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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 [email protected].

Monday, August 29, 2016

Exhibition — #Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"#Opera Before Instagram" showcases photographs of some of the most fascinating early opera stars from a collection assembled by the late authority on opera Charles Jahant. The exhibit is presented in a format that will explore how Jahant might have used an Instagram account had he lived today. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1842

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

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

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

Exhibition — America Reads

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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

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All Public Events for August 2016

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Old Time Radio

August 13, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Members of the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club will re-create three broadcasts complete with sound effects the Golden Age of Radio: a 1940 episode of the soap opera, Johns Other Wife, a 1936 episode of the childrens series Little Orphan Annie (two examples of daily, 15 minute radio serials), and a 1949 episode of the private-eye series Pat Novak for Hire, a self-contained thirty minute evening program. This event will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium inside the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5508

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Exhibition

Jacob Riis

August 1, 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

August 1, 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

America Reads

August 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 2, 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

America Reads

August 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 3, 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

America Reads

August 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 4, 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

America Reads

August 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 5, 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

America Reads

August 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 6, 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

America Reads

August 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 8, 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

August 8, 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

America Reads

August 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

August 9, 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

America Reads

August 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955

August 11, 2016 - January 21, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"#Opera Before Instagram" showcases photographs of some of the most fascinating early opera stars from a collection assembled by the late authority on opera Charles Jahant. The exhibit is presented in a format that will explore how Jahant might have used an Instagram account had he lived today. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1842

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 15, 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

August 15, 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

America Reads

August 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 22, 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

August 22, 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

America Reads

August 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 29, 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

August 29, 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

America Reads

August 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Jacob Riis

August 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

August 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

America Reads

August 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION OPENING- "America Reads" celebrates the publics choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Dec. 31, 2016.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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Film

"Doc Hollywood" (Warner Bros., 1991)

August 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Michael J. Fox stars as young Dr. Benjamin Stone, bound for Hollywood and a lucrative plastic surgery practice. His plans are sidelined when a fender bender lands him in a small South Carolina town and he is sentenced to community service. There he meets Lou (Julie Warner), who just might be the woman of his dreams, a number of quirky locals and is befriended by a pig. Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and David Ogden Stiers are also featured in this romantic comedy, directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Vagabond King" (Paramount, 1930)

August 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Justin Huntly McCarthy dramatized the legend of 15th-century renegade French poet Francois Villon in the 1901 play "If I Were King." The play inspired several films, as well as the Rudolph Friml-Brian Hooker operetta, "The Vagabond King," which opened on Broadway in 1925. In this first celluloid version of the operetta, Dennis King recreated his original stage role as Villon, with Jeanette MacDonald as the high-born girl he pines for and Lillian Roth as the street urchin who gives up her life to save her beloved poet.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Beloved Rogue" (United Artists, 1927)

August 6, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Stage and screen superstar John Barrymore portrays Francois Villon in the second feature-film depiction of the renowned poets life. This lavish production, directed by Alan Crosland, features set designs by Academy Award-winning production designer William Cameron Menzies ("Gone With the Wind") and an adventurous, fast-paced screenplay by Paul Bern. Villon is introduced as a "poet, pickpocket, patriotloving France earnestly, Frenchwomen excessively, French wine exclusively."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"If I Were King" (Paramount, 1938)

August 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ronald Colman (with his velvet voice) is perfectly cast as the French poet-rogue Francois Villon in this entertaining and critically praised adaptation of Justin Huntly McCarthys 1901 play. Villon matches wits with the wily King Louis XI (Basil Rathbone) and falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful lady-in-waiting (Frances Dee).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Raise the Red Lantern" (Orion Classics, 1991)

August 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This spectacularly photographed drama, set in Northern China in the 1920s, tells the story of 19-year-old Songlian (Gong Li) who marries the much older Chen Zuoqian, becoming the latest concubine in Chens harem and finding herself at the bottom of a repressive hierarchy.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Married to the Mob" (Orion, 1988, R-rated *)

August 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Undercover FBI agent Mike Downey (Matthew Modine) falls in love with recently widowed mafia wife, tough-as-nails Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is trying to start a new life after her husbands murder. Angela also is pursued by a slippery mob boss (in an Oscar-nominated performance by Dean Stockwell) who wants to claim her for himself. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"King of the Hill" (Gramercy, 1993)

August 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Steven Soderbergh wrote and directed this atmospheric and critically acclaimed Depression-era drama in which 12-year-old Aaron (Jesse Bradford) suddenly finds himself alone at a rundown hotel after his father leaves the family and his mother is committed to a sanatorium. Aaron soon finds that his gift of gab and creative ability to lie make it possible to support himself and even attend a prestigious local school.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

