Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday August 10, 2022

Thursday August 11, 2022

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    Join legal reference librarians for an Orientation to Legal Research Webinar this month focusing 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 the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the...
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library Open House: American Folklife Center Reading Room

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    American Folklife Center Reading Room
    Take a tour inside the American Folklife Center Reading Room from 5 to 7 p.m, inside the Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: Wall-E (2008)
    Event has been rescheduled

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a screening of "Wall-E" (2008), part of our fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Geppi Gems

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Friday August 12, 2022

  • Event | film and video screenings

    "The Maltese Falcon" (Warner Bros, 1941)

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Humphrey Bogart, mystery, and the things that dreams are made of. Directed by Joh Huston, “The Maltese Falcon” was the first film shown in the Packard Campus Theater in September 2008.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Geppi Gems

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Friday
    August 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.