Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday June 13, 2024

Saturday June 15, 2024

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    Treasures Family Festival

    Saturday
    June 15, 2024
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    As part of an all-day festival, visiting families are invited to join us for participatory activities complementing the Library’s new Treasures Gallery. Activities will be held on Saturday, June 15, on the second floor of the Jefferson Building from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday June 20, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! At the Library: A True-Life "National Treasure," on Film and at the Library

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    LJ 119
    Join authors and "National Treasure" mega-fans Aubrey R. Paris and Emily M. Black as they discuss their book "National Treasure Hunt" and reveal how the fantastical could actually be true at the Library of Congress.

Monday June 24, 2024

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    Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Summer Fuse 2024

    Monday
    June 24, 2024
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    This year's third annual Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Summer Fuse event will feature a full afternoon of new awardee presentations, a spotlight on CCDI Artists/Scholars-in-Residence Maya Freelon and Dr. Allie Martin, a panel on Community-Engaged AI, and presentations by CCDI interns.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.

Thursday June 27, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    June 27, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! At the Library: The House of Blues Moves into the Library of Congress

    Thursday
    June 27, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Celebrate the arrival of the House of Blues Radio Collection at the Library of Congress. This event will feature blues artists in live performance in the Coolidge Auditorium, and curators will display items from the House of Blues Collection and other blues items in the Library’s holdings in the Great Hall and along Mahogany Row.

Thursday July 11, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    July 11, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! at the Library: Bachata Class and Social with Orlando Machuca and Estefany

    Thursday
    July 11, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Join us for a bachata class on the mezzanine of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Learn fun moves of this captivating Latin dance with instructors Orlando Machuca and Estefany. No partner? No problem! This beginner-friendly class is perfect for anyone who wants to move and groove to the rhythm of bachata.

Thursday July 18, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    July 18, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! at the Library: Olympics Trivia

    Thursday
    July 18, 2024
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Celebrate the 2024 Olympics in Paris with pop-up trivia, featuring the Library’s extensive Olympics and sports history collections. Trivia will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Mezzanine.

Saturday July 20, 2024

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    July Family Day: The Olympic Games

    Saturday
    July 20, 2024
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Celebrate the upcoming 2024 Summer and Paralympic Games by participating in creative activities and exploring related Library collections.

Thursday July 25, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    July 25, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! at the Library: Francophonica Ball

    Thursday
    July 25, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Join us for a pop-up dance party featuring three feu DJs spinning deep cuts of French house, disco, pop, and EDM from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Mezzanine.

Thursday August 1, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 1, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Thursday August 8, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 8, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
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    Live! At the Library: Panquility, Steelpan Band

    Thursday
    August 8, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Escape to the Caribbean without leaving DC! Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of steelpan with Panquility Band. They will perform joyful melodies and rhythms on the Southeast lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building, transporting you to the islands with every note. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun in the sun.

Thursday August 15, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 15, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Thursday August 22, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 22, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Saturday August 24, 2024

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    2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Saturday
    August 24, 2024
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    Mark your calendars for the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

Thursday August 29, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 29, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Thursday September 5, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    September 5, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Thursday September 12, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    September 12, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.

Thursday September 19, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    September 19, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.