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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Friday, March 2, 2018

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Event — Book Talk by Liza Mundy: Code Girls

Noon - 2 p.m.
Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy will present a lecture on her recent book title, "Code Girls: The Untold Story of Women Codebreakers of World War II" at Noon in LJ-119. In her research, she utilized the Library's Veteran's History Project collections and features a few women veterans from the collection in the book. The event is free, but tickets are required. This event will also be livestreamed on the Library's YouTube site at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

Tour — Echoes of the Great War

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

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All Public Events for March 2018

Event

Book Talk by Liza Mundy: Code Girls

March 2, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.
Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy will present a lecture on her recent book title, "Code Girls: The Untold Story of Women Codebreakers of World War II" at Noon in LJ-119. In her research, she utilized the Library's Veteran's History Project collections and features a few women veterans from the collection in the book. The event is free, but tickets are required. This event will also be livestreamed on the Library's YouTube site at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

Women in Science: Gathering Data, Setting Goals, and Shaping the Future

March 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Dr. Svetlana Kotliarova and Dr. Yuri Kotliarov of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will lead a primary source-based activity featuring facsimiles of items from the Library's collections designed to inspire young people to be curious and passionate about careers in STEM. They will also take the audience through the history of science and origins of the scientific method and data as well as lead a hands-on activity in informing students about careers in science.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Film screening: The Caddy (1953)

March 13, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
THE CADDY (York Pictures / Paramount, 1953). Dir Norman Taurog. With Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis. (95 min) Too shy and afraid of crowds, a gifted golfer persuades his fiance's brother to enter a tournament while he acts as his coach and caddy. Arguably Martin & Lewis's funniest comedy presents Jerry, in his usual state of arrested development, as a cross between a devoted servant and a doting spouse to Dean's womanizing pleasure seeker. The film includes guest appearances by a number of golf pros and features the song "That's Amore"? which would become one of Martin's biggest hits. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Hidden Figures"

March 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Hidden Figures," featuring Margot Lee Shetterly and Donna Gigliotti. Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race." Donna Gigliotti was a producer of the SAG Award-winning film "Hidden Figures," based upon Shetterlys book. Tickets are available, but not required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-figures-courage-command-and-human-computers-tickets-43734350620?aff=es2. This event will also be livestreamed on the Librarys Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose"

March 15, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.
"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists," featuring Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will talk with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists highlighted in the current exhibition and Library co-published book, "Drawn to Purpose." A book signing and exhibition tours will take place after the conversation in the Graphic Arts Gallery on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building. This event will also be livestreamed on the Librarys Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #WomensHistory.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-3463

National Youth Poet Laureate Reading & Conversation

March 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2017 National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman and the 2018 National Youth Poet Laureate finalists will participate in a reading and moderated discussion with Michael Cirelli, executive director of Urban Word NYC. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Young Readers Center. Presented in partnership with Urban Word.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

POSTPONED - Homegrown Concert, Punch and Judy

March 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
This is 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

POSTPONED - Homegrown concert, Punch and Judy

March 21, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
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

VSO Whittall Public Opening

March 23, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Visitor Services Office (VSO), in collaboration with the Music Division, will host an open house in the Whittall Pavilion. A VSO 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

Book Talk: Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscapes in Latin America

March 23, 2018, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Professors Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University) and Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland) will discuss this book, which explores how Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay have been affected by post-exilic relocations, transnational migrant displacements, and diasporas. The authors will address how diasporic experiences and the impact of returnees on the public life, culture, institutions, and development of post-authoritarian politics in the Southern Cone of the Americas. Tickets available - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exile-diaspora-and-return-changing-cultural-landscapes-in-argentina-chile-paraguay-and-uruguay-tickets-44040025903?aff=erelpanelorg. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Moral Science in Postwar North Korea

March 26, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
In this talk, Dr. Dafna Zur, one of the very few North Korean scholars int eh U.S. who specializes in the humanities, will discuss new perspectives on North Korean youth literature and its relationship to the changing values assigned to scientific development.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5426

Film screening: The Ladies' Man (1961)

March 27, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
THE LADIES'MAN (York Pictures / Paramount, 1961). Directed and Written by Jerry Lewis. With Jerry Lewis. (106 min) After his girlfriend jilts him, a young man vows to abstain from romance, but is tested when he takes a job at a women-only boarding house. Typical of Lewis's solo work, the film consists of a series of vignettes constructed around a specific profession and/or location. Martin Scorsese singled out The Ladies' Man as his favorite Jerry Lewis film, and the film's massive set of the boarding house cross-sectioned to allow the crane-mounted camera to move between floors was copied on a smaller scale by Jean-Luc Godard in Tout Va Bien (1972). Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

American Furniture 1650-present

March 28, 2018, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Oscar P. Fitzgerals, lecturer in the Decorative Arts and Design History master's program at The George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will discuss his new book, "American Furniture: 1650 to Present"
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Stories From A Fallen World: A Tribute To Denis Johnson

March 28, 2018, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Authors Jonathan Franzen, Elliot Ackerman, Sam Quinones, and writer/producer Elizabeth Cuthrell will join writer and Library of Congress Literary Advisor Marie Arana to discuss intersections of war, addiction, and discontent in the work of Denis Johnson, 2017 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner. Book sales and signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2105

