Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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    Forum on Copyright Office IT Modernization Thursday
    July 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    The Library of Congress Office of the Chief Information Officer and the U.S. Copyright Office are jointly hosting a public forum about the ongoing Copyright IT modernization effort. Acting Register of Copyrights Maria Strong and the Library’s Chief Information Officer Bernard A. Barton, Jr. will lead the event, providing an overview of the new Enterprise Copyright System being developed, and the technical, design, and... Online Only
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Race in America: Colson Whitehead Thursday
    July 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks to two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Festival veteran (2009, 2012, 2016 and this year) Colson Whitehead about the need for stories from our past to help us contend with the present—especially at moments of great change.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Emma Björling and Petrus Johansson
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    Wednesday
    July 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Emma Björling is one of the foremost singers of Swedish folksongs performing today. She is a member of the bands Lyy and Skye Consort with Emma Björling, as well as vocal groups Kongero and Baravox. She has also toured extensively with the well-known Swedish folk band Ranarim. Petrus Johansson got his interest in music from his father, who was a professional flute player. Petrus...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Foundations: Analyzing Multiple Perspectives Wednesday
    July 22, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Library education specialists will lead an interactive session in which participants will learn and practice strategies they can use to help students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. Among the strategies used will be "Circle of Viewpoints" from Harvard Graduate School's Project Zero program. Participants will also reflect on how these strategies may be used with their students. Online Only

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Sean Ardoin
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    Wednesday
    July 29, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Sean Ardoin is an American Creole musician and singer. He is grandson of Louisiana Creole music patriarch Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, son of Creole accordionist and bandleader Lawrence Black Ardoin, and older brother of hip-hop zydeco accordionist Chris Ardoin, with whom he co-led the Zydeco supergroup Double Clutchin'. Sean Ardoin is best known for his album Pullin’, whose title song has often been featured...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Rosa Parks, In Her Own Words Wednesday
    July 29, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. This webinar will provide insight into the life of Rosa Parks as well as highlight resources that can be used with students. Online Only

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
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    Wednesday
    August 5, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are an American roots music duo based in New York's Catskill Mountains. They are best known for their work on the soundtrack of Ken Burns's PBS documentary series, The Civil War. Jay's composition "Ashokan Farewell" became the musical centerpiece of the Grammy-winning soundtrack and was nominated for an Emmy. Their performance left a lasting impression on everyone who tuned...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Foundations: Information Literacy & Primary Sources Wednesday
    August 5, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Information literacy involves multiple skills, including examining information sources in a variety of media; evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. In this interactive webinar, participants will apply these information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library of Congress and reflect on how these strategies may be used with their students. Online Only

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Walter Parks
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    August 12, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Walter Parks was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. A consummate guitarist, he formed the duo The Nudes in 1991, and spent much of the 1990s touring with them around the US. The Nudes toured as a supporting act for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, and after the duo’s breakup Parks was enlisted as Havens’s guitarist and right-hand man. With Havens, Walter performed Madison Square Garden, Carnegie...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Carmen Agra Deedy
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    August 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known storyteller represented in multiple American Folklife Center collections, and the author of twelve books for children, including The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. She is an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, as well as the Library of...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Take a self-guided trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery