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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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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All Public Events for February 2013

Books and Beyond

Author Daniel Stashower

February 7, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Daniel Stashower discusses and signs his forthcoming book "The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Alam Lomax

February 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tom Piazza discusses and signs his new book "The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Marine Band

February 9, 2013, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band pay homage to Francis M. Scala, the first musician designated leader of the Marine Band during President Lincoln's tenure. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Ministers of Music

February 23, 2013, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music offer gospel with a contemporary spin along with a screening of "Say Amen, Somebody." Tickets required.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Zemer Chai Chorale

February 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Zemer Chai presents "Sapphires in Song," a musical journey through the exhibit marking 100 years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5422

Theo Bleckmann

February 28, 2013, 10 p.m. - Noon
Vocalist Theo Bleckmann and guitarist Ben Monder present a program covering jazz, cabaret, classical, experimental and improvised music. Tickets required.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

February 22, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Alicia Ostriker and Claudia Emerson celebrate the birthday of American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay 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

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Exhibition

Danny Kaye

February 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn" features more than 50 items in a broad range of materials, including music holographs, typed lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, recordings, videos and more drawn from the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection and the Library's Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"Dinner at Eight"

February 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Dinner at Eight" (MGM, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Little Mermaid"

February 2, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Little Mermaid" (Disney, 1989).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Times of Harvey Milk"

February 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Times of Harvey Milk" (TC Films International, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Piano Teacher"

February 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Piano Teacher" (Kino International, 2001).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Star Trek: First Contact"

February 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Star Trek: First Contact" (Paramount, 1996).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Beau Geste"

February 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Beau Geste" (Paramount, 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Roxanne"

February 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Roxanne" (Columbia, 1987).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"I Love You Again"

February 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"I Love You Again" (MGM, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Somewhere in Time"

February 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Somewhere in Time" (Universal, 1980).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Star Trek and Deep Space Nine on Television

February 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Star Trek and Deep Space Nine on Television: "Star Trek: The Cage" (Paramount TV, 1965) and "Deep Space Nine: Emissary" (Paramount TV, 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Its a Date"

February 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"It's a Date" (Universal, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Queen Christina"

February 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
"Queen Christina" (MGM, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"STAR TREK"

February 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"STAR TREK" (Paramount, 2009).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Presidents Day

February 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Building's Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special Main Reading Room open house will be from 10 a.m. to 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

J. S. Bach

February 5, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Andrew Talle of the Peabody Conservatory discusses "Pop Music in J. S. Bach's Germany."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Suicide Bombers

February 5, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Anat Berko discusses her book "The Smarter Bomb: Women and Children as Suicide Bombers."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Kluge Scholar Seminar

February 7, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Visiting Fellow Stefanie Schaefer presents "Jonathan Going South: The Yankee and the Making of American National Character."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

George Kleine

February 14, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Joel Frykholm presents "The Lost Tycoon: Rediscovering George Kleine, Reframing Early American Cinema."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Battle Hymns and Bugle Calls

February 19, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robin Rausch of the Music Division presents "Music of the Civil War: Battle Hymns and Bugle Calls that Shaped an Era."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Holocaust in Post-War German Film

February 19, 2013, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Historian Kobi Kabalek will deliver a lecture titled "Failure and Memory: How the Rescue of Jews During the Holocaust Is Depicted in Post-War German Film."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014

February 20, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Expedition Leader Jo Davies presents "By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Lessons of Leadership for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7450

Women in Lebanon

February 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Marie-Claude Thomas of the United States Naval Academy gives a lecture titled "Women in Lebanon: Living Together and Facing Modernity."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Strategic Partnerships in Russia

February 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Galima Galiullina, distant professor at Chelyabinsk State University in Russia, presents "Russia, Central Asia and China: Strategic Partnerships."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Civil War

February 27, 2013, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust joins filmmaker Ric Burns in exploring how the casualties of the Civil War affected the character of American society.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Bulgaria

February 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Evelina Kelbecheva of the American University in Bulgaria presents a talk titled "Divided Historical Memory in Today's Bulgaria."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Growth of Ethiopia

February 28, 2013, Noon - 1 a.m.
Girma Birru, ambassador of Ethiopia, presents "Growth and Transformation Plan of Ethiopia 2011-2015: Prospects and Challenges."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

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Panel Discussion

music in Lincoln White House

February 9, 2013, 1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Perpsectives on the Environment

February 28, 2013, Noon - 2 p.m.
Kluge Scholars David H. Grinspoon, Jean-Francios Mouhot and Matthias Klestil discuss "The Evolving Moral Landscape: Perspectives on the Environment -- Literary, Historical and Interplanetary."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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Gallery Talk

Conserving Civil War Objects

February 6, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Conservation Division conservators discuss their treatments of selected objects in the Library's "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Photojournalist Sam Kittner

February 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Photojournalist Sam Kittner discusses his work from the 1980s that documents environmental issues in Cancer Alley, an area along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in the "Herblock: Down to Earth" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Map of the Shenandoah Valley

February 13, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mike Buscher of the Geography and Map Division presents Jedediah Hotchkiss's Map of the Shenandoah Valley in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Confederate Recipe Book

February 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Connie Carter of the Science, Technology, and Business Division looks at a Confederate receipt (recipe) book and how individuals survived on the home front with limited supplies at noon in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Emancipation Proclamation

February 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Pam Craig of the Law Library examines the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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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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