Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday August 4, 2021

Thursday August 5, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Throwback Thursday: Chick Corea Concert and Live Lobby Experience Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for a never-before-released video: 2005 Chick Corea’s Touchstone Quintet performance at the Library of Congress.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
    Online Only
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Summer Movies on the Lawn: Jurassic Park Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for our fourth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, presenting the blockbuster dinosaur fantasy "Jurassic Park" (1993). North Lawn
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    August 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Friday August 6, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Friday
    August 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Friday
    August 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Friday
    August 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Friday
    August 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    August 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Saturday August 7, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Saturday
    August 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Saturday
    August 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Saturday
    August 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Saturday
    August 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    August 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Tuesday August 10, 2021

Wednesday August 11, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Hubby Jenkins Wednesday
    August 11, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Hubby Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. His music is influenced by the thread of African American history that wove itself through America's traditional music forms. Jenkins' dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops center around his passion for old-time American music.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
    Online Only
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Community Collections Grant Opportunities Wednesday
    August 11, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for a webinar where the American Folklife Center will discuss the new "Of the People" initiative at the Library of Congress, supported by an institutional grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
    Online Only

Thursday August 12, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Federal Statutes Thursday
    August 12, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Join instructor Margaret M. Wood, senior legal reference librarian, for an Orientation to Legal Research webinar, this time on U.S. Federal Statutes.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
    Online Only
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Summer Movies on the Lawn: The Princess Bride
    Event has been rescheduled
    Thursday
    August 12, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for our fourth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, starting on July 8 with the popular contemporary take on classic fairy tales, "The Princess Bride" (1987). North Lawn
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    August 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    August 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery