Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday March 5, 2024

Wednesday March 6, 2024

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    Herblock Gallery: Herblock Looks at 1973

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    We celebrate the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as “Herblock”—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings that change every six months, drawn from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Each new installation looks back at the world 50 years before through Block’s incisive cartoons.
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    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    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,...
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    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    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.
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    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    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...
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    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.
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    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    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.
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    Experience the Main Reading Room

    Wednesday
    March 6, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
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    Main Reading Room
    The Library of Congress welcomes visitors to experience its grand Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Usually reserved for credentialed researchers, this access will offer visitors a glimpse inside one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces.

Thursday March 7, 2024

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    Herblock Gallery: Herblock Looks at 1973

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    We celebrate the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as “Herblock”—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings that change every six months, drawn from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Each new installation looks back at the world 50 years before through Block’s incisive cartoons.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 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

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 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

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

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    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...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 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.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Experience the Main Reading Room

    Thursday
    March 7, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    Add to calendar
    Main Reading Room
    The Library of Congress welcomes visitors to experience its grand Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Usually reserved for credentialed researchers, this access will offer visitors a glimpse inside one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces.

Friday March 8, 2024

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Herblock Gallery: Herblock Looks at 1973

    Friday
    March 8, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    We celebrate the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as “Herblock”—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings that change every six months, drawn from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Each new installation looks back at the world 50 years before through Block’s incisive cartoons.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Friday
    March 8, 2024
    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

    Friday
    March 8, 2024
    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

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

    Friday
    March 8, 2024
    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...