Contact: Erin Allen, (202) 707-7302
Concert line: (202) 707-5502
Website: www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php

August 22, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

September – December 2006
(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

*****

SEPTEMBER 2006

Sept. 1
Friday
FILM
“Yankee Doodle Dandy” (Warner Bros., 1943), 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. 4
Monday
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed for the federal Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 5
Tuesday
FILM
“The Facts of Life” (H.L.P. Co./United Artists, 1960), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 8
Friday
FILM
“A Damsel in Distress” (RKO, 1937), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 11
Monday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Louis Fisher discusses his book “In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book, at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Sept. 12
Tuesday
DEMONSTRATION
Finger painting artist Naichang Gong discusses and demonstrates his artwork in a program sponsored by the Asian Division, at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5420.

Sept. 12
Tuesday
FILM
“The Greatest Show on Earth” (Paramount, 1952), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 13
Wednesday
CONCERT
Doyle Lawson, recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, performs with his bluegrass-gospel band Quicksilver, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Sept. 14
Thursday
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
David Stanley, professor of English at Westminster College, discusses his research in documenting cowboy poetry as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Sept. 14
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER
John W. Kluge Fellow Jeanne Nuechterlein, a lecturer in art history and related areas at the University of York (United Kingdom), presents “The Value of Painting in Northern Renaissance Art” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 14
Thursday
LECTURE
Mei Chun Chen of the Conservation Division presents a talk on “The Technical Analysis, Conservation Treatment and Digital Imaging of the Gilman Collection of Chinese Pith Painting at the Library of Congress” in a program sponsored by the Asian Division, at noon in LJ 150. Contact: 707-5420.

Sept. 15
Friday
FILM
“The Comedy of Terrors” (Alta Vista Productions/American International, 1963) and “Du Pont Show of the Week: Laughter, U.S.A.” (Project 20/NBC, 1961), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 16
Saturday
AWARDS CEREMONY
The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book in cooperation with the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee present the Américas Awards for Children and Young Adult Literature to Juan Felipe Herrera, at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-2013.

Sept. 19
Tuesday
LECTURE
Thomas B. Grooms, architectural historian in the Office of the Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Administration, discusses his book “The Majesty of Capitol Hill” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

Sept. 19
Tuesday
FILM
“The Iron Petticoat” (Remus Films/MGM, 1956), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 20
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
“Hispanic Americans: Our Rich Culture Contributing to America’s Future” is this year’s theme for the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with keynote speaker to be announced in a program sponsored by the Office of Workforce Diversity, at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-8313.

Sept. 20
Wednesday
POETRY READING
Oscar Hijuelos and Lori Marie Carlson read selections from their book “Burnt Sugar Caña Quemada: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in Spanish and English” in a program cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and Center for the Book, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-2013.

Sept. 21
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER
Janet Roseman, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, presents a talk on her research project “Martha Graham’s and Eric Hawkins’ Love Affair with the Southwest” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 22
Friday
POETRY READING
Poets Odón Betanzos Palacios, Tino Villanueva, Naomi Ayala and Maricel Mayor Marsán celebrate “400 Years of Spanish Poetry in the United States” in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division, at 4:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-2013.

Sept. 22
Friday
FILM
“The Original Amateur Hour,” Aug. 28, 1959, and “The Hollywood Palace,” May 1, 1965 (ABC), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 25
Monday
LECTURE
Richard M. Miles, retired ambassador to Georgia and Azerbaijan and current executive director of the Open World Leadership Center, presents “Diplomatic Assignments to the Caucasus: An Ambassador’s Experience” in a program sponsored by the Near East Section, at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5680.

Sept. 26
Tuesday
FILM
“That Certain Feeling” (P and F Productions/Hope Enterprises/Paramount, 1956), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 27
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Helen Langa, professor of art history at American University, discusses the Chicana Art Movement, at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-8313.

Sept. 28
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER
Kluge Staff Fellow Anthony Mullan, reference librarian and fine arts specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, presents a talk on his research project “Travel and Exploration in Hispanic America, 1600-1900: A Selective and Annotated Guide to Original Materials in Special Collections of the Library of Congress” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Sept. 29
Friday
FILM
“Go, Man, Go” (Sirod Productions/United Artists, 1954), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Sept. 30
Saturday
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The 2006 National Book Festival features more than 70 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets, who will discuss their work in various themed pavilions. Among the participants are Khaled Hosseini, John Hope Franklin, Taylor Branch, Andrew Clements, Donald Hall and Spider Robinson. In addition to these celebrated authors, the event also features popular personalities G. Garvin, Jim Cramer and Deborah Tannen; costumed characters, and lots of fun for the kids. The 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.

OCTOBER 2006

Oct. 3
Tuesday
DEMONSTRATION
Zhang Tinjin presents a demonstration on “The Miraculous Healing Methods of Ancient Chinese Medical Theories” in a program sponsored by the Asian Division, at 11 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5420.

