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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, May 19, 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

Lecture — Jewish-American Heritage Month

Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Martin Goldsmith and Diane Afoumado of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum present a talk on the "Voyage of St. Louis," commemorating the 75th anniversary of voyage of the German transatlantic liner carrying Jewish refugees during WWII.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Lecture — Jewish-American Heritage Month

Noon - 1 p.m.
Sanford Sternlicht discusses his book "The Tenement Saga: the Lower East Side and Early Jewish-American Writers."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

Event — Civil Rights History

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The American Folklife Center launches the online Civil Rights History Project website, followed by a screening of "The Streets of Greenwood" and a roundtable discussion on "Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy and the Way Forward" featuring Robert Moses of the Algebra Project, Charlie Cobb of Brown University and Wesley Hogan of Duke University.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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All Public Events for May 2014

Books and Beyond

Eileen Rockefeller

May 2, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eileen Rockefeller discusses her new book "Being a Rockefeller: Becoming Myself."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Federal Writers' Project

May 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ann Banks and Virginia Millington present a program in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of "These Are Our Lives," the 1930 book of life histories gathered by the Federal Writers' Project.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Koussevitzky Foundation Composers

May 2, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Curated by Koussevitzky Foundation Board members Ursula Oppens and Fred Sherry, this evenings concert includes works by composers who have received the foundations assistance, including Crumb, Foss, Babbitt, Dutilleux, Thomas and Copland.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Series

May 7, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Spyros Koliavasilis and the Karpouzi Trio perform music from Greece.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Homegrown Series

May 22, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerdan presents folk music of the Ukraine at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Steep Canyon Rangers/Dailey & Vincent

May 30, 2014, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Steep Canyon Rangers and Dailey & Vincent present and evening of bluegrass and country music.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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FEDLINK Spring Expo

May 13, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"Developing an Information Culture in Federal Agencies: Training for Todays Knowledge Navigator" features keynote speakers Adrian R. Gardner of FEMA and Siva Vaidhyanathan of the University of Virginia. Registration required.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4813

FEDLINK Spring Expo

May 14, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"Developing an Information Culture in Federal Agencies: Training for Todays Knowledge Navigator" features keynote speakers Adrian R. Gardner of FEMA and Siva Vaidhyanathan of the University of Virginia. Registration is required.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4813

Civil Rights History

May 19, 2014, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The American Folklife Center launches the online Civil Rights History Project website, followed by a screening of "The Streets of Greenwood" and a roundtable discussion on "Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy and the Way Forward" featuring Robert Moses of the Algebra Project, Charlie Cobb of Brown University and Wesley Hogan of Duke University.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Man on the Mall Reunion

May 23, 2014, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Veterans History Project commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the World War II reunion during Memorial Day in 2004 and the Library's involvement in creating the "Man on the Mall" interviews.
Location: Great Hall, 1st floor, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

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Film

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Reme Grefalda shows and discusses her film "I Wanna Babysit Lola."
Location: LM 139, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6735

Mickey Rooney Tribute

May 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Boys Town" (MGM, 1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Host"

May 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Host" (Magnolia Pictures, 2006, R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Them!"

May 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Them!" (Warner Bros., 1954).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Monsters Double Feature

May 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Godzilla" (Toho, 1954) and "Gigantis, the Fire Monster" (Toho, 1955).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (Paramount, 1920).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Monsters Double Feature

May 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Black Friday" (Universal, 1940) and "House of Frankenstein" (Universal, 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"King Kong"

May 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"King Kong" (RKO, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"King Kong Escapes"

May 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"King Kong Escapes" (Toho, 1967).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pans Labyrinth"

May 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Pans Labyrinth" (Picturehouse, 2006, R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Jewish-American Heritage Month

May 22, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Stories from the Syracuse Jewish Community."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

"The Crowd Roars"

May 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Crowd Roars" (Warner Bros., 1932).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 29, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Rescue in the Philippines" is the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8996

