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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Exhibition — Jacob Riis

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Gallery Talk — "Capturing Jacob Riis New York: Films from the Librarys Paper Print Collection"

Noon - 1 p.m.
Mike Mashon, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, presents, "Capturing Jacob Riis New York: Films from the Librarys Paper Print Collection" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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All Public Events for May 2016

Books and Beyond

Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention

May 3, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Law professor Mary Sarah Bilder, will discuss and sign her new book Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (Harvard University Press, 2015).
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Printing Colour, 1400-1700

May 12, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Editor Ad Stijnman and contributor Linda Morenus will discuss the first handbook of early modern colour printmaking before 1700, Printing Colour, 1400-1700 (Brill, 2015). Cosponsored with the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

First Dads: Parenting and Politics

May 17, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Journalist Joshua Kendall will discuss and sign his new book First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama (Grand Centeral Publising, 2016).
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Yefim Bronfman, piano

May 3, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform in the Coolidge Auditorium (ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building) some of the most riveting piano music composed by Sergei Prokofiev: the "War Sonatas." In 2005 Bronfman was among the preeminent pianists selected for the Great Conversations program at the Library, where he appeared alongside other keyboard luminaries (Ax, Fleisher, Graffman, Istomin, and Rosen). Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/yefim-bronfman-concert-tickets-18209461991
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Soumya Chakraverty and Devapriya Nayak

May 6, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Soumya Chakraverty and Devapriya Nayak perform traditional Hinustani music featuring the sarod and the tabla
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5000

Musicians from Marlboro

May 6, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Kaija Saariahos haunting Terra Memoria is featured in our second Musicians from Marlboro concert this season, a quartet arrangement of a work originally conceived for string orchestra. "I love the richness and sensitivity of the string sound," she has said. "I feel when writing for a string quartet that Im entering into the intimate core of musical communication." Saariaho was 2014s composer-in-residence at the venerable Marlboro Music Festival, which is now celebrating more than half a century of "exuberant and charismatic" music making (The New York Times). Framing her work, a late Haydn quartet and the Schumann D-minor piano trio. Presented in association with European Month of Culture. Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/musicians-from-marlboro-concert-tickets-18209573324
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Library Late: The Pedrito Martinez Group

May 14, 2016, 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
A consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, Pedrito Martinez doesnt just play the obligatory handful of standard bata rhythmshe plays the monumentally complex Oru seco exquisitely on each drum, or on all three at once. Hes also the worlds first-call rumberoplaying, singing, and dancing with dozens of groups and on over 100 recordings, and in films including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico and Rita (2010). DownBeat calls Martinez one of the "80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today," equally at home in jazz, pop and folk styles. Tremendously infectious energy, humor, charisma, and great dance moves make him as formidable a front man as he is a percussionist. Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-late-the-pedrito-martinez-group-concert-tickets-18209670615
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Nakotah LaRance: Native American Hoop Dancing

May 18, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Nakotah LaRance presents Native American hoop dancing. The program is part of the American Folklife Conter's Homegrown Series.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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Event

500th Anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

May 24, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, will mark the 500th anniversary since the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 1516 with a program on the history of the segregation of the Jewish community in Venice from the surrounding society.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5079

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Exhibition

Jacob Riis

May 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Out of the Ashes"

May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION CLOSING: "Out of the Ashes: A New Library for Congress and the Nation" marks the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of Jeffersons 6,487-volume library. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. adjacent to the "Thomas Jeffersons Library" exhibit.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

May 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Jacob Riis

May 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

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Film

"Pay or Die"

May 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
After director-producer Richard Wilson scored a big hit with his 1959 picture "Al Capone," Allied Artists hired him for another Italian mobster movie, which was set in early 20th-century New York City. The story is based on the actual account of New York Police Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino (played with gritty realism by Ernest Borgnine), an Italian-American police detective.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hester Street"

May 7, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Writer-director Joan Micklin Silvers first feature-length film, "Hester Street," was an adaption of pre-eminent Yiddish author Abraham Cahans 1896 well-received first novel, "Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ragtime"

May 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Based on E.L. Doctorows best-selling historical novel of the same name, this multifaceted story, set in the New York City area from 1902 to 1912, weaves together the stories of both fictional and historically prominent characters such as Stanford White, Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini and Booker T. Washington.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Come On Down! A TV Game Show Retrospective"

May 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The password is "FUN" as the Packard Campus digs into the vaults and "comes on down" for this one-night retrospective of some of TVs biggest game-show moments. From such 1950s staples as "Whats My Line?" to the fill-in-the-blank madness of "Match Game" and the heart-pounding tension of "Name That Tune!," this evening of unforgettable game-show clips is better than the "big-money round."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Over the Hedge"

May 14, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The late Gary Shandling provided the voice of Verne the Turtle with Bruce Willis as the fearless raccoon RJ in this animated family-friendly comedy based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Marty Stuart Presents an Evening with the Fabulous Superlatives"

May 15, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Packard Campus Theater will host an evening of conversation and music with country music band The Fabulous Superlatives: Harry Stinson, Kenny Vaughan, Chris Scruggs and, of course, Marty Stuart.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The World Changes"

May 19, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5840

"Whats Up Doc?"

