Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

April 17, 2013 (REVISED April 18, 2013)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress, May - July 2013

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
May 1
BOOK TALK
Janice Rothschild Blumberg discusses her new book "Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi ‘Alphabet’ Browne, 1845-1929" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.3779.

Wednesday
May 1
GALLERY TALK
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division introduces the diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, highlighting a young Confederate's view of the Civil War at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition, located in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Wednesday
May 1
LECTURE
Reference specialist Angela Cannon discusses her research on the Cyrillic Union Catalog at noon in the European Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4371.

Wednesday
May 1
LAW DAY
Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent with National Public Radio, moderates a panel discussion on the movement in America for civil and human rights in honor of Law Day at 1 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Wednesday
May 1
POETRY READING
To commemorate Natasha Trethewey’s year as Poet Laureate, poets Marilyn Chin, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner and Kevin Young read from their work at 4 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium.

Wednesday
May 1
LECTURE
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey closes the literary season with a lecture titled "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force" at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday
May 2
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Will I. Hitchcock, Kissinger Chair at the John W. Kluge Center, discusses "The Ike Age: Eisenhower, America and the World of the 1950s" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Friday
May 3
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
George Crumb and Chaya Czernowin discuss their music at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday
May 3
CONCERT
Orchestra 2001, featuring soprano Ann Crumb and baritone Patrick Mason, present works by George Crumb and the world premiere of "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes," by Chaya Czernowin at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328, 703.573.7328 and 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 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday
May 7
LECTURE
Ian MacKaye of bands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Embrace, Fugazi, and The Evens discusses his music and work as co-founder and co-owner of Dischord Records, which has documented music coming out of the Washington D.C. underground for the past 30 years, at 6 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.1120.

Wednesday
May 8
BOOK TALK
Nigerian writer A. Igoni Barrett reads from his work and discusses the state of contemporary African literature at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division. Contact: 707.5394.

Wednesday
May 8
GALLERY TALK
Jennifer Harbster of the Science, Technology, and Business Division talks about the role of technology in the Civil War at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition, located in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Wednesday
May 8
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Kluge Fellow Victor Goldgel presents a talk on "The Quest for ‘New’ in Spanish-American Culture: Fashion and Newspapers in the 19th Century" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
May 9
LECTURE
Liudmyla Hrynevych discusses her book "The Collectivization and Holodomor Chronicle Project: The Unknown Famine of 1928-1929," and Vladyslav Hrynevych discusses his new monograph titled "Unbridled Dissonance: The Second World War and Socio-political Attitudes in Ukraine, 1939-1941" at noon in the European Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4371.

Monday
May 13
LECTURE
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner talks about and shows clips from her film "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.3779.

Wednesday
May 15
LITERARY CELEBRATION
Novelists Mary Gaitskill and Janet Peery read from the work of Katherine Anne Porter at noon in the Whittall Pavilion.

Wednesday
May 15
GALLERY TALK
Loras Schissel of the Music Division discusses the Port Royal band books at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition, located in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday
May 16
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Black Mountain Fellow Oksana Marafioti presents "Magical Realism in the Soviet Union" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Friday
May 17
POETRY READING
Obama Inaugural poet Richard Blanco reads a selection of his poetry at 2 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
May 22
LECTURE
NASA scientist Steve Covington presents "How to Manage a Satellite Going 17,000 Miles Per Hour" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Wednesday
May 22
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Tobie Meyer-Fong, Kluge Fellow in 2006, discusses his book "What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Wednesday
May 22
GALLERY TALK
Mark Dimunation of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division explores the contents of Lincoln’s pockets on the night he was assassinated at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition, located in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Wednesday
May 22
CONCERT
The Attacca Quartet plays pieces by Janácek, Beethoven, Adams and a world premiere by Timothy Andres at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday
May 23
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Kluge Fellow Dan Schwartz presents a lecture titled "Ghettos: The Genealogy of a Concept, the History of a Place" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
May 23
CONCERT
Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida present works by Janácek, Salonen, Schubert and Adams at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. Tickets are available by calling the Atlas Box Office at 399.7993. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday
May 24
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Composer John Adams discusses his music at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday
May 24
CONCERT
The International Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by John Adams, performs pieces by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, DiCastri and Adams at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday
May 25
MASTER CLASS
Flutist Claire Chase presents a master class open to students and music lovers of all ages at 10 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday
May 25
CONCERT
The U.S. Army Blues band traces John Adams’ musical lineage back to the era of swing bands and his grandfather’s New Hampshire dance hall at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, N.E. Contact: 7107.5502.

Monday
May 27
MEMORIAL 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 other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day federal holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday
May 29
GALLERY TALK
Adrienne Cannon of the Manuscript Division talks about Frederick Douglass and the Civil War at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition, located in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday
May 30
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Kluge Fellow Ilaria Andreoli presents a talk titled "Illustrated Books of the 15th and 16th Centuries" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Friday
May 31
LITERARY CELEBRATION
Poets Mark Doty and Sally Keith read from the work of Walt Whitman at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.3302.

*** End May 2013 ***

JUNE 2013

Monday
June 3
EXHIBITION CLOSURES
"The Civil War in America" and Thomas Jefferson’s Library exhibitions are temporarily closed to the public from 8:30 – 11 a.m. through Friday, June 14, in the Thomas Jefferson Building. The galleries will reopen to the public after 11 a.m. each day. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
June 5
GALLERY TALK
Megan Halsband and Amber Paranick of the Serial and Government Publications Division discuss the Gibson Girl and popular press imagery at noon in the Graphic Arts Galleries, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday
June 6
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Marie Arana presents "Bolivar: American Liberator" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Wednesday
June 12
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Bill C. Malone of Tulane University presents "Music From the True Vine: Mike Seeger’s Life and Musical Journey" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday
June 12
GALLERY TALK
Margaret Wagner of the Publishing Office and Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division discuss the impact of WWI on Charles Dana Gibson’s career and life work at noon in the Graphic Arts Galleries, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Wednesday
June 19
LECTURE
NASA’s Avi Mandell presents "Exotic Earths: Exploring Planets Around Other Stars" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Thursday
June 20
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Kluge Fellow Chris Bishop presents a lecture titled "Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?: Frederic Wertham’s ‘Seduction of the Innocent’" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
June 20
BOOKS & BEYOND
John Muller discusses and signs his book "Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Monday
June 24
LECTURE
Mark S. Frankel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science presents "Science Literacy: Bridging the Chasm Between Science and Public Policy" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1212.

Tuesday
June 25
HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
This annual series of concerts representing America’s diverse musical heritage sponsored by the American Foklife Center kicks off with the An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble performing Klezmer music from New York at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
June 27
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Kluge Fellow Jason Blokhuis discusses "Public Educational Authority and Children’s Right’s" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
June 27
LITERARY CELEBRATION
Poets Holly Bass and Al Young celebrate the birthday of American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.5394.

***End June 2013***

JULY 2013

Tuesday
July 2
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Garifuna performers from California and New York perform their traditional music at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
July 4
INDEPENDENCE 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 other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Independence Day federal holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Thursday
July 11
BOOKS & BEYOND
Joshua Kendall discusses and signs his new book "America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday
July 11
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Ohio-based group Harmonia presents music from Central Europe and the Transcarpathian Mountains at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday
July 16
BOOKS & BEYOND
Jason Emerson discusses and signs his new book "Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

***End July 2013***

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The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building 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 ADA@loc.gov.

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 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, 399.7993. For further information on concerts, call the Concert Information Line at 707.5502 or visit www.loc.gov/concerts/.

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PR 13-076
04/17/13
ISSN 0731-3527

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