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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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

Panel Discussion — Warren Harding Letters

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Library of Congress archivist Karen Linn Femia and Ohio lawyer and historian James D. Robenalt discuss love letters between 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, which open to the public July 29.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1082

Lecture — Decolinization

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Elizabeth Schmidt, professor of history at Loyola University in Maryland, discusses "Decolonization and the Nation-State: Reflections on the 1958 Referendum in French West Africa."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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All Public Events for July 2014

Concert

Thomas Hampson

July 3, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Baritone Thomas Hampson commemorates the 200th birthday of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by performing music from colonial days to the present.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Sounds of Korea

July 23, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sounds of Korea presents traditional music and dance from New York.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Film

"Caddyshack"

July 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Orion, 1980, R-rated*) Harold Ramis made his directorial debut and co-wrote this comedy classic that follows the travails of a young caddy as he gets caught up in the goings-on at the wacky Bushwood Country Club.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"National Lampoon's Animal House"

July 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Universal, 1978, R-rated*) John Landis directed this groundbreaking low-budget comedy set at a fictitious college that became a cultural phenomenon and launched the gross-out genre.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Ghostbusters"

July 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Columbia, 1984) Screenplay writers Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray star in this comedy as three intrepid parapsychologists in New York City who start a ghost-catching business.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Linda"

July 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport) directed this silent drama starring Helen Foster as Linda Stillwater, a bright young girl from a poor mountain family.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"The Good Bad Man"

July 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Douglas Fairbanks stars as "Passin Through," a cowboy Robin-Hood type who robs from the rich and gives to orphaned children. Along the way, he seeks revenge for past evils visited upon his family by The Wolf (Sam De Grasse) and finds a sweetheart (Bessie Love).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"A Brief History of Time"

July 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
In this film adaptation of physicist Stephen Hawkings book about the origins of the universe, director Errol Morris has woven together graphics, interviews and archival material in a story about both Hawkings life and science.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Applause"

July 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Paramount, 1929) This early sound-era masterpiece was the first film for both stage director Rouben Mamoulian and cabaret star Helen Morgan. Many have compared Mamoulians debut to that of Orson Welles "Citizen Kane" because of his flamboyant use of cinematic innovation to test technical boundaries.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"We Still Kill the Old Way"

July 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Lopert, 1967) Writer-director Elio Petri won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for this Mafia crime drama and political thriller.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"The Roaring Twenties"

July 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Warner Bros., 1939) James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart star as former WWI Army buddies who become prohibition racketeers in this hard-hitting gangster film, directed by Raoul Walsh.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

July 31, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Walt Disneys groundbreaking "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"the first American animated feature film and a warm and joyful rendition of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy taleis still in a class by itself. The animated classic was named to the National Film Registry in the registrys inaugural year, 1989.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed"

July 31, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(UFA, 1926) The oldest surviving animation feature film, this German fairy tale is based on elements taken from the collection "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

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Holiday

Independence Day

July 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions are open to the public from 8:30 a.m.  4:30 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Balarus

July 2, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Belarusian historian Vladimir Likhodedov uncovers the past of Belarus through a collection of books, postcards and photographs.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

AFC Oral History

July 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Joseph C. Hickerson, former archivist and former head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, presents "Folk Music, Archives and Performing: Experiences, Adventures and Great Stories."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Empowering Women

July 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Collector, curator and writer Marjorie Ransom discusses "Jewelry Empowering Women: A Yemeni Story."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3778

Tet Offensive

July 16, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Lien-Hang Nguyen, author of "Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam," presents a lecture titled "Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi's Postcolonial War."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Decolinization

July 22, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Elizabeth Schmidt, professor of history at Loyola University in Maryland, discusses "Decolonization and the Nation-State: Reflections on the 1958 Referendum in French West Africa."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Printing Press

July 23, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ulrich Marzolph of the University of Goettingen in Germany discusses "The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran: Revisiting Elizabeth Eisensteins The Printing Press as an Agent of Change."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

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Panel Discussion

Magna Carta

July 8, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Area law experts discuss "Trial By Jury  Magna Carta and Influence in Criminal Law and Legal Representation."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Warren Harding Letters

July 22, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Library of Congress archivist Karen Linn Femia and Ohio lawyer and historian James D. Robenalt discuss love letters between 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, which open to the public July 29.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1082

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Performance

"An Evening of Silent Comedy Shorts"

July 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The renowned Washington D.C.-based Snark Ensemble will perform its original and spirited scores for a program of silent comedy shorts at the historic State Theatre in downtown Culpeper.
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-0851

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Workshop

Silent Film Workshop

July 17, 2014 - July 19, 2014; 9:15 a.m. - Noon
Archivists, scholars and silent-film buffs in a free workshop, "Mostly Lost," to screen and identify silent and early sound films that have been unidentified, under-identified or misidentified.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0934

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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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