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August 30, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

September – December 2011

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Thursday
Sept. 1
FILM
"The Wanderers" (Orion, 1979), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. 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 202.707.9994 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. For current schedule and more information, visit the theater’s website at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

Monday
Sept. 5
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday.

Thursday
Sept. 8
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Ray Allen of Brooklyn College discusses "The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.5510.

Thursday
Sept. 8
FILM
"Mildred Pierce" (Warner Bros., 1945), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Friday
Sept. 9
FILM
Pre-Code Double Feature: "Jewel Robbery" (Warner Bros., 1932) and "Heat Lightning" (Warner Bros., 1934), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Saturday
Sept. 10
LECTURE
William Meredith, director of The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, presents a lecture titled "What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, opus 109" at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502.

Saturday
Sept. 10
FILM
"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (Disney, Buena Vista, 1989), 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Tuesday
Sept. 13
LECTURE
Gershon Greenberg of American University gives a talk titled "Rethinking the Canon of Modern Jewish Thought" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 202.707.3780.

Wednesday
Sept. 14
LECTURE
Marci Delaney, assistant research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, presents "Mapping the Moon with WALL-E and Children" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.1212.

Wednesday
Sept. 14
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
The Agustin Lira Trio and Quetzal present Chicano music from California at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5510.

Thursday
Sept. 15
EXHIBITION OPENING
Opening in the Library’s new graphic arts galleries will be "Timely and Timeless: New Acquisitions of Cartoon Art," featuring original cartoons added to the Prints and Photographs Division over the past decade, and "Herblock Looks at 1961: Fifty Years Ago Today in Editorial Cartoons," highlighting 10 Herblock drawings. Both exhibitions will be on view through March 10, 2012. The galleries are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, on the ground level of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 202.707.4604.

Thursday
Sept. 15
FILM
"TV Back-to-School Night," 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Friday
Sept. 16
BOOKS & BEYOND
Pam Munoz Ryan will discuss and sign her Americas Award-winning book "The Dreamer," illustrated by Peter Sis, at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 201.707.5221.

Friday
Sept. 16
JAY I. KISLAK LECTURE
David Stuart, Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, presents "Deciphering the Art of the Ancient Maya and the Year 2012" at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.4298.

Friday
Sept. 16
FILM
"The Black Hole" (Buena Vista, 1979), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Saturday
Sept. 17
CEREMONY
Author Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrator Peter Sis of "The Dreamer" and author Willie Perdomo and illustrator Bryan Collier of "Clemente!" receive the Americas Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 202.707.5221.

Saturday
Sept. 17
FILM
"How the West Was Won" (MGM, 1962), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Thursday
Sept. 22
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Staff Fellow Susan Garfinkel presents "This Separation Forced Upon Us: Philadelphia's Free Quakers and the Culture of Revolution" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 202.707.7678.

Thursday
Sept. 22
FILM
"Knute Rockne, All-American" (Warner Bros., 1940), 7:30 p.m. Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Friday
Sept. 23
FILM
"Libeled Lady" (MGM, 1936), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Saturday-Sunday
Sept. 24-25
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The 2011 National Book Festival will be held rain or shine on the National Mall between 9th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: 202.707.1940.

Saturday
Sept. 24
FILM
"Don Juan" (Warner Bros., 1926), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Monday
Sept. 26
SYMPOSIUM
A keynote delivered by Candace Slater of the University of California titled "Here Today, Here Tomorrow: The Survival and Continuing Transformation of the Brazilian Literature de Cordel" kicks off the American Folklife Center’s two-day symposium, "‘Literatura de Cordel’: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Street Literature." Following is a panel titled "Cordel: Voice of the People." The symposium begins at 12:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/litcordel/index.html. Contact: 202.707.5510.

Tuesday
Sept. 27
SYMPOSIUM
The American Folklife Center’s symposium, "‘Literatura de Cordel’: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Street Literature" features panels on "Cordel in the Artistic Life of Brazil," "Cordel in an e-World" and "What Does the Cordel Represent in Brazil Today?" The symposium begins at 8:45 a.m. in LJ 119. Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/litcordel/index.html. Contact: 202.707.5510.

Wednesday
Sept. 28
BOOKS & BEYOND
Charles King discusses and signs his new book "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.5221.

Thursday
Sept. 29
FILM
"The Living Desert" (Disney, Buena Vista, 1953), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

Friday
Sept. 30
FILM
"Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (Dovzhenko Film Studios, 1965), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Contact: 202.707.9994.

*** End September 2011 ***

OCTOBER 2011

Saturday
Oct. 1
SYMPOSIUM
Dvořák scholar Michael Beckerman speaks on the role of African-American sources in the composer’s conception of an American music, and Eva Velická, the director of the Dvořák Museum, joins him for a discussion on "Manuscripts as Storytellers." Tenor Reginald Bouknight sings arrangements of spirituals by Henry Burleigh, as well as other fragments of African-American music that Dvořák encountered during his years in America, with commentary by Beckerman. The symposium begins at 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations are required; contact: 202.274.9105.

Tuesday
Oct. 4
PANEL DISCUSSION
Poets Mónica de la Torre and Pedro Serrano, along with translator Jeannette Clairond, and scholar Rafael Pérez-Torres, discuss the poetry traditions of the United States and Mexico and the ways they interrelate and reflect upon each other at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 202.707.5394.

Thursday
Oct. 6
LECTURE
Mark Schubin of the Metropolitan Opera speaks on "Fandom of the Opera: How a 400-Year-Old Art Form Helped Create Modern Media Technology" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.1212.

