Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday March 9, 2021

Thursday March 11, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Using Civic Media to Build a Better Society Thursday
    March 11, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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    Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to explore the role of information in democratic society, addressing the challenges citizens face in consuming the deluge of materials available in the digital age and in identifying trustworthy sources of information.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Friday March 12, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    2021 Diversity in Children's Literature Symposium Friday
    March 12, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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    2021 Diversity in Children's Literature Symposium: “Listening, Learning, Creating Communities,” followed by the Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature ceremony. This event, co-hosted by We Need Diverse Books, will demonstrate how diversity in children's books helps us better understand each other, resulting in a stronger sense of community.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Thursday March 18, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt Thursday
    March 18, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Author David Michaelis’ “Eleanor” is the first major biography of America’s longest-serving first lady in 60 years. Much of its research was conducted in the Library’s Manuscript Division, including the papers of the NAACP and the National Women’s Trade League, as well as the personal papers of Kermit and Belle Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Wilson.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Friday March 19, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veteran Grown: Urban Farming Friday
    March 19, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The panel will feature military veterans who farm in urban settings, as well as representatives from national organizations that train and provide direct support to farmer veterans. Their specialties include beekeeping, compost management, vegetable crops and more.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Saturday March 20, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Cherry Blossom Viewing Over the Centuries Saturday
    March 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    The Library of Congress celebrates the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival by debuting a new video series that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing.
    This event will premiere on YouTube External.
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Thursday March 25, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    War, Combat and the American Soldier Thursday
    March 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Two of the most prominent historians of war, Margaret MacMillan (“War: How Conflict Shaped Us”) and Rick Atkinson (“The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777”), will be in conversation with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Friday March 26, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veteran Grown: Farming Friday
    March 26, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The panel will feature military veterans who chose to farm in more traditional settings, some of whom benefited from veteran farming training programs, while others received one-on-one mentorship. Their specialties include vegetable crops, beekeeping, pig farming, soap making, entrepreneurship and more.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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Thursday April 15, 2021

Thursday May 13, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Finding a Shared Historical Narrative Thursday
    May 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to discuss the changing interpretations of the nation’s founding documents and the principles they were founded upon. They will also explore the tension between celebrating what is good about the U.S. and its history, while addressing the exploitation and inequality that are also part of the American legacy.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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