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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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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

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All Public Events for September 2014

Books and Beyond

William Wells Brown

September 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ezra Greenspan discusses and sign his new book "William Wells Brown: An African-American Life."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Alliance for California Traditional Arts

September 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California, who perform son jarocho, folk music from Veracruz, Mexico.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Exhibition

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964"

September 10, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" opens today and highlights the legal and legislative struggles and victories leading to its passage, shedding light on the individualsboth prominent leaders and private citizenswho participated in the decades-long campaign for equality. The exhibition is open through Sept. 12, 2015.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"To Be or Not To Be"

September 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"To Be or Not To Be" (United Artists, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Lisztomania"

September 5, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "Lisztomania" (1975, *R-rated). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Mrs. Doubtfire"

September 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (20th Century Fox, 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Aladdin"

September 6, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Aladdin" (Disney, 1992).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Good Morning, Vietnam"

September 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Good Morning, Vietnam" (Touchstone, 1987, R-rated *). *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Jumpin Jack Flash"

September 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Jumpin Jack Flash" (20th Century Fox, 1986, R-rated *). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Music Lovers"

September 12, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "The Music Lovers" (1970, *R-rated). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"The Hunt for Red October"

September 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Hunt for Red October" (Paramount, 1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

September 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (20th Century Fox, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Topics in Preservation Science

September 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Eric Breitung, research chemist with the Librarys Preservation Research and Testing Division, gives a talk on "Alternative to the Oddy Test for Evaluating Storage Materials."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Joshua Beckman

September 4, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poet and Wave Books Editor Joshua Beckman gives a talk on poetry.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

The 78 Project

September 5, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright discuss "The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Hispanic Americans in Congress

September 11, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Editors of the publication "Hispanic Americans in Congress," a compilation of historical essays and short biographies about 91 Hispanic-Americans who served in Congress from 1822 to 2012," discuss the work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Okinawan Literature

September 11, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Writer-editor Frank Stewart and scholar-translator Katsunori Yamazato read from the MANOA Journal special feature "Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa" and participate in a moderated discussion with poet Brenda Shaughnessy.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Cartoonist Box Brown

September 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cartoonist Box Brown presents a talk titled "How to Make Comics Every Day and Still Be Alive."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1522

The Great Gatsby

September 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
NPRs Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan discusses her new book "So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

Magna Carta & the American Constitution

September 16, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will present "Magna Carta and the American Constitution." Amar will discuss Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution. Amars lecture also will serve as the annual Constitution Day lecture from the Law Library of Congress.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5355

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Round Table

Civil Rights & Popular Culture

September 15, 2014, 1 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ingrid Monson of Harvard University and Ruth Feldstein of Rutgers University present a talk on "Popular Culture and Civil Rights: Jazz, Film, TV and the Making of the Movement."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Symposium

Latvian Diaspora Archives

September 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture" looks at the Latvian diaspora collections and the preservation, cataloging and housing of the historical and cultural materials.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

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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

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