May 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"Whats Up Doc? A Close-Up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 1" - Special guest Rick Gehr, a cartoon historian, editor and member of the Warner Bros. animation post-production crew for nearly 30 years, will be at the Packard Campus for two special evenings to talk about and present classic Warner Bros. cartoons.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Whats Up Doc?"

May 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"Whats Up Doc? A Close-Up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 2" - Cartoon historian Rick Gehr returns to present a second night of Warner Bros. animated shorts.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Tribute to Dennis R. Atkinson"

May 21, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Many individuals have made generous donations of motion pictures to the Library of Congress throughout the years. One such donor is Dennis R. Atkinson, who has endowed the Library with more than 350 titles in both nitrate and safety film and in 35mm and 16mm formats since 1969. In celebration of Atkinsons collection and enthusiasm as a collector, four rarely seen silent films, preserved by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab, will be screened.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sink the Bismarck!"

May 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Midnight
The true story of the Royal Navys chase and sinking of Nazi Germanys most powerful warship, the Bismarck, is chronicled in this British drama based on the book "Last Nine Days of the Bismarck," by C.S. Forester.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

The Science of Interstellar

May 3, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA astrophysicist Jeremy Schnittman presents "The Science of Interstellar: The Habitability Zone Around Supermassive Black Holes." He will discuss the Hollywood movie in light of additional effects that may be important in determining the (in)habitable environment of a planet orbiting close to a giant, accreting black hole and will reveal the fascinating physics governing accretion, relativity, and astrobiology.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Wagners Gleaming Sword: Exploring the Helen Traubel Collection at the Library of Congress

May 3, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
If Helen Traubel is not your favorite Brunnhilde, she will be after you see this fascinating array of annotated scores, never-before-shared photographs, and other goodies from her archive. When combined with other Wagnerian items from the world-class opera collection of the Library of Congress, it will make you say "ho-jo-to-ho!" Event is free to attend. Reserve your spot at, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wagners-gleaming-sword-exploring-the-helen-traubel-collection-lecture-registration-18187401006
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mark Glickman and "Stolen Words"

May 3, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Glickman discusses his book "Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books" in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70shor@loc.gov

ncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

May 3, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Leah Lax, author of "Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home" will participate in a book talk and signing.
Location: LM 654A Training Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0275

Prokofiev, the Sonata, and the Fingers of Independence

May 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come experience a pre-concert conversation with David Henning Plylar, PhD, Music Division. The event is located in the Whittall Pavilion on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Free to attend. No tickets required. For more information visit, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/yefim-bronfman-concert-tickets-18209461991
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

World Energy Transformation: Asia and beyond

May 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Gong Ping Yeh, physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will speak on world energy in correlation with Asian-Pacific Heritage Month.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Lost Enlightenment

May 5, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Fred Starr will speak on his look Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane. Book signing will follow.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Rate the Record

May 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas A. Brown of the Music Division hosts a light-hearted, audience-driven review of recordings by a variety of artists. Free, no tickets required. Reserve your spot here, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/musicians-from-marlboro-concert-tickets-18209573324 .
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

#Declassified: Portrait of Beethoven

May 7, 2016, 11 a.m. - Noon
Come for a closeup view of an iconographic treasure: the Librarys expressive 1815 painting by Johann Christoph Heckel. Tracing its provenance, with a look at letters and compositions from that time, this talk also offers a peek at just a few of the many Beethoven artifacts in our collections, including a somewhat surprising rarity: a lock of the composers hair. Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/declassified-portrait-of-beethoven-tickets-18187483252
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Place of Music in a German Renaissance Liberal Arts Education

May 10, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cataloging frequently involves solving a puzzle or two. In this case, a Music Division recent acquisition did not disappoint! A rare item from sixteenth-century Germany raised some questions, the answers to which ultimately provided insights into the traditional liberal arts education. Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-place-of-music-in-a-german-renaissance-liberal-arts-education-lecture-registration-18187758074
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Spotlight on Native Writers

May 10, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Writers Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Stephen Graham Jones, discuss contemporary Native fiction with a reading /panel moderated by Deborah Miranda. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and PEN/Faulkner Foundation. NOTE: This event precedes Louise Erdrichs reading/book launch of her fifteenth novel, LaRose. Louise Erdrich is the 2015 Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction winner.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

The Schools that Peter the Great Built

May 11, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The European Division presents a discussion with historian Igor Fedyukin on The Schools that Peter the Great Built: "Projectors" and the State in Early Modern Russia.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Improvising a Musical Metropolis

May 12, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Slobin, professor of music and American studies at Wesleyan University, presents "Improvising a Music Metropolis: Detroit, 1940s-1960s," part of the American Folklife Center's Benjamin Botkin lecture series, at noon in the Pickford Theater.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

