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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Film — M2duO Live

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Made up of violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura, the M2duO are often billed as a "Japanese tango duo." Ozawa and Matsumura both graduated from The Tokyo University of Arts, and studied at The Juilliard School. They started performing together at the Cafe Mozart in New York Citys Upper West Side where they started to play Astor Piazzollas tango scores and went on to arrange and play oldies from their home country reinvented as tango pieces. Aside from their growing love for tango, they have each pursued their own unique paths: for Ozawa, it was "tap violin" (tap-dancing while performing the violin) and new sounds with the electric violin; for Matsumura, it was silent film accompaniment. Such individual musical adventures have added more depth, range, fun, and originality to their performance as a duo, making them the unique ensemble you hear today. In this special evening, the M2duO will present their all-time favorites  Piazzolla, Japanese-oldies-turned-tango-- as well as their originals with Ozawa on her electric violin. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at https://m2duo.eventbrite.com.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

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All Public Events for May 2018

Concert

Esperanza Spalding Concert

May 4, 2018, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
A luminous artist with a magnetic stage presence and brilliant chops as an improviser, composer, bassist and vocalist, Esperanza Spalding is grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them. Her visionary, "funky yet cerebral" (Downbeat) musical voyages and performances with partners from Herbie Hancock to Prince have won her four Grammy? awards and a worldwide fan base. Come for an electric, exhilarating evening that sees her unwrap a new violin and piano commission from the Library.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

American Folklife Center Homegrown Concerts: Mdou Moctar | Guitar trio from Niger

May 10, 2018, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist from a small village in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He plays in the tradition of desert guitar popularized by groups like Tinariwen and Bombino, but adds his own personal touches to the genre. His music is rooted in tradition, with polyrhythms borrowed from the traditional guitar-and-calabash style called "takamba" and lyrics sung in the style of old nomadic poets. His guitar playing is nonetheless wild and unrelenting, showing the influence of global pop. Coming from a remote region steeped in religious tradition where guitar music was all but prohibited, he taught himself to play on a homemade guitar cobbled together out of planks of wood. Teaching himself in secret, and eventually finding a "real" guitar, he became a local celebrity among the village youth, and went on to become an international recording artist. In 2015, he co-wrote and starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, a Saharan remake of Princes Purple Rain.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Duke Ellington Lecture (Robert O'Meally), Translucency: Duke Ellington, The Washingtonians, and the Realm of the Visual

May 10, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
OMeally explores Duke Ellingtons decision to appear on film only as himselfas composer, bandleader, and pianistnever in any of the roles typically reserved for African Americans on the silver screen of his era. A few of Ellingtons first appearances on film will be on view, including Black and Tan Fantasy (1929), written and directed by the experimental film-maker Dudley Murphy, and Symphony in Black (1935). The Music Division will offer a curated display of Duke Ellington photographs, memorabilia and other items from its collections as part of this event.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Quartetto de Cremona

May 11, 2018, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Italys esteemed Quartetto di Cremona makes its Washington debut in this concert, a new addition to our 2017-2018 season. "Phenomenal energy and momentum" (BBC Music Magazine) are hallmarks of the group, which performs Beethovens transcendent op. 132 quartet and works by two Italian masters who rarely ventured into the realm of chamber music. Instrument connoisseurs will not want to miss the opportunity to hear the "Paganini Quartet," a set of four superb instruments made by Antonio Stradivari and once owned by Niccolo Paganini, on loan to the artists from the Nippon Music Foundation. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute Washington DC. Get tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quartetto-di-cremona-concert-tickets-45384609589
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8432

Leonard Bernstein's America

May 18, 2018, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Librarys vast Leonard Bernstein Collection provides the worlds best vantage point to contemplate the career of this extraordinary man: composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and humanitarian. We see Bernstein as social observer, revealed in three major stage works. His musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue portrays sharp racial divides over 100 years of White House history. The operas Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place paint a vision of a familys strugglesand offer a glimpse of reconciliation. There will also be moments of discovery, with a few extraordinarily rare, still-unknown songs you wont hear anywhere else.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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VSO Whittall Open House

May 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon
volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Kluge Discussion: Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy

