Press contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
Public contact: (202) 707-5394
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August 20, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

September - December 2004
(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sept. 2
Thursday
LECTURE
Ysaye Barnwell, member of the singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock, talks about ""The Vocal Community: The Role of Song in the African American Community" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, at noon in the Mumford Room. Barnwell, a vocalist with a range of more than three octaves, has made more than 25 recordings with Sweet Honey and other artists. Contact: 707-0945.

Sept. 2
Thursday
FILM
"CBS Reports: Mississippi and the 15th Amendment" (CBS, 1962), "Eyewitness: the President Faces the Racial Crisis" (CBS, 1963) and "Never Turn Back: the Life of Fannie Lou Hamer" (Rediscovery, 1980), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707?5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats.

Sept. 3
Friday
FILM
"Mississippi Burning" (Columbia, 1988), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 6
Monday
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
All Library facilities are closed.

Sept. 7
Tuesday
FILM
"Woman in Grey," Chapters 1-7 (Serico, 1920), 6:30 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 8
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Sheila Dyer of the Veterans History Project talks about "WWII Veterans of the Pacific Theater: Recording Battles and Battling the Weather" in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 8
Wednesday
FILM
"A Woman in Grey," Chapters 8-15 (Serico, 1920), 6:30 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact:
707-5677.

Sept. 9
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS
"From Haven to Home: A Library of Congress Exhibition Marking 350 Years of Jewish Life in America" opens today in the Northwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. The exhibition marks the anniversary of the arrival in New Amsterdam (now New York City) of 23 Jews fleeing Recife, Brazil. It features more than 150 items of Judaica Americana from the Library's collections as well as items on loan from the partner institutions who are participating in the congressionally recognized Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish History. The exhibition will be on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Dec. 18. Contact: 707-4604.

Sept. 9
Thursday
FILM
"North Dallas Forty" (Paramount, 1979), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 10
Friday
FILM
"Myra Breckinridge" (20th Century-Fox, 1970), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 13
Monday
BOOK TALK
Judith Brown discusses her new book "Nehru: A Political Life," at 4:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 14
Tuesday
FILM
"Smashing Time" (Partisan, 1967), 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 15
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Cresencio Arcos, director of international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, delivers the opening keynote address for the Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, at 10 a.m. in Madison Hall. Contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 15
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
"All Hell Breaks Loose on Pork Chop Hill" is the topic of today's Treasure Talk with Sheila Dyer of the Veterans History Project. Join her at noon in the "From the Home Front" display in the "American Treasures" exhibition, in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 15
Wednesday
FILM
"To Kill a Mockingbird" (Universal, 1962), 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. The first in a series of films on "Movies and the Moral Life" selected by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of the Library's Scholars' Council. She will introduce the film and lead a discussion of the moral and ethical themes portrayed. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 16
Thursday
LECTURE
Anna Escovedo-Cabral, director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, discusses the history of the center and its role and mission in a noontime talk in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 16
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Man Shun Yeung discusses "The U.S. and China: A Cultural Beginning in the Library of Congress," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 16
Thursday
FILM
"Sirens, Symbols and Glamour Girls," Part 2 (Wolper, 1963) and "Two of a Kind" (Columbia, 1951), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 17
Friday
FILM
"Pretty Baby" (Paramount, 1977), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 20
Monday
BOOK TALK
Author and composer Jack Gottlieb, who has lectured on the Jewish contribution to American popular music throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, talks about his new book "Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish" in a program co-sponsored by the Music Division and the Center for the Book, at 6 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. The book was recently published by the Library in cooperation with the State University of New York Press. Contact: 707-5503.

Sept. 21
Tuesday
FILM
"Close Up: the Children Are Watching" (ABC, 1961) and "Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment" (ABC, 1963), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 22
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Michael Grunberger, head of the Library's Hebraic Section and curator of "From Haven to Home," leads a special tour of the exhibition at noon in the Northwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 23
Thursday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Sept. 23
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Alden Almquist discusses his research on "Indigenous Knowledge and Practices as Resources in the Preservation of Wildlife and Biodiversity in Africa," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact:
707-3302.

