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August 12, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

September – December 2005

(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

*****

SEPTEMBER 2005

Sept. 1

Thursday

FILM

"The Last Angry Man" ((Kohlmar/Columbia, 1959), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 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. 2

Friday

FILM

"Cruising" (Lorimar/UA, 1980), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 8

Thursday

EXHIBITION OPENS

"Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943," featuring 70 digital prints made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943 by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information in an effort to capture the effects of the Depression on rural America, opens today in the South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through Nov. 26.

Sept. 10

Saturday

SYMPOSIUM

The Hispanic Division, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division and the Interpretative Programs Office present "Writing Iconography in the Pre-Columbian World: A Symposium," with speakers John Pohl, Joanne Pillsbury, Brian Just, Anita Cook, John Carlson, Bill Conklin and Elizabeth Benson, along with a curator’s tour of the exhibition "The Cultures & History of the Americas." The symposium begins at 9 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5434.

Sept. 13

Tuesday

LECTURE

The Science, Technology and Business Division presents a talk by Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, on the Space Age, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Sept. 13

Tuesday

FILM

"Hammett" (Zoetrope Studios for Orion, 1982), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 14

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Barbara Bair of the Manuscript Division explores "Whitman in Washington During the Civil War," in "Revising Himself," the Walt Whitman installation located in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 15

Thursday

FILM

"The Great Race" (Patricia-Jalem-Reynard Co./Warner Bros., 1965), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 16

Friday

FILM

"Girl Shy" (Harold Lloyd Corp./Pathé Exchange, 1924), "Haunted Spooks" (Rolin/ Pathé Exchange, 1920) and "Clubs Are Trumps" (Rolin/ Pathé Exchange, 1917), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 19

Monday

KLUGE CENTER

Gloria Kaiser discusses her book "Saudade: The Life and Death of Queen Maria Gloria of Lusitania," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 20

Tuesday

CONCERT

Joe Wilson, former director of the National Council for Traditional Arts, hosts "A Carter Family Tribute" honoring the old-time country music from Virginia of NEA National Heritage Fellow Janette Carter and the Carter family, another in the Homegrown 2005 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Sept. 20

Tuesday

LECTURE

Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," delivers the first annual Jay I. Kislak lecture, at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-6451.

Sept. 21

Wednesday

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Ruben Barrales, deputy assistant to the president and director of Intergovernmental Affairs, delivers the keynote address for the Library’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, at 10 a.m. in Madison Hall. Contact: 707-5479.

Sept. 21

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Alice Birney of the Manuscript Division discusses the evolution of "Leaves of Grass" in "Revising Himself," the Walt Whitman installation located in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Sept. 22

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Kluge Center Staff Fellow Marcia Ristaino discusses her research with a presentation titled "History’s Forgotten Hero: Jacquinot de Besange, S.J.," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 22

Thursday

FILM

"The Scarlet Pumpernickel" (Warner Bros. Cartoons, 1948), "The Count of Monte Cristo: The De Berry Affair" (Vision Productions, 1955) and "The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo" (Les Films J.-J. Vital/Les Productions Rene Modiano/Gaumont/Cineriz/ Royal Film/Warner Bros., 1961), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 23

Friday

FILM

"Looker" (The Ladd Co./Warner Bros., 1981), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 24

Saturday

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2005 Book Festival features more than 80 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets, who will discuss their work in various pavilions such as "Fiction & Fantasy," "Mysteries & Thrillers," "History & Biography," "Children," "Teens & Children," "Poetry" and "Home & Family." Among the participants are John Irving, Tom Wolfe, Sandra Brown, David McCullough, Buzz Aldrin, Dana Goia and R.L. Stine. In addition to these celebrated authors, the event also features television personalities Leeza Gibbons, Myrka Dellanos and Chris Madden, costumed book characters and lots of fun activities for kids. The Book Festival takes place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the National Mall between 7th and 14th streets. Contact: (888) 714-4696 or www.loc.gov/bookfest.

