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

December 22, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress, January - April 2010

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Wednesday
Jan. 6
GALLERY TALK
Judith Dixon of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped discusses "Braille: An Enduring Tool of Literacy for Blind People" at noon in the Mumford Room foyer. Contact: 707-9203.

Thursday
Jan. 7
FILM
"Cat People" (RKO, 1942) and "The 7th Victim" (RKO, 1943). Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call 707-9994 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All shows are free, and seating is limited to 200 seats. The Packard Campus Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.

Friday
Jan. 8
FILM
"Yellow Submarine" (United Artists, 1968). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 9
FILM
"A Walt Disney Shorts Festival" (Walt Disney Pictures). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Tuesday
Jan. 12
LECTURE
Maurice Roumani, visiting professor at American University, presents a talk titled "North African Jewry During WWII: The Holocaust and its Impact" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Wednesday
Jan. 13
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the Cold War section of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Monday
Jan. 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
The Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other Library buildings, services, offices, and reading rooms will be closed to the public. Contact: 707-8000.

Wednesday
Jan. 20
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the McCarthy/McCarthyism section of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Thursday
Jan. 21
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES
Dr. Petr Janata, associate professor of psychology at the Center for Mind and Brain at University of California, Davis, presents "Music, Memories, and the Brain" in a program cosponsored by the Music Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Thursday
Jan. 21
FILM
"Pennies From Heaven" (MGM, 1981). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Thursday
Jan. 21
CONCERT
Pianist Menaham Pressler joins violinist Alexander Kerr, violist Kim Kashkashian and cellist Antonio Meneses in performing Mozart's K. 493 and Dvorak's op. 87 at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Although there is no charge for the concert, 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.

Friday
Jan. 22
FILM
"Road to Morocco" (Paramount, 1942). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 23
FILM
"Children of Divorce" (Paramount, 1927). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Tuesday
Jan. 26
LECTURE
Directors Ofra Tevet and Ronit Kertsner discuss their film "Menachem and Fred" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Wednesday
Jan. 27
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the 1960s and 1970s sections of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Thursday
Jan. 28
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES
The Icelandic Edda—poems and tales of Norse mythology—and effect of myth and music on the mind is discussed in a program cosponsored by the Music Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Thursday
Jan. 28
FILM
"The Harder They Fall" (Columbia, 1956). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Thursday
Jan. 28
CONCERT
Sequentia performs a recreation of the Edda, the Norse saga that inspired Wagner's "Ring" cycle at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Jan. 21 entry for tickets and contact information.

Friday
Jan. 29
FILM
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (Orion, 1988). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 30
FILM
"Silent Comedy Shorts" (1918-1928). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

*** End January 2010 ***

FEBRUARY 2010

Wednesday
Feb. 3
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the Nixon section of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Wednesday
Feb. 3
BOOKS & BEYOND
Michael Kranish will discuss and sign his new book "Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Tuesday
Feb. 9
POETRY AT NOON
Featured poets will read love poems in celebration of Valentine’s Day in a program sponsored by the Poetry Center at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5394.

Wednesday
Feb. 10
GALLERY TALK
Holly Krueger will discuss the conservation of the Library’s Herblock Collection at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Wednesday
Feb. 17
LECTURE
NASA scientist Michelle Thaller presents "Galileo: The Real Story" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Wednesday
Feb. 17
LECTURE
William Ferris of the University of North Carolina presents a talk titled "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Wednesday
Feb. 17
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the Reagan and Clinton/Bush sections of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Thursday
Feb. 18
POETRY READING
Poet Laureate Kay Ryan announces the 2010 Witter Bynner Poetry Fellows, who will read from their work, in a program sponsored by the Poetry Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Friday
Feb. 19
CONCERT
Part of "America Sings in the Nation’s Capital," Tapestry performs works by Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Antonin Dvorak, Billie Holiday and more at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Although there is no charge for the concert, 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.

Tuesday
Feb. 23
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kathryn Jacob discusses and signs her new book "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man About Washington in the Gilded Age" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday
Feb. 25
CONCERT
Concerto Soave performs pieces by Scarlatti, Caldara and Handel at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 19 entry for ticket and contact information.

Friday
Feb. 26
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES
Dr. David Huron, head of the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory at Ohio State University, presents "Why Do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?" in a program cosponsored by the Music Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
Feb. 26
CONCERT
In the first of four concerts celebrating Robert Schumann’s 200th birthday, the Altenberg Trio performs Rachmaninov, Dvorak, Martin and Schumann at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 19 entry for ticket and contact information.

