Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday December 3, 2022

Tuesday December 6, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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.
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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.
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    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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,...
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    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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.
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    A National Treasure: 125th Anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Building

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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.
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    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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

    Tuesday
    December 6, 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.

Wednesday December 7, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Wednesday
    December 7, 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
    December 7, 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
    December 7, 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
    December 7, 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
    December 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 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

    Wednesday
    December 7, 2022
    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

    Wednesday
    December 7, 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 8, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Thursday
    December 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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.