Sept. 24

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"The Cultures & History of the Americas" closes in the North Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604.

Sept. 26

Monday

FILM

"Harakiri" (Schochiku, 1962), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 27

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

Featured in today’s noontime program are readings about "Singing the Body Electric" with Kwame Alexander, Patricia Clark and Kim Roberts in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Sept. 27

Tuesday

FILM

"Woman in the Dunes" (Teshigahara Productions, 1964), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 28

Wednesday

LECTURE

Holly H. Shimizu, executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, presents "Herbs in the Garden" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room, Contact: 707-5664.

Sept. 28

Wednesday

FILM

"Kwaidan" (Ninjin Club/Bungei for Toho, 1964), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 29

Thursday

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

"Red Hot Salsa" is the theme of poetry readings at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Contact: 707-5479.

Sept. 29

Thursday

FILM

"Empire of Passion" (Oshima Productions/Argos Films, 1978), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 30

Friday

FILM

"Toru Takemitsu: Music for the Movies" (Alternate Current/Les Films d’Ici/La Sept-ARTE/NHK, 1994) and "Antonio Gaudi" (Teshigahara Productions, 1984), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 30

Friday

CONCERT

The Daedalus Quartet, featuring guest violist Donald Weilerstein, presents music by Prokofiev, Haydn and Mozart, along with a work commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 7. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

OCTOBER 2005

Oct. 1

Saturday

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book in cooperation with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs present the Américas Awards for Children and Young Adult Literature to Monica Brown, Rafael López and Benjamin Alire Sáenz, at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-3702.

Oct. 3

Monday

FILM

"Fire Festival" (Production Gunro/Seibu Saison Group, 1984), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 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. 4

Tuesday

KLUGE CENTER

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd talks about "The Illusions of Invulnerability: Wisdom and Morality in Ancient Greece, China and Today," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Oct. 4

Tuesday

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

"Motorcycle Diaries" (Focus Features, 2004). 3 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5479.

Oct. 4

Tuesday

FILM

"Ran" (Greenwich Film/Herald Ace/Nippon Herald Films, 1985), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 5

Wednesday

FILM

"Onimaru" (Seiyu/Mediactuel, 1988), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 6

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Fulbright Fellow Peter Shuvalov presents "On the Role of Intellectual Elites in Understanding the Changing ‘Other’ in International Politics: Cases from the Late Roman Empire and the Soviet Union Compared," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Oct. 6

Thursday

FILM

"Black Rain" (Imamura Productions/Hayashibara Group/Tohokushinsha Film Co., 1989), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 7

Friday

FILM

"The Assassin" (Shochiku, 1964), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 8

Saturday

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times music critic, moderates a roundtable discussion on "Mirror of Tree, Mirror of Field: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Toru Takemitsu," with panelists Peter Grilli, Masatoshi Mitsumoto, Jon Newsom, Roger Reynolds, Paula Robison and Toshiro Saruya, at 5 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 8

Saturday

CONCERT

Flutist Paula Robison, violinist Shoko Aki, violist Maria Lambros, harpist Naoko Yoshino, cellist Evelyn Elsing, pianist Audrey Andrist and the Potomac String Quartet entertain audiences with an evening of chamber music by Toru Takemitsu, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 7. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 11

Tuesday

LECTURE

Jack Delaney, author of "Ireland: A Novel," discusses the importance of traditional storytelling in Irish culture and its connection to preserving history, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture series from the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 11

Tuesday

FILM

"Conquest: Mother Love" (CBS, 1959), "Behavior Modification–Teaching Language to Psychotic Children" (Meredith Corp., 1969) and "Obedience" (Stanley Milgram, 1965), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 12

Wednesday

CONCERT

Negrura Peruana presents an afternoon of Afro-Peruvean music and dance, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 13

Thursday

CONFERENCE

The International Comic Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a three-day conference, cosponsored by the Prints and Photographs Division and the Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, beginning at 9 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Today’s topics are "Comics and National Identity" and "Politics and Political Cartooning," along with an editorial cartoonist roundtable on editorial cartooning with journalists Kevin Kallaugher, Ann Telnaes and Tom Toles. Contact: 707-5836.

