Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
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(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

All Events are Free and Open to the Public

May 1, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

May - August 2003

May 1
Thursday

LECTURE

Francis Y. Sogi, chairman of the National Japanese-American Monument Foundation and member of the Five-Star Council for the Veterans History Project, speaks on "Honoring Veterans Through the Veterans History Project," at noon in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-4916.

May 1
Thursday

DANCE

Morris dancers take over the Library's Neptune Plaza to celebrate May Day with traditional music and dancing, beginning at 11:30 a.m., west front of the Jefferson Building. Singer and collector Anthony Barrand offers songs celebrating the coming of May. Audience participation is encouraged. Public contact: 707-5510.

May 1
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Pamela Swett discusses "Selling Under the Swastika: The Refashioning of German Advertising After 1933," at noon in LJ 113. Public contact: 707-3302.

May 1
Thursday

LAW DAY

"The American Lawyer as Rhetor" is the topic for a panel discussion commemorating Law Day at the Library of Congress at 4:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-9836.

May 1
Thursday

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood and members of the Juilliard String Quartet discuss and perform sections from two Beethoven quartets as part of the celebration of the Juilliard's 40 years as quartet-in-residence at the Library, at 7 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets required. Public contact: 707-5502.

May 1
Thursday

FILM

"The Black Cat" (Universal, 1934) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 2
Friday

FILMS

"Night Nurse" (Warner Bros., 1931) and "Ten Cents a Dance" (Columbia, 1931) are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 2
Friday

CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet performs works by Elliott Carter and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

May 3
Saturday

CONCERT

The Turtle Island String Quartet, which performs at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium this evening, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings, fusing classical with American popular styles. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

May 5
Monday

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Laureen Ong, president of the National Geographic Channel, gives the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 5
Monday

LECTURE

Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and Carla Yanni discuss "The Invisible Plague and the Institutions That Cared for Its Sick" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, at noon in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-0951.

May 6
Tuesday

FILM

"It's a Great Life" (MGM, 1929) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-5677.

May 7
Wednesday

TREASURE TALK

Edward Redmond, cartographic specialist in the Geography and Map Division, discusses globes manufactured by James Wilson & Sons, America's first commercially successful globe makers, at noon in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

May 7
Wednesday

PERFORMANCE

The Tsunami Theater Company, an Asian women's group, performs "Suitcase" in celebration of the Asian American experience, at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 7
Wednesday

POETRY READING

Poet Laureate Billy Collins closes the Library's poetry and literature season with readings from his works at 6:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-5394.

May 7
Wednesday

FILM

Special screening of "The Man Who Laughs" (Universal, 1927), accompanied by Jon C. Mirsalis, who has been providing piano accompaniment for silent film showings for more than 25 years, at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 8
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Andrei Znamenski discusses his research on "Athabaskan Indians and Russian Orthodoxy," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

May 8
Thursday

FILMS

"A House Divided" (Universal, 1931) and "The Purchase Price" (Warner Bros., 1932) are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 9
Friday

LUMINARY LECTURES

Siva Vaidhyanathan, assistant professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, speaks on "The Anarchist in the Library: The Moral Panics Over Copyright and Free Speech," at 10:30 a.m. in Dining Room A (live cybercast at www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures). Public contact: 707-1183.

May 9
Friday

MUSICAL AND DANCE PERFORMANCE

"Flamenco as a Cultural Expression" is the topic of this evening's seminar, with accompanying musical and dance performances by guitarist Henry C. Jova, percussionist Jason Vera y Aragon, and Flamenco dancers Edwin Aparicio and Sara Lezana. Featured speakers are Ellen Echeverría, Frederick Bush and Mario Carrión. The program, sponsored by the Library's Hispanic Division, the Embassy of Spain, and the Spanish Department of George Washington University, takes place at 6 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5400.

May 9
Friday

FILM

"Applause" (Paramount, 1929) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-5677.

May 9
Friday

CONCERT

James Carter brings his high-powered free jazz style and his Chasin' the Gypsy Band to the Coolidge Auditorium for an evening of music combining a variety of styles, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

May 10
Saturday

CONCERT

The Ying String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Dvorák and Chinese American composers in tonight's program at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Public contact: 707-5502.

