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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.

Wednesday, September 2, 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

Gallery Talk — Jefferson and the Library

Noon - 1 p.m.
John Y. Cole, director of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, discusses "Jefferson and the Library of Congress."
Location: Southwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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All Public Events for September 2015

Books and Beyond

History of the Public Library

September 15, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Wayne Wiegand discusses and signs his new book "Part of Our Lives: A Peoples History of the American Public Library."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

WWII Stories

September 25, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Molly Gubtill Manning discusses and signs her new book "When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Ceremony

Americas Award

September 18, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Duncan Tonatiuh, author of "Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Familys Fight for Desegregation," and Margarita Engle, author of "Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal," receive the 2015 Americas Award for Childrens and Young Adult Literature. The ceremony will be held in the Hispanic Division Reading Room.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

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Concert

Sones de Mexico Ensemble

September 16, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Sones de Mexico Ensemble performs Mexican "son," a genre encompassing the roots of mariachi music and other regional styles. No tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Treasures from the Archive

September 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Down Hill Strugglers, John Cohen and Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton play traditional American music they have learned directly from the collections at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. No tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Legacy of Ola Belle Reed

September 25, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
In celebration of the legacy of the pioneering old-time musician Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002), Reeds son Dave Reed, her nephew Hugh Campbell and members of the acclaimed bluegrass band Danny Paisley and Southern Grass gather to perform bluegrass and gospel songs of their Appalachian heritage.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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National Book Festival

September 5, 2015, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary with a wealth of notable authors, evening activities and expanded genre pavilions. T
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Film

"The Public Enemy"

September 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Public Enemy" (Warner Bros., 1931).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Verdi and the Silent Film"

September 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Verdi and the Silent Film" (various, c. 1911).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sea of Love"

September 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Sea of Love" (Universal, 1989, R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Double Feature

September 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Suddenly" (United Artists, 1954) and "Beast From Haunted Cave" (Allied Artists, 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Last Unicorn"

September 12, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Last Unicorn" (Jensen Farley, 1982).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Last of the Mohicans"

September 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Last of the Mohicans" (20th Century-Fox, 1992, R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"What Dreams May Come"

September 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"What Dreams May Come" (Polygram, 1998).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Silent Movie Double Feature

September 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Broken Hearts of Broadway" (Irving Cummings Productions, 1923) and "Lights of Old Broadway" (MGM, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"More Lame Brains and Lunatics"

September 19, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"More Lame Brains and Lunatics" (1915  1920).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Changeling"

September 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Changeling" (Associated Film, 1980, R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Arachnophobia"

September 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Arachnophobia" (Buena Vista, 1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Cult Horror Film Double Feature

September 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (20th Century Fox, 1992) and "Army of Darkness" (Universal, 1992, R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Labor Day

September 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open. All other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Medieval Sufism

September 3, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Matthew Thomas Miller, Roshan Institute Research Fellow at the University of Maryland, presents a talk on Persian philosophy, including embodiment in Medieval Sufism.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Poet Srikanth Reddy

September 10, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poet Srikanth Reddy reads from and discusses his work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poet Juan Felipe Herrera

September 15, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera gives his inaugural poetry reading.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Icy Volcanism in the Outer Solar System

September 16, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Lynnae Quick, a postdoctoral fellow in the Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses "Icy Volcanism in the Outer Solar System."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1192

Constitution Day

September 16, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Robert P. George, professor of jurisprudence and politics at Princeton University, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, give a lecture titled "Religious Freedom and the U.S. Constitution."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Hisp Cultural Society Book Talk

September 18, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
James D. Fernandez, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University, discusses Spanish immigration in the United States during the late 18th - early 19th centuries.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4117

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

September 22, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Olivia Cadaval of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage reflects on her work as the curator of the Latin American-themed Smithsonian Folklife Festival presentations.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Yarrow Mamout

September 23, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Author James H. Johnston talks about his book "From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1964

Fashion Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post

September 23, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Howard Vincent Kurtz, associate curator of costumes and textiles and Hillwood Museum and Gardens, presents "Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Prostate Cancer

September 29, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Elizabeth Platz, cancer epidemiologist and professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, gives an update on the research being done into prostate cancer.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1207

Poets from Sweden

September 29, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Malena Morling and Jonas Ellerstrom read from their book "The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden," in both English and Swedish.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0379

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Symposium

Ola Belle Reed

September 10, 2015, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scholars of music and folklore discuss the impact of Ola Belle Reeds legacy on traditional music today and talk about the new publication "Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Gallery Talk

Jefferson and the Library

September 2, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Y. Cole, director of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, discusses "Jefferson and the Library of Congress."
Location: Southwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Voting Rights Act

September 9, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Brammer of the Law Library presents "The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Then and Now."
Location: Southwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Early Printing

September 16, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Dimunation of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division presents a talk titled "Printing the Revolution."
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Ancient Huari Feather Panel

September 23, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division gives a talk on "This is for the Birds: the Archaeology and Natural History of the Ancient Huari Feather Panel."
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Isaiah Thomas

September 30, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jackie Coleburn of the Rare Materials Section presents "Isaiah Thomas: From Printer's Apprentice to Patriot Printer."
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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Workshop

Tragic Ballad Songwriting

September 15, 2015, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Musicians from the Grammy-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble present a workshop on writing a "corrido," or tragic ballad.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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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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