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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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

Film — "Mary of Scotland"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mary of Scotland" (RKO, 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for January 2015

Concert

St. Lawrence Quartet

January 23, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The final concert of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Project features a joint commission of a new work by John Adams and pieces by Haydn and DvoYak.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Film

"It Happened Tomorrow"

January 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"It Happened Tomorrow" (United Artists, 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shadow of a Doubt"

January 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Shadow of a Doubt" (Universal, 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Flaxy Martin"

January 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Flaxy Martin" (Warner Bros., 1949) and "Night Nurse" (Warner Bros., 1931).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Nothing But a Man"

January 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Nothing But a Man" (Cinema V, 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The 80s: The Decade That Musicals Forgot" Series

January 16, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Streets of Fire" (1984, *R-rated).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"A Film About Coffee"

January 20, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Directed by Brandon Loper, "A Film About Coffee" is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as "specialty."
Location: LM 240 Law Library Media Center, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Cain and Mabel"

January 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Cain and Mabel" (Warner Bros., 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Xanadu"

January 23, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The 80s: The Decade That Musicals Forgot" Film Series: "Xanadu" (1980).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Oddities and Shorts."

January 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Oddities and Shorts."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Mary of Scotland"

January 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mary of Scotland" (RKO, 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo"

January 30, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo" (1984).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Thriller Double Feature

January 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"I Wake Up Screaming"(20th Century-Fox, 1941) and "The Human Monster" (Monogram, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Darling"

January 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Darling" (Embassy, 1965).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

New Years Day

January 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library of Congress buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Years Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

January 19, 2015, 8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Location: Adams & Madison, Adams & Madison Buildings Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Zora Neale Hurston

January 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Novelists Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Marita Golden celebrate the birthday of American writer Zora Neale Hurston by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5934

Selma

January 14, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Authors Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock discuss their book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March," along with Lynda Blackmon Lowery  the youngest person at the historic march.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

January 14, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jeff Todd Titon, emeritus professor of music at Brown University, presents "What Is Applied Ethnomusicology and Why Did They Say Such Terrible Things About It?"
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Magna Carta

January 14, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ruth M. Karras, chair of the history department at the University of Minnesota, presents ""Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Medieval Egypt

January 15, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer presents a talk on "The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Social Media on Research Libraries

January 21, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Klaus Tochtermann, director of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) - Leibniz Information Center for Economics, presents "Research 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on Research Libraries."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Poet Terrance Hayes

January 22, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes gives a lecture on poetry.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Art from War

January 22, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Larson Fellow Tara Tappert discusses "ART FROM WAR: Documenting Devastation/Realizing Restoriation."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

90 Years of Concerts from the Library of Congress

January 23, 2015, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Anne E. McLean of the Music Division presents "Opus 90: Celebrating 90 Years of Concerts from the Library of Congress."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Letters from Dukelsky

January 27, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Walter Zvonchenko of the Librarys Music Division presents a talk titled "Letters from Dukelsky."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Civil Rights Act

January 28, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Clay Risen discusses and signs his book "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Struggle for the Civil Rights Act" (2014).
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Piano Duet Treasures

January 31, 2015, 11 a.m. - Noon
Stephen Yusko, head of Acquisitions and Processing in the Librarys Music Division, and Music Specialist David H. Plylar present a talk titled "Mano a mano y mano a mano: Exploring the Librarys Treasures for Piano Duet" in the Thomas Jefferson Building Studio (LJ 32).
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Rosa Parks

January 15, 2015, Noon - 2 p.m.
Elaine Steele, cofounder of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development; Anita Peek, executive director of the institute; and Ella McCall Haygan, who worked for Parks for 15 years, discuss the life of the civil rights leader.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

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Gallery Talk

Military Authority

January 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Brammer of the Law Library and Eiichi Ito of the Asian Division present a talk on military authority and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 1.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Magna Carta Tour

January 14, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Nathan Dorn of the Law Library discusses select highlights in the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Washingtons copy of the U.S. Constitution

January 16, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Heather Wanser of the Librarys Preservation Directorate discusses the conservation of George Washingtons copy of the U.S. Constitution in the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Care of Magna Carta

January 19, 2015, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Chris Woods, director of the National Conservation Center in Britain, discusses the care and conservation of Magna Carta.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Meaning of Civil Rights

January 21, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Hutson, chief of the Librarys Manuscript Division, will provide a brief history of how the term "civil rights" evolved through the 18th and 19th centuries.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

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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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