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All Public Events for June 2014

Books and Beyond

Graphic Novels

June 5, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Illustrated fiction authors Stephan Pastis and Jarrett J. Krosoczka discuss how graphic novels can help children with reading challenges.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Edward Everett Letters

June 10, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Day discusses and signs her book "Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman and Edward Everett Hale."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Second Amendment

June 24, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael Waldman discusses and signs his book "The Second Amendment: A Biography."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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"Ladies of Comedy" (Live Event)

June 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Get ready to laugh in this evening of live, original and outrageous stand-up comedy with Jody Kerns and Sonya King. Hailing from Richmond, Va., Jody Kerns is a Southern belle with a decisive edge.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

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Film

Range Busters Double Feature

June 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A lucrative film series of 24 Westerns on the adventures of a trio of cowboys, produced by George W. Weeks and distributed by Monogram Pictures.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter

June 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
This award-winning ethnographic documentary looks into the suppression of indigenous drumming and dancing by missionaries and how the village of Emmonak managed to continue its traditions.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

June 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Paul Newman stars as Roy Bean, the legendary hanging judge of the Old West. Directed by John Huston, the film is a tongue-in-cheek take on the historic figure who acted as judge, jury and executioner for most crimes committed west of the Pecos River in the late 1800s.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

Monte Walsh

June 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lee Marvin stars as the title character with Jack Palance (in a rare good-guy role) and Mitch Ryan as his pals. Film critic Roger Ebert called it "as lovely a Western as Ive seen in a long time."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

Western Double Feature

June 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"Wagon Master" (RKO, 1950) and "Wagon Train" (RKO, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

The Sign of Zorro

June 14, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Guy Williams stars in this action-adventure Western edited from eight episodes of the hit Disney TV series "Zorro," which ran on ABC from 1957 to 1959.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

June 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Robert Ford, an eager recruit into the notorious James-Younger Gang, comes to grow jealous of the famous outlaw Jesse James and, with the help of his brother Charley, plots to kill him. *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) 707-9458

Budd Boetticher-Randolph Scott Western Double Feature

June 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"The Tall T" (Columbia, 1957) and "Ride Lonesome" (Columbia, 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"Wagon Tracks" (Famous Players-Lasky, 1919)

June 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
William S. Hart helped define the Western genre as early as 1914 and became one of its first great stars. His films were known for being authentic and realistic, and relied more on character development than action.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

B Western Double Feature

June 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"The Utah Trail" (Grand National, 1938) and "The Bandit Trail" (RKO, 1941).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

"The Professionals" (Columbia, 1966)

June 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan and Woody Strode star as four soldiers-of-fortune who are hired by an arrogant Texas millionaire to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit (Jack Palance).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9458

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Lecture

Poetry Reading

June 3, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Joan Larkin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, D.A. Powell and Dan Vera read selections from their work.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Patricia Schroeder

June 4, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder discusses her career, including being the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Wall Street

June 5, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Author Larry Doyle discusses his recently published book "In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Myth of Wilderness

June 5, 2014, Noon - 2 p.m.
David H. Grinspoon, inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, and Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discuss "The Myth of Wilderness: What's Left to Save and What Never Existed."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building

Persian Book in India

June 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sunil Sharma of Boston University discusses "Woven Words and Painted Pictures: The Persian Book in India."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Books and Beyond

June 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Muller discusses and signs his new book "Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Astrobiology & Theology

June 18, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
John W. Kluge Centers current Astrobiology Chair Steven J. Dick joins in conversation with prominent theologian Robin Lovin to discuss "Astrobiology & Theology: A Discussion."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Amazonian Frontier

June 19, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers presents a talk titled "Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Persian Book Illustrated

June 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Rashin Kheiriyeh, a freelance illustrator, presents a talk on "The Persian Book: Animation and Illustration."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Saturn's Moon

June 26, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Carrie Anderson, associate chief of the NASA Goddard Planetary System Laboratory, presents "Saturn's Moon Titan: A Future Abode for Life?"
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Cold War Latin America

June 26, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Christopher Darntons discusses his book "Rivalry and Alliance: Politics in Cold War Latin America."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Pediatric Cancer in Iran

June 30, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Saideh Ghods, founder of MAHAK Society to Support Children with Cancer, discusses "Fighting Pediatric Cancer in Iran."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

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Panel Discussion

PTSD

June 27, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
In recognition of National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) hosts a discussion panel on the causes, effects and alternative treatments for PTSD among the military veteran population.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2333

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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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