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August 28, 2003

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Public Events at the Library of Congress

September - December 2003

Sept. 2
Tuesday
FILM

"Death Valley Days: How Death Valley Got Its Name" (United States Borax, 1952) and "Cheyenne Duel at Judas Basin" (ABC, 1960) are shown at 7 p.m in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 3
Wednesday
LECTURE

Abdel Kader Haidara, curator of the Mamma Haidara Memorial Library, Timbuktu, talks about the Timbuktu manuscripts at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-7937.

Sept. 4
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS

"Canadian Counterpoint: Illustrations by Anita Kunz" opens today in the Swann Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon. The exhibition features 15 paintings that the internationally recognized Canadian artist has recently given to the Library. The paintings reflect the rich thematic diversity of the hundreds of illustrations Kunz has created during her 22-year career and include political satire, portraiture and social commentary. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through Jan. 3, 2004. Kunz discusses her work in an illustrated lecture at the Library on Sept. 16. Public contact: 707-4604.

Sept. 4
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Staff Fellow Eniko Basa discusses her research on Hungarian literature at noon in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.
Sept. 4
Thursday
FILM

"Flight" (Columbia, 1929) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 5
Friday
FILM

"Carrie" (Paramount, 1952) is shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677

Sept. 9
Tuesday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation, delivers a special lecture on "Jaroslav Pelikan as Educator" in honor of historian Jaroslav Pelikan at 7 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 9
Tuesday
FILM

"Twelve O’Clock High" (Fox, 1950) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept.10
Wednesday
SYMPOSIUM

The Library hosts an all-day symposium, "September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow," marking the acquisition of the September 11 Digital Archive, a joint project of the City University of New York Graduate Center’s American Social History Project and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The archive contains more than 130,000 written accounts, e-mails, audio recordings, video clips, photographs, Web sites and other materials that document the attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania and their aftermath. The symposium, which takes place in the Coolidge Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to register online at www.loc.gov/911symposium. Public contact: 707-2833.

Sept. 10
Wednesday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Jason Loviglio, J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, gives a lecture on "Network Radio and Mass-Mediated Democracy, 1932-1947" at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 11
Thursday
CONCERT

The third and final concert in the "Capital Roots" concert series co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Library’s Public Service Collections Directorate—featuring outstanding Washington-area traditional artists—presents Little Bit of Blues at noon on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. Little Bit of Blues combines the artistry of two Montgomery County natives: the warm vocals and guitar-picking of Warner Williams and Jay Summerour’s soaring harmonica. The result is fine music in the best blues tradition. Public contact: 707-5510.

Sept. 11
Thursday
FILM

"Tarnished Angels" (Universal, 1958) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 12
Friday
FILM

"The Gong Show Movie" (Universal, 1980), one of many nominees for the National Film Registry that are being screened this month, is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 16
Tuesday
LECTURE

The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division sponsors a lecture by Philip Wyatt, founder and CEO of Wyatt Technology Corporation, Santa Barbara, on "Bioterrorism: Detection and Protection" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5664.

Sept. 16
Tuesday
LECTURE

Illustrator Anita Kunz gives a slide lecture about her work at 2 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Her work is the subject of an exhibition that opens in the Library’s Swann Gallery on Sept. 4. Public contact: 707-9115.

Sept. 16
Tuesday
FILM

"Westward Ho The Wagons!" (Walt Disney, 1957) is shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 17
Wednesday
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Richard H. Carmona, U.S. Surgeon General, delivers the opening keynote address for the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 10 a.m. in Madison Hall. Public contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 17
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND

Ralph Eubanks, director of publishing, discusses his new book "Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark Past" at noon in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5221.

Sept. 17
Wednesday
LECTURE

Veterans History Project and GLOBE co-sponsor a talk by three gay and lesbian veterans, "When History Speaks," at 1 p.m. in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1372.

