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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.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Film — "Home Alone"

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Home Alone" (20th Century-Fox, 1990).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for December 2013

Concert

Rosanne Cash

December 5, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Rosanne Cash Band featuring John Leventhal premieres her new album, "The River and the Thread."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Rosanne Cash

December 6, 2013, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Rosanne Cash hosts a round robin with John Leventhal and guest artists Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel and Amy Helm.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Parker Quartet

December 18, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Parker Quartet, with Kikuei Ikeda, viola, celebrate the Antonio Stradivari Anniversary with a performance of works by Mendelssohn, Ades and DvoYak.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Library Chorale

December 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library of Congress Chorale performs British choral music by Tallis, Purcell, Holst, Rutter and Vaughan Williams.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

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Event

Celebration of Mexico

December 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The world premiere of the oldest-known documentary footage of Mexico, fascinating stories from the archaeologist who is excavating the site of a 14th-century Aztec temple and a display of rarely seen treasures of Mexico are among highlights of a two-day "Celebration of Mexico" event. The complete schedule can be found at www.loc.gov/celebration-of-mexico/.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1922

Celebration of Mexico

December 13, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Description: The world premiere of the oldest-known documentary footage of Mexico, fascinating stories from the archaeologist who is excavating the site of a 14th-century Aztec temple and a display of rarely seen treasures of Mexico are among highlights of a two-day "Celebration of Mexico" event. The complete schedule can be found at www.loc.gov/celebration-of-mexico/.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1922

Story Time

December 13, 2013, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The Library of Congress Young Readers Center hosts a special holiday poetry-themed story time.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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Film

"Die Hard"

December 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Die Hard" (20th Century-Fox, 1988  R-rated*).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"55 Days at Peking"

December 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"55 Days at Peking" (1963).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Wild Boys of the Road"

December 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Wild Boys of the Road" (1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Christmas Story"

December 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Christmas Story" (MGM, 1983).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Its a Wonderful Life"

December 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Its a Wonderful Life" (RKO, 1946).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Christmas on Television"

December 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Christmas on Television" (1953-1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale"

December 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2010  R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Muppet Christmas Carol"

December 14, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Muppet Christmas Carol" (Buena Vista Pictures, 1992).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"White Christmas"

December 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"White Christmas" (Paramount, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Home Alone"

December 15, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Home Alone" (20th Century-Fox, 1990).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gremlins"

December 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Gremlins" (Warner Bros., 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Scrooged"

December 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Scrooged" (Paramount, 1988).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Saturday Morning Cartoons: Christmas Edition"

December 21, 2013, 10 a.m. - Noon
"Saturday Morning Cartoons: Christmas Edition" (1950s-1980s).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Miracle on 34th Street"

December 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Miracle on 34th Street" (20th Century Fox, 1947).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Its a Wonderful Life"

December 22, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Its a Wonderful Life" (RKO, 1946).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Opera

December 3, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cait Miller gives a talk on "The Belle of the Ball: An American Opera Student at the Turn of the 20th Century."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Lincoln

December 4, 2013, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
David O. Stewart discusses his first novel, "The Lincoln Deception."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

Book Talk

December 5, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak discusses her book "I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Poetry

December 5, 2013, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Dorothea Lasky, the inaugural Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry, gives a talk titled "The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Rosanne Cash

December 7, 2013, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Rosanne Cash talks with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey,
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Olivia Bueno, associate director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative, author Linda Rabben, and the Law Librarys George Sadek discuss refugee rights.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Amateur Hour Collection

December 10, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sharon McKinley discusses "Dear Major Bowes: The Amateur Hour Collection at the Library of Congress."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

1934 Lomax Recordings

December 11, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Joshua Caffery, Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies at the John W. Kluge Center, presents "Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Education Law

December 11, 2013, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
J.C. Blokhuis, Kluge Fellow, on "A Teacher's Guide to Education Law."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Conductors Beyond the Podium

December 14, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Nicholas Alexander Brown gives an exclusive peek into the lives of leading 20th-century conductors through hidden artifacts and treasures from the Librarys collection, including Bernstein, Klemperer, Koussevitzky and Stokowski in G-32.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Conductors

December 14, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Nicholas Alexander Brown gives an exclusive peek into the lives of leading 20th-century conductors through hidden artifacts and treasures from the Librarys collection, including Bernstein, Klemperer, Koussevitzky and Stokowski in Room G-32.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Stradivari

December 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, luthier John Montgomery and a member of the Parker Quartet talk about Stradivari and his instruments.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

Authenticity

December 6, 2013, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division hosts a symposium on "authenticity," featuring scholars and experts discussing the methods and challenges for determining the genuineness of printed materials.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3402

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Gallery Talk

Antonia Ford Willard

December 4, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division discusses "Antonia Ford Willard: A Confederate Spy."
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Walt Whitman

December 11, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair of the Manuscript Division gives a talk titled "Wound Dresser: Walt Whitmans Civil War Hospital Work."
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Photos of Leonard Freed

December 19, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Paul Farber will discuss photographer Leonard Freed's approach to his photograph in the "Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington exhibition," located in the Graphic Arts Galleries.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground 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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