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

April 27, 2007

Public Events at the Library of Congress

May-August 2007
(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

May 2007

May 1
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Warner Bros., 1935), 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.

May 2
Wednesday
GALLERY TALK
Elizabeth Terry of the Prints and Photographs Division presents a talk on “J. & R. Lamb Studios: 150 Revolutionary, Evolutionary Years of American Stained Glass” at noon in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

May 2
Wednesday
LECTURE
John Moulden, a singer-actor from Ulster, presents a talk on Irish traditional song and his work on the Sam Henry Collection, the largest collection of Irish songs ever to be published, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland program co-sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the American Folklife Center and the Music Division, at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5510.

May 3
Thursday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Arnold Rampersad discusses his book “Ralph Ellison: A Biography” in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Manuscript Division at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

May 4
Friday
PRECONCERT TALK
Miles Hoffman, founder and artistic director of the American Chamber Players, discusses “Catching a Fly Ball, or … What Goes On in a Performer’s Mind During a Performance” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

May 4
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Romeo and Juliet” (MGM, 1936), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 4
Friday
CONCERT
The American Chamber Players perform Beethoven’s rarely heard Septet in E-flat, op. 20, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Romance for Violin and Piano,” a McKim Fund commission, 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 7
Monday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Tower of London” (Universal, 1939), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 8
Tuesday
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Zachary M. Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discusses “A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy” in the eighth annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book, sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at 6:30 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3779.

May 9
Wednesday
CONCERT
Folksinger Rosie Stewart entertains audiences as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland program co-sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the American Folklife Center and the Music Division, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5510.

May 9
Wednesday
GALLERY TALK
Jacqueline Coleburn of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division presents a talk on “Pop-up Books in the Collections of the Library of Congress” at noon in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2354.

May 9
Wednesday
BOOK LAUNCH
Two new books in the W.W. Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture, Design, and Engineering series — “Bridges” by Richard L. Cleary and “Lighthouses” by Sara E. Wermiel — make their debut during a gala reception and illustrated program at 6:30 p.m. in the Madison Hall. The event is being sponsored by the Library in cooperation with the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Contact: 707-5093.

May 10
Thursday
SYMPOSIUM
In observance of World AIDS Vaccine Day (May 18, 2007) and Hepatitis B Awareness Week (May 7-11, 2007), the John W. Kluge Center in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Hepatitis B Foundation of America present a symposium titled “Eradicating HIV and Hepatitis B” at 9 a.m. in LJ 119. Participants are Raymond Dwek, Kluge Chair of Technology and Society from the University of Oxford; Seth Berkley and Wayne Koff, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; Timothy Block, Alison Evans and Molly Conti, The Hepatitis B Foundation; Baruch Blumberg, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Dennis Burton, Scripps Research Institute; Mary Kuhns, Abbott Laboratories; Gary Nabel, National Institutes of Health; David Thomas, Johns Hopkins University; and Bruce Walker, Harvard Medical School. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Contact: 707-3302.

May 10
Thursday
FILM
The American premiere of “Rouben Mamoulian, the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood” (2007) is followed by a discussion with the film’s director Patrick Cazals at 12:30 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is being sponsored by the Library’s Manuscript and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions. Contact: 707-5677.

May 10
Thursday
READING
British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion joins U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall in reading selections of their work in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center and the Poetry Foundation at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5394.

May 10
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Paradise in Heaven” (Jubilee Pictures, 1940), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 11
Friday
FILM
Screenings of “Rouben Mamoulian, the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood” (2007) and the American premiere of “Sergueï Paradjanov, The Rebel” (2004) will be followed by a discussion with the films’ director Patrick Cazals at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is being sponsored by the Library’s Manuscript and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound divisions. Contact: 707-5677.

May 11
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Henry V” (Two Cities Films, U.K., 1944), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 11
Friday
CONCERT
Opus 21, with Motown pianist Joe Hunter, performs a multigenre program of contemporary works influenced by the Motown sound of 1960s Detroit, followed by a discussion with the artists, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See May 4 entry for contact and ticket information.

May 15
Tuesday
CEREMONY
Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass hosts the River of Words Awards ceremony for winners of the 2006-2007 environmental poetry and art contest for young people in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at 10 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-5221.

May 15
Tuesday
POETRY AT NOON
Today’s noontime program features poetry readings on “Innocence and Experience” with Joy Gonsalves, Mary Elizabeth Murphy and Jean Nordhaus in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-1308.

May 15
Tuesday
LECTURE
Swann Foundation Fellow Sharrona Pearl presents a lecture titled “Black and White: Drawing the Irish-American Immigrant in Shades of Grey” in a program sponsored by the Prints and Photographs Division and Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-9115.

May 15
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Strange Illusion” (PRC, 1945), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 16
Wednesday
CONCERT
Members of the Francis McPeake family and former pupils from their music conservatory in Belfast perform as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland program co-sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the American Folklife Center and the Music Division, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5510.