Oct. 13

Thursday

LECTURE

John Beck, author of "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever," discusses the gamer generation in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Oct. 13

Thursday

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Latin guitarists Duo America and the Library’s Ballroom Dance Club entertain patrons, at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5479.

Oct. 13

Thursday

READING

Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Ted Kooser opens the literary season with a reading at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Oct. 13

Thursday

FILM

"Where the Sidewalk Ends" (Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 14

Friday

CONFERENCE

The International Comic Arts Festival continues at 9 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Today’s topics are "Spanish-Language Comics," "Manga" and "Comics and Gender." Contact: 707-5836.

Oct. 14

Friday

FILM

"Davy Jones’ Locker" (American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1900), "Neptune’s Daughters (American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1900), " A Nymph of Waves" (American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1900), "Looney Lens: Pas de deux" (Fox Movietone, 1924), "Hands: The Life and Loves of the Gentler Sex" (1928), "Miss Tilly Losch in Her Dance of the Hands" (ca. 1930-1933), "Joie de vivre" (1934), "An Optical Poem" (MGM, 1938), "Wonder Bar [Excerpt]: Don’t Say Goodnight" (First National, 1934), "Synchromy No. 4: Escape" (1937), "Abstract Experiments in Kodachrome" (ca. 1940s), "NBC Valentine’s Day Greeting" (1939), "Stars and Stripes" (1940), "Tarantella" (1940) and "Introspection" (1941/1946), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 14

Friday

CONCERT

The Vermeer Quartet, featuring guest pianist Edmund Battersby, performs music by Haydn, Janácek and Dohnányi, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 7. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 15

Saturday

CONFERENCE

The International Comic Arts Festival concludes today. Today’s session begins at 9 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Today’s themes are "Chris Ware" and "Comics Form." A special Will Eisner tribute highlights the afternoon session, with keynote speakers Denis Kitchen and Jerry Robinson, along with an ICAF roundtable featuring R. Fiore. Contact: 707-5836.

Oct. 17

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"The Gene Krupa Story" (Philip A. Waxman Pictures/ Columbia, 1959). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 17

Monday

CONCERT

Chick Corea’s Touchstone Quintet presents an evening of Spanish and flamenco music, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 14. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 18

Tuesday

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Mozart scholar Dexter Edge gives a talk preceding the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra concert, at 6:15 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact:

707-5502.

Oct. 18

Tuesday

FILM

"The Wild Angels" (American International Pictures, 1966), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 18

Tuesday

CONCERT

The Württemberg Chamber Orchestra entertains patrons with selections from Mendelssohn and Bruckner, along with a Mozart concerto featuring violinist Arabella Steinbacher, in a program cosponsored by the Goethe-Institut Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Adolf Cluss Exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 14. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 19

Wednesday

CONCERT

Founding cellist Valentin Berlinsky of the Borodin Quartet celebrates six decades with the string quartet performing works by Beethoven and Borodin, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 14. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 20

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Robert Kehew discusses his book "Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours" in a program cosponsored by Bistro d’Oc and Alliance Française, at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Oct. 20

Thursday

READING

Poet Pattiann Rogers and others read from their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Oct. 20

Thursday

FILM

"The Hoodlum" (Mary Pickford Co./First National, 1919), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 21

Friday

FILM

"Coquette [Silent Version]" (Pickford Corp./United Artists, 1929), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 24

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"The Connection" (The Connection Co./Allen-Hodgdon Productions, 1961) and "One Night with Blue Note" (2003), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 25

Tuesday

LECTURE

Robert Slater, author of "No Such Thing as Overexposure: Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald Trump," discusses writing about business CEOs, in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Oct. 25

