Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday June 18, 2024

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Collecting Memories: Treasures from the Library of Congress

    Tuesday
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Northwest Gallery
    The Library of Congress preserves collective memories representing entire societies as well as intimate records of important moments and rites of passage in individual lives. The inaugural exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery draws from the Library’s rich Americana and international holdings in more than 450 languages and in forms created across time and continents. "Collecting Memories" marks the ways and the...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Tuesday
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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

    Juneteenth: Materials from the Library's Collections

    Tuesday
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    This small, curated display of selected items showcases some of the Library’s collections related to Juneteenth—which stands for June 19th. The U.S. federal holiday, created in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of African Americans who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Tuesday
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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

    Tuesday
    June 18, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    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.

Wednesday June 19, 2024

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Collecting Memories: Treasures from the Library of Congress

    Wednesday
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Northwest Gallery
    The Library of Congress preserves collective memories representing entire societies as well as intimate records of important moments and rites of passage in individual lives. The inaugural exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery draws from the Library’s rich Americana and international holdings in more than 450 languages and in forms created across time and continents. "Collecting Memories" marks the ways and the...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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

    Juneteenth: Materials from the Library's Collections

    Wednesday
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    This small, curated display of selected items showcases some of the Library’s collections related to Juneteenth—which stands for June 19th. The U.S. federal holiday, created in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of African Americans who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Wednesday
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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

    Wednesday
    June 19, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    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 June 20, 2024

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Collecting Memories: Treasures from the Library of Congress

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Northwest Gallery
    The Library of Congress preserves collective memories representing entire societies as well as intimate records of important moments and rites of passage in individual lives. The inaugural exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery draws from the Library’s rich Americana and international holdings in more than 450 languages and in forms created across time and continents. "Collecting Memories" marks the ways and the...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    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

    Juneteenth: Materials from the Library's Collections

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    This small, curated display of selected items showcases some of the Library’s collections related to Juneteenth—which stands for June 19th. The U.S. federal holiday, created in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of African Americans who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    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

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 20, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    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 June 21, 2024

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Collecting Memories: Treasures from the Library of Congress

    Friday
    June 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Northwest Gallery
    The Library of Congress preserves collective memories representing entire societies as well as intimate records of important moments and rites of passage in individual lives. The inaugural exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery draws from the Library’s rich Americana and international holdings in more than 450 languages and in forms created across time and continents. "Collecting Memories" marks the ways and the...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Herblock Looks at 1974

    Friday
    June 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    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
    June 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    June 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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.