Sept. 23
Thursday
LECTURE
Fred Begay discusses "Reform in K-12 Science and Mathematics Education" at 6 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Sept. 23
Thursday
FILM
"Crisis at Central High" (CBS, 1981), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 24
Friday
AMÉRICAS AWARDS
The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book host the 11th annual Américas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature which recognizes outstanding U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected nonfiction published in the previous year "that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States" at 4 p.m. in the Mumford Room. The two award-winners, author Judith Ortiz Cofer and illustrator Yuyi Morales, will make brief remarks and sign books after the program. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is open to the public, but reservations are required by calling 707-3702.

Sept. 24
Friday
FILM
"Ruby Bridges" (Marian Rees Associates, 1998), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 27
Monday
SYMPOSIUM
An all-day symposium on Indo-Caribbean history and culture opens with a documentary titled "Legacy of Our Ancestors: The Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago, 1845-1917." Following a discussion of the film by the producer, Gideon Hanoomansingh, panelists will discuss the Indian Indentureship period (1845-1917). Afternoon discussions include an examination of the development of Hindu, Christian and Muslim culture within the Indo-Trinidian community and the history and culture of the peoples of the Indo-Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean diaspora. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the symposium takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-2011.

Sept. 28
Tuesday
CONCERT
The 2004 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Anjani Ambegaokar, performs North Indian Kathak music and dance at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building in this month's American Folklife Center's "Homegrown 2004" concert. The Homegrown concert series presents the very best of traditional music and dance from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, is free and no tickets are required. Contact:
707-5510.

Sept. 28
Tuesday
FILM
"Pop Gear
"@ (AIP, 1965), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 29
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Pamela Barnes Craig of the Law Library discusses the five cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education in today's Treasure Talk, at noon in the exhibition in the South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 29
Wednesday
FILM
"Frida" will be shown from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Pickford Theater in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Contact: 707-3702.

Sept. 30
Thursday
BOOK TALK
Award-winning author and historian Daniel Mark Epstein discusses his recent book "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" at noon in the Mumford Room. Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer with 12 books in print; his dramas have been staged in regional theaters and off-Broadway, and his poems have been published in many national magazines. The program is co-sponsored by Center for the Book and the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Contact: 707-1749.

Sept. 30
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Luce Fellow Carol Benedict gives a presentation on her research at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 30
Thursday
READING
Former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress Rita Dove reads from her most recent book, "American Smooth," at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-5394.

Sept. 30
Thursday
FILM
"The Big TNT Show" (AIP, 1966), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

October 2004

Oct. 1
Friday
FILM
"The Tami Show" (AIP, 1965), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707?5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats.

Oct. 5
Tuesday
FILM
"Hair" (United Artists, 1979), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 5
Tuesday
CONCERT
I Musici de Montreal performs works by Tchaikovsky, Britten, Bloch and the Washington premiere of "Coup d'Archet by Canadian composer Denis Gougeon at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Sept. 1. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 6
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Marisa Rivera-Albert, president of the National Hispanic Leadership Institute, gives the closing lecture for the Library's commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 10 a.m. in Madison Hall.
Contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 6
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center discusses folk singers of the Civil Rights movement in a talk titled "Let Freedom Sing" at noon in the "Brown v. Board" exhibition, South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-9203.

Oct. 7
Thursday
FILM LECTURE
Jean-Michel Frodon discusses "Film at a Crossroads: Cinematography's Place in the Virtual Globalized World," in a program co-sponsored by the European and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions, the Office of Scholarly Programs, TV5 Dish Network, Alliance Française and American University, at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-8485.