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

Featured in today’s noontime program are readings about "Saints and Sinners" in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 25

Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Edmund Morris discusses his new book, "Ludwig Von Beethoven: The Universal Composer," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book, at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 25

Tuesday

FILM

"A Thousand Clowns" (Harrell/United Artists, 1965) and "Geraldine" (Republic, 1953), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 27

Thursday

FILM

"Secrets" (Pickford Corp./United Artists, 1933), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 28

Friday

FILM

"Footsteps in the Fog" (Film Locations/Columbia, 1955) and "Are Waitresses Safe?" (Sennett/Paramount, 1923), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Oct. 28

Friday

CONCERT

Oboist Thomas Gallant, pianist Pedja Muzijevic and the Corigliano Quartet present a Founder’s Day tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 21. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 31

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"Sweet Love, Bitter" (Film 2 Associates, 1966) and "Jazz at the Philharmonic" (1950), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

NOVEMBER 2005

Nov. 1

Tuesday

KLUGE CENTER

John Hope Franklin discusses his autobiography, "Mirror to America," in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, " at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-3302.

Nov. 1

Tuesday

FILM

"The Light in the Dark" (Hope Hampton Productions/Associated First National, 1922), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 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.

Nov. 3

Thursday

SYMPOSIUM

The Manuscript Division presents a panel discussion on "Whitman and Place," with Joann Krieg of Hofstra University, Ted Genoways of the University of Virginia and William Pannapacker of Hope College. The topics are "Walt Whitman in New York," "Whitman and the Civil War" and "Whitman in Camden-Philadelphia," and the program takes place at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5383.

Nov. 3

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Jameson Fellow Chris Capozzola makes a presentation on his research at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Nov. 3

Thursday

FILM

"The Wrong Box" (Salamander Film Productions/Columbia, 1966), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 3

Thursday

CONCERT

The Jerusalem Trio, featuring guest clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, performs works by Haydn, Brahms and Messiaen, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 21. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 4

Friday

FILM

"The Innocents" (Twentieth Century-Fox/Achilles Film Productions, 1961), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 5

Saturday

LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION

Alan Mandel, pianist-composer, presents "The American Style: Two Different Paths," a presentation of his own piano music, as well as works by Alexander Reinagle, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, Elie Siegmeister, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 7

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"The Cool World" (Wiseman Film Productions, 1963), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 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.

Nov. 8

Tuesday

FILM

"The Magic Box" (Festival Film Productions, 1951), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 9

Wednesday

LECTURE

Sir Harold Evans discusses his book "They Made America" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

Nov. 9

Wednesday

DANCE PROGRAM

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange presents "A New Work," commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, in a program cosponsored by the Library’s Veterans History Project and the Harvard Law School Conference on the Nuremberg Trials, at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is free, but reservations are required. Contact: 707-6179 or vhpRSVP@loc.gov.

Nov. 10

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Kissinger Scholar Melvin Leffler gives a talk titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy and the Elusive Quest for Peace," at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Nov. 10

Thursday

READING

Poet Laureate Ted Kooser introduces George Garrett, who reads selections of his poetry in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center, at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-1308.

Nov. 10

Thursday

FILM

"Just a Gigolo" (Leguan Film/United Artists, 1978), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 14

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"Salsa" (Salsa, Inc./Fania Records, 1976), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

Nov. 15

Tuesday

FILM

"Dead Reckoning" (Columbia, 1947), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 15

Tuesday

CONCERT

The Master Chorale of Washington presents "In the Shadow of the Holocaust," commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, in a program sponsored by the Veterans History Project, at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is free, but reservations are required. Contact: 707-6179 or vhpRSVP@loc.gov.

