Bear

December 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Library of Congress will host a special edition of the Young Readers Center weekly story time with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, featuring Paddington Bear.
Location: Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ100), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9543

Whittall Open House

December 21, 2017, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Visitor Services Office (VSO), in collaboration with the Music Division, will host an open house in the Whittall Pavilion. A VSO volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-2474

VSO Whittall Public Opening

December 27, 2017, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Visitor Services Office (VSO), in collaboration with the Music Division, will host an open house in the Whittall Pavilion. A VSO volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-2474

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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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Film

"The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946)

December 21, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Kirk Douglas made his screen debut and Barbara Stanwyck created one of her most vicious characters in this classic noir melodrama about a domineering woman married to the man who is the only living witness to the murder she committed as a teenager.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-5603

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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

"The Arabian Nights"

December 14, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Professor Dr. Sayed Elsisi explores "The Arabian Nights" and digs deeper to connect the hidden symbols with broader contexts of the Sufi and the spiritual heritage in the cultures that are considered sourced of the religious knowledge.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

"How Effective is Social Media, Really?"

December 14, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Center director John Haskell will join Digital Studies Fellow, Todd L. Belt, for a conversation on the practical advantages and drawbacks of various social media strategies for interactions between constituents and politicians. Belts research looks at how "fake news," memes and other social media tactics reinforce partisan predispositions rather than stimulate critical thinking about candidates and their policy proposals.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

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Gallery Talk

The Stone of the Sun and the Wind: Jade Artifacts 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) 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

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 1, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 5, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Drawing Justice

December 6, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 8, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 12, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Drawing Justice

December 13, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 14, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 15, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 19, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Drawing Justice

December 20, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 21, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

December 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 22, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Drawing Justice

December 23, 2017, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

December 23, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Drawing Justice

December 27, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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