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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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

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 August 2013

Concert

Homegrown Concert

August 7, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Brotherhood Singers present R&B and gospel music from Kentucky.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Kalandidhi Dance Company

August 14, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Kalandidhi Dance Company perform traditional Kuchipudi dance from Maryland.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Exhibition

"A Night at the Opera"

August 15, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress will celebrate musical art form with "A Night at the Opera," manuscript and printed scores, librettos, photographs, correspondence and set designs, dating from the late 18th century through the beginning of the 20th century.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1842

"March on Washington"

August 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" consists of 40 black-and-white images represent the cross-section of individuals who were at the historical event.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0052

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Film

"Emperor Jones"

August 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Emperor Jones" (United Artists, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Paths to Paradise"

August 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Paths to Paradise" (Paramount, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Meatballs"

August 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Meatballs" (Paramount, 1979).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Marjorie Morningstar"

August 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Marjorie Morningstar" (Warner Bros., 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Science Fiction Double Feature

August 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Space Amoeba" (Toho, 1970) and "Kingdom of the Spiders" (Dimensions, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Phantom of the Paradise"

August 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Phantom of the Paradise" (20th Century-Fox, 1974).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Swept Away"

August 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Swept Away" (Cinema 5, 1974, R-Rated*). *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Double Feature

August 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Cry Baby" (Universal, 1990) and "Johnny Dangerously" (20th Century-Fox, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hudson Hawk"

August 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Hudson Hawk" (TriStar, 1991, R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

English Colonialism

August 1, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Patricia O'Brien presents "English Colonialism and Piracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Afghan Art

August 6, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian Hamid Naweed discusses "Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Puerto Rican Migration

August 8, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Elena Martinez of City Lore, a New York City-based cultural heritage and folklife nonprofit organization, presents "I'd Still Be Puerto Rican, Even if Born on the Moon: Documenting Puerto Rican Migration and Community through the Arts."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

LCPA Mystery Writers

August 9, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author John DeDakis gives a talk on "From Journalist to Mystery Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1221

Japan's Imperial Body

August 14, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Noriko J. Horiguch discusses her book "Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

Jose Gervasio Artigas

August 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Uruguayan historian Gerardo Caetano presents "Jose Gervasio Artigas and the Independence of Uruguay."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Ahron Taub Poetry

August 27, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "Prayers of a Heretic: Poems."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4186

U.S. Diplomacy and Mongolia

August 29, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Uranchimeg Tsultem presents "Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy and Western Explorers in Early-20th-Century Mongolia."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0123

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Panel Discussion

Criminal Justice Act

August 20, 2013, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Law Library of Congress commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 with. RSVP to lawguest@loc.gov.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

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Gallery Talk

Civil War Sketch Artists

August 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division gives a talk on "Civil War Sketch Artists."
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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