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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, December 7, 2016

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Exhibition — America Reads

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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 — Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business. The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, introducing viewers to some of the important figures in the Bourbon industry in Kentucky.
Location: LM139, 01 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Gallery Talk — Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, and Eric Frazier, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, co-present a discussion on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass".
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Exhibition — Kentucky Showcase

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibit of Kentucky-related materials from the collections of the American Folklife Center, Geography and Maps, Manuscripts, Music, Prints & Photographs, Rare Books and Special Collections and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Lecture — Commemorating Jorge Luis Borges: Conversation with Maria Kodama

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Widow of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Kodama, will be in conversation with professor of Spanish Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the authors death and this event will be part of a series of events coordinated by the Embassy of Argentine in Washington, DC. Event will be primarily in Spanish. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina.
Location: Mumford Room, 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Film — "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (20th Century-Fox, 1970)

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
As a follow-up to the highly regarded war film "The Longest Day" (1962) depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studio set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Concert — The Dale Ann Bradley Band | A Bluegrass Concert

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kentucky's Dale Ann Bradley Band will conclude the American Folklife Center 40th Anniversary celebrations with a bluegrass concert. She'll include a special tribute to Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) a renowned Kentucky-born folksinger, instrumentalist, and ethnographic collector, whose collection of materials documenting folk traditions and the folk revival in Britain and America resides in the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

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All Public Events for December 2016

Books and Beyond

Facts of a Founding Father: James Madison

December 6, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Signer will discuss and sign his new book Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father (Public Affairs, 2015). Cosponsored with the Law Library.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

The Tallis Scholars

December 6, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The legendary Tallis Scholars and their director Peter Phillips debut at the Library of Congress in a concert that is sure to enthrall. Free, tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Dale Ann Bradley Band | A Bluegrass Concert

December 7, 2016, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kentucky's Dale Ann Bradley Band will conclude the American Folklife Center 40th Anniversary celebrations with a bluegrass concert. She'll include a special tribute to Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) a renowned Kentucky-born folksinger, instrumentalist, and ethnographic collector, whose collection of materials documenting folk traditions and the folk revival in Britain and America resides in the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

Jason Robert Brown

December 9, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Modern Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, who is best known for his musicals The Last Five Years, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and Parade, performs his own music in a rare Washington, DC cabaret appearance. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Stradivari Anniversary: Cecilia String Quartet

December 17, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Rising stars in the quartet world, Canada's Cecilia String Quartet performs on the Library's Stradivari instruments, marking the 80th anniversary of Gertrude Clarke Whittall's gift. Free, tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Human Rights Day

December 9, 2016, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the impact of the Miranda warning on human rights in Eastern Europe.
Location: Kluge Center, 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5079

Library of Congress Messiah Sing

December 13, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Library of Congress Messiah Sing Featuring the Library of Congress Chorale with Nicholas Alexander Brown, Conductor. Join the Library of Congress for a community sing of highlights from Handel's Messiah. Free, no tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

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Exhibition

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Kentucky Showcase

December 7, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibit of Kentucky-related materials from the collections of the American Folklife Center, Geography and Maps, Manuscripts, Music, Prints & Photographs, Rare Books and Special Collections and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

December 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

December 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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Film

Sign 'O' The Times (1987)

December 2, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
As part of the "Shooting Stars: Bowie and Prince on Film" series presents Sign 'O' The Times (1987). A document of the tour for one of Princes greatest albums, Rolling Stone recently called this his "great lost concert film." Tickets are required.
Location: Pickford Theater, 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business

December 7, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business. The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, introducing viewers to some of the important figures in the Bourbon industry in Kentucky.
Location: LM139, 01 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"Tora! Tora! Tora!" (20th Century-Fox, 1970)

December 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
As a follow-up to the highly regarded war film "The Longest Day" (1962) depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studio set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (Paramount, 1946)

December 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirk Douglas made his movie debut in this gripping film noir, directed by Lewis Milestone. As weak, alcoholic D.A. Walter ONeill, he shares a deadly secret with his callous wife Martha (Barbara Stanwyck), a secret they fear will come out when a childhood friend (Van Heflin) arrives in town.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Act of Love" (United Artists, 1953)

December 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Filmed in Paris, this romantic drama stars Kirk Douglas as a lonely American soldier who, after trying to help a down-and-out French girl (Dany Robin) by posing as her husband, soon begins to fall in love with her. Anatole Litvak directed the film, which was based on Alfred Hayes novel "The Girl on the Via Flaminia."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol" (UPA, 1962)