Oct. 7
Thursday
FILM
The second in the series of films on "Movies and the Moral Life," with commentary by Jean Bethke Elshtain, who is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of the Library's Scholars' Council. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 7
Thursday
READING
The new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Ted Kooser inaugurates the Library's literary season with readings from his work at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Oct 8
Friday
FILM
"Thelonious Monk, Straight, No Chaser" (Monk Film Project, 1989), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 9
Saturday
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The fourth National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Laura Bush, takes place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the National Mall. Some 75 authors will be reading from their works, discussing their writing habits and autographing their books all day. Visit your favorite writers in pavilions ranging from History & Biography to Home & Family and from Science Fiction & Fantasy to Teens & Children. Illustrators and authors of books for children will also be on hand, along with storybook characters and special activities for kids of all ages. For more information, check the Book Festival Web site at www.loc.gov/bookfest. Contact: (888) 714-4696.

Oct. 11
Monday
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY
All Library facilities are closed.

Oct. 12
Tuesday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Oct. 12
Tuesday
FILM
"CBS Reports: The Harlem Temper" (CBS, 1963) and "The American Experience: Race Relations in Crisis," [excerpt] (WNEW, 1963), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 12
Tuesday
FILM
"Silence of the Sirens" (Riki Shelach Productions Ltd., 2003), noon, Pickford Theater. Contact 707-9897.

Oct. 13
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Manuscript historian Daun van Ee discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education in the "Brown v. Board at Fifty" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-9203.

Oct. 14
Thursday
FILM
"Hollywood Hotel" (Warner Bros., 1938), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 15
Friday
FILM
"Privilege," (World-Memorial, 1967), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 18
Monday
LECTURE
Blandine Kriegel speaks on "Religion and Politics in Modern Europe" in a program co-sponsored by the European Division, the Office of Scholarly Programs, TV5 Dish Network, Alliance Française and the University of Maryland at 2:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact:
707-8485.

Oct. 18
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Remembering Elvin Jones and Steve Lacy," Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, John Coltrane and Steve Lacy, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Call 707-5677 to make reservations. Contact: 707-1848.

Oct. 19
Tuesday
FILM
"H.R. Pufnstuf" (NBC, 1969) and "Pufnstuf" (Universal, 1970), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 20
Wednesday
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
The American Folklife Center presents Nadim Dlaikan performing Arabic music from Michigan at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert, which is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, features the best of a variety of "homegrown" music that is thriving all around the United States. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 20
Wednesday
CONCERT:
The Panocha Quartet plays music by Haydn, Smetana and Dvorák at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Sept. 8. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 21
Thursday
READINGS
Irfan Shahid, Hussein Kadhim, Ikram Masmoudi and Clarissa Burt read poetry in Arabic and English at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Oct. 21
Thursday
FILM
"Eyes on the Prize" [excerpts] (Blackside, 1987), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 22
Friday
FILM
"Six Degrees of Separation" (MGM, 1993), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 22
Friday
CONCERT
Pianist Jacky Terrasson, a winner of the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, leads his trio in a program of fresh interpretations of standards and original works at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Sept. 8. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 25
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"The Subject is Jazz" (1958), Billy Taylor, Langston Hughes, Jimmy Cleveland, Doc Severinson, Jimmy Rushing, Tony Scott and others; and "Soul," (1976-1973), National Educational Television Center Series, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Call 707-5677 to make reservations. Contact: 707-1848.

Oct. 26
Tuesday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Oct. 26
Tuesday
LECTURE
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division sponsors an illustrated lecture by Kristina Milnor, assistant professor of classics at Barnard College, on "Barbie as Grecian Goddess and Egyptian Queen: Women's History by Mattel" at noon in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-0950.

