Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362

December 17, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

January - April 2004
(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Jan. 7
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Carol Johnson, photographic curator in the Prints and Photographs Division, discusses Early Photography in America in the American Treasures exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

Jan. 8
Thursday
LECTURE
John Ordway, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, gives his Report from Armenia: 2003 in a program sponsored by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, at noon in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-5680.

Jan. 9
Friday
PANEL DISCUSSION
In a special annual meeting session of the American Historical Association (AHA), the award-winning films about China produced by the Long Bow Group are discussed by a panel that includes Long Bow filmmakers Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon; historian Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom; and moderator Jonathan D. Spence, China historian and president-elect of the AHA. The Long Bow Groups most recent production, Morning Sun, is a film about the Chinese cultural revolution. Hinton and Gordon will introduce and show excerpts from their films. The two filmmakers are currently collaborating with Indiana University on a multimedia encyclopedia of 20th century China, which Wasserstrom will demonstrate. The program, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room, is sponsored by the Librarys John W. Kluge Center and the AHA. Public contact: 707-3302.

Jan. 14
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Harry Katz, head curator in the Prints and Photographs Division, talks about William Wauds depiction of President Abraham Lincolns funeral cortege in todays Treasure Talk at noon in the American Treasures exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

Jan. 21
Wednesday
TREASURE TALK
Igor Stravinskys ballet Agon is the topic of todays Treasure Talk with music specialist Raymond White, at noon in the American Treasures exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-9203.

Jan. 27
Tuesday
PERFORMANCE
The Public Service Collections Directorate presents the first of several performances of Literature to Life: Zora, a professionally staged verbatim adaptation of the theatrical biography by Laurence Holder, which brings Zora Neale Hurston and her world to life on the stage of the Librarys Coolidge Auditorium. The program is a production of American Place Theater and takes place at 10 a.m. No tickets are required. See below for additional performances on Jan. 28 and 29. Public contact: 707-1071.

Jan. 27
Tuesday
LECTURE
The United Nations Foundation and the Library of Congress join in honoring former Brazilian president Fernando Enrique Cardoso and Mrs. Ruth Cardoso in this special evening event, which was postponed from Dec. 8. Cardoso, who was president of Brazil from 1994 to 2002 and is now a resident scholar in the Librarys John W. Kluge Center, delivers reflections on his experiences in a public lecture at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-3302.

Jan. 28
Wednesday
PERFORMANCE
Literature to Life: Zora is performed at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-1071.

Jan. 28
Wednesday
LECTURE
Martha Priddy Patterson, director of employee benefits at Deloitte & Touche, discusses Investing for the Future in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-5664.

Jan. 29
Thursday
LECTURE
Web Research: Whats New in 2004 is the title of todays Luminary Lecture @ Your Library, with Gary Price, librarian, and Chris Sherman, president, of Searchwise Inc. The program, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the West Dining Room, is sponsored by the Public Service Collections Directorate. Public contact: 707-1183.

Jan. 29
Thursday
PERFORMANCE
Literature to Life: Zora is performed at noon today in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-1071.

February 2004

Feb. 2
Monday
BOOK TALK
Jim Carrier, journalist and author, discusses his new book, A Travelers Guide to the Civil Rights Movement, in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. This is one of many events at the Library of Congress in February marking African American Heritage Month. Carriers guide, amply illustrated with maps and photographs, directs readers to important memorials and monuments to the civil rights movement around the country. The talk takes place at noon in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-2138.

Feb. 5
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS
A major exhibition titled Churchill and the Great Republic opens today in the Northwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building; it will remain on view through June 26. The exhibition about the life and career of Sir Winston Churchill emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States and is presented by the Library in conjunction with the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. It includes some 200 items, ranging from a historic letter written by Churchills ancestor the Duke of Marlborough in 1706, and the 9-year-old Churchills 1883 report card (which indicated that he was at times very naughty) to handwritten notes passed between Churchill and Averell Harriman as they rode in a noisy bomber to the 1942 Churchill-Stalin Conference. Also on view is the newly restored presidents globe identical to the two presented to Churchill and Roosevelt by U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall in 1942 as Christmas gifts to facilitate war planning. Documents, letters, photographs, prints, maps and three-dimensional artifacts are drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Churchill Archives Centre to tell the story of Churchills life. Nine audio stations and two audiovisual displays help bring to life the man and the statesman and illustrate his widespread influence. The exhibition follows Churchills life from his youth through his heroism during the Boer War, his marriage to Clementine Hozier, his service in the trenches of World War I, his leadership of Great Britain during World War II, and his final years as a private citizen. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Public contact: 707-4604.

Feb. 11
Wednesday
LECTURE
Edward Freeman, Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School, University of Virginia, speaks on Fixing the Ethics Crisis in American Business in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-5664.

Feb. 11
Wednesday
KISSINGER LECTURE
George Shultz, secretary of state from 1982 to 1989, delivers the third annual Kissinger Lecture on A Changed World at 6:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Shultz, who also served in the Nixon administration as secretary of labor, director of the Office of Management and Budget and secretary of the treasury, is currently the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He was awarded the nations highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, in 1989 and is also the recipient of many other awards and honorary degrees. The Kissinger Lecturer, chosen annually by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, is an individual who has achieved distinction in the field of foreign affairs and may be any nationality. The lecture is funded by an endowment that established the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress in 1999. The first Kissinger Lecture was delivered by Henry Kissinger himself; the second by Valery Giscard dEstaing. Public contact: 707-3302.

Feb. 13
Friday
POETRY AT NOON
Love Poems are read today in this pre-Valentines Day program at noon in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1308.