May 13
Tuesday

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

"Majestic Afternoon Melodies: An Indian Classical Presentation of Afternoon Ragas" is a presentation of classical Indian music by Subhashish Mukherjee, vocalist and violinist, with Subhash Karmarkar on the tabla, Nomita Kundu on the harmonium, and Sangeeta Agrawal on the tanpura, at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 13
Tuesday

LECTURE

Brad Sabin Hill, dean of the library and senior research librarian at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, gives the fourth annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture, on "The Hebrew Book as Artifact," at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Public contact: 707-3778.

May 13
Tuesday

FILMS

"The Strange Love of Molly Louvain" (Warner Bros., 1932) and "Hotel Continental" (Tiffany, 1932) are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 14
Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Curator Katherine Blood leads a special tour through the Robert Blackburn printmaking exhibition at noon in the North Gallery of the Great Hall of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

May 15
Thursday

CHINESE CRAFTS DEMONSTRATION

Hui-Chen Hsu displays and demonstrates a variety of Chinese crafts, including silk knotting and the construction of animal figures with dried grass, straw and plastic tape, at noon in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 15
Thursday

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

Historian and collector Matthew Isenburg gives an illustrated lecture on the California Gold Rush at 2 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5836.

May 15
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

"The Economy of the Marvelous: Transatlantic Values and Fictions of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1665" is the topic of today's presentation by Mellon Fellow Elvira Vilches, at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

May 15
Thursday

FILM

"Wiser Sex" (Paramount, 1932) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-5677.

May 16
Friday

DANCE

Rebecca Morales Pagsibigan demonstrates and performs Philippine folk dances at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 16
Friday

FILM

"Blondie of the Follies" (MGM, 1932) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 19
Monday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Vartan Gregorian discusses his new book, "The Road to Home: My Life and Times," at 11:30 a.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-5221.

May 19
Monday

BOOK TALK

The Library's Science, Technology and Business Division presents K.C. Cole, Los Angeles Times science columnist, talking about her new collection of essays, "Mind Over Matter," at 11:30 a.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5664.

May 19
Monday

LECTURE

Koji Lum, molecular anthropologist and professor at SUNY Binghamton, speaks on "The Peopling of the Pacific: A Molecular Anthropological Perspective," at noon in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 20
Tuesday

FILM

"Desperate Hours," a documentary film about Turkey's efforts to rescue Jews from the Holocaust, is shown at noon in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-5676.

May 20
Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Biographer Robert Caro discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Master of the Senate," which covers Lyndon Johnson's years in the Senate, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Public contact: 707-5221.

May 20
Tuesday

FILMS

"Age of Consent" (RKO, 1932) and "Blessed Event" (Warner Bros., 1932) are shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 20
Tuesday

LECTURE

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, delivers the 11th annual Vardanants Day lecture, "The U.S. Congress and Armenia Today," at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5680.

May 21
Wednesday

HOMEGROWN 2003 CONCERT

This month's "Homegrown 2003" concert features traditional Hawaiian hula music with Halau o na Maolipua, at noon on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library's American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

May 21
Wednesday

TREASURE TALK

Join Sara Duke, assistant curator in the Prints and Photographs Division, as she discusses Daniel Jenks and his 1859 westward journey in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

May 22
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Mikhail Alexseev, a Kluge Fellow in the Library's Kluge Center, discusses "The Origins of Hostility: Migration, Insecurity, and Ethnic Prejudice Along the Russian-Chinese Border," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

May 22
Thursday

FILM

"Cocktail Hour" (Columbia, 1933) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 23
Friday

FILM

The film "Chinese in the Frontier West" is shown at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 23
Friday

FILM

"Love Me Tonight" (Paramount, 1932) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 27
Tuesday

LECTURE

Eve Higginbotham, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maryland (Baltimore), discusses "Clinical Trials in Glaucoma: What Have We Learned," in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Business Division and the Health Services Office, at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-5664.

May 27
Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

"Healing" is the topic of today's readings at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-1308.