Sept. 17
Wednesday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Papamarkou Chair Libby Larsen gives a talk on "The Concert Hall That Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio" at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 17
Wednesday
LECTURE

Wes Brown, founder and past president of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, presents a talk on "Discovery of the New World through Old Maps," co-sponsored by the Library’s Geography and Map Division and the Washington Map Society. Brown discusses man’s conception of the shape of the earth through history, with particular focus on the discovery of the New World, beginning with Homer in the 8th century B.C. through Sebastian Munster in the middle of the 16th century. The lecture is given at 7 p.m. in the Geography and Map Reading Room, LM-B01. Public contact: 707-8530.
Sept. 18
Thursday
CONCERT

September’s "Homegrown 2003" concert features Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez, winners of the National Endowment for the Arts 2003 National Heritage Fellow award, at noon on the Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library’s American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

Sept. 18
Thursday
FILM

Brian Taves, Kluge Staff Fellow, shows film clips and discusses the career of film director, producer and screenwriter Thomas Ince, in a program titled "Thomas Harper Ince and the Early History of the Film Industry," sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs, at 2:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 18
Thursday
SYMPOSIUM

The Library of Congress presents a symposium on themes related to its exhibition "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America." James P. Ronda and Carolyn Gilman speak during the morning session on "Expectations and Realities of the American West." Speakers for the afternoon session on the topic of "Cartography and the American West" are John Logan Allen, professor of geography at the University of Wyoming, and Ralph Ehrenberg, former chief of the Library's Geography and Map Division. This symposium is being organized by the Library’s Interpretive Programs Office and its Geography and Map Division, with the assistance of the Office of Scholarly Programs. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. A reception and book signing, which is sponsored by Smithsonian Books, celebrates the publication of "Lewis and Clark–Across the Divide," by Carolyn Gilman with an introduction by James Ronda, and immediately follows the symposium. Space is limited; call 707-3323 after Sept. 1 for more information and to make reservations.

Sept. 18
Thursday
FILM

"Man in the Wilderness" (Warner Bros., 1971) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 19 (tentative, time TBA)
Friday
CONCERT

Fiesta Latina, music by George Washington University’s Los Gringos Latin Jazz Band, is presented in the Mumford Room as part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Public contact: 707-3702.
Sept. 19
Friday
FILM

"Once Upon a Time in the West" (Paramount, 1968) is shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 23
Tuesday
SYMPOSIUM

Four scholars—Bruce J. Dickson, professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University; Minxin Pei, senior associate and co-director, the China program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Lanxin Xiang, Kissinger chair in foreign policy and international relations at the Library of Congress; and Quansheng Zhao, division director of comparative and regional studies, American University, and associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University—discuss how economic reforms have transformed Chinese society and affected China’s authoritarian, single-party system. The program, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LJ 119, is co-sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs, with the Asian Division and the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Public contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 23
Tuesday
FILM

"The Dawn Patrol" (Warner Bros., 1938) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 24
Wednesday
FILM

"The Bronze Screen," Part I, is shown at noon in the Pickford Theater as part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Public contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 25
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS

"The Dream of Flight" opens in the central portion of the "American Treasures" exhibition in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building; it remains on view through April 24, 2004. Drawing from the documents, maps, photos and books in the Library’s collection of aeronautica, this special installation commemorates the first century of flight. It begins by examining mankind’s nearly universal dream of flying and culminates in the historic achievement of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first flights at Kitty Hawk. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Public contact: 707-4604.

Sept. 25
Thursday
FILM

"Wings and the Woman" (RKO, 1942) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 26
Friday
FILM

"Only Angels Have Wings" (Columbia, 1939) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 30
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON

"Men and Women" is the topic of the first in the fall series of noontime poetry programs in the Pickford Theater. The program features readings by Shayla Hawkins, Myong Hee Kim, Ann Silsbee and Ernie Wormwood. Public contact: 707-1308.

Sept.30
Tuesday
LECTURE

John Hébert, chief of the Geography and Map Division, delivers a lecture on "Exploring the Hispanic World" at noon in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 30
Tuesday
BRUBECK WORKSHOP

Jazz great Dave Brubeck is honored in a workshop and jam session at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Public contact: 707-5502.

Sept. 30
Tuesday
FILM

"The Donner Party" (PBS, 1992) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

OCTOBER 2003

Oct. 1
Wednesday
FILM

"The Bronze Screen," Part II, is shown at noon in the Pickford Theater as part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Public contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 1
Wednesday
CONCERT

The legendary jazz pianist-composer Dave Brubeck leads his famed quartet, joined by six gifted young musicians from the Brubeck Institute under the direction of bassist Christian McBride, for a performance at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 2
Thursday
FILM

"Ceiling Zero" (Warner Bros., 1936) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 3
Friday
DANCE FESTIVAL

"Exploring Latin American, Caribbean and Philippine Dance Tradition," a program featuring dance lessons and a lecture Abdul Al-Ali, is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mumford Room as part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Public contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 3
Friday
FILM

"The Great Santini" (Orion, 1979) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 4
Saturday
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

