Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Wednesday November 30, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    This small, curated display tells the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing with items featured from several Library divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    This small, curated display features Dwight David Eisenhower, the heralded WWII military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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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

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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

    A National Treasure: 125th Anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Building

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display tells the story of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, including the early planning and design of the building, initiated and guided by Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Spofford’s vision of the Library as the national library.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" 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...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Wednesday
    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through this major exhibition, 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.

Thursday December 1, 2022

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Tracing Federal Regulations

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    This month's webinar in the Orientation to Legal Research Webinar series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Benjamin Alard: The Clavichord Experience

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    The versatile keyboardist Benjamin Alard will put his flexibility on display in a rare encounter with Wanda Landowska’s Challis clavichord. This intimate performance will include works that take advantage of the clavichord’s special qualities of touch and sound.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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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 | lectures and symposia

    Meet the Curator: Conversation with Anne Tucker
    Event has been canceled

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
    LJ-119
    Helena Zinkham will interview Anne Tucker, curator emerita at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and curator of the exhibition “Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library.” Anne will highlight some of her favorite images from the exhibition’s digital displays and will share the stories behind the photos.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Live! at the Library: A Capella Holiday Concert with Alilo

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Six-person a capella Georgian vocal ensemble Alilo performs a special holiday concert at the Library.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    This small, curated display tells the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing with items featured from several Library divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    This small, curated display features Dwight David Eisenhower, the heralded WWII military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    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

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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

    A National Treasure: 125th Anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Building

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display tells the story of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, including the early planning and design of the building, initiated and guided by Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Spofford’s vision of the Library as the national library.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" 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...