May 27
Tuesday

LECTURE

Camille Billops, one of the artists featured in the Library exhibition "Creative Space," now on view in the North Gallery of the Great Hall, speaks on "Establishing the First Printmaking Workshop in Morocco with Bob Blackburn," at 1:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5836.

May 27
Tuesday

FILM

"Dames" (Warner Bros., 1934) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-5677.

May 28
Wednesday

TREASURE TALK

Two Library specialists, Ronald Grim (Geography and Map Division) and Anthony Mullan (Humanities and Social Sciences Division) talk about the topographic drawings that Gustavas Sohon made for the U.S. Army as part of the 19th-century Mullan Road project (Ft. Benton to Ft. Walla Walla) in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

May 28
Wednesday

LECTURE

Edmund C. Moy, special assistant to the President, speaks on "East Meets West: Reflections on Growing Up Chinese American," at noon in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 28
Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Scientists are the focus in today's talk by Kluge Fellow Amy Crumpton on "Scientists and Social Invention: Barry Commoner, Margaret Mead, and the Responsibilities of Scientists in Early Cold War America," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

May 29
Thursday

FILM

"The Mad Parade" (Paramount, 1931) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

May 30
Friday

FILM

The first half of the award-winning film, "Joint Security Area," the biggest hit movie ever released in Korea, is shown at noon in Dining Room A. The film is in Korean with English subtitles. Public contact: 707-1207.

May 30
Friday

FILM

"The Show of Shows" (Warner Bros., 1929) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

JUNE 2003

June 3
Tuesday

FILM

The second part of the film "Joint Security Area," the biggest hit ever released in Korea, in Korean with English subtitles, is shown at noon in the Pickford Theater as the last event in the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Library. Public contact: 707-1207.

June 3

Tuesday

FILMS

"Forgotten Frontier" (Frontier Nursing Service, 1931), "All My Babies" (Georgia Department of Health, 1953), and "Julia" (20th Century-Fox TV, 1968) are shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 4
Wednesday

TREASURE TALK

Rosemary Plakas, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, discusses popular primers for the 19th-century pupil in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

June 5
Thursday

FILM

"Get Crazy" (Rosebud, 1983), one of this month's screenings of 1970s/1980s musicals, is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 6
Friday

FILM

"Mrs. Miniver' (MGM, 1942), at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 10
Tuesday

FILMS

In commemoration of Women's History Month, "Freedom Bags" (WETA, 1990), "Two Dollars and a Dream: The Story of Madame C.J. Walker" (Stanley Nelson, 1989), and "From Cabin to Castle" (Madame C.J. Walker, Inc., 1930) are screened at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 11
Wednesday

TREASURE TALK

Jeff Flannery of the Library's Manuscript Division discusses adventurer Newton Chittenden and his journeys through the Southwest, Northwest Coast and Central Plains at noon in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

June 11
Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Mina Marefat, Rockefeller Fellow in the Library's Kluge Center, talks about "Zaher va Baten: Complexity and Contradiction in Islamic Architecture: A Case Study of Teheran," at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

June 12
Thursday

FILM

"Seven Women" (MGM,1965) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact:

707-5677.

June 13
Friday

FILM

"The Breaking Point" (Warner Bros., 1950), one of many nominees for the National Film Registry that are being screened this month, is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 17
Tuesday

FILMS

Three of Sessue Hayakawa's films are screened tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater: "The Death Mask" (Ince, 1914), "The Secret Sin" (Paramount, 1915), and "The Secret Game" (Paramount, 1915). Public contact: 707-5677.

June 18
Wednesday

FILM

"The Blot" (Lois Weber Productions, 1921), Pickford Theater, 7 p.m. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 18
Wednesday

HOMEGROWN 2003 CONCERT

Charivari, a Cajun dance band from Louisiana, performs at noon on Neptune Plaza. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library's American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

June 18

Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Elizabeth Thompson speaks on "Cinema as Politics in the Late French Empire" at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

June 19-20
Thursday-Friday

SYMPOSIUM

A two-day symposium titled "Resourceful Women: Researching and Interpreting American Women's History" highlights current research in the field of American women's history and showcases the Library's multiformat holdings in this area of study. The keynote session Thursday evening at 8 p.m. is on "Women and the Law" and features introductory remarks by Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Other panels during the two-day conference include "Biographical Writings," "Women and Political and Social Reform," and "Women and Labor." A companion American Women site will be available in June on the Library's Web site at http://memory.loc.gov. The symposium takes place in the Mumford Room from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday. For more information, see www.loc.gov/rr/women/. A cybercast of the symposium will be available after the event on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov. Public contact:

707-5383.

