Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: Calendar of Events
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

July 30, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

August – December 2013

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

****

Thursday
Aug. 1
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kislak Fellow Patricia O’Brien presents "English Colonialism and Piracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.


Thursday
Aug. 1
FILM
"Hell’s Hinges" (Triangle, 1916). 2:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday
Aug. 1
FILM
"The Big Trail" (Fox, 1930). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
Aug. 2
FILM
"Stagecoach" (United Artists, 1939). 2:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
Aug. 2
FILM
"My Darling Clementine" (20th Century-Fox, 1946), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
Aug. 3
FILM
"Red River" (United Artists, 1948), 2:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
Aug. 3
FILM
"Shane" (Paramount, 1953), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Tuesday
Aug. 6
LECTURE
Historian Hamid Naweed discusses "Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Wednesday
Aug. 7
HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
This annual series of concerts representing America’s diverse musical heritage sponsored by the American Folklife Center continues this month with the Brotherhood Singers present R&B and gospel music from Kentucky at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
Aug. 8
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
The American Folklife Center honors pioneering folklorist Benjamin Botkin with this annual series of lectures presenting the best of current research and practice in folklore, folklife and closely related fields. Elena Martínez of City Lore, a New York City-based cultural heritage and folklife nonprofit organization, presents "I'd Still Be Puerto Rican, Even if Born on the Moon: Documenting Puerto Rican Migration and Community Through the Arts" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
Aug. 8
FILM
"Emperor Jones" (United Artists, 1933), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
Aug. 9
FILM
"Paths to Paradise" (Paramount, 1925), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
Aug. 10
FILM
"Meatballs" (Paramount, 1979), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Wednesday
Aug. 14
HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
The Kalandidhi Dance Company perform traditional Kuchipudi dance from Maryland at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday
Aug. 14
LECTURE
Noriko J. Horiguchi discusses her book "Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.2990.

Thursday
Aug. 15
EXHIBITION OPENING
"A Night at the Opera" celebrates the musical art form with a 50-item display of manuscript and printed scores, librettos, photographs and set designs dating from the late-18th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Items include holograph manuscript scores by Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, both born 200 years ago in 1813. Other highlights include set designs for "Don Giovanni" and "Carmen." The exhibit is on view from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, through Jan. 25, 2014, in the Performing Arts Reading Room Gallery, located in the James Madison Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Aug. 15
FILM
"Marjorie Morningstar" (Warner Bros., 1958), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
Aug. 16
SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE
"Space Amoeba" (Toho, 1970) and "Kingdom of the Spiders" (Dimensions, 1977), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
Aug. 17
FILM
"The Parent Trap" (Disney, 1998), 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday
Aug. 22
FILM
"Phantom of the Paradise" (20th Century-Fox, 1974), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
Aug. 23
FILM
"Swept Away" (Cinema 5, 1974, R-Rated*), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

Saturday
Aug. 24
DOUBLE FEATURE
"Cry Baby" (Universal, 1990) and "Johnny Dangerously" (20th Century-Fox, 1984), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Tuesday
Aug. 27
POETRY READING
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "Prayers of a Heretic: Poems" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4186.

Wednesday
Aug. 28
EXHIBITION OPENING
"A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" consists of 42 black-and-white images documenting the day when 250,000 people participated in the largest non-violent demonstration for civil rights that America had ever witnessed. These photographs—from newspaper and other media photographers, independent photojournalists and people who participated in the march—represent the cross-section of individuals who were there. Part of the collections in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division, the images convey the immediacy of being at the march and the palpable excitement of those who were there. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, through Feb. 28, 2014, in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Aug. 29
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division gives a talk on "Civil War Sketch Artists" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Aug. 29
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Uranchimeg Tsultem presents "Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy and Western Explorers in Early-20th-Century Mongolia" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.0213.