Oct. 3
Tuesday
LECTURE
Calligrapher Donald Jackson gives an illustrated lecture on his work as artistic director of the St. John’s Bible in a program sponsored by the Interpretive Programs Office and St. John’s University, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5223.

Oct. 3
Tuesday
READING
Poet Laureate Donald Hall opens the literary season with a reading at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Oct. 4
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
W. Joseph Campbell discusses his book “The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Serial and Government Publications Division, at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 4
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
“Mad Hot Ballroom” (Just One Productions, 2005). Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-8313.

Oct. 4
Wednesday
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Diane Goldstein, folklorist at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, speaks on the Names Project Quilt as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 5
Thursday
CONCERT
The Luciana Souza Quartet and Brazilian Duos, featuring guitarist Romero Lubambo, perform selections from their Grammy-nominated albums, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 6. 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. 6
Friday
EXHIBITION OPENING
“Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” featuring selections from the first three completed volumes of the St. John’s Bible and folios of the Seven Days of Creation, the Garden of Eden, the Ten Commandments and the Crucifixion among others, opens today in the Northwest Gallery of the Great Hall. The exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Dec. 15. Contact: 707-4604.

Oct. 9
Monday
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed for the federal Columbus Day holiday.

Oct. 10
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime program features poetry readings on “Ancient History” in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Oct. 10
Tuesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
A cultural program of music and dance with performers to be announced culminates the Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-8313.

Oct. 11
Wednesday
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Frank Korom, professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, gives a talk on “The Changing Worlds of the Patuas of West Bengal” as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 11
Wednesday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Pianist Rachel Franklin gives a talk preceding the Beaux Arts Trio concert, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 11
Wednesday
CONCERT
The Beaux Arts Trio perform works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Turnage, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 6. 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. 13
Friday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Jessica Crash, composer-pianist at George Washington University, and Norman Middleton, Music Division, present “Dangerous Music,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 13
Friday
CONCERT
The Mandelring String Quartet entertains audiences with selections by Haydn, Brahms and Ligeti, whose String Quartet no. 2 is played for the first time at the Library, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 6. 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. 17
Tuesday
LECTURE
James Kakalios, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, presents a talk on his book “The Physics of Superheroes” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Oct. 17
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
David Baldacci discusses his book “The Collectors” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Oct. 18
Wednesday
ISRAELI FILM SERIES
Dany Syrkin, director of “Out of Sight,” discusses and shows clips from his film in a program sponsored by the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division and the Hebrew Language Table in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Oct. 18
Wednesday
CONCERT
Sonny Burgess and the Pacers present a program of Rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 18
Wednesday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Cellist Marc Moskovitz of Montage, Gerald Perman, artistic director of the Vocal Arts Society, and Susan Clermont of the Library’s Music Division discuss composers Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Oct. 18
Wednesday
CONCERT
Boston-based ensemble Montage, featuring mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, perform works by Schoenberg and Zemlinsky, including the North American premiere of the recently discovered Zemlinsky Sonata for Cello and Piano, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 6. 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. 23
Monday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Mark Horowitz, music specialist at the Library, gives a talk preceding the Jonathan Larson Tribute concert, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 23
Monday
CONCERT
A tribute to the music of Jonathan Larson, composer of the Broadway musical “Rent,” features Anthony Rapp and Daphne Rubin-Vega, who starred in the original production,” along with Tim Weil, current music director, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 13. 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. 30
Monday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Composers Ezequiel Viñao and Libby Larson, along with poet Elizabeth Arnold, present an evening of music and poetry, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Oct. 30
Monday
CONCERT
The ensemble Chanticleer marks Founder’s Day with a performance of the East Coast premiere of Ezequiel Viñao’s “The Wanderer,” along with works by Paul Schoenfeld, Carlos Sánchez Gutiérrez, Arthur Jarvinen and Steven Stucky, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 20. 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
Tuesday
LECTURE
Joan Nathan, author and host of “Jewish Cooking in America” on PBS, discusses modern American cooking in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Oct. 31
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Godfrey Hodgson discusses his book “Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

NOVEMBER 2006

Nov. 2
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS
“Cartoon America: Highlights from the J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection of Cartoon and Caricature” opens today in the South Gallery of the Great Hall and features selections from more than 36,000 original cartoon drawings now housed in the Prints and Photographs Division. Seventy of the best American cartoons from the 1870s through the 1980s are represented, including works by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Pat Oliphant, Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney Productions, Charles Schulz and Al Hirschfeld. The exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday through Jan. 27, 2007. Contact: 707-4604.