June 20
Friday

FILM

"For You...Black Woman" (TWG, 1976) and "Miss America" (Orchard Films, 2002) are screened at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, in commemoration of Women's History Month. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 24
Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Stuart Eizenstat discusses his new book, "Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II," in a program co-sponsored with the Library's European Division, at noon in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-5221.

June 24
Tuesday

FILM

Two more of Sessue Hayakawa's films are shown this evening at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater:

"The Victoria Cross" (Paramount, 1916) and "Forbidden Paths" (Paramount, 1917). Public contact: 707-5677.

June 25
Wednesday

FILM

"Salt of the Earth" (International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1954) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 26
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Michael Chang, Luce Fellow, discusses "Imperial Touring and the Construction of the Manchu Rule in China" at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

June 26
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Klaus Larres, 2002-2003 Kissinger Chair in the Library's Kluge Center, gives a lecture on "Downward Course? European American Relations from the 1970s to the Present," at 6:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

June 26
Thursday

FILM

"Popeye" (Paramount, 1980) is shown tonight at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

June 27
Friday

AWARD CEREMONY

The Americas Award for Children and Young Adults, sponsored by the Library's Hispanic Division, the Center for the Book, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, is announced at 4 p.m. at a program in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5400.

June 27
Friday

FILM

Another nominee for the National Film Registry, "The Party" (UA, 1968), is screened tonight at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-5677.

JULY 2003

July 2
Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

A presentation by Ivan Katchanovski, Kluge Fellow, on "Soviet Prisoner's Dilemma: The Politics of Mass Terror," takes place at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

July 9
Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Staff Fellow Brian Taves gives a film presentation on "Thomas Harper Ince and the Early History of the Film Industry," at 2:30 p.m. in the Pickford Theater. Public contact: 707-3302.

July 16
Wednesday

HOMEGROWN 2003 CONCERT

July's "Homegrown 2003" concert features Nordic music with the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble and Becky Weis, at noon on Neptune Plaza. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library's American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

July 24
Thursday

EXHIBITION OPENS

"Rivers, Edens, and Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America," a major exhibition on the Lewis and Clark expedition, opens in the Northwest Curtain and Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building, where it will be on view through Nov. 29. Drawing on the Library's collections, which include Thomas Jefferson's papers and his instructions to Meriwether Lewis for the journey of the Corps of Discovery, the exhibition presents a century of exploration through maps, letters, documents and actual artifacts from the journey on its 200th anniversary. The exhibition begins with the story of early explorations of the Missouri River and the British passage to the Pacific, continues with the story of the 1803 Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, and concludes with other expeditions on the North American continent during the 19th century (Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, Charles Wilkes, John C. Fremont, and the Boundary Surveys) and an epilogue on the building of the transcontinental railroad. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Public contact: 707-4604.

AUGUST 2003

August 7
Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Chidebere Nwaubani speaks on "A Redefinition of Decolonization," at noon in LJ 119. Public contact: 707-3302.

August 20
Wednesday

HOMEGROWN 2003 CONCERT

Gospel music from Indiana, with Robert Turner and the Silver Heart Singers, is on the program for today's noontime concert on Neptune Plaza. These special programs, which highlight traditional music and dance drawn from communities throughout the United States, are co-sponsored by the Library's American Folklife Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Public contact: 707-5510.

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First St. S.E. across from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Room locations:

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Neptune Plaza, on First Street in front of the main entrance to the Jefferson Building; Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; LJ 113, first floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor.

Persons attending events at the Library should allow extra time in order to pass through Library security.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362.

FILMS: Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress concerts, except for those held outside on Neptune Plaza in front of the Jefferson Building. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per person), with additional charges for phone orders and handling, from Ticketmaster by calling (301) 808-6900, (410) 752-1200, (800) 551-7328 or by visiting Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 03-074
05/01/03
ISSN 0731-3527

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