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February 2, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library Of Congress

February - April 2005

(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

February 2005

Feb. 1

Thursday

POETRY AT NOON

African American history is the subject of this noontime program, with readings by Kenneth Carroll, director of the DC WritersCorps, and four local student poets who are members of the DC WritersCorps apprentice program: Anoa Hunter, Banneker Senior High School, and Adell Coleman, Tina Pryce and Carenda Tillery, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Feb. 1

Thursday

FILM

"Black Caesar" (Larco/AIP, 1973), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats.

Feb. 2

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Daun van Ee, historian in the Manuscript Division, discusses the 1933 transition from the Herbert Hoover administration to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt in "I Do Solemnly Swear..." an installation of presidential inaugural materials in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Feb. 2

Wednesday

DISCUSSION

Contributors to the book "Focus on African Films" discuss the volume in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions, at 1 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Contact: 707-1979.

Feb. 3

Thursday

FILM

"Between Two Worlds" (Warner Bros., 1944), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 4

Friday

FILM

"Gabriel over the White House" (Cosmopolitan/MGM, 1933), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 4

Friday

CONCERT

Panamanian pianist-composer Danilo Perez joins the other members of his trio, bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz, in a program of standard jazz, Latin-Afro-Cuban rhythms and folk and world music at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets have all been distributed, but interested patrons are encouraged to come early and try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 7

Monday

LECTURE

Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Harvard Medical School of Public Health, discusses "Transmission of SARS and Influenza: Lessons Learned From the Past and How We Should Be Preparing for the Future" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

Feb. 8

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

Karen Benke, David Dalton and Moira Egan read love poems to mark Valentine’s Day, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

Feb. 8

Tuesday

LECTURE

Nutritionist and registered dietician Elizabeth Bloomberg gives a talk about good nutrition in a program sponsored by Health Services, at 1 p.m. in LM 139. Contact:

707-8035.

Feb. 8

Tuesday

FILM

"Portrait of Jennie" (Vanguard/Selznick, 1949), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 9

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, discusses the political shift signaled by Andrew Jackson’s election in 1829 in "I Do Solemnly Swear...," the installation of presidential

inaugural materials in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Feb. 10

Thursday

LECTURE

Patrick L. O’Neill, historian and archaeologist, discusses his book "Images of America: Mount Vernon" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Geography and Map Division, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5771 or 707-2886.

Feb. 10

Thursday

FILM

"Advise and Consent" (Alpha-Alpha/Columbia, 1962), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 10

Thursday

CONCERT

The Aviv String Quartet performs works by McMillan, Shostakovich and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium in a concert presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel. Tickets have all been distributed, but interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 11

Friday

FILM

"Deadlier Than the Male" (Universal, 1967) and "Adventures of the Falcon: Tangier’s Finale" (Federal Telefilms, 1954), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 11

Friday

CONCERT

Baltimore-born guitarist Bill Frisell performs with violinists Jenny Sheiman and Eyvind Kang, violist Ava King and cellist Hank Roberts in a show that melds jazz, country, folk, blues, rock, world and classical music at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets have all been distributed, but interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 12

Saturday

LECTURE

Jonathan Chaves discusses "The Life and Work of Kodojin" in a program sponsored by the Asian Division Friends Society, at 2 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-8910.

Feb. 14

Monday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Ned Crouch, cultural analyst and lecturer, discusses his book "Mexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code" in a noontime program cosponsored by the Center for the Book with the Hispanic Division and the Office of Workforce Diversity, in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Feb. 14

Monday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

David M. Levy, professor at the Information School of the University of Washington, presents "Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age," a discussion of the shift from reading a fixed page to movable electrons and its effect on language, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. This program will be aired live on C-SPAN. Contact: 707-3302.

Feb. 15

Tuesday

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Rep. Melvin L. Watt, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivers the opening keynote address for the Library’s celebration of African American History Month, at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5479.

Feb. 15

Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Cosponsored by the Mystery Writers of America and the Center for the Book, Richard Layman, editor of "Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon: A Documentary Volume," discusses the Maryland-born author in celebration of the 75th anniversary of "The Maltese Falcon," at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Feb. 15

Tuesday

FILM

"The Gracie Allen Murder Case" (Paramount, 1939) and "Nancy Drew Mysteries: The Mystery of Pirate’s Cove" (Universal-TV, 1977), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 16

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Marvin Kranz of the Manuscript Division discusses the presidency of William McKinley and how Teddy Roosevelt changed America in "I Do Solemnly Swear...," the installation of presidential inaugural materials in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Feb. 17

Thursday

FILM

"Khyber Patrol" (UA-World Films, 1954) and "Kung Fu" [Pilot] (Warner Bros.-TV, 1972), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 18

Friday

BOOK TALK

John Y. Cole, director of the Library’s Center for the Book and co-editor of the recently published "Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress," discusses the book and the process of assembling materials for it at 1:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Copies of the encyclopedia will be available for purchase at the event. Contact: 707-2031.