May 9, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.
Kluge Director Dr. John Haskell will interview Anne Applebaum, focusing on the rise of disinformation and other assaults on the foundations of American democracy. Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Sounds & Rhythms of Contemporary Cuban Music

May 9, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.
Join us for a conversation about Cuban music in the American Disapora with pianist Adonis Gonzalez, bassist Yunior Terry and sacophonist Yosvany Terry. Free tickets available via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sounds-and-rhythms-of-contemporary-cuban-music-in-the-american-diaspora-tickets-45562828647?aff=es2
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

Concerts from LOC - Leonard Bernstein Film Series

May 12, 2018, Noon - 4 p.m.
BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS MAHLER AND LISZT GUSTAV MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 3: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1973) FRANZ LISZT: A FAUST SYMPHONY: Boston Symphony Orchestra (1976) Two films of legendary performances of Bernstein as conductor: his recording of Franz Liszts A Faust Symphony with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his recording of Gustav Mahlers Symphony no. 3 with the Vienna Philharmonic. Bernsteins advocacy of this music was significant to the reception of both composers in the 20th century.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Veteran's History Project PTSD Program

May 17, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.
The Librarys Veterans History Project will host a panel discussion of experts in the field on Veterans Correctional Housing Units and the impact on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, increasing safety and reducing recidivism. The event is free and open to the public.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

Music Division Concert, Bernstein Centennial Project

May 19, 2018, 11 a.m. - Noon
Nicholas A. Brown, Director of Special Productions & Initiatives, Washington Performing Arts Leonard Bernstein had a lifelong passion for literature and poetry, which heavily influenced his compositions like Songfest and West Side Story. Explore Bernsteins interpretations of American social identity through his settings of poems by poets such as Gertrude Stein and Langston Hughes. Participants will have a chance to see rare source materials and manuscripts from the Leonard Bernstein Collection up close.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Feel the Bernstein

May 19, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Feel the Bernstein: dive into our special, day-long program, an immersive experience anchored by an extensive display of manuscripts, letters, playbills, photographs and memorabilia, sketches, casting notes, and designs. The day will include informal talks by Music Division curators, video clips from Bernsteins lectures and educational shows, a #Declassified presentation on "Bernstein and Social Identity," and plenty of interesting revelations: fascinating stories, notes, and cut songs from On the Town, West Side Story and Candide, with pianist Jon Kalbfleisch and a team of singers on hand for musical vignettes. We cordially invite you to sample treasures from our Leonard Bernstein Collection, which includes over 400,000 items given to the Library of Congress by the composer and his family since 1953.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Symposium: The Future of Political Parties

May 21, 2018, 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The United States has a growing number of citizens who do not identify with any political party. The Kluge Center will host an afternoon symposium to explore the potential impacts that this phenomenon will have on the future of political parties and American politics in general. For this discussion, Kluge director John Haskell will moderate a bipartisan panel that includes political scientist and incoming Kluge chair on American Law and Governance Seth Masket, National Affairseditor Yuval Levin and Brookings senior fellow Elaine Kamarck. The symposium is co-hosted by the University of Denver.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3595

VSO Whittall Open House

May 24, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon
volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Main Reading Room Open House

May 28, 2018, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Reference librarians will be on hand to demonstrate services, offer instruction on obtaining a reader-registration card and answer questions. They will highlight Memorial Day-related items from the general collections and will also be available to demonstrate the Librarys online resources and discuss access to the Librarys vast on-site collections and electronic resources, including services and collections for use in family history research. U.S. Copyright Office staff will demonstrate how to register creative works and highlight items added to Library collections through copyright. Additionally, staff from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will be on hand to highlight the free braille and talking book service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. No other reference services will be available, and all other Library of Congress reading rooms and buildings will be closed. Photography is allowed; however, visitors may not use selfie sticks, mono-, bi- or tripods.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

Defining Italian-American Identity Through Opera

May 30, 2018, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
As part of the European Union Month of Culture, Kluge Center director John Haskell will interview Kluge Fellow Davide Ceriani about his research into the formation of a distinct Italian cultural identity in American urban centers between the 1860s and 1940s. Cerianis interdisciplinary and multilingual research uses the arts, particularly opera, to track the growth of Italian-American culture. The event will include a small display of related Library treasures in LJ-113.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

