Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Racial Science in Nazi Germany with Dr. Richard F. Wetzell Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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    Richard F. Wetzell is a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. His most recent publication is the co-edited volume Beyond the Racial State: Rethinking Nazi Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His other publications include Inventing the Criminal: A History of German Criminology, 1880-1945 (2000), Engineering Society: The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980 (co-edited, 2012),... LJ-119
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" (Amicus, U.K., 1965) Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:38 pm EDT
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    A chillingly atmospheric collection of five stories linked by a framing device in which Peter Cushing’s seedy Dr. Terror reveals the destinies of five people traveling with him in a railway carriage. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    National Book Festival Presents Alexander McCall Smith Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Alexander McCall Smith discusses his new book, “To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series.” Smith is a leading writer of contemporary mysteries and is known for placing women in the role of detectives with his popular series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Monster Squad" (TriStar Pictures, 1987) Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    7:30 pm - 8:49 pm EDT
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    The Monster Squad, a secret club of five pre-teen, old-horror-movie loving boys, find their obsession with the genre useful when their town in suddenly invaded by the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and Gill-Man, all led by Dracula who is trying to locate a powerful amulet that has the potential for serious disaster. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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 Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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 Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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 Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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 Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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
    "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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
    Whittall Open House Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Periodically, the Library opens the Music Division's Whittall Pavilion for public viewing. A volunteer from the Office of Visitor Engagement is on hand to describe and answer questions about the Whittall's Stradivari string instruments, flute collection and artwork. Visitors are invited to take advantage of these opportunities to experience this beautiful and intimate space. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Thursday
    October 24, 2019
    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