Oct. 26
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Author and historian Ernest B. Furgurson discusses his new book "Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War" at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 26
Tuesday
FILM
"The Tell Tale Heart" (UPA, 1953), ASuspense: TV Murder" (CBS, 1951), AThe Whistler: No. 1, "Friendly Case of Blackmail" (Lindsley Parsons Prods., 1954), "The Whistler: Incident at Scullys Key" (Lindsley Parsons Prods., 1956) and "Fu Manchu: the Zayat Kiss" (Herles Enterprises, 1952), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 26
Tuesday
CONCERT
Judith Clurman is the conductor for an evening of works from the Library's collections of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and campaign songs as well as the premiere of a new choral cycle based on presidential speeches titled "Mr. President" at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available (two per person) from Ticketmaster beginning Sept. 15. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 27
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Gerald Gawalt, historian in the Library's Manuscript Division, and his daughter Ann Gewalt discuss their new book, "First Daughters: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters" in a noontime program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Manuscript Division in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 28
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS
"Highlights of the Kislak Collection," with maps, documents, paintings and sculptures that tell the story of the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica during the first encounters and the early years of exploration and discovery in the 16th century, in the North Gallery of the Great Hall, through January 2005. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Contact: 707-4604.

Oct. 28
Thursday
HISPANIC DIVISION ANNIVERSARY
The Library"s Hispanic Division celebrates its 65th anniversary with a panel discussion on "The Handbook of Latin American Studies in the 21st Century" from 4 to 6 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-5400.

Oct. 28
Thursday
FILM
"Legend of Hell House" (20th Century-Fox, 1973), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 29
Friday
FILM
"Bluebeard" (Cinerama, 1972), 7 p.m., Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 29
Friday
CONCERT
A retrospective concert of works by George Crumb celebrates the notable composer's 75th birthday. The composer himself is the percussionist for the evening, and he is joined by soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Robert Shannon and guitarist David Starobin for the 8 p.m. concert in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Sept. 15. Contact: 707-5502.

November 2004

Nov. 1
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Those Free Kings!" Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Horace Silver and Lee Morgan, 7 p.m., in the Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707?5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats. Contact: 707-1848.

Nov. 2
Tuesday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Nov. 2
Tuesday
FILM
"The Search for America: The Southern Negro" (NET, 1959) and "CBS Reports: Who Speaks for the South?" (CBS, 1960), 7 p.m. Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 3
Wednesday
CONCERT
The Kopelman Quartet performs works by Prokofiev, Miaskovsky and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Sept. 22. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 4
Thursday
FILM
"Human Desire," (MGM, 1970), 7 p.m. Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 5
Friday
FILM
"Zabriskie Point" (MGM, 1970), 7 p.m. Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 8
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Beyond Rhythm," Carmen McRae, M'Boom, Bobby Hebb and the Persuasions, 7 p.m., in the Pickford Theater. For reservations, call 707-5677. Contact: 707-1848.

Nov. 9
Tuesday
SYMPOSIUM
An all-day symposium is offered in connection with the 350th anniversary of Jewish immigration to the United States, which is co-sponsored by the Library's Hebraic Section and the Baltimore Hebrew University, LJ 119. Contact: 707-3778.

Nov. 9
Tuesday
FILM
"Der Rosenkavalier" (Pan-Film, 1926), 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 9
Tuesday
CONCERT
Le Concert Spirituel, 16 singers and instrumentalists, commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Marc-Antoine Carpenter with a performance of his "Te Deum" and "Messe de Monsieur de Mauroy" at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is presented by the Library in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Sept. 29. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 10
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Sheila Dyer of the Veterans History Project discusses "In Love and War" in the "From the Home Front" display in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Nov. 10
Wednesday
FILM
"Viva Zapata" (20th Century-Fox, 1952) is the third in the series of films on "Movies and the Moral Life," with commentary by Jean Bethke Elshtain, who is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of the Library's Scholars' Council. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 11
Thursday
VETERANS' DAY
All Library facilities are closed.

Nov. 12
Friday
FILM
"All Quiet on the Western Front" [sync. silent version] (Universal, 1930), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 15
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Guerreros Musicales," Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and Willie Colon, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. For reservations call 707-5677. Contact: 707-1848.

Nov. 16
Tuesday
FILM
"Fathom" (20th Century-Fox, 1967), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 17
Wednesday
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
The American Folklife Center presents an American Indian Music and Dance Troupe from Oklahoma, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Nov. 18
Thursday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Nov. 18
Thursday
FILM
"Godspell" (Columbia, 1973), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 19
Friday
FILM
"I Walk the Line" (Columbia, 1970), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 22
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"The Depths of Soul," Cissy Houston, Ronnie Dyson, Al Green and the Isaac Douglas Singers, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Call 707-5677 to make reservations. Contact: 707-1848.