Sponsored by the Library and hosted by Mrs. Laura Bush, the third annual National Book Festival is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the National Mall between 7th and 14th streets. The festival, featuring 80 award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers, will be held rain or shine. Public contact: (888) 714-4696

Oct. 7
Tuesday
FILM

"You Are There: Lewis and Clark at the Great Divide" (CBS, 1971) and "Wagon Train: The Charles Avery Story" (Revue, 1957) are shown at 7 p.m in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 8
Wednesday
CONCERT

October’s "Homegrown 2003" concert features Wylie and the Wild West performing cowboy and country music from Washington State at noon on the Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library’s American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 9
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER PROGRAM

All-day program on Islam and science co-sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs, the African and Middle Eastern Division, Georgetown University, the National Academy of Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, moderated by Mary-Jane Deeb, LJ 119. Public contact: 707-7937.

Oct. 9
Thursday
FILM

"Stories of the Century: Sam Bass" (Republic, 1954) and "Bonanza: The Pursued" (NBC, 1966) are shown at 7 p.m in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 9
Thursday
LECTURE

Richard Pflederer discusses "Portolan Charts–The Key to Navigation in the Mediterranean and Beyond," in a program co-sponsored by the Geography and Map Division and the Washington Map Society at 7 p.m. in the Geography and Map Reading Room, LM-B01. Public contact: 707-8530.

Oct. 10
Friday
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Gaddi H. Vasquez, director of the Peace Corps, delivers the closing keynote address at 10 a.m. in Madison Hall as part of the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Public contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 10
Friday
FILM

"Sky King: The Porcelain Lion" (NBC, 1952), "Whirlybirds: Black Maria" (CBS, 1959), "The Twilight Zone: The Last Flight" (CBS, 1959); and "Wings: Das Plane" (NBC, 1992) are shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 11
Saturday
OPEN HOUSE

The Library’s Hispanic Division hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hispanic Reading Room as part of the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Public contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 14
Tuesday
DANCE PROGRAM

The American Folklife Center sponsors a Flamenco dance program at noon in the Mumford Room as part of the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Public contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 14
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND

Michael Dirda discusses his new book, "An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland," at
6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 14
Tuesday
FILM

"Fort Apache" (Argosy, 1948) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.
Oct. 15
Wednesday
LUMINARY LECTURE

Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb, editors of ISO/IEC 13250 and consultants at Coolheads Consulting, speak on "Topic Maps: The Inventor’s Perspective on Subject-based Access" from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pickford Theater. The program is co-sponsored by the Library’s Public Service Collections Directorate and the Content Management Working Group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee and will cybercast live at www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures. Public contact: 707-1183.

Oct. 16
Thursday
FILM

"They Died With Their Boots On" (Warner, Bros. 1941) is shown at 6:30 in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 16
Thursday
CONCERT

Ethel, an amplified string quartet that infuses classical music with a rock-and-roll edge, performs at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 17
Friday
FILM

"Wings" (Paramount, 1927) is shown at 7:00 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 17
Friday
CONCERT

Winner of the 2002 Best Latin Jazz Grammy, Afro-Cuban jazz pianist-composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba—with Ignacio Berroa on drums and Armando Gola on bass—interweaves musical idioms from the rhythms of rumba to strongly classical components in a performance at 8 p.. In the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 20
Monday
LECTURE

The Library’s Science, Technology, and Business Division and Hispanic Division present a lecture/slide show by Kenneth Wright, president of Wright Water Engineers Inc., Denver, on "Mesa Verde Prehistoric Public Works" at 11:30 in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5664.

Oct. 21
Tuesday
POETRY READING

At 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 21
Tuesday
FILM

"Shalako" (UK, 1968) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 21
Tuesday
CONCERT

Based in the Faeroe Islands between Iceland and Norway, Spaelimenninir ("the folk musicians")––a native Faeroese, a Swede, two Americans and two Danes––perform traditional and contemporary folk music and song from Scandinavia and America on fiddle, recorder, piano, guitar, mandolin and acoustic bass at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 22
Wednesday
CONCERT

Juilliard String Quartet, with Christopher Oldfather on piano, perform Bach, Babbitt and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct 22
Wednesday
POETRY READING

Favorite Poem reading features Frank Bidart and former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at 6: 45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 23
Thursday
CONCERT

Titiana Sarbinska and Friends present a program of Bulgarian music and song in a Capital Roots program co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Public Service Collections Directorate at noon in Madison Hall. Public contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 23
Thursday
POETRY READING

