Events at the Library of Congress

Monday, June 24, 2019

  • Event | special events
    Display: Stonewall at 50 - LGBTQ+ Activism in the United States Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Display marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters that lasted six days. Great Hall
  • Event | special events
    Display: Whitman Bicentennial Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    To mark the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth, the Library will display poetry, images and ephemera from Whitman’s life in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Five cases will display Whitman’s handwritten drafts, published poems, original letters, portraits and other rarely seen materials. Great Hall
  • Event | special events
    Art Quilts at the Library of Congress Monday
    June 24, 2019
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
    The Science, Technology and Business Division will highlight the plight of endangered species with a display, “Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives,” featuring the work of fiber artists from the local area, the U.S. and around the world with resources drawn from the Library’s collections. Science & Business Reading Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Herblock Gallery Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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 Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Baseball Americana Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    The major "Baseball Americana" exhibition celebrates baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    New exhibition, “Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times,” pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock with historical and contemporary artists’ prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Monday
    June 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Family Building Tour Monday
    June 24, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    A tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building for elementary school aged children (ages 6-12). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Capacity is 25 participants (including adults) welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate as many children as possible, adult participation may be limited to 2 per extended family group. Tours last approximately 40 minutes and leave promptly from the Jefferson... Ground Floor Information Desk
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Monday
    June 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
    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
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Tour: Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition
    Event has been cancelled
    Monday
    June 24, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    This tour examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures and European explorers and settlers, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. It features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection as well as the Waldseemüller Maps, created in 1507 and 1516. Northwest Gallery

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • Event | special events
    Display: Stonewall at 50 - LGBTQ+ Activism in the United States Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Display marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters that lasted six days. Great Hall
  • Event | special events
    Display: Whitman Bicentennial Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    To mark the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth, the Library will display poetry, images and ephemera from Whitman’s life in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Five cases will display Whitman’s handwritten drafts, published poems, original letters, portraits and other rarely seen materials. Great Hall
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Orientation to Law Library Collections Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    The Orientation to Law Library Collections class is designed to give attendees an introduction to the Law Library of Congress collections (print and online) and services. As the largest law library in the world, with resources covering U.S. federal and state laws and foreign legal materials, techniques for locating the items will be explained. Reference services and research reports and guides will be explored. Law Library Media Center
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Research Orientation: Serial & Government Publications Division Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Designed as a basic introduction for researchers and staff. Tour the reading room and learn about our favorite databases. This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Each hour-long session includes a tour of the N&CPR Reading Room, procedures on how to locate and... Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Newspaper & Current Periodical Research Orientation (Tuesday mornings) Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room
  • Event | courses and workshops
    European Reading Room Research Orientation Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The European Reading Room should be the starting point for readers and researchers whose interest relates to European countries, including the Russian-speaking areas of Asia, but excluding Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. The Reading Room is staffed by multilingual reference librarians who can direct you to the materials you need and answer reference questions related to the European collections. European Reading Room
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Los Cenzontles Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for The Mockingbirds) is a Mexican American group, cultural arts academy, and media production studio based in San Pablo, California. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Book Talk featuring Richard A. Serrano Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Los Angeles Times correspondent, Richard A. Serrano, will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, "Summoned at Midnight: A Story of Race and the Last Military Executions at Fort Leavenworth." Contact: 202-707-5690 Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Tuesday
    June 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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