Nov. 16

Wednesday

CONCERT

The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances of the Navajo "Dineh" people, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the National Museum of the American Indian, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Nov. 17

Thursday

FILM

"Serpico" (Artists Entertainment Complex/Dino De Laurentiis/Paramount, 1973), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 18

Friday

FILM

"To Be or Not to Be" (Brooksfilm/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 18

Friday

CONCERT

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players entertain audiences with works by Prokofiev and Grieg and a Mendelssohn selection from the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Collection, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Oct. 5. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 21

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"Harlem Variety Revue," part one (Pathé Telefilms, 1955-56), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 22

Tuesday

FILM

"Dangerous Assignment: The Paris Sewer Story" (Don W. Sharpe/NBC, 1952), "Fabian of Scotland Yard: Bombs in Piccadilly" (Antony Beauchamp Productions, 1955) and "The President Vanishes" (Walter Wanger Productions/Paramount, 1935), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 26

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943," featuring 70 digital prints made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943 by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI) in an effort to capture the effects of the Depression on rural America, closes in the South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604.

Nov. 28

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"Harlem Variety Revue," part two (Pathé Telefilms, 1955-56), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 29

Tuesday

FILM

"The Trip" (American International Pictures, 1967), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

DECEMBER 2005

Dec. 1

Thursday

FILM

"Kings Row" (Warner Bros., 1942), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 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. 2

Friday

FILM

"In a Lonely Place" (Santana/Columbia, 1950), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 2

Friday

CONCERT

The Amelia Trio showcases a flute trio by Rousell featuring guest flutist Eugenia Zukerman, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Oct. 19. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 3

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"Revising Himself," an exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass" in the "American Treasures" exhibition, closes in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Dec. 5

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"That Rhythm, Those Blues" (GTN Productions for WGBH, 1988) and "God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony" (Australian Broadcasting Corp., 2003), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Call 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. 6

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

Featured in today’s noontime program are readings by "Virginia Poets" in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Dec. 6

Tuesday

FILM

"What Makes Sammy Run?" (NBC, 1959) and "Hayom Horas Oylom" (Jewish Talking Picture Co., 1937), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 7

Wednesday

CONCERT

African American Gospel quartet Birmingham Sunlights sings traditional gospel songs from Alabama, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets required. Contact: 707-5510.

Dec. 7

Wednesday

LECTURE

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America," gives a talk in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 12:30 p.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Dec. 7

Wednesday

LECTURE

Peter Schickele, composer, performer, teacher and entertainer, gives the Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 8

Thursday

FILM

"The Big Lift" (Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 9

Friday

FILM

"Akran" (1969), "Ghosts Before Breakfast" (1928), "Rhythmus 21" (1921), "The Mystery of the Castle of Dice" (1929) and "Fugue in D Minor" (ca. 1970), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 9

Friday

CONCERT

The Andy Bey Quartet performs soul, blues and standards from the "Great American Songbook," at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Oct. 26. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 12

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

" Soul to Soul" (Nigram/Aura, 1971), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 13

Tuesday

FILM

"Bad Sister" (Universal, 1931) and "The Golden Arrow" (Warner Bros., 1936), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 15

Thursday

FILM

"Now, Voyager" (Warner Bros., 1942), "Screen Snapshots: Series 22, No. 5" (Columbia, 1942), "Will Rogers Memorial Hospital" (1940) and "Bette Davis – Trailers" (1930s-1940s), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 16

Friday

FILM

"Front Page Woman" (Warner Bros., 1935), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 16

Friday

CONCERT

The Jupiter String Quartet performs works by Haydn and Beethoven using violins donated to the Library by Gertrude Clarke Whittall, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Nov. 2. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 19

Monday

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES

"Sam Cooke: Legend" (VH1/Abkco, 2001) and "The Apollo Presents the Motortown Revue" (1963), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 20

Tuesday

FILM

"In This Our Life" (Warner Bros., 1942), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Dec. 22

Thursday

FILM

"Say Anything …" (Gracie Films/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contac: 707-5677.

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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. 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; 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 or ADA@loc.gov.

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PR 05-173
08/12/05
ISSN 0731-3527

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