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

April 26, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress, May to August 2010

(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

MAY 2010

Saturday
May 1
NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SERIES
"From Here to Eternity" (Columbia, 1953). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. The theater is at the Library of Congress Packard Campus located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, Va. All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public. For reservation information, call (540) 827-1079 extension 79994 or 707-9994 during business hours, beginning one week before any given screening.

Monday
May 3
LECTURE
Jason Steinhauer of the Veterans History Project discusses the contributions, impact and legacy of American Jewish service in World War II in "Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Soldiers in WWII" at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-9897.

Wednesday
May 5
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
John Szwed, John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, presents "Alan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded the World: A Bio-Ethnography" in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Thursday
May 6
EXHIBITION OPENING
The exhibition "As the Old Sing, So the Young Twitter" takes its inspiration from the musical and verbal relationship between birds and flutes and features items from the Library’s Dayton C. Miller Collection. The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday, in the foyer outside the Performing Arts Reading Room on the first floor of the James Madison Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Thursday
May 6
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Svetlana Kujumdzieva presents "The Library as Witness to Music History: The Case of the Sinai Musical Manuscripts housed at the Library of Congress" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Thursday
May 6
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Chaplain Arnold Resnicoff presents "Faith and Foxholes: Religion the Military" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3779.

Thursday
May 6
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
James Childress, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics, discusses his research project "Public Bioethics and the Possibilities and Limitations of a Reconstructed Just-War Theory" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Thursday
May 6
NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SERIES
"Naughty Marietta" MGM, 1935). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994

Friday
May 7
SYMPOSIUM
The Library’s Center for the Book and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division sponsor a symposium marking the publication by Penn State University Press of "The First White House Library: A History and Annotated Catalog" from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Friday
May 7
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Violinist Stephen Y.S. Shey performs Philippine classical serenades at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-6906.

Friday
May 7
FILM
"Mr. Hulot’s Holiday" (Discina, 1953). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
May 8
FILM
"Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" (Walt Disney, 1955). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
May 8
CONCERT
Simon Shaheen and members of Qantara present an evening of Arab, jazz, Western classical and Latin American fusion music, along with the world premiere of a work by Shaheen commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. The program is at 8 p.m. on LOCation at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. Tickets are required through the Atlas at 399-7993. Contact: 707-5502.

Monday
May 10
DISCUSSION
Library preservation experts discuss practical strategies for preserving personal collections during "Pass it On: Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress" from 10 a.m – 3 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-2603.

Monday
May 10
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Attorney Robin Gerber presents "Barbie’s Jewish Mother and Corporate Genius" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-3779.

Wednesday
May 12
LECTURE
Emil Draitser discusses his book "Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative" in a program sponsored by the European Division at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-4371.

Thursday
May 13
FILM
"The Angel and the Badman" (Republic, 1947). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday
May 14
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
"The Patsy Mink Story: Ahead of the Majority," a documentary about the first U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, will be screened at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Friday
May 14
BOOK TALK
Composer and conductor John Adams reads from his autobiography "Hallelujah Junction" in a program sponsored by the Music Division at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
May 14
MUSIC & THE BRAIN
Dr. Jayne Standley, director of the music therapy program at Florida State University and Dr. Vera Brandes, director of the research program in music medicine at Paracelsus Medical Private University in Salzburg, discuss "Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy" at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-8432.

Friday
May 14
FILM
"Requiem for a Heavyweight" (Columbia, 1962). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va .Contact: 707-9994.

Friday
May 14
CONCERT
The Woodley Ensemble celebrates the birth anniversaries of Robert Schumann and Samuel Barber with Schumann’s "Vier doppelcörige Gesänge," op. 141, and Barber’s "Reincarnations" op. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for these events; they are distributed by Ticketmaster, unless otherwise noted, 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
May 15
MUSIC & THE BRAIN
Music therapist Anne B. Parker and Donald DuRousseau of Human Bionics in Purcellville, Va., present "Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellness with Music Therapy" from 2-4 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Reservations are required. Contact: 707-8432.

Saturday
May 15
NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SERIES
"The Last Command’ (Paramount, 1928). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday
May 17
LECTURE
Raanan Rein of Tel Aviv University and Jeffrey Lesser of Emory University deliver a joint lecture titled "Jewish-Latin American Historiography: The Challenges Ahead" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Tuesday
May 18
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Distinguished Visiting Scholars Jürgen Kocka and Klaus Larres present a conversation, "History as a Way of Life," at 4 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2692.

Wednesday
May 19
BOOKS & BEYOND
Timothy M. Gay discusses and signs his new book "Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday
May 19
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Ekaterina Gerasimova, American Council of Learned Societies Mellon Fellow, presents "Russian Imperial Bindings as Artifacts and a Key for Reconstruction of the Imperial Libraries" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Wednesday
May 19
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
The New North Carolina Ramblers perform old-time string band music in a concert sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Thursday
May 20
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Devin Pendas, American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellow, discusses "Transitional Justice or Just Transitions?: The German Case, 1945-50" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Thursday
May 20
POETRY READING
Poet Laureate Kay Ryan closes the literary season at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5394.