At 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 23
Thursday
FILM

"Westward the Women" (MGM, 1951) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 24
Friday
FILM

"No Highway in the Sky" (Fox, 1951)is shown at 7:00 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 24
Friday
CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet, with Charles Neidich on clarinet, perform at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 28
Tuesday
POETRY READING

At 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 28
Tuesday
FILM

"Calamity Jane" (Warner Bros., 1953) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 28
Tuesday
CONCERT

The Chilingirian String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 29
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND

"A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and African American Portraits of Progress," with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis, is the topic of this evening’s program at which Lewis and Willis will both speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. The program is co-sponsored by the Publishing Office. Public contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 30
Thursday
FILM

"Rock Island Trail" (Republic, 1950) will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 30
Thursday
CONCERT

Music from China, an ensemble that offers the sights and sounds of "silk strings and bamboo winds" with fiddles and flutes; the ancient sounds of the pipa and erhu; and the percussive strength of gongs and woodblocks in works by Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Zhou Qinru, and James Mobberley, performs at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 31
Friday
FILM

"The Dawn Patrol" (Warner Bros., 1930) is shown at 7:00 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

NOVEMBER 2003

Nov. 3
Monday
SLIDE LECTURE

Dr. Michael Fox, the "Animal Doctor," gives a slide lecture on "Animal Emotions, Animal Care and Animal Rights" at 11:30 in the Mumford Room in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Public contact:707-5664.

Nov. 4
Tuesday
FILM

"Sergeant Rutledge" (Warner Bros., 1960) will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 5
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND

Henry Wiencek discusses his new biography of George Washington, "An Imperfect God: George Washington, his Slaves, and the Creation of America," in a program co-sponsored with the Manuscript Division at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-5221.

Nov. 6
Thursday
LECTURE

Edward Papenfuse, state archivist and commissioner of land patents at the Maryland State Archives, discusses his recent book, "Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908." The author will include comments on the importance to mapping of the long- standing border dispute between Maryland and Virginia over the ownership of the Potomac River. Co-sponsored by the Geography and Map Division and the Washington Map Society, the program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Geography and Map Reading Room, LM- B01. Public contact:707-8530.

Nov. 6
Thursday
FILM

"Along the Oregon Trail" (Republic, 1947) will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 7
Friday
FILM

"Gypsy" (Warner Bros., 1962) a nominee for the National Film Registry, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 7
Friday
CONCERT

The Kodaly String Quartet performs Haydn and Mozart at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 8
Saturday
CONCERT

"Cádiz in the soul and Monk in the fingers," pianist Chano Domínguez and his trio are joined by three accompanying performers (a player of the Afro-Peruvian cajon, a singer, and a dancer) for hybrid music that merges the old gypsy tradition with the leading edge of jazz. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 12
Wednesday
CONCERT

November’s "Homegrown 2003" concert features music and dance from Alaska with Chuna McIntyre and the Nunumpta Yup’ik Dancers at noon on the Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library’s American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

Nov. 13
Thursday
FILM

"Silverado" (Columbia, 1985) will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 13
Thursday
CONCERT

The legendary Odetta appears in a special concert co-sponsored by the Music Division and the American Folklife Center; she will be presented with a Living Legend award. The concert will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium; time TBA. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 14
Friday
LECTURE

The Library’s Science, Technology, and Business Division sponsors a lecture on DNA fingerprinting by Bruce Weir, professor of statistics and genetics and director of the Bioinformatics Research Center at North Carolina State University at 11:30 in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-5664.

Nov. 14
Friday
FILM

"Destination Moon" (George Pal Production, 1950) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 14
Friday
CONCERT

Composer of symphonies, operas and ballets, three-time Oscar nominee for his film scores, and jazz pianist, and one of the most versatile British composer-performers of today, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett invites the audience to a cabaret featuring his own works and selections from the American songbook at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 18
Tuesday
FILM

"Heartland" (Filmhaus, 1979) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 19
Wednesday
LUMINARY LECTURE

Karen Coyle, digital library specialist, speaks on "The Technology of Copyright: Digital Rights Management," in a program sponsored by the Library’s Public Service Collections Directorate held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Pickford Theater. The program will be cybercast live at www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures. Public contact: 707-1138.

Nov. 19
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND

A panel of distinguished historians discusses their biographies of American presidents included in the series published by Henry Holt and Co.; Arthur Schlesinger will moderate the discussion, which is co-sponsored by Holt, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room.