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Film

"Overboard"

May 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Spoiled heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht, then refuses to pay when the project is completed. When Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean takes advantage of the situation to seek revenge. This romantic comedy was directed by Garry Marshall and includes Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond and Roddy McDowell (who also co-produced the film) in the cast. "Overboard" was the third and final movie that real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell starred in together. A role-reversal remake starring Anna Farris and Eugenio Derbez is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Rachel and the Stranger"

May 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
William Holden stars as a widowed farmer who takes an indentured servant, Rachel (Loretta Young), as his new wife, a marriage intended to be in name only, to help care for his son. The arrival of his old friend, a smooth-talking drifter (Robert Mitchum), threatens the burgeoning relationship of the bride and groom. Directed by Norman Foster, this charming pioneer love story was a box office hit and earned screen writer Waldo Salt a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Written American Western. Black & white, 80 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"The Last Starfighter"

May 5, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Trailer-park teenager Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) has become an expert at the video game Starfighter, which attracts the attention of a seemingly genial stranger (Robert Preston). The stranger turns out to be an alien in charge of a Star League who recruits Alex to fight in a real live-or-die battle with the wicked Kodan forces in outer space. Directed by Nick Castle Jr. "The Last Starfighter" is one of the earliest films to employ extensive computer-generated imagery (CGI), used in the film to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes. This was Robert Preston's final role on the big screen, and his character, a "lovable con-man," paid homage to his most famous role as Harold Hill in "The Music Man" (1962). Color, 101 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Bell, Book and Candle"

May 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Two months after completing work on Alfred Hitchocks "Vertigo," James Stewart and Kim Novak were reteamed for this romantic comedy based on the successful Broadway play by John Van Druten. Novak plays Gillian Holroyd, a witch in Greenwich Village, who admires from afar her neighbor, publisher Shep Henderson (Stewart). When she finds out that he is engaged to her old college enemy, Gillian casts a love spell on Shep, but then falls for him for real  a dilemma as witches who fall in love lose their supernatural powers. Rounding out the supporting cast are Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold and Elsa Lanchester and Pyewacket as Gillians Siamese cat and spirit guide. Directed by Richard Quine, "Bell, Book and Candle" received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction (Cary Odell and Louis Diage) and Best Costume Design (Jean Louis). Color, 106 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

711 Ocean Drive

May 10, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A telephone company lineman and electronics expert is recruited by the mob to create a vast illegal wire service for betting on horses. A first-rate gangster picture which cleverly utilizes the rags-to-riches narrative popular during the genres heyday in the 1930s, while at the same time maintaining an up-to-date realistic framework with extensive location shooting and a "ripped from the headlines" angle involving the filmmakers themselves  the producers received anonymous threats before the filming had begun and producer Frank Seltzer testified before Estes Kefauvers U.S. Senate committee on organized crime. Edmond OBrien provides another superb characterization following his star turn as a man investigating his own murder in the classic "D.O.A." (1949), and Otto Kruger is the standout among the mobsters as the sinister head of the crime syndicate. "711 Ocean Drive" also had the distinction of being one of the first films to be advertised on television, an experiment jointly undertaken by Columbia Pictures and seven TV stations in Southern California. Preserved by the Library of Congress from original negatives in the AFI/Columbia Collection.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"The Sting"

May 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Robert Redford plays a Great Depression-era conman seeking revenge on the racketeer (Robert Shaw) responsible for the murder of his mentor. He enlists the aid of confidence artist extraordinaire Paul Newman to gather together an impressive array of con men eager to settle the score with Shaw. One of the biggest hits of the early '70s, "The Sting" picked up seven Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch's unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin's ragtime music. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2005. Rated PG. Color, 129 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Sahara"

May 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Packard Campus Theater is presenting three films to commemorate the 75th anniversary of significant events of WWII from May 11  17. The action in "Sahara" takes place in Libya during the Western Desert Campaign and was released just six months after the surrender of Axis forces in North Africa. Setting out to rejoin the American command after the fall of Tobruk, American tank commander Sgt. Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) and his U.S. crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman, and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner as they cross the Libyan Desert. The group becomes a microcosm of the Allied forces as they work together to defeat a much larger German unit. Directed by Zoltan Korda, this tense and exciting drama received widespread critical acclaim and three Oscar nominations including Best Supporting Actor for J. Carrol Naish as the Italian prisoner. Black & white, 97 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"The Pianist"