International Disability Rights Panel

March 29, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs will bring together prominent leaders in the field of accessibility for a discussion. The event will highlight what the Library currently does for patrons and staff who have disabilities in addition to best practices for inclusion of people with disabilities in the arts and entertainment.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6034

Textured Abstractions: Howardena Pindells Cut and Sewn Paintings

March 30, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sarah Cowan, 2017-2018 Smithsonian Fellow in Residence, will present a lecture on her most recent research, the artist Howardena Pindell. Her talk will consider the cut and sewn paintings of the 1970s artist in the context of aesthetic debates engendered by the Black Arts Movement, the womens art movement and shifts in modernist criticism. Pindells paintings used texture as a strategy for conveying her affinities for African culture, administrative and craft labor, feminine adornment and modernist art.
Location: LM139, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2273

Liza Mundy Lecture

March 30, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
In recognition of Women's History Month, the Veterans History Project (VHP) and The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress will co-host New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy for an in-depth discussion of her book,, "Code Girls: The Untold Story of Women Codebreakers of World War II" at Noon in LJ-119. In her research, she utilized the Library's Veteran's History Project collections and features a few women veterans from the collection in the book. The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-with-liza-mundy-code-girls-tickets-42803783268. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] This event will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/RPRyBvKyAzM
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3465

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Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 30, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

March 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Film

"The Life of Emile Zola"

March 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In this best picture Oscar winner directed by William Dieterle, Paul Muni portrays French novelist Zola, who defends the falsely accused Captain Dreyfus, played by Joseph Schildkraut in an Oscar-winning performance. The Dreyfus case formed an exciting climax to Zola's career as a champion of truth and liberty and is consequently the dramatic highlight of the film biography nominated for nine Academy Awards. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2000.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Monster Melodies Film Series: The Neverending Story (rescheduled from Feb. 17)

March 3, 2018, Noon - 3 p.m.
A strange book plunges a young boy into the mystical world of Fantasia, where he becomes intertwined with Noah Hathaways treacherous journey to save the kingdom from the malevolent force of the Nothing. Rated PG. Tickets required - http://www.loc.gov/concerts/filmscreenings-2017-2018.html
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Lecture

Snapshots of Ottoman Women in Court Records

March 13, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Betul Basaran, associate professor of religious studies at St. Marys College of Maryland, will present a lecture focusing on women in the sharia court records of Istanbul during the late 18th century. The discussion will allow for an examination of the nature of Ottoman sharia law and womens roles/rights while observing snapshots of that time. She will highlight the general types of legal cases women took to court or for which they were brought before the court.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3657

An Evening with Arena Stage Playwrights, John Strand and Molly Smith

March 21, 2018, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Library of Congress and Arena Stage present a series of American Playwright Interviews, featuring playwrights commissioned for Arena's Power Plays series. John Strand's Snow Child is a new musical, based on the Pulitzer-finalist novel The Snow Child, written by Eowyn Ivey. The production is set in the 1920 Alaska wilderness and follows the story of a couple that experiences familial strife, which is transformed by experience of the land and culture that surrounds them in Alaska.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5218

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Symposium

"Imagining the Extraordinary: Scientific Illustration from the Renaissance to the Digital Age"

March 15, 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A symposium that will examine how creative illustrations have extended human understanding of science. Day One: Exploring the longstanding relationship between science and illustration, "Imagining the Extraordinary" bring together historians, curators and librarians fluent in the visual vocabulary of the Renaissance and early modern period with modern scientists, technologists and artists working in the same fields with new digital visualization tools. Registration is required. To secure tickets visit this event site: lcscientificillustration.eventbrite.com
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3404

"Imagining the Extraordinary: Scientific Illustration from the Renaissance to the Digital Age"

March 16, 2018, 9 a.m. - Noon
A symposium that will examine how creative illustrations have extended human understanding of science. Two: Exploring the longstanding relationship between science and illustration, "Imagining the Extraordinary" explores how creative scientific illustration, often aided by advances in technology, while bringing together historians, curators and librarians fluent in the visual vocabulary of the Renaissance and early modern period with modern scientists, technologists and artists working in the same fields with new digital visualization tools. Registration is required. To secure tickets visit this event site: lcscientificillustration.eventbrite.comDay
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3404

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Gallery Talk

Curator's Tour: Women's Lives in WWI

March 8, 2018, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
In honor of women's . history month and International Women's Day, Peggy Wagner, author of America and the Great War: An Illustrated History, will lead a tour of Echoes of the great War exhibition focused on the experiences of women "over here: and "over there," including the fight for the right to vote, the Women's Land Army, nursing, and Gold Star mothers
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second 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

March 1, 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

March 1, 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

March 2, 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

March 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

March 5, 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

March 6, 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

March 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

Exploring the Early Americas

March 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

March 9, 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

March 12, 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

March 13, 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

March 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

Exploring the Early Americas

March 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

March 16, 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

March 19, 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

March 20, 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

March 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

Echoes of the Great War

March 22, 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

Curator's Tour: Drawn to Purpose Exhibition Highlights

March 23, 2018, 11 a.m. - Noon
In honor of women's history month, exhibition curator and Prints and Photographs specialist Marth Kennedy will present highlights of the exhibition Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists.
Location: Graphic Arts Gallery, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

March 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

Echoes of the Great War

March 23, 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

March 26, 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

March 28, 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

March 29, 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

March 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

Echoes of the Great War

March 30, 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

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