Feb. 13
Friday
CONCERT
The world premiere of Roberto Sierras Kandinsky, commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, is one of the works on this evenings program by the Díaz Trio, with Luz Manríquez, piano. Also on the program, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, is music by Ysaye and Beethoven. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 19
Thursday
SYMPOSIUM
The relationship of Winston Churchill with Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower is the topic of an all-day symposium today in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-3822.

Feb. 20
Friday
CONCERT
The Brodsky Quartet performs works by Britten, Schubert and Tchaikovsky in this evenings program at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 23
Monday
LUMINARY LECTURE
Stewardship in the Digital Age: Roles and Issues for Libraries for Preserving Our Cultural Heritage is the topic of a Luminary Lecture at Your Library by Meg Bellinger, associate university librarian, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University. The program, sponsored by the Public Service Collections Directorate, takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1183.

Feb. 24
Tuesday
AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Longtime civil rights activist Dorothy Height discusses and signs her recently published memoir, Open Wide the Freedom Gates, at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-0881.

Feb. 24
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Leap Year is marked with readings at noon in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1308

Feb. 27
Friday
CONCERT
Buddy & Julie Miller, a husband-and-wife singer-songwriter duo from Nashville, offer an eclectic mix of country and folk ballads, rock, pop and their own special brand of nonurban art songs in this evenings 8 p.m. concert in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 2004

March 2
Tuesday
LECTURE
The Science, Technology and Business Division presents a lecture by Dr. Richard Restak, clinical professor of neurology at George Washington Hospital School of Medicine, on his recent book, The Secret Life of the Brain, at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Public contact: 707-5664.

March 4
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER SYMPOSIUM
Panelists Klaus Larres, former Kissinger Scholar at the Library of Congress, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft, Richard Holbrooke, Samuel Huntington and Robert Kagan discuss Statesmanship and Americas Role in the World in an all-day symposium in LJ 119 in the Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-3302.

March 4
Thursday
PERFORMANCE: LIBRARY LIVE!
Celtic Roots, an engaging, fully costumed and staged performance, blends traditional songs, poems and stories with primary materials such as maps, newspaper headlines and first-person narratives, in this program, presented by the Public Service Collections Directorate in partnership with the Washington Revels, at 10 a.m. and noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Public contact: 707-1071.

March 5
Friday
CONCERT
Works by Haydn, Bolcom and Mendelssohn are performed this evening by the Mendelssohn String Quartet at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 6
Saturday
CONCERT
From the Festival of World Sacred Music held in the Moroccan city of Fes comes the Spirit of Fes, featuring music, song and dance from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions, with singer Françoise Atlan, the Womens Hadra Ensemble, and the Anointed Jackson Sisters gospel group. The program begins at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 10
Wednesday
CONCERT
Jimmy Scott, an elder statesman of jazz vocalists, is joined by his trio, the Jazz Expressions, to present an evening of mid-fifties show club jazz, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 12
Friday
CONCERT
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players perform works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Brahms, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 16
Tuesday
LUMINARY LECTURE
R. David Lankes, executive director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, moderates a panel discussion on Library and Information Science Education in North America: Bridging the Gulf Between Education and Practice, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is sponsored by the Public Service Collections Directorate and will be cybercast live at www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/lankes.html. Public contact: 707-1183.

March 16
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Radio and television personality Robert Aubry Davis presents readings for St Patricks Day at noon in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1308.

March 19
Friday
SCIENCE SAFARI
The Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Department of Energys Office of Science, hosts a Science Safari (experiments in science) with something of interest for all ages, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Public contact: 707-5664.

March 19
Friday
CONCERT
Elizabeth Patterson directs Gloriae Dei Cantores, a diverse choir of men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 60, in a program of music of the Americas, from ancient to contemporary works, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 26
Friday
CONCERT
Top winners of the Walter R. Naumberg International Competitions in Chamber Music—Biava String Quartet; Frank Huang, violin; and Gilles Vonsattel, piano—make their Library of Congress debut in a concert honoring Robert Mann, the founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

March 31
Wednesday
CONCERT
Jazz singer and pianist Meredith DAmbrosio presents a solo recital at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 2004

April 2
Friday
CONCERT
Works by Mendelssohn, Ives and Brahms are performed in this evenings program by the Leipzig String Quartet with Karl Leister, clarinet, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 20
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Shakespeares Birthday Reading features classical actors and audience members reading from Shakespeares works, at noon in Dining Room A. Public contact: 707-1308.

April 21
Wednesday
CONCERT
The period instrument ensemble Les Talens Lyrique, with Christophe Rousset, conductor/harpsichord and Anna-Maria Panzarella, soprano, performs 17th and 18th century works by Handel, Scarlatti, Lully, Leclair, Lambert and Montéclair, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 23
Friday
CONCERT
Olivier Baumont presents a solo harpsichord recital of works by ChambonniPres, Couperin, Daquin, Handel, J.C. Bach, Reinagle and James Hewitts Yankee Doodle Variations, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 24
Saturday
CONCERT
The Meridian Arts Ensemble (a brash bunch of brass wizards) joins forces with the Alexander String Quartet to perform both classical and contemporary works at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (maximum of two tickets per person) at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 24
Saturday
EXHIBITION CLOSES
Last day to see The Dream of Flight, celebrating the historic flights of the Wright Brothers, closes today in the American Treasures exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building.

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: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor.

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

When attending events at the Library, allow extra time to pass through Library security.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress Music Division concerts. 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, online at www.ticketmaster.com, 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 request standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts are 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 03-213
12/17/03
ISSN 0731-3527

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