May 16
Wednesday
GALLERY TALK
Edward Redmond of the Geography and Maps Division presents a talk on “Cartographic Connections: John Smith’s 1624 Map of Virginia, the 1607 Settlement of Jamestown and the Virginia Company” at noon in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

May 16
Wednesday
SYMPOSIUM
“All Through the North, As I Walked Forth …,” a symposium on Northern Irish place names and geography, features Kay Muhr, senior research fellow with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project in Irish and Celtic Studies at Queen’s University in Belfast, and Henry Glassie, professor of folklore at Indiana University, at 2:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. The event is being presented as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland program co-sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the American Folklife Center and the Music Division. To register, visit www.loc.gov/folklife/northern-ireland/nIreland_registration.php. Contact: 707-5510.

May 17
Thursday
KLUGE CENTER EVENT
Paul Wilson discusses his English translation of Vaclav Havel’s recently published book “To the Castle and Back” in an event co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

May 17
Thursday
LECTURE
Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff presents a lecture and audiovisual presentation titled “And the Rat Laughed: Composing the Holocaust?” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Hebrew Language Table and the Embassy of Israel at 12:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-9897.

May 17
Thursday
GALLERY TALK
John Cole of the Center for the Book and Martha Hopkins of the Interpretive Programs Office lead a special William Shakespeare-themed walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building as part of the “Shakespeare in Washington” celebration at 3 p.m. in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

May 17
Thursday
POETRY READING
Robert Bly and Coleman Barks read selections of their works in a program sponsored by the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5394.

May 17
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” (NBC, 4/3/1949), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 18
Friday
PRECONCERT TALK
Borromeo String Quartet violinist Nicholas Kitchen and Wu Han present a demonstration of two Guarneri del Gesù violins made from the same wood — the “Baron Vitta-Goldberg” and the Library’s “Kriesler” — at 6:15 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

May 18
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Hallmark Hall of Fame: Hamlet” (NBC, 4/26/1953), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 18
Friday
CONCERT
The Borromeo String Quartet, with pianist Wu Han, performs works by Stravinsky, Bartók and Shostakovich while playing two Guarneri violins heard for the first time together at 8 p.m, in the Coolidge Auditorium. See May 4 entry for contact and ticket information.

May 22
Tuesday
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D – Hawaii) delivers the keynote address for the Library’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-2101.

May 22
Tuesday
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Alan Kraut, professor at American University, presents a lecture titled “Jewish Bodies: Immigrant Encounters with American Medicine in the 19th and 20th Centuries” at 12:30 p.m. in LJ 220. Contact: 707-3779.

May 22
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Julius Caesar” (MGM, 1953), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

May 23
Wednesday
LECTURE
Jim Crawford, a Pennsylvania farmer, and Sam Fromartz, author of “Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew,” present a talk on organic farming and foods in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business DiviThe Young Lovers” or “Chance Meeting” (Group Film Productions/Rank, U.K., 1954), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 2007

June 6
Wednesday
GALLERY TALK
Karen Fishman of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents a talk titled “‘Amazing Grace’ –— How Sweet the Sound” at noon in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

June 7
Thursday
LECTURE
Jane McLeish, a Washington-area garden landscape architect, presents a slide show program on urban landscape design sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

June 7
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Richard III” (London Film Productions, U.K., 1955), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 8
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (BBC, U.K., 11/9/1958), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 12
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her book “Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

June 12
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Romanoff and Juliet” (Pavor/Universal, 1961), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 14
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“All Night Long” (Bob Roberts Productions/Rank, U.K., 1962), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 15
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Comedy of Errors” (BBC, U.K., 1/1/1964), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 19
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Shakespeare Wallah” (Merchant-Ivory Productions, India, 1965), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 20
Wednesday
GALLERY TALK
John Cole of the Center for the Book and Martha Hopkins of the Interpretive Programs Office lead a special William Shakespeare-themed walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building as part of the “Shakespeare in Washington” celebration at noon in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

June 21
Thursday
SITCOM SHAKESPEARE, PART 1 (1950s, 60s & 70s) FILM SERIES
“I Love Lucy: Lucy Meets Orson Welles” (Desilu/CBS, 1956), “Gilligan’s Island: The Producer” (Gladasya-UATV/CBS, 1966), “Sanford and Son: Lamont as Othello” (Norbud Productions/NBC, 1973) and “Happy Days: A Star Is Bored” (Paramount TV/ABC, 1974), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 22
Friday
ANIMATED SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Sen Noci Svatojánské” or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Studio for Cartoon and Puppet Films, Czechoslovakia, 1959), “Shakespearian Spinach” (Fleischer Studios/Paramount, 1940), “A Witch’s Tangled Hare” (Warner Bros., 1959), “Enter Hamlet” (Film Dept. of the School of Visual Arts/Janus Films, 1965) and “Bottom’s Dream” (1983), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 25
Monday
LECTURE
“Michael Blake, author of “Dances With Wolves,” reads from his latest publication “Indian Yell – The Heart of an American Insurgency” in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and Friends of Libraries USA in conjunction with the American Libraries Association Annual Conference at 10 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

June 26
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Much Ado About Nothing” (BBC, U.K., 2/5/1967), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 27
Wednesday
LECTURE
Marc Imhoff, Terra Project scientist with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, presents “City Lights, Spy Satellites and Urban Sprawl” in a program co-sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and NASA at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5664.

