Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday May 29, 2024

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    Hidden Portals

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.

Thursday May 30, 2024

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    Hidden Portals

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.
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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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.

Friday May 31, 2024

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    Hidden Portals

    Friday
    May 31, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.

Thursday June 6, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    June 6, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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: An Evening with Kevin Kwan

    Thursday
    June 6, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy Kevin Kwan talks about his forthcoming book “Lies And Weddings,” a novel about a forbidden affair that erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding.

Saturday June 8, 2024

Tuesday June 11, 2024

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    Jefferson Public Spaces Closed

    Tuesday
    June 11, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Thomas Jefferson Building
    The public spaces (Great Hall and exhibitions) of the Thomas Jefferson Building are closed for the full day. All Library reading rooms will remain open for researchers during normal hours.

Thursday June 13, 2024

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    Live! at the Library: Treasures Gallery Opening

    Thursday
    June 13, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall
    Celebrate the grand opening of the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery at the Library of Congress. Experience the inaugural installation—centered on the theme of remembrance—featuring one-of-a-kind items from the Library’s collections.
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    Live! At the Library: Treasures Gallery Opening with Natalie Merchant

    Thursday
    June 13, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Visitors are invited to the opening of the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery at the Library of Congress and a celebratory concert featuring acclaimed recording artist Natalie Merchant, who also serves on the board of the Library’s American Folklife Center.
    This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External.

Saturday June 15, 2024

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    Treasures Family Festival

    Saturday
    June 15, 2024
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 July 18, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    July 18, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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 July 25, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    July 25, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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 1, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 1, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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
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    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 15, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 15, 2024
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    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
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    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
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    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.