May 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Adrien Brody won the Academy Award for Best actor for his sensitive portrayal of famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman as he struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II in this drama based on his memoirs. A composer and pianist, Szpilman was playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station was bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland. Szpilman and his family were soon forced from their home into the overcrowded Warsaw Ghetto. He later aided the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19  May 16, 1943), the largest single revolt by Jews during World War II. Szpilman eventually reclaimed his artistic gifts, and confronted his fears--with aid from an unlikely source. The film also won Oscars for Best Director (Roman Polanski) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood) and was nominated for Best Picture of the year. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Color, 150 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"On the Waterfront" (1954)

May 17, 2018, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Directed by Elia Kazan | Music by Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernsteins score of the Academy Award?-winning On The Waterfont received wide popular and critical acclaim, and On The Waterfront won 8 Academy Award?s, including Best Picture, Best Leading Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), and Best Director (Elia Kazan).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"The Dam Busters"

May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This British epic war film depicts the true story of the May 16, 1943 "Operation Chastise," when the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked the Ruhr dams in Nazi Germany with British engineer Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb, an explosive designed to drop into reservoirs and cause massive flooding to Germany's industrial hub. "The Dam Busters" takes a documentary-like approach, focusing in the first part on the development and testing of the special bomb and in the second section, the carefully orchestrated preparations for the mission and its execution. The film was a financial and critical success, receiving special praise for its accuracy, direction, cinematography and special effects. Directed by Michael Anderson, the first rate British cast includes Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Derek Farr and Basil Sydney. Black & white, 118 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Emile Pandolfi"

May 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Premier pianist Emile Pandolfi will perform a program of popular music. Receiving his degree in piano performance and best known for his arrangements, Emiles favorite music to arrange comes from Broadway musicals. "In addition to being melodically fulfilling, these songs usually contain meaningful lyrics and lend themselves to interesting arrangement." In many of his arrangements one can hear the influence of his favorite composers, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Chopin, accounting for the sensitivity and passion with which he plays. Recording since 1991, the pianists CDs of familiar music have sold well over three million copies nationally. This has earned Emile the distinction of being the top-selling artist in the alternative music industry, distributed primarily in specialty, gift and book shops across the nation. Now with 30+ albums, most major online retailers also carry his music for download and he can be streamed from internet radio stations all over the world. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emile-pandolfi-concert-tickets-44660394442
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

M2duO Live

May 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Made up of violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura, the M2duO are often billed as a "Japanese tango duo." Ozawa and Matsumura both graduated from The Tokyo University of Arts, and studied at The Juilliard School. They started performing together at the Cafe Mozart in New York Citys Upper West Side where they started to play Astor Piazzollas tango scores and went on to arrange and play oldies from their home country reinvented as tango pieces. Aside from their growing love for tango, they have each pursued their own unique paths: for Ozawa, it was "tap violin" (tap-dancing while performing the violin) and new sounds with the electric violin; for Matsumura, it was silent film accompaniment. Such individual musical adventures have added more depth, range, fun, and originality to their performance as a duo, making them the unique ensemble you hear today. In this special evening, the M2duO will present their all-time favorites  Piazzolla, Japanese-oldies-turned-tango-- as well as their originals with Ozawa on her electric violin. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at https://m2duo.eventbrite.com.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"The Prince and the Pauper"

May 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In this rousing adaptation of Mark Twain's novel set in Tudor England, the discontented Prince Edward (Bobby Mauch) trades places with penniless Tom Canty (Billy Mauch) - a dead ringer for the young royal. When the contemptable Earl of Hertford (Claude Rains) discovers the switch, he attempts to use it as a ploy to seize the throne. Top-billed Errol Flynn appears as soldier of fortune Miles Hendon, who befriends the boys and helps to save the day throughout a series of perilous adventures. Directed by Warner Brothers veteran William Keighley, the film features a lush score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Black & white, 118 min.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Jazz Legends on The Ed Sullivan Show"