June 28
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Taming of the Shrew” (Royal Films-F.A.I., U.S./Italy, 1967), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 29
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Romeo and Juliet” (B.H.E. Productions-Verona Produzione-Dino de Laurentiis, U.K./Italy, 1968), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

June 30
Saturday
EXHIBITION CLOSING
“On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints” closes today in the Northwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: 707-4604.

July 2007

July 3
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Hallmark Hall of Fame: Hamlet” (NBC, 1970), 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.

July 4
Wednesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Independence Day holiday.

July 5
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Hamlet” (Woodfall Films-Filmways, U.K., 1970), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 6
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Macbeth” (Playboy Productions-Caliban Films, U.K., 1971), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 10
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Theatre of Blood” (Harbour Productions, 1973), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 11
Wednesday
LEGAL FILM SERIES
The Law Library of Congress and Tufts University sponsors a screening of “Twelve Angry Men” at 6 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Contact: 707-9838.

JulY 12
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Antony and Cleopatra” (ATV Network, U.K., 7/8/1974), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 13
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Macbeth” (Thames TV, U.K., 1979), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 17
Tuesday
GALLERY TALK
John Cole of the Center for the Book and Martha Hopkins of the Interpretive Programs Office lead a special William Shakespeare-themed walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building as part of the “Shakespeare in Washington” celebration at 3 p.m. in the “American Treasures” exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707-2364.

July 17
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Tempest” (Kendon Films, U.K., 1979), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 19
Thursday
SITCOM SHAKESPEARE, PART 2 (1980s, ‘90s & the Present) FILM SERIES
“The Cosby Show: Shakespeare” (Carsey-Werner Co./NBC, 1987), “3rd Rock from the Sun: Romeo & Juliet & Dick” (YBYL Productions/NBC, 1997), “The Wayans Bros.: Romeo & J’leeta” (Warner Bros. TV, 1998) and “Quintuplets: Shakespeare in Lust” (Twentieth Century Fox, 2004), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 20
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Tempest” (Columbia, 1982), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 24
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Shakespeare Plays: The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (BBC, 1983), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 26
Thursday
LECTURE
Craig Mello and John Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize winners, present a talk on the origins of life and the universe in a program co-sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and the John W. Kluge Center at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-3302.

July 26
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“The Dresser” (World Film Services-Goldcrest, U.K., 1983), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 27
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Live from Lincoln Center: William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors” (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/WNET, 6/24/1987), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

July 31
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“King Lear” (Cannon, 1987), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

August 2007

Aug. 2
Thursday
LECTURE
Dr. Pamela Peeke presents a talk on her book “Fit to Live: 5 Steps to a Lean, Strong, Fearless You” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664.

Aug. 2
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Henry V” (Renaissance Films, U.K., 1989), 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.

Aug. 3
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Prospero’s Books” (Allarts-Cinéa-Camera One-Penta, Netherlands/France/Italy, 1991), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 7
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Othello” (Dakota Films-Imminent Films, U.S./U.K., 1995), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 9
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Twelfth Night, or, What You Will” (Renaissance Films-Summit Entertainment, U.K./U.S., 1996), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 10
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“William Shakespeare’s Hamlet” (Castle Rock Entertainment, 1996), 5:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 14
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” (Bazmark/Twentieth Century Fox, 1996), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 16
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Live From Lincoln Center: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” (1998), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 17
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Masterpiece Theatre: King Lear” (BBC-WGBH, U.K/U.S., 1998), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 18
Saturday
EXHIBITION CLOSING
The “American Treasures” exhibition installations — “A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007,” commemorating the centennial of the oldest artists’ colony in the United States, and “Shakespeare in America” — close today in the Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: 707-4604.

Aug. 21
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet” (Best Brains, 6/27/1999), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 23
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“10 Things I Hate About You” (Mad Chance-Jaret Entertainment/Buena Vista, 1999), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 24
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Titus” (Urania Pictures-NDF International, Italy/U.S., 1999), 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 28
Tuesday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Twentieth Century Fox-Regency Entertainment-Monarchy Enterprises, U.S./Germany, 1999), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 30
Thursday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“Hamlet” (Double A Films, 2000), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Aug. 31
Friday
SCREENING SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
“King of Texas” (Hallmark Entertainment/TNT, 2002), 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

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 St. S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 07-080
04/27/07
ISSN 0731-3527

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