December 10, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This animated, musical version of Charles Dickens timeless classic "A Christmas Carol" features Jim Backus as the nearsighted Mr. Magoo/Ebenezer Scrooge who learns the true meaning of Christmas from three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ace in the Hole" (Paramount, 1951)

December 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirk Douglas gave one of the finest performances of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who ends up in dead-end Albuquerque. He happens upon the scoop of a lifetime and will do anything to keep getting the exclusive lurid headlines.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Red Sky at Morning" (1971)

December 15, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A murky tale about a boy forced to come to terms with his manhood when his father is killed during WW II. *Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-8572

"The Homecoming: A Christmas Story" (CBS-TV, 1971)

December 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This made-for-television movie about a family in Depression-era rural Virginia was the inspiration for the popular series "The Waltons" that aired on CBS for nine seasons.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"White Christmas" (Paramount, 1954)

December 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye star as a top song-and-dance act accompanying Betty and Judy Haynes, a pair of sister entertainers (played by Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney), to perform at the Columbia Inn in Vermont during the Christmas holidays.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Martin Family Circus  Live in Concert"

December 17, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This self-contained vocals-driven melodic band of two parents and four kids, ranging in age from nine to 18, brings rich family harmonies in a blend that Rolling Stone magazine calls "exuberant."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Christmas Story" (MGM, 1983)

December 18, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Humorist Jean Shepherd narrates this memoir of growing up in Hammond, Indiana, during the 1940s when his greatest ambition was to receive a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film is based in part on Shepherds 1966 compilation of short stories titled, "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash," which originated on his radio and television programs.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Forum

Jack Campbell (USN) and Bud Sparhawk (USAF): Putting the Military in Military Science Fiction

December 6, 2016, Noon - 1 a.m.
Best-selling military science fiction authors talk about military science fiction, their collaboration, and the ways in which their military service affects their work.
Location: LM 654D Training Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0275

Cancer Moonshot

December 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A panel discussion on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and the patients role in advancing cancer research and participation in clinical trials.
Location: Dining Room A, 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-8035

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Lecture

International Literature: Miguel de Cervantes

December 2, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
William Egginton, Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss his new book The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World.
Location: Pickford Theater, 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

Walking with the Last Men on the Moon

December 6, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission, discusses "Walking with the Last Men on the Moon: Revisiting the Apollo 17 Landing Site with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter".
Location: Pickford Theater, 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Berlin 1945  1989 : Topography of a Divided City

December 6, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Reiner A. Gogolin presents a discussion on the divided city of Berlin through an interdisciplinary analysis.
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6277

The Tallis Scholars

December 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Before 'The Tallis Scholars' make their debut at the Library, the artists presents a lecture on their work. This event will be presented in the Whittall Pavilion (next to the Coolidge Auditorium) inside the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Commemorating Jorge Luis Borges: Conversation with Maria Kodama

December 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Widow of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Kodama, will be in conversation with professor of Spanish Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the authors death and this event will be part of a series of events coordinated by the Embassy of Argentine in Washington, DC. Event will be primarily in Spanish. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina.
Location: Mumford Room, 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

"If the Dead Could Speak"

December 8, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Director Asaf Galay is a maker of entertaining and innovative films about modern Jewish culture. Galay will speak on his new film, which focuses on the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Interview with the Cecilia String Quartet

December 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Interview with the Cecilia String Quartet. Free, no tickets required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

Cultural Heritage and Data

December 5, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Organized in the framework of the EU-Horizon2020 project IPERION-CH, the two-day International Symposium on "Cultural Heritage and Data: the Role of Research Infrastructures" aims at celebrating the outcomes of the transatlantic dialogue in the Heritage Science.
Location: Mumford Room, 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Contemporary African Immigrants in the United States

December 15, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Contemporary African immigration and African communities in the United States will be the focus of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress.
Location: Kluge Center, 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

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Gallery Talk

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

December 7, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, and Eric Frazier, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, co-present a discussion on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass".
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Mesoamerica and Maya Kingship

December 14, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator John Hessler, Geography and Map Division presents a discussion titled "The Autosacrifice Ceremony and Maya Kingship" inside the Exploring the Early Americas exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 7079070

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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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