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December 17, 2007 (REVISED January 8, 2008)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Forthcoming Events at the Library of Congress

January - April 2008

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

JANUARY 2008

Jan. 1
Tuesday
NEW YEAR’S DAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Year’s Day holiday.

Jan. 15
Tuesday
LECTURE
Architect Shannon McDonald presents a talk on "Designing for Man, Machine and Movement: The Parking Garage" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Jan. 15
Tuesday
BOOK TALK
Edward S. Miller discusses his recent book "Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2138.

Jan. 15
Tuesday
READING
Evan Fallenberg, author and translator of numerous works from Hebrew, will read from his work "Light Fell" in a program co-sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table and Embassy of Israel at noon in LM 139. Contact: 707-9897.

Jan. 16
Wednesday
LECTURE
David Newman, professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, presents a talk titled "When Politics and Science Interface: Has the British Boycott of Israeli Universities Failed?" in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table, Ben Gurion University and the Embassy of Israel at 12:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-9897.

Jan. 17
Thursday
LECTURE
Debra Band presents an illustrated lecture based on her book "I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at noon in LJ 220. Contact: 707-4188.

Jan. 17
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Herman Van der Wee, Chair of Countries and Cultures of the North, discusses "Economic Globalization in the Mirror of the Past" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Jan. 21
Monday
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday holiday.

Jan. 23
Wednesday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Tom Zeller presents a lecture titled "Consuming Landscapes: Parkways in Germany and the United States, 1920-1970" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2692.

Jan. 29
Tuesday
FILM
A screening of "Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good" is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, the Hebrew Language Table and the Czech Embassy at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Jan. 31
Thursday
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, N.Y., another in the Homegrown 2007 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Jan. 31
Thursday
LECTURE
Anthony Lappe, a journalist who served in Iraq, discusses his book "Shooting War" in a program sponsored by the Library’s Veterans’ Forum at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5034.

FEBRUARY 2008

Feb. 1
Friday
CONCERT
Concerto Copenhagen performs works by Handel, J.S. Bach and J.H. Roman at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 7
Thursday
BOOKS AND BEYOND
Michael B. Oren discusses and signs his book "Power and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Feb. 7
Thursday
POETRY READING
Li-Young Lee and David Kirby read selections from their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Feb. 9
Saturday
CONCERT
Ensemble Matheus, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore, performs selections by Handel, Gluck and Vivaldi at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

Feb. 12
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime reading features readings of love poems in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5394.

Feb. 15
Friday
CONCERT
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, with soprano Julia Kogan, performs a string sonata by Rossini discovered after WWII in the Library of Congress, along with pieces by Tishchenko, Bekmambetov, Schnittke and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

Feb. 18
Monday
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Washington’s Birthday holiday.

Feb. 19
Tuesday
FILM
Select student award-winning films from the Ma’ale School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem will be screening in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-9897.

Feb. 22
Friday
CONCERT
The Alban Berg Quartet performs pieces by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

Feb. 28
Thursday
CONCERT
The Orion Quartet, with clarinetist David Krakauer, plays selections by Haydn, Del Tredici, Golijov and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

Feb. 29
Friday
PRECONCERT TALK
Larry Appelbaum of the Library’s Music Division sits in conversation with composer and musician Guillermo Klein at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 29
Friday
CONCERT
The Guillermo Klein Sextet combines jazz, pop, classical music and the chacareras and tangos of Argentina in a performance at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

MARCH 2008

March 4
Tuesday
LECTURE
Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of "Science," presents a talk titled "The New Science of Addiction and What it Means for Society" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

March 6
Thursday
POETRY READING
Poet Laureate Charles Simic presents Witter Bynner Fellowships to two poets, who will read from their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

March 7
Friday
CONCERT
The Florestan Trio performs works by Beethoven, Ives and Arensky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502.

March 11
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime reading features poems on "Nicknames" in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5394.

March 12
Wednesday
PRECONCERT TALK
The Music Division hosts a preconcert presentation prior to the Camerata Bariloche concert as part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

March 12
Wednesday
CONCERT
As part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," Camerata Bariloche performs Chávez’s String Symphony No. 5, a Koussevitzky commission, along with pieces by Villa-Lobos, Orrego-Salas, Ginastera and Piazzolla at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information.