Feb. 18

Friday

FILM

"Cool Breeze" (MGM, 1972), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 21

Monday

PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY

All Library buildings are closed.

Feb. 22

Tuesday

TALK

The Near East Section presents John Evans, U.S. ambassador to Armenia, in a discussion of the current situation in that country, at 12:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5421.

Feb. 22

Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Author and historian Susan Ware discusses her new biography "It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Feb. 22

Tuesday

LECTURE

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, sociologist and president of Brazil from 1994 to 2002, delivers the fourth annual Henry Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations, at 6:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact:

707-3302.

Feb. 22

Tuesday

FILM

"Being There" (Northstar International/UA, 1979), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 23

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Daun van Ee of the Manuscript Division discusses the inaugurations and presidencies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy in "I Do Solemnly Swear...," the installation of presidential inaugural materials in the "American Treasures" exhibition, at noon in the Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

Feb. 23

Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Larson Fellow Juliet Bruce gives a talk titled "The God with Two Faces: Transforming Cultural and Interpersonal Violence Through Art, Myth and Ritual Talk" at 2:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

Feb. 23

Wednesday

CONCERT

The Trio di Clarone, the sister-and-brother team of Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer and Sabine’s husband, Reiner Wehle, join with pianist Kalle Randalu to perform works by Mozart, Poulenc, Milhaud and Françaix at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (two per person). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

Feb. 23

Wednesday

EXHIBITION OPENS

"Voices of Civil Rights," on view in the South Gallery of the Great Hall, features some of the firsthand accounts collected by the Voices of Civil Rights Bus Tour during the summer and fall of 2004, along with photographs of civil rights struggles drawn from the Library’s collections. The tour, which visited 39 cities in 70 days and collected stories from people from all walks of life, was sponsored by AARP and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in cooperation with the Library of Congress, which will preserve these personal accounts of America’s efforts to fulfill the promise of equality for all. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday through March 26. Contact: 707-4604.

Feb. 24

Thursday

READING

Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Ted Kooser introduces readings by the 2005 Witter Bynner Poetry Fellows, Claudia Emerson and Martin Walls, at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Feb. 24

Thursday

FILM

"Trouble Man" (JDF-B Productions/20th Century-Fox, 1972), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 25

Friday

FILM

"Angel on My Shoulder" (Premier/UA, 1946), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Feb. 25

Friday

CONCERT

Directed by Jorg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marmer, the REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music performs a program of Vivaldi sonatas and concertos at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (two per person). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

MARCH 2005

March 1

Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nick Kotz discusses his new book, "Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America," at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

March 1

Tuesday

FILM

"Play It as It Lays" (FP Films/Universal, 1972), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. 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 60 seats.

March 3

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford University and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, discusses digital copyright issues with a talk titled "Taming the Regulation of Culture," at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. This program will be aired live on C-SPAN. Contact: 707-3302.

March 3

Thursday

FILM

"Getting Mary Married" (Marion Davies Film Co., 1919) and "Beauty’s Worth" (Cosmopolitan/Paramount, 1922), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 4

Friday

FILM

"The Buttercup Chain" (Columbia British, 1971), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 8

Tuesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Sadako Okata and Gen. Wesley Clark discuss Ogata’s book, "The Turbulent Decade: Confronting the Refugee Crisis of the 1990s," with moderator Dana Priest of The Washington Post, at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-3302.

March 8

Tuesday

FILM

"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (20th Century-Fox, 1970). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 8

Tuesday

CONCERT

The Budapest-based Keller Quartet, all students of the Franz Liszt Academy, performs works by Schubert, Ligeti and Debussy at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (two per person). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

March 9

Wednesday

READING

The public is invited to spend a literary evening with Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and singer-songwriter John Prine, beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5394.

March 10

Thursday

LECTURE

Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, gives a lecture titled "Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Ancient Mammals from Montana to Mongolia," at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. This program is presented by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Contact: 707-5664.