Thursday
Aug. 29 (7:30 p.m.)
FILM
"Hudson Hawk" (TriStar, 1991, R-rated*), 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

*** End August 2013 ***

SEPTEMBER 2013

Monday
Sept. 2
LABOR DAY
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 federal Labor Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday
Sept. 4
GALLERY TALK
Verna Curtis and Maricia Battle of the Prints and Photographs Division give a highlight tour of the "A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" exhibition at noon in the Graphic Arts Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Monday
Sept. 9
BOOKS & BEYOND
Dane Kennedy discusses and signs his new book "The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday
Sept. 10
LECTURE
NASA’s Owen Kelley presents "Discovering Hot Towers in Hurricanes" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Wednesday
Sept. 11

HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
Los Texmaniacs
present traditional conjunto dance music from Texas
at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday
Sept. 11
GALLERY TALK
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division discusses "Mayan Writing and Mathematics: The Dresden Codex and Materials from the Jay I. Kislak Collection" at noon in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Sept. 12
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Jens Lund, folklorist and program manager emeritus at Washington State Parks and Recreation, presents "I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific Northwest" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater, Contact: 707.5510.

Monday
Sept. 16
BOOKS & BEYOND
Susan Reyburn and Athena Angelos will discuss and sign their new book "Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America’s Game" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday
Sept. 18
GALLERY TALK
Peggy Wagner of the Library’s Publishing Office gives a talk on "Religion in America During the Civil War" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
Sept. 18
BOOK TALK
Author Richard Rashke discusses his book "Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals" at noon in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. Contact: 707.3012.

Thursday
Sept. 19
VARDANANT’S DAY LECTURE
Charles de Lamberterie, professor of Indo-European linguistics and the Université de Paris discusses "The Armenian Language and the Indo-European Linguistic Family" at noon in the Northeast Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.5680.

Thursday
Sept. 19
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Staff Fellow Adrienne Lundgren presents a lecture on "The Photographs of F. Holland Day, Creating a Materials-Based Catalogue Raisonne for Photography" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday
Sept. 20
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Franklin Odo, founding director of the Asian Pacific American program at the Smithsonian, discusses "Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Saturday
Sept. 21
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The Library of Congress 13th annual National Book Festival is held, rain or shine, on the National Mall from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., between 9th and 14th streets. Visit www.loc.gov/bookfest/ for a complete list of authors and more information. Contact: 707.1940.

Saturday
HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
Sept. 21
Flory Jagoda and friends perform Sephardic music from Virginia at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5510.

Sunday
Sept. 22
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The Library of Congress 13th annual National Book Festival is held, rain or shine, on the National Mall from noon – 5:30 p.m., between 9th and 14th streets. Visit www.loc.gov/bookfest/ for a complete list of authors and more information. Contact: 707.1940.

Monday
Sept. 23
AWARDS CEREMONY
The Library’s Center for the Book and Hispanic Division, along with the Consortium of Latin Studies Programs presents the Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at 3 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday
Sept. 25
GALLERY TALK
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Astronomy and Astrology in Mayan Writing: The Codex Peresianus and Materials from the Jay I. Kislak Collection" at noon in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Sept. 26
SYMPOSIUM
The American Folklife Center holds a two-day symposium. "Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration," discussing the importance of archiving community-based creativity, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
Sept. 26
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Laura Gotkowitz, ACLS Burkhardt Fellow, presents "Trials Without End: Political Violence and Democracy in Bolivia after World War II" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday
Sept. 27
SYMPOSIUM
The American Folklife Center holds a two-day symposium. "Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration," discussing the importance of archiving community-based creativity, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5510.

*** End September 2013 ***

OCTOBER 2013

Tuesday
Oct. 1
BOOKS & BEYOND
Eileen Rockefeller discusses and signs her new book "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A Memoir" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday
Oct. 2
GALLERY TALK
Ed Redmond of the Geography and Map Division gives a talk on "Military Forts Around Washington During the Civil War" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Oct. 3
SYMPOSIUM
Arnold Rachman, associate professor of Psychiatry at New York University, Joseph Lichtenberg, editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, and Lewis Aron, director of the postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis at New York University, discuss "Elizabeth Severn: the ‘Evil Genius’ of Psychoanalysis" at 2 p.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.1082.