Friday
May 21
CONFERENCE
The Library’s Geograhy and Map Division presents an all-day conference titled "Re-Examining the Portolan Chart: History, Navigation and Science" from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations are required. Contact: specialevents@loc.gov or 707-5218.

Friday
May 21
BOOKS & BEYOND
Jeff Shesol discusses and signs his new book "Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Manuscript Division at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Friday
May 21
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Members of SpeakEasyDC will perform "I’m NOT Going to be a Doctor: Growing Up Asian in America" at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-6906.

Saturday
May 22
LECTURE
Pianist composer Uri Caine talks with Larry Appelbaum of the Library’s Music Division before appearing with his trio. The program is at 6:15 p.m. on LOCation at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
May 22
CONCERT
The Uri Caine Trio performs an eclectic array of classical and jazz music. The program is at 8 p.m. on LOCation at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. Tickets are required through the Atlas at 399-7993. Contact: 707-5502.

Monday
May 24
LECTURE
Ronald P. Toby of the University of Illinois, Iriye Akira of Harvard University and Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research present "Samurai 150! First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to the U.S. in 1860" in a program sponsored by the Asian Division at 5:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-2990.

Wednesday
May 26
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Jonathan Levy, American Council of Learned Societies Mellon Fellow, presents a lecture on his research project "The Ways of Providence: Capitalism, Risk and Freedom" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Wednesday
May 26
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Franklin Odo, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Program, delivers the keynote address titled "Cultural Stewardship in Asian Pacific American Communities" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-6906.

Thursday
May 27
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Bob Rychlik presents "Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains," a lecture and demonstration of Fujara and other overtone flutes, in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5510.

Friday
MAY 28
LECTURE
Norman Middleton of the Library’s Music Division presents "Nip/Tuck: The World of J.S. Bach Transcriptions and Revisions" at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday
May 28
CONCERT
Ensemble Caprice performs works by Bach and Telemann at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See May 14 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday
May 29
CONCERT
Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska’s Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress, at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
May 29
LECTURE
Mahan Esfahani participates in a post-concert discussion, featured as part of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, at 4 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

JUNE 2010

Wednesday
June 2
BOOKS & BEYOND
Rich Remsberg discusses and signs his new book "Hard Luck Blues" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book, the American Folklife Center and the Publishing Office at noon in the Westin Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wedneday
June 9
BOOK TALK
Library Hebraic area specialist Ann Brener discusses her book "Samuel’s Daughter" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3779.

Friday
June 11
EXHIBITION OPENING
"Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture" showcases engaging photographs of entertainer Hope making the presidents laugh, a personal holiday greeting from Richard M. Nixon and scores of political jokes from Hope’s 89,000-page personal joke file. The gallery also includes items from the Bob Hope Collection, materials from the rich and varied collections of the Library and objects borrowed from the Bob Hope Archives. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday, in the Thomas Jeffersion Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Tuesday
June 15
CELEBRATION
To celebrate Ruth Wakefield’s birthday and a recent gift to the Library of Wakefield’s "Ruth Wakefield’s Toll House Recipes," the Science, Technology and Business Division is hosting a chocolate chip cookie bakeoff at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-1212.

Wednesday
June 16
FILM
Filmmaker Jean Bodon shows his film "Leon Blum" (French with English subtitles), followed by a discussion at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897.

Thursday
June 17
EXHIBITION OPENING
"The Red Book of Carl G. Jung: Its Origins and Influence" features the 205-page illustrated manuscript—in the author’s own hand—along with original letters exchanged by Jung and Freud that illustrate the differences that led to their estrangement; page proofs, annotated by Jung, of the English edition of his autobiography; first editions of many of Jung's most important publications; photographs of Jung at various ages; rare alchemy books that influenced Jung; a Tibetan mandala; original hand-colored illustrations by William Blake; and items that demonstrate Jung's influence on such artists as Martha Graham, Federico Fellini and Jorge Luis Borges and on popular-culture icons such as the film "Star Wars." The exhibition is on view through Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-4604

Tuesday
June 22
LECTURE
NASA scientist Eric Brown de Colsoun discusses "The Chesapeake Bay from Space" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1212.

Wednesday
June 23
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Marce Lacouture and Friends perform Cajun music from Louisiana in a concert sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Thursday
June 24
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Karen Karbiener discusses her research project "Walt Whitman and New York: The Urban Roots of ‘Leaves of Grass’" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Wednesday
June 30
CEREMONY
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass hosts and announces the winners of the annual River of Words art and poetry contest for young people at 10 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-5221.

JULY 2010

Monday
July 12
BOOKS & BEYOND
Nadine Cohodas discusses and signs her new book "Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Serial and Government Publications Division at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday
July 14
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music from Idaho in a concert sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Thursday
July 22
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Bau Graves of Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago presents "Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources" in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

AUGUST 2010

Thursday
Aug. 12
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Debra Lattanzi Shutika of George Mason University presents "Place and the Politics of Belonging" in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Wednesday
Aug. 25
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Steve Meisner and Friends perform Milwaukee Slovenian-style polka music from Wisconsin in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

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 10-082
04/26/10
ISSN 0731-3527

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