May 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This program of renowned jazz musicians on Ed Sullivans popular television variety series will include performances by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Rahsaan Roland Kirk with Charles Mingus, Errol Garner, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and rare footage of the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded at his home in the Berkeley Hills in California. Many of these performances have not been seen since their original airdates. "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971) was a landmark television program, and unquestionably one of the most important chronicles of mid-20th century popular culture. The Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress acquired master material - original 16mm kinescopes and 2-inch video tape - of all 1030 hours of the show from the current owner, Sofa Entertainment, and simultaneously arranged to purchase new Beta SP preservation video copies.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

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Lecture

"Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and their American Journeys

May 7, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
In observance of Jewish American Heritage Month and in cooperation with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, professor Hasia Diner will present a lecture titled "Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and their American Journeys".
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3417

Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series: "My Secret Autobiography"

May 8, 2018, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Bell is a folklorist who has been a professor at Wayne State University and Grinnell College, and an administrator at Suffolk University and Merrimack College. He retired as Vice President and Dean of the University, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He has been researching Francis James Child and his volumes of ballads for many years.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan

May 8, 2018, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Author Amardeep Singh will discuss the past and present of Pakistani Siks as told through histravels in Sindh, Baluchistan, Pakistan Administered Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3417

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Art as a Vehicle for Storytelling

May 10, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Melissa Chiu is the Director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Since her appointment in 2014 she has advocated for contemporary art through the museum's exhibitions, acquisitions of works for the collection, and public programs.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0610

"Watching Water: New Approaches to Assessing and Managing Global Water Security and Sustainability"

May 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. John Bolten will review the technological advances in satellite-based remote sensing and numerical modeling of reservoir volume, vegetation health, groundwater movement, soil moisture and other factors that drive these new approaches and discuss how the data are being applied to address these global issues.Part of the annual Earth and Space Science lecture series, now in its twelfth year. The series is presented in partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Science, Technology, and Business Division at the Library of Congress.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0379

AMS Lecture: Bernstein Conducts Mahler and Liszt

May 15, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In this anniversary year for Leonard Bernstein, Dr. Callahan will delve into the under-explored realm of the physicality of Bernsteins conducting practices, including the role of sexuality from Bernsteins and his critics perspectives. Additionally, the carefully crafted choreography of Bernsteins conducting will be supported by documentation from unpublished films and materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Library of Congress.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Cartography & Code: Incorporating Automation

May 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
93rd Topics in Preservation Series Lecture: Cartography and Code: Incorporating Automation to Compare Medieval Toponyms Across Maps. Speakers: Heather Wacha (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Jacob Levernier (CLIR Bollinger Postdoctoral Fellow in Library Innovation, University of Pennsylvania).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

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Panel Discussion

Law Day

May 1, 2018, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Law Library will spearhead the annual Law Day activities with a conversation featuring American Bar Association President, Hilarie Bass and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sanchez. The topic of this discussion will be "Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom."
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5079

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Performance

Homegrown Concert: Professor Horns Punch & Judy Show

May 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
A special childrens show and is geared to 4-9 year olds in entertainment and content. This show is co-sponsored by the Young Readers Center.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Lecture  Homegrown Concert: Professor Horns Punch & Judy Show

May 2, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Professional puppeteer and magician Professor Horn (Mark Walker) will present two programs of Punch and Judy puppeteering. This event is aimed at a general adult audience. Mark Walker will give a short lecture on the history and traditions of Punch and Judy puppeteering and will display hand-carved puppets and other items from his personal collection of historical Punch and Judy items. After the lecture, he will perform a historically traditional Punch & Judy show.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

The Soldier's Journey

May 26, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This powerful one-man show follows the journey of soldier Irving Greenwald in World War I from training to the trenches and home again to his beloved wife and daughter. The presentation draws directly from Greenwalda?"s diary, held in the collections of the Veterans History Project and currently on display in the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I at the Library of Congress. Tickets are available for this free event at https://memorial-day-loc.eventbrite.com
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Exploring the Early Americas

May 2, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 3, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 4, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 4, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 5, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 8, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 10, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 11, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 15, 2018, 1 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 17, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 18, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

May 30, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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