Press Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-9191

December 8, 1998


The poetry reading by Yehuda Amichai scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 2 has been canceled. The reading was to be presented under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.

Mr. Amichai's reading was to be one of several events at the Library of Congress marking Israel's 50th anniversary. The ongoing exhibition, "Zion's Call: A Library of Congress Exhibition Marking Israel's Fiftieth Year," opened September 17 and closes December 19. Among items on display are the first Hebrew book printed in the Holy Land. The free exhibition is located in the South Gallery of the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call (202) 707-4604. A film series is also being held in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Madison Building. To hear film titles, learn showtimes and reserve tickets up to a week in advance, call (202) 707-5677.

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PR 98-193
ISSN 0731-3527

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