March 10

Thursday

FILM

"The Day Mars Invaded Earth" (Associated Producers/20th Century-Fox, 1963) and "Unearthly Stranger" (Independent Artists/AIP, 1963), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 11

Friday

FILM

"It’s a Wise Child" (MGM, 1931), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 12

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"The American Colony in Jerusalem" closes in the Northwest Pavilion of the Jefferson Building. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Contact:

707-4604.

March 14

Monday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, discusses the implications of creating and distributing knowledge in today’s digital environment, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. This program will be aired live on C-SPAN. Contact: 707-3302.

March 14

Monday

FILM

"Navajo" (Bartlett-Foster Productions, 1952) and "Cruise of the Zaca" (Vitaphone, 1952), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 15

Tuesday

FILM

"Brighty of the Grand Canyon" (Stephen F. Booth Productions, 1966), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 16

Wednesday

CONCERT TALK

Composer Aurelio de la Vega moderates a panel discussion concerning the evolution of Latin American classical music, at 6 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

March 16

Wednesday

CONCERT

Aguavá New Music Studio presents masterworks of the late 20th century as well as recently composed works, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Feb. 2. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

March 17

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Kate Masur, assistant editor of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland history department, discusses her research project in a talk titled "Unworthy of the Nation: Black Rights and the Failure of Democracy in Civil War-era America," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

March 17

Thursday

FILM

"The Woman from Monte Carlo" (First National, 1932), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 18

Friday

FILM

"Pretty Poison" (Turman-Molino/20th Century-Fox, 1968), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 21

Monday

KLUGE CENTER SYMPOSIUM

Lamin Sanneh, Kluge Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South, Kluge Fellow Athenase Hagengimana and special guests present an all-day symposium on "Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from Africa," focusing on resolution between former participants of genocide and their victims’ families, in the Mumford Room. This event is cosponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs and the African and Middle Eastern Division. Contact: 707-3302.

March 22

Tuesday

FILM

"Die! Die! My Darling! = Fanatic" (Hammer/Columbia, 1965) and "Amelia" (from "Trilogy of Terror) (ABC, 1975), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 23

Wednesday

CONCERT

Enrico Lisi, a blind pianist from Milan, Italy, presents a recital at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program is sponsored by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, along with the Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, the National Federation of the Blind and the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union. Seating is limited, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5 p.m. at the Information Desk in the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-0521.

March 23

Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Anthony Snodgrass of Cambridge University discusses the Elgin Marbles controversy at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-3302.

March 24

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER

Kluge Fellow Margaret Dikovitsky presents a talk about her research project, "Russian Imperial Colonial Attitudes: An Analysis of Photographs from the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

March 24

Thursday

FILM

"Men in Black" (Columbia, 1934) and "My Sister Eileen" (Columbia, 1942), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 24

Thursday

READING

The 2004 winner of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry reads poetry selections at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394.

March 25

Friday

FILM

"Witchcraft ‘70’" (PAC/Caravel/Trans American, 1969), "Bewitched Bunny" (Warner Bros., 1954) and "Doctor Ha-Ha" (Terrytoons/20th Century-Fox, 1966), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 26

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"Voices of Civil Rights," South Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604.

March 28

Monday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents "From the Library of Information to the Library of Things," one in the series of lectures on "Managing Knowledge in a Digital Context," at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. This program will be aired live on C-SPAN. Contact: 707-3302.

March 29

Tuesday

CONCERT

The Chakavak Ensemble presents a musical program celebrating the Persian New Year, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium, cosponsored by the Near East Section and the Music Division. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5421.

March 29

Tuesday

FILM

"My Sister Eileen" (Columbia, 1955), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

March 30

Wednesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Anne McClellan discusses her book "The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration," at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

March 30

Wednesday

CONCERT

Works by Brahms and Dvorak highlight an evening featuring violinist Miriam Fried, violinist-violist Paul Biss and other musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning Feb. 16. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

March 31

Thursday

FILM

"The Matchmaker" (Paramount, 1958), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

APRIL 2005

April 1

Friday

FILM

"Welcome to Arrow Beach" (Brut/Warner Bros., 1974) and "Alice Cans the Cannibals" (Winkler, 1925), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Call 707-5677 during business hours to make reservations. 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 60 seats.