Wednesday
Oct. 9
GALLERY TALK
Stephanie Marcus of the Science, Technology and Business Division presents "Medicine During the Civil War" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Oct. 10
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Robin Lovin, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses "Moral Deliberation and Political Realism" at 3 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Monday
Oct. 14
COLUMBUS DAY
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., along with the Young Readers Center. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday
Oct. 16
GALLERY TALK
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents a talk titled "Alfred Maudslay and the Recording of Maya Inscriptions: Photographs from the Biologia Centrali-Americana" at noon in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Oct. 17
BOOKS & BEYOND
Robert G. Kaiser discusses and signs his new book "Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Friday
Oct. 18
FILM SCREENING
Filmmaker Claudio Sobral presents her documentary "Ghosts of the Third Reich" at noon in the Law Library Media Room. Contact: 707.9897.

Friday
Oct. 18
AWARDS CEREMONY
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, along with the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America presents the National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony and Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Monday
Oct. 21
LECTURE
The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division presents a lecture on using nanotechnology for cancer treatment at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

Wednesday
Oct. 23
LECTURE
NASA’s Michelle Thaller discusses "Our Place in the Universe: Cosmology from the Ancient Greeks to Today" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

Thursday
Oct. 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Cynthia Y. Levinson discusses and signs her new book "We’ve Got a Job To Do: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March" at 10 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5221.

Monday
Oct. 28
BOOKS & BEYOND
Nicholas Basbanes discusses and signs his new book "On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday
Oct. 30
BOOKS & BEYOND
Linda Barrett Osborne, Paolo Battaglia and Mario Mignone discuss and sign their new book "Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday
Oct. 30
GALLERY TALK
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Ownership and Landscape: Aztec Surveying and Cartography Before the Conquest" at noon in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

*** End October 2013 ***

NOVEMBER 2013

Wednesday
Nov. 6
GALLERY TALK
Megan Harris of the Veterans History Project gives a talk on "Medal of Honor Winners From the Civil War to the Present" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Nov. 7
LECTURE
The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division presents a talk on the anniversary of the discovery of DNA structure at 11:30 a.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5664.

Thursday
Nov. 7
BOOKS & BEYOND
Electra Yourke discusses and signs her new book "Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5221.

Friday
Nov. 8
LECTURE
The Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division presents a talk on Gregor Johann Mendel at 11:30 a.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5664.

Monday
Nov. 11
VETERANS DAY
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 federal Veterans Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday
Nov. 13
GALLERY TALK
Megan Harris of the Veterans History Project presents "Soldier Diaries: Civil War to the Present" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Tuesday
Nov. 19
GALLERY TALK
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division discuses "Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the 150th Anniversary" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
Nov. 20
GALLERY TALK
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division gives a talk titled "Political Cartoonist Herblock Looks at 1963" at noon in the Graphic Arts Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
Nov. 27
GALLERY TALK
Connie Carter of the Science, Technology and Business Division presents "Thanksgiving Becomes a National Holiday During the Civil War" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
Nov. 28
THANKSGIVING DAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.

*** End November 2013 ***

DECEMBER 2013

Wednesday
Dec. 4
GALLERY TALK
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division discusses "Antonia Ford Willard: A Confederate Spy" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
Dec. 11
GALLERY TALK
Barbara Bair of the Manuscript Division gives a talk titled "Wound Dresser: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Hospital Work" at noon in "The Civil War in America exhibition," located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Wednesday
Dec. 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.

*** End December 2013 ***

***********

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

PACKARD CAMPUS FILM SCREENINGS: 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/.

# # #

PR 13-136
07/30/13
ISSN 0731-3527

Back to top