Events at the Library of Congress

Friday January 27, 2023

Saturday January 28, 2023

  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Dances With Wolves" (Orion, 1990)

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "Dances With Wolves" (Orion, 1990). Kevin Costner directed and stars in this tale of a Union Army officer that gains a mutual respect with a tribe of Sioux. The film was generally well received by native Americans, in no small part to the use of actual Indian languages (Lakota, Pawnee).
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Paramount, 1981)

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Paramount, 1981). George Lucas’ homage to movie serials of the 1940s. Throw in his buddy Steven Spielberg to direct and his Star Wars actor Harrison Ford to play the central character and you end up with a great adventure film.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    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

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    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

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

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    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

    Saturday
    January 28, 2023
    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.

Tuesday January 31, 2023

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 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

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 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

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

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 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...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Tuesday
    January 31, 2023
    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.

Wednesday February 1, 2023

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Wednesday
    February 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    February 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 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

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Wednesday
    February 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Wednesday
    February 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 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.