"The Mishaps of Musty Suffer"

May 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Mishaps of Musty Suffer" (Kileine, 1915-1917).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Winning"

May 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
"Winning" (Universal, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Cars"

May 31, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Cars" (Disney, 2006).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day federal holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Beauty Shops

May 1, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author and photographer Candacy Taylor discusses "American Roots: Hairdressers and Beauty-Shop Culture in America."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Law Day

May 1, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center presents a talk on the this years national Law Day theme, ""American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters," which recognizes the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Hernandez vs Texas

May 1, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle and Veronica Villalobos of the Office of Personnel Management commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hernandez v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court held that all racial groups in the U. S. have equal protection under the 14th Amendment.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1922

Koussevitzky Legacy

May 2, 2014, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Members of the Koussevitzky board and Jon Newsom, former chief of the Music Division, discuss the Koussevitzky legacy.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Persian Mystical Literature

May 7, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jessika Kenney of the Cornish College of the Arts and Fatemeh Keshavarz of the University of Maryland discuss "Persian Mystical Literature: the Marriage of Poetry and Music."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Fatima Massaquoi

May 8, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Vivian Seton discusses the book "The Autobiography of An African Princess: Fatima Massaquoi," of which she was co-editor.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1980

"Ballets Russes"

May 9, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tina Khmelnitskaya of the Hermitage Museum discusses "Serge Diaghilev's 'Ballets Russes' and Russian Imperial Porcelain" in the Rosenwald Room.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Lowis Lowry

May 12, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Lois Lowry, author of the Newbery Medal-winning "Number the Stars" and "The Giver," discusses the making of "The Giver" into a motion picture joined by Michael Mitnick, who is the films screenwriter.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Poet Laureate

May 14, 2014, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Natasha Trethewey concludes her tenure as the 19th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry with an final lecture.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Nuclear Disasters

May 15, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Timothy Mousseau, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, presents a talk titled "Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Jewish-American Heritage Month

May 19, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Martin Goldsmith and Diane Afoumado of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum present a talk on the "Voyage of St. Louis," commemorating the 75th anniversary of voyage of the German transatlantic liner carrying Jewish refugees during WWII.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Jewish-American Heritage Month

May 19, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sanford Sternlicht discusses his book "The Tenement Saga: the Lower East Side and Early Jewish-American Writers."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

Civil Rights

May 20, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Charlie Cobb discusses his book "This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Digressioal Wanderings

May 20, 2014, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Naama Zussman of the Corcoran College of Art+Design presents a talk on "Digressional Wanderings."
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0081

Art of the "Book of Kings"

May 21, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Messumeh Farhad of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents "When Ink and Color Meet: The Art of Painting in the Shahnama (Book of Kings)."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Poet Tarfia Faizullah

May 21, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Bangladeshi-American poet Tarfia Faizullah reads from and discuss her first collection of poetry, "Seam."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Literary Celebration

May 30, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Tim Siebles celebrate the birthday of American poet Countee Cullen by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Panel Discussion

Blue Note Records

May 10, 2014, 2 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the prestigious Blue Note Records jazz label, with pianist Jason Moran, the Kennedy Centers Artistic Advisor for Jazz, and Michael Cuscuna of Mosaic Records.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

20th Century Cartography

May 15, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"From Terra to Terabytes: The History of 20th-Century Cartography and Beyond" explores the long history of cartography in the 20th century and glance at what is coming in the future. Today's sessions discuss popular cartography and military and intelligence cartography.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7223

20th Century Cartography

May 16, 2014, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"From Terra to Terabytes: The History of 20th-Century Cartography and Beyond" explores the long history of cartography in the 20th century and glance at what is coming in the future. Today's sessions discuss scientific cartography, and the future of cartography and geode sign.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7223

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Gallery Talk

Persian Book

May 14, 2014, Midnight - Midnight
Exhibition curator Hirad Dinavari leads a tour through "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book."
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First 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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