Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday March 9, 2021

Wednesday March 10, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: É.T.É. Wednesday
    March 10, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST
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    Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux came together in 2015 to create this exciting group. They chose the name É.T.É., which is the group’s first initials but also the French word for summer. The trio offers a contemporary and dynamic vision of traditional Québec music, combining influences from folk, jazz, progressive rock, and classical music on fiddle, cello, bouzouki, voice, foot-tapping and step...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Virtual Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    March 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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    The virtual Business Research Orientation provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research.
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Thursday March 11, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Using Civic Media to Build a Better Society Thursday
    March 11, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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    Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to explore the role of information in democratic society, addressing the challenges citizens face in consuming the deluge of materials available in the digital age and in identifying trustworthy sources of information.
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Friday March 12, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    2021 Diversity in Children's Literature Symposium Friday
    March 12, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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    2021 Diversity in Children's Literature Symposium: “Listening, Learning, Creating Communities,” followed by the Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature ceremony. This event, co-hosted by We Need Diverse Books, will demonstrate how diversity in children's books helps us better understand each other, resulting in a stronger sense of community.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    New World Symphony Friday
    March 12, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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    Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas introduces a special Library mini-residency project for The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS). Admired as a creative laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, NWS brings together brilliant young musicians for a fellowship program offering in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire and professional development training.
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Tuesday March 16, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Discovering Science Collections Virtually at the Library of Congress Tuesday
    March 16, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    The Library of Congress collections are robust in both the history of science and the history of technology. Both collections comprise two major elements: the seminal works of science and technology themselves and historiographies on notable scientific and technological works. Science subject specialists will provide an overview of these collections, with an emphasis on collections available online.
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Wednesday March 17, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Lunch & Learn Webinar: Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns Wednesday
    March 17, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    The Law Library of Congress is proud to announce our all-virtual festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of our crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents, starting with a Review Challenge! As part of our anniversary celebration, we invite you to our Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns. Geraldine Dávila González will moderate a panel discussion with our...
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Thursday March 18, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations Thursday
    March 18, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Join Senior Legal Reference Librarian, Ann Hemmens, for the next entry in our Orientation to Legal Research webinar series, this time on Tracing Federal Regulations. This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to...
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  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt Thursday
    March 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Author David Michaelis’ “Eleanor” is the first major biography of America’s longest-serving first lady in 60 years. Much of its research was conducted in the Library’s Manuscript Division, including the papers of the NAACP and the National Women’s Trade League, as well as the personal papers of Kermit and Belle Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Wilson.
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Friday March 19, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veteran Grown: Urban Farming Friday
    March 19, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The panel will feature military veterans who farm in urban settings, as well as representatives from national organizations that train and provide direct support to farmer veterans. Their specialties include beekeeping, compost management, vegetable crops and more.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Steven Osborne, Piano Friday
    March 19, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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    Brilliant Scottish pianist Steven Osborne offers a program of fragments and forgotten images illuminated by a classic evocation of moonlight. The music of Debussy and Rachmaninoff, two specialties of the pianist, shines in this special concert that includes works held in the Library’s collection.
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Saturday March 20, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Cherry Blossom Viewing Over the Centuries Saturday
    March 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    The Library of Congress celebrates the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival by debuting a new video series that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing.
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Wednesday March 24, 2021

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    Homegrown: Ialoni Wednesday
    March 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Women’s ensemble Ialoni was formed in 2009 in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. Their repertoire draws from all three branches of traditional Georgian vocal polyphony: ecclesiastical, folk and city music. The group selects its repertoire from archival records and manuscripts, field recordings, and published transcriptions, with a special emphasis on reviving relatively unusual, original and complex songs.
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    Homegrown: Ranina Quartet Wednesday
    March 24, 2021
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The Ranina quartet is a new music ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, created out of a love for Georgian traditional music, including urban songs, folk songs, and chants. They have been singing since they were little children, and individual members have performed in many ensembles including such well known groups as Erisioni, Sakhioba, Didgori, Lasharela, Ertoba, Orbeli, Aghsavali of Mamadaviti church, the state...
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Thursday March 25, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel Thursday
    March 25, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Join Foreign Law Specialist, Ruth Levush, for the next entry in our Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, this time on Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel. The Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series of classes is designed to shed light on some of the foreign, comparative, and international law issues researched by the foreign law...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Double Take: When Was This Photograph Taken? Thursday
    March 25, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    What clues can you use to determine when a picture was made or a photo was taken? In this session, reference specialist Kristi Finefield walks attendees through the process of determining the date range of an aerial photograph of Washington, D.C.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia
    War, Combat and the American Soldier Thursday
    March 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Two of the most prominent historians of war, Margaret MacMillan (“War: How Conflict Shaped Us”) and Rick Atkinson (“The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777”), will be in conversation with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
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Friday March 26, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veteran Grown: Farming Friday
    March 26, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The panel will feature military veterans who chose to farm in more traditional settings, some of whom benefited from veteran farming training programs, while others received one-on-one mentorship. Their specialties include vegetable crops, beekeeping, pig farming, soap making, entrepreneurship and more.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Dudok String Quartet Amsterdam Friday
    March 26, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Dudok Quartet Amsterdam comes to the virtual stage with a program connecting Brahms with Webern and Ligeti. With its recordings garnering enthusiastic praise from publications like Gramophone, The Guardian and The Strad, the quartet is establishing a reputation as a dynamic ensemble with thoughtful programs that include their own transcriptions.
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Thursday April 15, 2021

Thursday April 29, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Double Take: How Should We Index This Image? Thursday
    April 29, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Join cataloging specialist Arden Alexander and processing technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.
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Wednesday May 12, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Virtual Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    May 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The virtual Business Research Orientation provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research.
    More information at prekindle.com External.
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Thursday May 13, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Finding a Shared Historical Narrative Thursday
    May 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to discuss the changing interpretations of the nation’s founding documents and the principles they were founded upon. They will also explore the tension between celebrating what is good about the U.S. and its history, while addressing the exploitation and inequality that are also part of the American legacy.
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