The 'Law of Nations' in America's Independence

May 12, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Theo Christov examines the language of the "Law of Nations" and the impact of author Emer Vattel on turning the newly riding United States into an international actor and eventual gloabl power.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

International Literature: Uruguayan Literature

May 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poet and translator Jesse Lee Kercheval reads selections of Idea Vilari?os poetry featured in Poet Lore Magazines spring 2016 issue; as well as translations of several noteworthy Uruguayan female poets. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Poet Lore Magazine.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Islands in the Stream: Cuban Maps from the Past to the Future

May 13, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Architect and urban planner Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez will discuss the history of Cuba through cartography on May 13 at the Library of Congress.The event, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society, a friends group of the Librarys Geography and Map Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6277

The Literary Legacy of Alvaro Mutis

May 13, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia) will discuss the work and legacy of Alvaro Mutis, one of Colombias most prominent poets and prose writers, author of the acclaimed compendium Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

The Blumenthals of the upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan

May 16, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington in celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month present a lecture by Dr. Janette Silverman.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Slovenian Poet Cvetka Lipua

May 19, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Award-winning Slovenian Poet Cvetka Lipua will present and discuss her work.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Profiles in Statesmanship

May 19, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Kissinger Chair Bruce Jentleson presents "Profiles in Statesmanship: 20th Century Breakthroughs for Global Peace and Security and 21st Century Challenges".
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

American Musicological Society Lecture: Revisiting Mendelssohns Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity

May 19, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mendelssohn's Octet (1825) is usually viewed as epitomizing the composer's astonishing, early full maturity, and as the culmination of his extraordinary precocity. If Goethe and Heine had already heralded the composer as the "second Mozart," in the Octet the adolescent composer broke new ground by producing a richly hued masterpiece that explored on many levels the idea of virtuosity and indeed challenged the limits of chamber music. Drawing on autograph manuscripts held in the Library of Congress, this lecture reviews the complex early history of this masterpiece, and considers how the youthful inspiration of 1825 "aged" into the familiar icon of chamber music that it remains. Free, tickets required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/revisiting-mendelssohns-octet-or-the-maturing-of-precocity-lecture-tickets-18187882446
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Life of a Poet: Mary Jo Bang

May 19, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poet Mary Jo Bang will discuss her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World. This event is free and open to the public. Register for the event online, or call (202) 549-4172. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center and the Washington Post.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia

May 20, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cecilia Garcia Akers discusses her new biography on her father, "The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia".
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9824

Jacob Riis: Revealing New Yorks Other Half

May 23, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Bonnie Yochelson will present her new book, Jacob Riis: Revealing New Yorks Other Half (Yale University in association with the Library of Congress and Museum of the City of New York, 2015).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

OSIRIS-Rex

May 24, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jason P. Dworkin, Chief of the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Goddard discusses "OSIRIS-Rex: The First U.S. Mission to Return Samples from an Asteroid to Earth," highlighting the physical and chemical properties of material from asteroid Bennu, an asteroid which is highly likely to impact the Earth late in the 22nd century
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

When We are No More

May 24, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will discuss and sign her new book When We are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, PLC, 2016).
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Bird Feedings Surprising History

May 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Co-Authors Paul Baicich and Margaret Barker will discuss and sign their book, "Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce and Conservation" (Texas A&M University Press: 2015), which describes how the simple practice of bird feeding has become, in recent decades, a multi-billion dollar business and helped change Americans attitudes toward the natural world.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

The American Research University: The Decades Ahead

May 26, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
John Sexton, immediate past president of New York University and current Kluge Chair in American Law in Governance, discusses "The American Research University: The Decades Ahead".
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Panel Discussion

Making the Case: Critics on Literature

May 2, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Critic and Literary Editor at Large of the Chicago Tribune, Elizabeth Taylor will give a lecture discussing trends in contemporary American fiction. This event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the National Book Critics Circle.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Can Depression Be Cured?

May 5, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. Philip W. Gold, Susan Amara, Dr. Raymond DePaulo and Dr. Carlos Zarate present "Can Depression Be Cured: New Research on Depression and Its Treatment."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Round Table

American Folk Life Center 40th Anniversary

May 17, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Betsy Peterson, director of the American Folklife Center  along with former directors Alan Jabbour and Peggy Bulger  discusses the past, present and future of the center.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Gallery Talk

"Capturing Jacob Riis New York: Films from the Librarys Paper Print Collection"

May 4, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mike Mashon, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, presents, "Capturing Jacob Riis New York: Films from the Librarys Paper Print Collection" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

"Revealing How the Other Half Lived

May 11, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ryan Reft, Manuscript Division, and Ed Redmond, Geography & Map Division, co-present, "Revealing How the Other Half Lived in Tenements through the Fire Insurance Maps Series" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

"The Children of the Poor"

May 18, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, presents, "The Children of the Poor" in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Jazz Singers

May 25, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Larry Appelbaum, Music Division, presents selected highlights in the exhibition, Jazz Singers
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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