April 5

Tuesday

FILM

"Dark Star" (Jack H. Harris Enterprises, 1974), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 7

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Lamin Sanneh, holder of the Kluge Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South, speaks on "Sacred Truth and Secular Agency: Shari’ah Norms and Political Enforcement" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

April 7

Thursday

FILM

"Lucky Luciano" (Vides/Films La Boetie/Avco Embassy, 1973) and "Bugs and Thugs" (Warner Bros., 1954), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 7

Thursday

EXHIBITION OPENS

"A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books" opens today in the South Gallery of the Great Hall and features books from the Dyson Perrins collection printed during the 1500s and 1600s. Through examples from German, Italian, French, Spanish and Netherlandish printers, designers and woodcutters, the exhibition explores developments in technique, composition, perspective and coloration of the woodcut as it evolved in Western Europe. More than 80 books will be on view, accompanied by text placing them in their artistic context. "A Heavenly Craft" is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog that explores the themes of the exhibition. It is available for $35 (softcover) and $50 (hardcover). The exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through July 9. Contact: 707-4604.

April 8

Friday

FILM

"Hello Dolly" (20th Century-Fox, 1969), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 12

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

William Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated with readings at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

April 12

Tuesday

FILM

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" (MGM, 1946), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 14

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Mark Noll, Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics, discusses "How the Bible Caused the Civil War," at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

April 14

Thursday

FILM

"Assault on Precinct 13" (CKK Productions, 1976), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 15

Friday

FILM

"Where’s Charley?" (Warner Bros., 1952), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

April 15

Friday

CONCERT

The Washington Bach Consort presents "Bach Alive in the Nation’s Library," the first in a series of performances exploring connections between the Baroque master and other genres of choral music, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The concert is presented by the Music Division and the Eleanor Remick Warren Society. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning March 2. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

April 18

Monday

READING

Previous Witter Bynner Fellowship award-winners reunite in a special evening of readings and reminiscences, which takes place in two sessions—from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m.—in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5394.

April 19

Tuesday

FILM

"A Million Bid" (Warner Bros., 1927), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

April 20

Wednesday

BOOK TALK

Laura Schenone, freelance food writer, discusses her recent book, "A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove," in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

April 20

Wednesday

EXHIBITION OPENS

On display through July 23 in the North Gallery of the Great Hall, "The History and Cultures of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress" contains a selection of choice artifacts that introduce themes of the collection and the inspirations of the collector. Some 50 objects included in this highlight presentation range from ceramic sculpture of the Olmec culture, printed letters from Christopher Columbus and a classic Mayan jade plaque to a modern Diego Rivera rendering of "The Creation." The broad themes of the display include pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean as revealed in sculpture, architecture and language; encounters between Europeans and the native cultures; the growth of European Florida; and piracy and trade in the American Atlantic. This temporary exhibition is a precursor to the permanent Kislak Gallery scheduled to open at the Library of Congress in the fall of 2006. Contact: 707-4604.

April 21

Thursday

SYMPOSIUM

The Rare Book and Special Collections Division hosts an all-day symposium in connection with the Library’s exhibition, "A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books." Sponsored by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, distinguished speakers in the morning and afternoon sessions discuss various aspects of the woodcut in printed books. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5434.

April 21

Thursday

FILM

"Call Me Madam" (20th Century-Fox, 1953), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 22

Friday

LECTURE

Charles Smith, senior research associate in the department of natural resources at Cornell University, presents a talk titled "Bird Migration," at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

April 22

Friday

FILM

"Halloween" (Falcon International, 1978), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

April 22

Friday

CONCERT

Harpsichordist David Cates presents an evening of masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning March 9. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

April 26

Tuesday

READING

Jorie Graham is the featured speaker in an event cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Poetry Society of America marking National Poetry Month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

April 26

Tuesday

FILM

"Compulsion" (Darryl F. Zanuck/20th Century-Fox, 1959), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 27

Wednesday

CONCERT

Members of the L’Ensemble Baroque de Limoges perform works by Leclair, Marin Marias, Rameau, Telemann and J.S. Bach in a performance presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning March 16. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

April 28

Thursday

FILM

"The Lusty Men" (RKO, 1952), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

April 29

Friday

FILM

"Paris, Texas" (20th Century-Fox, 1984), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact:

707-5677.

April 29

Friday

CONCERT

Recently named artistic directors of the New York Chamber Music Society, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, present an evening of Russian classics and the Washington premiere of a sonata by poet-pianist-composer Lera Auerbach, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) beginning March 16. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. Contact: 707-5502.

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. 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: Madison Hall, first floor; Pickford Theater, third floor; 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 $2.75 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 05-018
02/02/05
ISSN 0731-3527

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