B-Western Double Bill

August 18, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Saddles and Sagebrush"(Columbia, 1943). Directed by William Berke. A cowhand with a fast draw (Hayden) switches sides in a range war when he realizes that his boss (Wright) is stealing land from the homesteaders. Followed by a showing of "The Bandit Trail" (RKO, 1941). Directed by Edward Killy. After a rancher is killed trying to stop a gun battle between his hot-headed brother (Ankrum) and the sheriff, the ranchers son (Holt) is reluctantly persuaded by his uncle to help rob the local bank that has been trying to repossess their land. * Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5698

"Gosford Park" (USA Films, 2001, R-rated *)

August 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A weekend hunting party at the home of Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) turns into a murder mystery when the host is found dead. This witty whodunit, directed by Robert Altman ("M*A*S*H") and written by Julian Fellowes, follows the subsequent investigation from the perspectives of the guests and their servants. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Popeye" (Paramount, 1980)

August 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segars Popeye comic strip was directed by Robert Altman and stars Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. Jules Feiffers screenplay finds the super-strong Popeye washed ashore in the seaside town of Sweethaven where he meets Olive, the girl of his dreams, but must contend with her fiance, Bluto (Paul L. Smith) before winning her heart. "Popeye" will be introduced by film historian and preservationist Bruce Lawton, who recently donated clips and outtakes from the film to the Library of Congress from his personal collection.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Pirates of Penzance" (Universal, 1983)

August 20, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The original Broadway cast reprised their roles in this film adaptation of Joseph Papps 1980 production of Gilbert and Sullivans popular comic opera. The tale has orphan Frederic (Rex Smith), leaving the band of pirates who has raised him when he turns 21. He soon meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley and quickly falls in love with one of them, Mabel (Grammy Award-winning Linda Ronstadt). Pirate King (Kevin Kline), however, is not about to let Frederic go straight so easily. Angela Lansbury plays Fredrics nursemaid, Ruth.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Topsy-Turvy" (USA Films, 1999, R-rated *)

August 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Mike Leigh directed this portrayal of composers Sir Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) and W.S. Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) who collaborated on 14 enduring comic operas between 1871 and 1896. Several numbers from the operetta are featured in the film with all of the actors. The film received Academy Awards for best costume design and best makeup, and was nominated for art direction and original screenplay. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Royal Tenenbaums" (Buena Vista, 2001, R-rated *)

August 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wes Anderson followed his great success of "Rushmore" (1998) with this serio-comic tale about the dysfunctional Tenebaum family. Down on his luck, the scoundrel patriarch Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) returns after a 22-year absence to try and win back his familys affection. Finding himself not at all welcome by wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) or their three children, he pretends to have a terminal illness and stealthily moves in with a hospital bed. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" (Fox, 2009)

August 27, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live a serene and comfortable life with their son Ash and nephew Kristopherson. Eventually Mr. Foxs wild animal instincts cause him to slip back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and he endangers not only his much-loved family, but the entire neighboring animal community. Trapped underground with not enough food for everyone, the animals band together to fight against the evil farmers.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Captain Blood" (Vitagraph, 1924)

August 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Early silent film hero J. Warren Kerrigan stars as the title character in this first film adaptation of Rafael Sabatinis adventure novel, "Captain Blood, His Odyssey." Set during the Revolution of 1688, sharp-witted Irish physician Dr. Peter Blood is arrested for treason and sold into slavery. He is purchased by Colonel Bishop at the behest of his niece Arabella (Jean Paige). With the other slaves, Blood captures a Spanish galleon and becomes the terror of the Caribbean privateers until he is offered a commission in the English Navy.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Think

August 31, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Amy Gallick and George Willeman from the Moving Image Section at the NAVCC in Culpeper, VA, will discuss the digital reconstruction of the multiscreen presentation Think, made by Charles and Ray Eames for the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 Worlds Fair.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1471

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Lecture

Canaries, Nightingales, Whistlers, and Transcribers

August 2, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ian Nagoski, founder and director of Baltimores Canary Records, draws examples of rare early recordings from his recent digital release "Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44" to explore this forgotten art form and illuminate the world of vaudevillians and bird-fanciers, of canaries, nightingales, finches, and the people who studied them, poeticized them, and tried to be them.
Location: , GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Peace and Concord in the Qur'an

August 18, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This talk by Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South Juan Cole will provide a tour of the eirenic messages of the Qur'an.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

"Listening to the Universe"

August 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA's Ira Thorpe presents a talk on "Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

A Manifesto Against Ageism

August 25, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite discusses her book "The Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0947

Gender and Dance in Modern Iran

August 30, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Ida Meftahi will speak on her book "Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage"
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

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Performance

Marshall Crenshaw

August 21, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw will be featured in live concert.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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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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