March 13-14
Thursday-Friday
SYMPOSIUM
The American Folklife Center sponsors an all-day symposium, "Art, Culture and Government: The New Deal at 75," featuring leading scholars from throughout the United States and Library of Congress experts highlighting new research and recent discoveries inspired by the Library’s collections of documentary materials generated by the cultural programs of the New Deal. The event, held in the Mumford Room, begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Registration is required. Contact: 707-1744.

March 13
Thursday
PRESENTATION
Historian, author and scientist Harry Lang presents a multimedia program, "Lincoln’s Role in Deaf Culture and History," in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book, the National Literary Society for the Deaf and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

March 13
Thursday
PRECONCERT TALK
As part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," the Music Division hosts a presentation with Cuarteto LatinoAmericano at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

March 13
Thursday
CONCERT
Cuarteto LatinoAmericano presents a concert of Revueltas and Chávez as part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information.

March 14
Friday
PRECONCERT TALK
Prior to the Post-Classical Ensemble concert, the Music Division is hosting a presentation as part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

March 14
Friday
CONCERT
The Post-Classical Ensemble, as part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," present a strictly Revueltas program at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information.

March 15
Saturday
SYMPOSIUM
A symposium, featured as part of the week-long mini-festival "Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited," presents a screening and discussion of Paul Strand’s documentary "Redes," a tour of the "Early Americas" exhibition and lectures on the two composers beginning at 10 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-5503.

March 18
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime reading features poems on "Fathers and Daughters" in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center. Contact: 707-5394.

March 20
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Owen Stanwood presents a talk on his research project "An Imperial Faith: the Catholic Threat and the Making of British America, 1678-1713" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

March 25
Tuesday
LECTURE
Raanan Rein, vice-rector of Tel Aviv University and director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, presents a lecture on "Searching for Home in Argentina and Israel: On History and Identity Among Jewish-Argentines and Argentine-Israelis" in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table, the Hispanic Division and the Embassy of Israel at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-9897.

March 27
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Kip Kosek presents a talk on his research project "Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and American Democracy" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

March 27
Thursday
POETRY READING
Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduces Rodney Jones and Ellen Bryant Voight, who will read selections of their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

March 29
Saturday
EXHIBITION CLOSING
"West Side Story: Birth of a Classic," featuring selections from the Library’s Leonard Bernstein Collection, closes today in the Performing Arts Reading Room Foyer. Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: 707-4604.

APRIL 2008

April 1
Tuesday
CONCERT
The Beaux Arts Trio presents a program of Ravel, Schubert and György Kurtág at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502.

April 3
Thursday
CONCERT
Cellist Lynn Harrell performs pieces by Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 11
Friday
CONCERT
The Škampa Quartet, with vocalist and violinist Iva Bittová, present a concert of Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittová and Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 16
Wednesday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Max Edelson presents a talk on his research project "The Transformation of Geographic Consciousness in Colonial British America" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

April 16
Wednesday
CONCERT
Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante perform works by Vivaldi, Leclair and Purcell, along with Biondi’s "Suite Les Nations," at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 17
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Jennifer Sessions presents a talk on her research project "The Culture and Politics of Colonialism in 19th Century France and Algeria, 1830-1851" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

April 17
Thursday
CONCERT
The Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio presents a program of Leclair, Vivaldi, Corelli, Veracini, Boismortier and François Couperin at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 18
Friday
CONCERT
The Pavel Haas Quartet performs works by Smetana, Dvorák and Haas at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 22
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime reading features poems in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is being sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center. Contact: 707-5394.

April 24
Thursday
POETRY READING
Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduces Mark Strand and Charles Wright, who will read selections of their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

April 24
Thursday
CONCERT

Camerata Pacifica, with pianist Warren Jones, performs pieces by Harbison, Ian Wilson and Mozart at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information.

April 29
Tuesday
BOOKS AND BEYOND
Author Bill McKibben discusses and signs his new book "American Earth: An Anthology of Environmental Writing from Thoreau to Now" in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book and the Library of America at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

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 St. S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 07-250
12/17/07
ISSN 0731-3527

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