*** End February 2010 ***

MARCH 2010

Thursday
March 4
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
Students from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University perform a McKim commission at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Although there is no charge for the concert, 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.

Friday
March 5
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Steven Soderberg of the Library’s Music Division gives a talk on Schumann’s chamber music at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday
March 5
CONCERT
In the second of four concerts celebrating Robert Schumann's 200th birthday, the Vienna Piano Trio surveys two of Schumann’s piano trios along with the rarely-performed piano trio by his wife Clara at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 4 entry for ticket and concert information.

Friday
March 12
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES
Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, discusses "The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health" in a program cosponsored by the Music Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
March 12
CONCERT
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud perform works by Debussy, Poulenc and Schubert’s "Arpeggione" Sonata at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

Tuesday
March 16
BOOKS & BEYOND
Abby Sallenger discusses and signs his new book "Island in the Storm: A Rising Sea, a Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Geography and Map Division at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday
March 17
LECTURE
A NASA scientist will discuss observations made on Mars in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Divison at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

Thursday
March 18
POETRY READING
Award-winning poets Albert Goldbarth and Eleanor Wilner read from their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Wednesday
March 24
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division lead a tour through the special section of the "Herblock!" exhibition at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Wednesday
March 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Richard F. Grimmett discusses and signs his new book "St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square: The History and Heritage of the Church of the Presidents, Washington, D.C." in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday
March 25
LECTURE
Bruce Jackson of State University of New York at Buffalo presents "Pictures from a Drawer" in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Thursday
March 25
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Cecilia Tichi, former Kluge Chair in Modern Culture, gives a talk titled "Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Friday
March 26
CONCERT
Voces Intimae present pieces by Hummel, Mozart and Schubert at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

*** End March 2020 ***

APRIL 2010

Friday
April 9
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES
Norman Middleton of the Library’s Music Division gives a talk titled "‘I'm Frozen and I Can't Play a Thing!’: Stage Fright and the Brain" in a program cosponsored by the Music Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
April 9
CONCERT
The Juilliard String Quartet, with new first violinist Nick Eanet, performs Schubert, Bartók and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Although there is no charge for the concert, 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.

Saturday
April 10
WORKSHOP
The Juilliard String Quartet conducts a workshop for selected area students, including public listening, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday
April 14
CONCERT
For the season’s third Schumann 200th anniversary concert, the Henschel Quartet performs string quartets by both Schumann and Barber at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 9 concert entry for ticket and contact information.

Thursday
April 15
BOOKS & BEYOND
A. Roger Ekirch discusses and signs his new book "Birthright: The True Story That Inspired ‘Kidnapped’" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Friday
April 16
CONCERT
San Francisco’s Alexander Quartet and Canada’s Afiara Quartet join forces in Martinu’s sextet and Shostakovich’s octet in addition to performances by each group at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 9 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday
April 17
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
The Alexander String Quartet and musicologist Robert Greenberg discuss and perform Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 130 at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
April 20
POETRY AT NOON
In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, professional actors from the Academy of Classical Acting read from the Bard’s work in a program sponsored by the Poetry Center at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5394.

Wednesday
April 21
LECTURE
A NASA scientist presents a talk on dark matter in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Thursday
April 22
BOOKS & BEYOND
Anita Silvey discusses and signs her new book "Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Children’s Book" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Saturday
April 24
MIND OF THE MUSICIAN SERIES
Jazz scholar Larry Appelbaum from the Library’s Music Division, who also hosts WPFW’s "Sound of Surprise," interviews Cuban drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto in a program sponsored by the Music Division at 6:15 p.m. on LOCation at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., N.E. Contact: 707-8432.

Saturday
April 24
CONCERT
The Dafnis Prieto Sí O Sí Quartet with violinist Christian Howes presents a concert of New Latin Jazz music at 8 p.m. on LOCation at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., N.E. Tickets are available through the Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office at 399-7993. Contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday
April 28
CONCERT
The American Folklife Center presents another concert in its Homegrown Series at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5510.

Friday
April 30
MIND OF THE MUSICIAN SERIES
Composer Caleb Burhans talks about his new work before its premiere by the Jack Quartet—for whom it was written—in a program sponsored by the Music Division at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
April 30
CONCERT
The Jack Quartet premieres a new work by California composer Caleb Burhans commissioned by the Library of Congress at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 9 entry for ticket and contact information.

*** End April 2010 ***

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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; South Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; LM 139, 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 09-244
12/22/09
ISSN 0731-3527

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