Nov. 3
Friday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Stephen Soderberg of the Library’s Music Division presents “A Conversation with Elliott Schwartz,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 3
Friday
CONCERT
The Cassatt Quartet, featuring violinist Peter Sheppard-Skaerved and pianist Aaron Shorr, performs the chamber music of Elliott Schwartz, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 20. 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
Saturday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
P.J. Mondin, publisher of “Le mond du jazz,” presents “A Conversation with the Artists,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 4
Saturday
CONCERT
French ensembles Quatuor Ébène and the Peirani-Lê Quang Duo join together for an evening of original compositions in a program cosponsored by the French-American Cultural Foundation and the Embassy of France, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 20. 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. 6
Monday
LECTURE
Joan Nathan, host of the PBS series “Jewish Cooking in America,” discusses her book “The New American Cooking” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Nov. 6
Monday
ROCK ’N’ ROLL FILM SERIES
“American Hot Wax” (1978), 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
Wednesday
CONCERT
Sangam performs an evening of blues, sufi music and jazz, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Sept. 27. 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. 9
Thursday
LECTURE
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto presents the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture in a program sponsored by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division and the Office of Scholarly Programs, at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-3302.

Nov. 10
Friday
VETERANS' DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed for the federal Veterans’ Day holiday, as well as Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans' Day.

Nov. 13
Monday
ROCK ’N’ ROLL FILM SERIES
“A Hard Day’s Night” (1964), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 14
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime program features poetry readings on food in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Nov. 15
Wednesday
LECTURE
Bob Ryan, chief meteorologist with NBC4, presents a talk on weather in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Nov. 15
Wednesday
CONCERT
The Gannon Family entertains audiences with Irish music and dance from Missouri, the last in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Nov. 15
Wednesday
KLUGE CENTER
James Goldgeier, Henry Alfred Kissinger Fellow in Foreign Policy and International Affairs, presents a talk on his research regarding relations between Europe and Russia, at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Nov. 16
Thursday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Authors of the Library’s Women Who Dare series discuss and sign their books. The authors are Anjelina Michelle Keating, Aimee Hess, Susan Reyburn, Michelle A. Krowl, Janice E. Ruth, Evelyn Sinclair and Linda Barrett Osborne in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Publishing Office, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Nov. 17
Friday
ISRAELI FILM SERIES
Duki Dror, director of “The Journey of Vaan Nguyen,” discusses and shows clips from his film in a program sponsored by the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division and the Hebrew Language Table in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Nov. 18
Saturday
SYMPOSIUM
The Music Division presents “Franz Liszt and His World: The War of the Romantics,” with Bard Festival artistic directors Robert Martin, Bard College vice president and director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Christopher H. Gibbs; and Dana Gooley, Liszt scholar at Brown University, at 3 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Nov. 18
Saturday
CONCERT
Pianists Melvin Chen and Jeremy Denk and cellist Robert Martin perform music from the Bard Festival, including works by Brahms and Liszt, with members from the Bard College Conservatory of Music, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Oct. 4. 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. 20
Monday
ROCK ’N’ ROLL FILM SERIES
“T.A.M.I Show” (1965), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 23
Thursday,
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed for the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Nov. 27
Monday
ROCK ’N’ ROLL FILM SERIES
“Monterey Pop” (1968), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Nov. 30
Thursday
LECTURE
Tim Page, chief classical music critic for The Washington Post, gives the Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture discussing “Writing About Music in a Time of Change,” at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

DECEMBER 2006

Dec. 1
Friday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Elizabeth Auman, Mark Horowitz and Raymond White talk discuss Library collections relating to the American Songbook, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 1
Friday
CONCERT
The Bill Charlap Trio, with special guest vocalist Sandy Stewart, entertain audiences with jazz, swing and classics 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. 18. 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. 4
Monday
ROCK ’N’ ROLL FILM SERIES
“Gimme Shelter” (1970), 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. 5
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime program features readings by Florida poets in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Dec. 6
Wednesday
LECTURE
Robert Shiller, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University, discusses finances and the economy in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Dec. 7
Thursday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Daniel L. Leeson discusses his book “The Mozart Forgeries,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 7
Thursday
CONCERT
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs works by Mozart and Stadler, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Oct. 25. 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. 15
Friday
EXHIBITION CLOSES
“Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible” closes today in the Northwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604.

Dec. 15
Friday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Cellist Steven Isserlis talks about one of his favorite composers, Robert Schumann, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 15
Friday
CONCERT
Cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Dénes Várjon and violist Paul Neubauer perform works by Schumann, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Nov. 1. 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. 18
Monday
PRE-CONCERT TALK
Cellists Richard Belcher and Steven Honigberg are joined by sculptor and instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Music Division in a discussion of Stradivari’s cellos, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Dec. 18
Monday
CONCERT
The Ensō String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Beethoven and Ginastera, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee beginning Nov. 1. 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. 25
Monday
CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed for the federal Christmas Day holiday.

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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.

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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