Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362

April 19, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

May – August 2006

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

May 2006

May 2

Tuesday

LECTURE

Bernhard Rammerstorfer discusses his book "Unbroken Will: The Extraordinary Courage of an Ordinary Man: The Story of Leopold Engleitner" in a program sponsored by the European Division, at noon in LJ 250. Contact: 707-3928.

May 3

Wednesday

GALLERY TALK

Gerard Gawalt of the Manuscript Division leads a tour through "Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words" at noon in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-9203.

May 4

Thursday

LECTURE

Robert L. Middlekauff, professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley, presents a lecture on "Did Benjamin Franklin Have a Dark Side?" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book, Interpretive Programs Office, Manuscript Division and Publishing Office, at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-9203.

May 4

Thursday

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, deputy commander of the United States Army Reserve Command, delivers the keynote address for the Library’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which will be followed by a Chinese Dai Minority dance performance, at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5420.

May 5

Friday

CONCERT

Harpsichordist Jacques Ogg performs works by D’Anglebert, Muffat, C.P.E. Bach, Forqueray and Soler at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502.

May 9

Tuesday

LECTURE

Sheila Waters, whose late husband was former chief of conservation at the Library of Congress, gives a talk on "Peter Waters: His Work as a Designer-Binder Before the 1966 Florence Flood," another in the Topics in Preservation Science Series sponsored by the Preservation Directorate, at 1:30 p.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5213.

May 9

Tuesday

LECTURE

Doris A. Hamburg, director of preservation programs at the National Archives and Records Administration, presents a lecture on "Conservation Detective Work: The Case of the Washington Haggadah" in the seventh annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division, at 6:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3778.

May 11

Thursday

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Part one of the film "Bride and Prejudice" is showing at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5420.

May 11

Thursday

READING

Poet Laureate Ted Kooser closes the literary season with a lecture titled "As Luck Would Have It" in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center, at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5394.

May 12

Friday

LECTURE

Peter Orszag, senior fellow in tax and fiscal policy at The Brookings Institution, speaks on retirement investments such as 401(k) and IRA savings in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

May 12

Friday

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Part two of the film "Bride and Prejudice" is showing at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5420.

May 12

Friday

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Stephen Soderberg of the Library’s Music Division gives a pre-concert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

May 12

Friday

CONCERT

Composer Morton Subotnick performs "Until Spring Revisited," a solo laptop work in surround sound, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See May 5 concert entry for contact and ticket information.

May 16

Tuesday

LECTURE

Peter Hatch, director of grounds at Monticello, presents a lecture-slide show on Jefferson’s gardens in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

May 16

Tuesday

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Mayor Jun Choi of Edison, N.J., gives a talk at 12:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5420.

May 18

Thursday

STORYCORPS

The StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth celebrates its one-year anniversary with a return to the Library’s Madison Building through May 29. Register online at www.storycorps.net beginning May 4 at 10 a.m. This event is being sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Contact: 707-5510.

May 18

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Olena Yatsunska, associate professor in the social and political science department at the National University of Shipbuilding (Mykolayiv) in the Ukraine, presents a talk titled "New Electoral System: Revolution or Evolution of the Local Government in the Ukraine" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

May 18

Thursday

CONCERT

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped presents jazz pianist and composer Bess Bonnier in recital at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The program is being cosponsored by 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. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-0514

May 19

Friday

LECTURE

Albert Greco, professor of communications and media management and marketing at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business, discusses recent and predicted book industry trends in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and the Office of Technical Policy of Library Services, at 10 a.m. in the Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

May 19

Friday

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Susan Clermont of the Library’s Music Division gives a pre-concert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

May 19

Friday

CONCERT

Violinist Cho-liang Lin and pianist André-Michel Schub play two Mozart sonatas along with the debut performance of a sonata by Bright Sheng, commissioned by the Library’s McKim Fund and the La Jolla Music Society, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See May 5 concert entry for contact and ticket information.

May 23

Tuesday

LECTURE

Matthew Evans, Architect of the Capitol landscape architect, and Holly Shimizu, executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden, give a talk on plantings around the James Madison Building in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

May 23

Tuesday

POETRY AT NOON

Today’s noontime program features poetry readings on "Imaginary Places" by Richard Hedderman and others in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

May 23

Tuesday

CONCERT

James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar music from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required.

Contact: 707-5510.

May 25

Thursday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Scott T. Massey and Theodore Malloch discuss and sign their book "Renewing American Culture and the Pursuit of Happiness" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book, at 5 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

May 29

Monday

MEMORIAL DAY

All Library buildings are closed for the federal Memorial Day holiday.

May 31

Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Emily Laurance, harp teacher at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents a talk on her research project "The Single-Action Harp in the Early American Republic: A Social History," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

May 31

Wednesday

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Danna Ponce of the Library’s Human Resources Services gives a Hawaiian hula dance performance followed by a fan and drum dance performance by the Asian American Art Center dancing group at 12:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room.

May 31

Wednesday

KLUGE CENTER RECITAL

Kluge Fellow Emily Laurance presents a program of 19th century American harp music at 5 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

JUNE 2006

June 1

Thursday

LECTURE

Author Louis Bayard discusses his book "The Pale Blue Eye" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-2138.

June 8

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

John W. Kluge Fellow Harvey Cohen, history lecturer at the University of Maryland, discusses his research on Duke Ellington at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

June 13

Tuesday

LECTURE

Structural engineer Richard Weingardt presents a talk on American civil engineers in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664.

June 15

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

John W. Kluge Fellow Eleanor Shevlin, assistant professor of English literature at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, presents a talk on her research project, "Harrison & Company’s Print Corpus and the Making of the English Novel," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

June 17

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

"Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words" closes today in the central core of the "American Treasures" exhibition. Contact: 707-4604.

June 17

Saturday

EXHIBITION CLOSES

The display of items on the Willard Hotel closes today in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-4604.

June 21

Wednesday

CONCERT

The River Boys Polka Band perform Dutch hop polka music from Nebraska, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

June 22

Thursday

KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

John W. Kluge Fellow Kim Coles, assistant professor of 16th and 17th century English literature at California State University in Bakersfield, discusses her research for her book, "Making Sects: Women as Reformers, Writers, and Subjects in Reformation England," at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

JULY 2006

July 4

Tuesday

INDEPENDENCE DAY

All Library buildings are closed for the federal Independence Day holiday.

July 20

Thursday

LECTURE

Peter Morville, president of Semantic Studios, discusses information architecture and findability in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

July 26

Wednesday

CONCERT

Natasinh dancers and musicians perform Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Future events are to be announced. For a current, up-to-date listing of Library events and announcements, visit www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php.

AUGUST 2006

Aug. 11

Friday

LECTURE

Barbara Haber, author of "From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals," discusses the history of American cooks in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Aug. 16

Wednesday

CONCERT

Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear present a program of Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510.

Future events are to be announced. For a current, up-to-date listing of Library events and announcements, visit www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php.

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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 06-090
04/19/06
ISSN 0731-3527

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