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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.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Event — Story Time

10 a.m. - Noon
Stories for infants and toddlers are being offered at 10a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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

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All Public Events for March 2013

Books and Beyond

Civil War Timeline

March 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Margaret (Peggy) Wagner discusses "The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Washington Reporters, 1978-2012

March 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Stephen Hess discusses his new book "Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

March 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Srodes discusses and signs his new book, "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Paul Lewis

March 2, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Pianist Paul Lewis presents a program of Schubert. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Deborah Bond

March 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Deborah Bond performs in concert in celebration of Women's History Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3827

Country Music Songwriters

March 20, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Bob DiPiero leads an evening of music from members of the Country Music Association. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Story Time

March 20, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Story time is being offered for children prekindergarten and under.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Story Time

March 22, 2013, 10 a.m. - Noon
Stories for infants and toddlers are being offered at 10a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Learning Japanese Culture

March 23, 2013, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children and adults are introduced to Japanese culture through origami, theater presentations, a kimono demonstration and other activities.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Story Time

March 27, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Story time is being offered for children prekindergarten and under.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Story Time

March 29, 2013, 10 a.m. - Noon
Stories for infants and toddlers are being offered at 10a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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Exhibition

The Gibson Girl's America

March 30, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"The Gibson Girl's America" presents 24 works that showcase artist Charles Dana Gibson's signature drawing technique and style, as well as his subject matter.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

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Film

"Paper Moon"

March 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Paper Moon" (Paramount, 1973).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"She Done Him Wrong"

March 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"She Done Him Wrong" (Paramount, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Good Night and Good Luck"

March 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Good Night and Good Luck" (Warner Independent, 2005).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Coup de grace"

March 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Coup de grace" (Argos Films, 1976).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

A Woody Allen Double Feature

March 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Broadway Danny Rose" (Orion, 1984) and "Stardust Memories" (United Artists, 1980).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Prince of Egypt"

March 16, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Prince of Egypt" (Dreamworks, 1998).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Danny Kaye

March 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Danny Kaye: Actor, Comedian, Humanitarian."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"On the Double"

March 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"On the Double" (Paramount, 1961).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Danny Kaye Film Fest

March 23, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Screen will be "The Court Jester" (1955, "Knock on Wood" (1954) and "The Five Pennies" (1959).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1606

Danny Kaye Film Fest

March 23, 2013, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Screened will be "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947, Goldwyn) and "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952, MGM). A display of items from the Danny Kaye collection will also be on view, and daughter Dena Kaye answers questions before the first film.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1606

"Hans Christian Andersen"

March 23, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Hans Christian Andersen" (RKO Radio, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"On the Riviera"

March 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"On the Riviera" (20th Century Fox, 1951).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ann Vickers" (Radio Pictures, 1933)

March 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ann Vickers" (Radio Pictures, 1933)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Museum of Egypt

March 1, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chief curator Mohammed Gamal presents "The Grand Museum, Egypt."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7311

The Virtuoso Schubert

March 2, 2013, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Lawrence Kramer, Distinguished Professor of English and Music at Fordham University, presents "The Virtuoso Schubert."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

1493 and Columbus

March 7, 2013, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Charles C. Mann discusses and signs his new book "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Ismail Serageldin

March 8, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ismail Serageldin, director of Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina, discusses "The Loss and Rebirth of the Library of Alexandria."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1737

Ismail Serageldin

March 8, 2013, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ismail Serageldin, director of Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina, gives a talk on the topic "The Knowledge Revolution and the Future of Libraries."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1737

Augusta Browne

March 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Music Division scholar Bonny Miller discusses "Augusta Browne: A 19th-Century Life in American Music."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

LCPA What If ...

March 14, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Science fiction writer Greg Cox presents "Star Trek, Superman and Beyond: Exploring the Myriad Universes of Sci Fi, Fantasy and Superheroes."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6809

"Lady at the OK Corral"

March 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ann Kirschner speaks on her new book "Lady at the OK Corral."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Making "Show Boat"

March 19, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Todd Decker of Washington University in St. Louis presents "Making 'Show Boat': Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II and the Power of Performers."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

BitCurator Project

March 20, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Peter Olsen of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities presents "Bringing Digital Forensics to the Library: An Introduction to the BitCurator Project."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2603

Cochlear

March 20, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Michael Chorost speaks about his experience with the Cochlear Implant in "How To Put Your Brain on the Internet."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7450

Ferdowsi's "Shahnameh"

March 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian presents his translation of Ferdowsi's "Shahnameh" or "The Epic of the Persian Kings" in celebration of Nowruz.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Poetry of Robert Frost

March 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Dana Gioia and Eric Pankey celebrate the birthday of American poet Robert Frost by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

March 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Stephen Wade speaks on his book "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Southern Writers

March 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey hosts a celebration of southern writers including Madison Smart Bell, Edward P. Jones, Jill McCorkle, Ron Rash and Charles Wright.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

1912 Cherry Blossom Tree Gift

March 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
United States Ambassador to Malaysia John Malott lectures on the history of the from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

Czech Political Prisoners

March 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jana Kopelentova Rehak discusses her book "Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

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Performance

African American Spirituals of the Civil

March 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
James Weldon Norris, coordinator of the music history program and studies at Howard University, conducts a workshop featuring the Baltimore City College High School Choir on African-American spirituals of the Civil War at 10:30 a.m. Following at 1p.m. is a panel discussion on "The Legacy of Civil War Spirituals" with Steven Cornelius of Boston University and Samuel Perryman of the Library's Music Division. A concert featuring the Baltimore City College High School Choir and the Howard University Chorale concludes the day. Tickets are required for the concert.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Gallery Talk

Civil War Sketch Artists

March 6, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke, Prints and Photographs Division, introduces various Civil War sketch artists.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Vicksburg Daily Citizen

March 13, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Georgia Higley of the Serial and Government Publications Division examines the Vicksburg Daily Citizen and the role of newspapers during the war "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Clara Barton

March 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Janice Ruth of the Manuscript Division details Clara Barton's work during the Civil War in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

March 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division discusses Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 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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