Nov. 23
Tuesday
FILM
Surprise Night 2 at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 25
Thursday
THANKSGIVING DAY
All Library facilities are closed.

Nov. 26
Friday
FILM
"The Loneliest Runner" (NBC, 1976), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 29
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Funk and Fuqua," Mandrill, Labelle, Georgia Jackson, New Birth, the Nitelighters and the Moonglows, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Call 707-5677 to make reservations. Contact:
707-1848.

Nov. 30
Tuesday
FILM
"Ben Pollack and his Park Central Orchestra" (Warner Bros., 1929) and "United Artists Music Promotional Film" (United Artists, 1950) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

December 2004

Dec. 2
Thursday
FILM
Body: "Fourteen Hours" (20th Century-Fox, 1951) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707?5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats.

Dec. 3
Friday
FILM
"The Touchables" (Film Designs, 1968), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 6
Monday
LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Haven to Home: An American Journey," a free, live educational performance suitable for students ages 10 and above, is offered in connection with the Library's exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations required by calling 707-1071.

Dec. 6
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Philadelphia Meets Johannesburg," Queen Esther Marrow, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Miriam Makeba, the Delphonics and Muhammed Ali, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. For reservations, call 707-5677. Contact: 707-1848.

Dec. 7
Tuesday
FILM
Surprise Night 3 at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 7
Tuesday
CONCERT
The Library presents baritone Thomas Hampson in concert with Craig Rutenberg at the piano, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The event is presented in cooperation with the Vocal Arts Society. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Oct. 27. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 8
Wednesday
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
The American Folklife Center presents the Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra performing Tambura music from Pennsylvania at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Dec. 8
Wednesday
FILM
"Billy Budd" (Allied Artists, 1962) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 9
Thursday
FILM
The fourth in the series of films on "Movies and the Moral Life" features "The Searchers," with an introduction and commentary by Jean Bethke Elshtain, who is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of the Library's Scholars' Council. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 10
Friday
FILM
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (Paramount, 1962) is shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. This is the final film in the series "Movies and the Moral Life" with Jean Bethke Elshtain. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 10
Friday
CONCERT
"In Sweet Joy" features a musical celebration of the winter season from the Christian and Jewish traditions by the Fanfare Consort, a vocal quartet and ensemble of Baroque instruments, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Oct. 27. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 13
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Nick, Nina & Val," Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Nina Simone, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. For reservations, call 707-5677. Contact: 707-1848.

Dec. 14
Tuesday
FILM
"The Fleet's In" (Paramount, 1942) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 14
Tuesday
CONCERT
The Beaux Arts Trio presents a concert in honor of their 50th anniversary season at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program will include a piece commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Nov. 3. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 16
Thursday
FILM
"Beyond the Forest" (Warner Bros., 1949) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 17
Friday
FILM
"Jesus Christ Superstar" (Universal, 1973) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 17
Friday
CONCERT
The Juilliard String Quartet joins with Christopher Oldfather, piano, for its only appearance at the Library of Congress this season, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. On the program is Stephen Hartke"s "Diferencias" for violin and piano and a new commission by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. Tickets (two per person) are available from Ticketmaster beginning Nov. 3. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 20
Monday
JAZZ AND SOUL FILM SERIES
"Motown Night," Gladys Knight & the Pips and Stevie Wonder & Wonderlove, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. For reservations, call 707-5677. Contact: 797-1848.

Dec. 21
Tuesday
FILM
"The Last Detail" (Columbia, 1973) at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. 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: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; Swann Gallery, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor.

When attending events at the Library, allow extra time to pass through Library security.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress Music Division concerts. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2.75 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, online at www.ticketmaster.com, 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 request standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts are 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 04-160
08/20/04
ISSN 0731-3527

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