Nov. 19
Wednesday
CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet with Masao Kawasaki on viola performs at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 20
Thursday
CONCERT

The American Folklife Center and the Public Services Collections Directorate present a Capital Roots program featuring East Indian music with Ganga at noon in Madison Hall. Public contact: 707-5510.

Nov. 20
Thursday
FILM

"River of No Return" (20th Century Fox, 1954) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 21
Friday
FILM

"Days of Heaven" (Paramount, 1978) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires." Public contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 21
Friday
CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet with pianist Brent McMunn perform at 8 p.m. in Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 25
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON

"Other Lives: Persona Poems," at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1308.

Nov. 25
Tuesday
FILM

"The Spirit of St. Louis" (Warner Bros., 1957) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

DECEMBER 2003

Dec. 2
Tuesday
LECTURE

The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division presents a lecture by Lynne Osman Elkin, professor of biologic science at the University of California, Hayward, on "Dr. Rosalind Franklin and Her Contributions to the Discovery of the DNA Molecule" at 11:30 a.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5664.

Dec. 2
Tuesday
FILM

"The Bad One" (United Artists, 1930) and "Daughter of Shanghai" (Paramount, 1937), nominees for the National Film Registry, are shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 3
Wednesday
LUMINARY LECTURE

William E. Moen, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas, speaks on "No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library," in a program sponsored by the Library’s Public Service Collections Directorate from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the West Dining Room. The program will be cybercast live at www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures. Public contact: 707-1183.

Dec. 4
Thursday
FILM

"The Fair Co-ed" (MGM, 1927) and "The Duchess of Buffalo" (First National, 1926), nominees for the National Film Registry, are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 5
Friday
FILM

"Airplane!" (Paramount, 1980) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 5
Friday
CONCERT

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the New York Festival of Song (Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, Artistic Directors) showcases singers Sylvia McNair, Judy Kaye, Joseph Kaiser and pianist Steve Blier in music from the Vernon Duke and the Richard Rodgers collections in the Library of Congress at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 9
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON

"DC Poets," featuring six poets from the Washington area, read from their work at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1308.

Dec. 9
Tuesday
FILM

"Dirigible" (Columbia, 1931) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 11
Thursday
LECTURE

Richard Stephenson, former cartographic historian in the Geography and Map Division, discusses "General Lee’s Forgotten Mapmaker: Major Albert H. Campbell and the Department of Northern Virginia’s Topographic Department," in a program co-sponsored by the Geography and Map Division and the Washington Map Society at 7 p.m. in the Geography and Map Reading Room, LM-B01. Public contact: 707-8530.

Dec. 11
Thursday
FILM

"The Hindenberg" (Universal, 1975) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 12
Friday
FILM

"The Right Stuff" (Ladd Company, 1983) is shown at 6 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 12
Friday
CONCERT

Hesperus members––co-directors Scott Reiss and Tina Chancey, Grant Herreid, Bruce Hutton and Rosa Lamoreaux––are joined by fiddlers Peter Sutherland, Elke Baker, and a trio of cloggers in "Winter Light," a heartwarming celebration of the winter season with music that crosses cultural and historical boundaries at 8 p.m. in Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 16
Tuesday
FILM

"The Flying Ace" (Norman Studios, 1928) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 16
Tuesday
CONCERT

Menahem Pressler, piano
On this day of Beethoven’s birth, Menahem Pressler, the quintessential chamber musician and founding pianist of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio, celebrates his own 80th birthday with a solo recital at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program includes Schubert and Chopin.
Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 18
Thursday
FILM

"More Than a Miracle" (Compagnia Cinematografica, 1967) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 18
Thursday
CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet with Marcy Rosen on cello performs Schubert and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432 SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 19
Friday
FILM

"The Great Waldo Pepper" (Universal, 1975) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in conjunction with "The Dream of Flight" exhibition commemorating the centennial of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s historic flight. Public contact: 707-5677. The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First St. S.E. across from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Room locations:

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Neptune Plaza, on First Street in front of the main entrance to the Jefferson Building; Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; LJ 113, first floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor. Persons attending events at the Library should allow extra time in order to pass through Library security. Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

FILMS: Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library’s Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress concerts, except for those held outside on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per person), with additional charges for phone orders and handling, from Ticketmaster by calling (301) 808-6900, (410) 752-1200, (800) 551-7328 or by visiting Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 03-147
08/28/03
ISSN 0731-3527

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