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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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

Concert — Homegrown Series

Noon - 1 p.m.
Torcuato Zamora presents flamenco guitar music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Lecture — Kluge Scholar Seminar

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Joshua Caffery, Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies, presents "Joe Feraille: Louisianas Ogun and the Casey Jones of the North Caribbean."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Lecture — Life of Poet Series

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poet Edward Hirsch discusses his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post. Reservations are required.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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All Public Events for April 2014

Books and Beyond

Great Photographs

April 2, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Aimee Hess discusses the new Library of Congress e-book "Great Photographs From the Library of Congress."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Employment Act

April 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ruth Wasem discusses and signs her new book "Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Mahan Esfahani

April 4, 2014, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani presents works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach and J.S. Bach, among others, as part of a "C.P.E. Bach at 300: The Hamburg Bach" celebration.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Alte Musik

April 5, 2014, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin marks the 300th birthday of C.P. E. Bach with works by the Bach family and Georg Friedrich Handel.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

April 8, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group kicks off a week-long residency by composer and conductor Oliver Knussen with Knussen taking the podium to lead the group in performances by Stravinsky, Knussen, Castiglioni, Crawford Seeger and Schoenberg.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Chamber Music Society

April 10, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to the Library performing the world premiere of Rautavaaras Variations for Five: String Quintet no. 2 (commissioned by the Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center).
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"The Presidents Own"

April 12, 2014, 2 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Presidents Own" United States Marine Band presents pieces by Stravinsky and Mozart, along with music by Oliver Knussens colleagues Carter, Lieberson and Schuller.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Series

April 16, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nader Majd and Farshid Mahjou perform Persian classical music. No tickets required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Homegrown Series

April 23, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Torcuato Zamora presents flamenco guitar music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Daniel Mueller-Schott

April 24, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Daniel Muller-Schott, cello, and Simon Trp eski, piano, perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Japanese Culture Day

April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learning Japanese Culture introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through origami, trying on kimonos and other activities. The 2014 Cherry Blossom princesses will instruct children in the art of tiara-making.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

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Exhibition

"Herblock 1964"

April 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The exhibit, "Herblock Looks at 1964: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons," opens today in the Graphic Arts Galleries through Saturday, Sept. 13.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

Somalia

April 1, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library of Congress screens the Washington premiere of the documentary "Through the Fire," focusing on three women who have made an impact on war-torn Somalia.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1982

Screwball Comedy Double Feature

April 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Matrimonial Bed" (Warner Bros., 1930) and "Two Heads on a Pillow" (Liberty Pictures, 1934).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Babettes Feast"

April 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Babettes Feast" (Orion Classics, 1987).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Screwball Comedy Double Feature

April 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Duck Soup" (Paramount, 1933) and "Its a Gift" (Paramount, 1934).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Major and the Minor"

April 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Major and the Minor" (Paramount, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ramona"

April 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ramona" (United Artists, 1928).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gods and Generals" (

April 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Gods and Generals" (Warner Bros., 2003).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gettysburg"

April 13, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Gettysburg" (Universal, 1993).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Heavens Gate"

April 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Heavens Gate"  149-minute, 35 mm version (United Artists, 1981, R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Heavens Gate"

April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Heavens Gate" 219-minute, 70 mm version (United Artists, 1980, R-rated*)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Deer Hunter"

April 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Deer Hunter" (Universal, 1978, R-rated*)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Awful Truth"

April 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Awful Truth" (Columbia, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Whats Up, Doc?"

April 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Whats Up, Doc?" (Warner Bros., 1972).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Matilda"

April 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Matilda" (TriStar Pictures, 1996).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Singin in the Rain"

April 27, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Singin in the Rain" (MGM, 1952).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Forum

Coffeehouses

April 11, 2014, 1 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Bostons legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal discuss "Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture and Counterculture."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Lecture

Mayan Civilization

April 2, 2014, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Richard Hansen, a distinguished American archaeologist of the early Maya civilization, delivers the seventh Jay I. Kislak Lecture on "The Origins and Collapse of the Preclassic Maya in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala: Cultural and Natural Dynamics in the Cradle of the Maya Civilization."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7223

Cherry Blossoms

April 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ann McClellan, a renowned expert on the gift of cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. and author of two books on the subject, lectures on the history of the gift.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

AMED Maps

April 3, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chet Van Duzer of the Geography and Maps Division presents "From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African and Middle Eastern Division."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4186

C.P.E. Bach

April 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Boomhower of the Music Division discusses the works of C.P.E. Bach.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Jazz and the Cold War

April 8, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division discusses "Jazz as a Cold War Weapon."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 10, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
John Bew, Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, discusses "Excavating Realpolitik: Real Realpolitik: A History."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Chamber Music Society

April 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Music Divisions Anne McLean talks with two of the Chamber Music Societys artists and Director of Artistic Programs Michael Lawrence.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Latino Voices

April 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poet Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture titled "Latino Voices: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Recording Concerts

April 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mike Turpin discusses "Recording The Library's Concerts: Pt. 2 (The Digital Revolution)."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 16, 2014, Midnight - 1 p.m.
Three Heifetz experts discuss "Jascha Heifetz the Iconic Violinist."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

NDIPP Briefing

April 17, 2014, 11 a.m. - Noon
Photographer Peter Krogh presents a lecture on photo management and the creative process.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3741

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 17, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Natalie Rouland presents "Amazons in Paris: Ida Rubenstein and the Art of Travesty."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Andres Neuman Talk

April 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Spanish-Argentinian writer Andres Neuman reads and discusses his forthcoming novel, "Talking to Ourselves."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Magnifying the Universe

April 22, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jane Rigby of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center presents a talk titled "Magnifying the Universe."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Germania Musical Society

April 22, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nancy Newman of the University at Albany  SUNY presents "A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit: Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society Through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Vardanants Day

April 22, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Peter Ara Hrechtakian and Hovann Simonian of the Armenian DNA Project present "DNA and the Origins of Peoples: The Armenians."
Location: Northeast Pavilion, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 22, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Philippe Leroux-Martin discusses ands sign his new book "Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 23, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Joshua Caffery, Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies, presents "Joe Feraille: Louisianas Ogun and the Casey Jones of the North Caribbean."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Life of Poet Series

April 23, 2014, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poet Edward Hirsch discusses his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post. Reservations are required.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Kluge Scholar Seminar

April 24, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Michelle Navakas presents "The Edge of America: Landscape and National Identity in Early American Florida."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Author Meg Medina

April 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Author Meg Medina presents her story ""Tia Isa Wants a Car,"" in conjunction with El dia de los ni?os/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day).
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Burmese Poetry

April 30, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Christopher Merrill reads from Burmese poet Tim Moe and discusses contemporary Burmese poetry.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Round Table

Civil Rights

April 17, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Hasan Kwame Jeffries of Ohio State University and Thomas Jackson of UNC-Greensboro present a discussion on "Localizing the Movement: Comparative Perspectives on Alabama and Mississippi."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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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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