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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 ADA@loc.gov.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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 — Bob Hope

Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Alan Gevinson of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents "Hope for the Presidency!"
Location: Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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All Public Events for February 2016

Books and Beyond

My Life in Medicine

February 24, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Louis W. Sullivan discusses and signs his book "Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Haydn and Handel Society

February 20, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bostons Handel and Haydn Society (H+H), under the direction of British conductor Harry Christophers, commemorates its bicentennial with Gabriela Lena Frank's new oratorio, also a Library of Congress commission. Tickets are required. They are distributed through Eventbrite.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

"Jazz Singers"

February 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jazz Singers" offers perspectives on the art of vocal jazz from the 1920s to the present. Drawn from the Library of Congress Music Divisions collections, including the photographs of William P. Gottlieb and the papers of Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Shirley Horn, the exhibition features singers and song stylists, both onstage and off. The exhibition is on view through July 23, 2016.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

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Film

"Predator"

February 5, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Predator" (1987, *R-rated). The Librarys Music Division hosts a film series, "Music for Martians," featuring a variety of sci-fi films. Tickets are required through Eventbrite. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening time.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Playhouse 90"  "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

February 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Playhouse 90"  "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (CBS, 1956).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Made-for-TV Movie (Double Feature)

February 6, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Bad Ronald" (ABC, 1974) and "Dont Be Afraid of the Dark" (ABC, 1973).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Still Loving Lucy"

February 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Still Loving Lucy" (CBS, 1952-1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Double Feature

February 13, 2016, Noon - 4 p.m.
Double Feature: "Alien" (1979, *R-rated) and "Total Recall" (1990, *R-rated). The Librarys Music Division hosts a film series, "Music for Martians," featuring a variety of sci-fi films. Tickets are required through Eventbrite.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

February 19, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991). The Librarys Music Division hosts a film series, "Music for Martians," featuring a variety of sci-fi films. Tickets are required through Eventbrite. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening time.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Tarzan"  "Tarzans Deadly Silence"

February 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Tarzan"  "Tarzans Deadly Silence" (NBC, 1966).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Space: 1999"  "The Bringers of Wonder"

February 20, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Space: 1999"  "The Bringers of Wonder" (Syndicated, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ten from Your Show of Shows"

February 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ten from Your Show of Shows" (Continental Distributing, 1973).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sunshine"

February 26, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Sunshine" (2007). The Librarys Music Division hosts a film series, "Music for Martians," featuring a variety of sci-fi films. Tickets are required through Eventbrite. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening time.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"The Night That Panicked America"

February 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Night That Panicked America" (ABC, 1975).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Saturday of Super Heroes"

February 27, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"A Saturday of Super Heroes" (1958-1979).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Austin City Limits"  "Highlights from the First Five Years"

February 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Austin City Limits"  "Highlights from the First Five Years" (PBS).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Presidents Day

February 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public, along with a special open house of the Main Reading Room from 10 a.m.  3 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Author Ruta Sepetys

February 3, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ruta Sepetys discusses her novel "Salt to the Sea."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

St. John's Bible

February 4, 2016, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tim Ternes, director of the Saint Johns Bible, discusses the making of the second volume of the Saint Johns Bible.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0081

The Printed Instrument

February 4, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A group of experts present the latest developments in 3D concepts and processes and the startling paths they open to create the means of musical performance. Tickets required.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Elizabeth Bishop Birthday Reading

February 8, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Jennifer Atkinson and Vijay Seshadri celebrate the birthday of poet Elizabeth Bishop by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Boy Bands

February 9, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division discusses boy band sheet music and memorabilia in the Library's collections.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Artist Raul Zurita

February 11, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Chilean poet and artist Raul Zurita reads and discusses his work with translator Anna Deeny Morales. The reading takes place in both English and Spanish.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

Ted Gioia Talk

February 11, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Author Ted Gioia speaks about "Love Songs: The Hidden History." Tickets are required. They are distributed through Eventbrite.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Author Jorge Aquilar Mora

February 12, 2016, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mexican author, poet and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland, College Park, Jorge Aquilar Mora, presents his latest book "Sue?os de la Razon: 1799 y 1800." The presentation is in Spanish.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

Abraham Lincoln

February 18, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Rachel Shelden presents "Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Politics of Slavery."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

February 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Composer Gabriela Lena Frank discusses her Library of Congress commission. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

DAlbertus Magnus

February 23, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
David Henning Plylar of the Music Division presents a talk titled "DAlbertus Magnus: Romantic Riches in the Heineman Foundation Collection."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Gallery Talk

Bob Hope

February 10, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Alan Gevinson of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents "Hope for the Presidency!"
Location: Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Abel Buell Map

February 17, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Fenella France of the Preservation Research and Testing Division presents "The Buell Map Encasement: The Hidden Science of Long-term Preservation."
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Jazz Singers

February 24, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division presents selected highlights in the exhibition, "Jazz Singers."
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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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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