Thursday
Oct. 6
LECTURE
Loras Schissel of the Music Division presents "Music for Film: How It's Done and the People Who Do It" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502.

Monday
Oct. 10
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special Main Reading Room open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other reading rooms other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day federal holiday.

Wednesday
Oct. 12
POETRY READING
Chinese poets Xi Chuan and Zhou Zan join Michael Wiegers, executive editor of Copper Canyon Press, for a reading and discussion on the forthcoming anthology "Push Open the Window: Contemporary Poetry from China" at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 202.707.5394.

Saturday
Oct. 15
CONCERT
Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., with Raúl Esparza, Valarie Pettiford and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, present "Babalu! Celebrating the Library’s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection" at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 7

Monday
Oct. 17
POETRY READING
Philip Levine, the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, will kick off the Fall 2011 season with a reading of his work at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5394

Tuesday
Oct. 18
LECTURE
Israeli photographer Sharon Yaari discusses his work at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 202.707.3779.

Wednesday
Oct. 19
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina, Denise Gallo of the Music Division and Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA present a panel discussion titled "On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, Lady Gaga" at 6:15 in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502. No tickets required

Wednesday
Oct. 19
FRANZ LISZT BICENTENARY PROJECT
Pianist Louis Lortie performs Liszt’s "Années de pèlerinage" ("Years of Pilgrimage"), followed by post-concert discussion with the artist. At 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 14

Friday
Oct. 21
CEREMONY
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress hosts the National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 202.707.5221.

Saturday
Oct. 22
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Music Division curator Raymond White introduces a display of Liszt manuscripts, letters, photographs and memorabilia at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502. No tickets required

Saturday
Oct. 22
FRANZ LISZT BICENTENARY PROJECT
Baritone Martin Bruns and fortepianist Christoph Hammer present a Liszt 200th Birthday Liederabend at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 14

Tuesday
Oct. 25
LECTURE
Leo B. Slater, historian with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, presents a lecture titled "Malaria & War: The U.S. Antimalarial Program in World War II" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.1207.

Tuesday
Oct. 25
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Karoly Dan, consul general of Hungary, discusses Liszt, Bartók and music in modern Hungarian culture at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502. No tickets required

Tuesday
Oct. 25
FRANZ LISZT BICENTENARY PROJECT
Soloists from the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with pianist Jenő Jandó, perform works by Bela Bartók at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 21

Wednesday
Oct. 26
LECTURE
Author Marc Levinson discusses his book "The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.1212.

Friday
Oct. 28
CONCERT
Violinist Daniel Hope presents works by De Falla, Takemitsu. Ravel, Mazumdar and Bartók at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 21

Saturday
Oct. 29
FRANZ LISZT BICENTENARY PROJECT
Cellist Tamás Zétényi discusses and performs Lizst transcriptions and chamber pieces at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: TBA

Saturday
Oct. 29
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Denise Gallo of the Music Division presents "Franz Liszt: Staging Opera at the Keyboard" at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502. No tickets required

Saturday
Oct. 29
FOUNDER’S DAY CONCERT (Honoring Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge)
Pianists Aglika Genova and Liuben present pieces by Schubert, Arensky, Liszt and Milhaud at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 21

*** End October 2011 ***

NOVEMBER 2011

Thursday
Nov. 3
LECTURE
Robin Rausch of the Music Division presents "Muzio Clementi: Father of Modern Piano Technique" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502.

Friday
Nov. 4
CONCERT
The Mozart Piano Quartet performs the composer’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, along with works by Mahler and Saint-Saëns at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 28

Saturday
Nov. 5
CONCERT
Featuring the Tuscan-Medici Stradivarius viola (1690), on loan to the Library of Congress from the Tuscan Corp., violist Roberto Díaz and pianist Kwan Yi present music by Liszt, Brahms and Bach at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Sept. 28

Friday
Nov. 11
VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday.

Wednesday
Nov. 16
COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION SONGWRITERS SERIES
Bob DiPiero returns to host another evening of country music from some of the nation’s great country artists at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Oct. 5

Thursday
Nov. 17
LECTURE
James Wintle of the Music Division presents "Coolidge Commissions of Roy Harris" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502.

Thursday
Nov. 24
THANKSGIVING DAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.

*** End November 2011 ***

DECEMBER 2011

Friday
Dec. 2
PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
Jazz musicians Gretchen Parlato and Gerald Clayton talk with Larry Appelbaum, Music Division specialist and jazz curator, a 6:15 p.m. at the Atlas Peforming Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. No tickets required

Friday
Dec. 2
CONCERT
Gretchen Parlato and The Gerald Clayton Trio present a program of jazz at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Contact: 202.707.5502
Ticket sale date: Nov. 2, Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1333 H Street, N.E., 202.399.7993.

Saturday
Dec. 17
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Violinist Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet talks with composer Gunther Schuller at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 202.707.5502. No tickets required

Saturday
Dec. 17
STRADIVARI MEMORIAL CONCERT
The Borromeo String Quartet, with pianist Seymour Lipkin, celebrates the birthday of Antonio Stradivari with pieces by Schuller, Beethoven and Schubert at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 202.707.5502. Ticket sale date: Nov. 9

Monday
Dec. 26
CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.

*** End December 2011 ***

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; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, 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 [email protected]

CONCERTS: The Library’s concert series is presented free of charge to the public but requires tickets for admission. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328 and (703) 573-7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.TicketMaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center will be available through the Atlas Box Office, 202-399-7993. For further information on concerts, call the Concert Information Line at (202) 707-5502 or visit www.loc.gov/concerts/.

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PR 11-147
08/30/11
ISSN 0731-3527

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