Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php
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December 21, 2010

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Public Events at the Library of Congress, January – April 2011.

Events subject to change. All telephone numbers are 202 area code. All events are free and open to the public.

JANUARY 2011

Thursday, Jan. 6
FILM
"The Gay Divorce" (RKO, 1934). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-9994 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All shows are free, and seating is limited to 200 seats. The Mount Pony Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.

Friday, Jan. 7
FILM
"Tron" (Disney, 1982). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, Jan. 8
FILM
"My Neighbor Totoro" (Toho, 1988). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Wednesday, Jan. 12
GALLERY TALK
Alan Gevinson, curator of the "Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture" exhibition, gives a talk on "Blurring the Lines of Politics and Entertainment" at noon in the Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment. Contact: 707-9203.

Wednesday, Jan. 12
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kate Mazur discusses and signs her book "An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in Washington, D.C." at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday, Jan. 13
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Wolfgang Mieder of the University of Vermont presents "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510.

Monday, Jan. 17
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Reading Rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

Wednesday, Jan. 19
PANEL DISCUSSION
Nutrition, obesity and weight loss will be discussed by a panel of experts from Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and Weight Watchers International at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-1205.

Thursday, Jan. 20
FILM
"Twelve O’Clock High" (20th Century Fox, 1949). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Jan. 21
FILM
"Trainspotting" (*R-rated, Channel Four, 1996). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, Jan. 22
FILM
"Excalibur" (*R-rated, Orion, 1981). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Thursday, Jan. 27
FILM
TV Westerns: "Bonanza: Enter Mark Twain" (NBC, 1959), "Annie Oakley: Annie and the Brass Collar" (Syndicated, 1954) and "Sugarfoot: The Canary Kid" (ABC, 1958). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Jan. 28
FILM
"Skammen" ("Shame") (*R-rated, Lopert, 1968). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, Jan. 29
FILM
"The Crowd" (MGM, 1928). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday, Jan. 31
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
The Music Division’s Lisa Shiota and Trifecta Winds discuss Walter Piston's "3 Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

FEBRUARY 2011

Tuesday, Feb. 1
LECTURE
Elizabeth Davison discusses her book "A True North Britain: Messages and Meaning in John Shearer’s Furniture" at 1 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-0945.

Thursday, Feb. 3
FILM
"Whiskey Galore" (General Film, 1949). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-9994 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All shows are free, and seating is limited to 200 seats. The Mount Pony Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.

Friday, Feb. 4
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Wayne Shirley of the Music Division presents "Manuscript Sources of ‘Verklärte Nacht,’" prior to the Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble concert, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, Feb. 4
FILM
"Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn" (Paramount, 1982). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Feb. 4
CONCERT
The Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble performs works by Brahms, Schoenberg and Richard Strauss at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Dec. 22 and are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge of $2.80, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com (external link). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, Feb. 5
FILM
"Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (Columbia, 1936). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday, Feb. 7
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, discusses Bernstein's Broadway at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday, Feb. 8
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kevin Kosar discusses and signs his book "Whiskey: A Global History" at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday, Feb. 10
FILM
"I Love Lucy," "The Eve Arden Show" and other television comedies. 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Feb. 11
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Organist/harpsichordist Stephen Ackert discusses and demonstrates aspects of Sweelinck’s "Mein junges Leben hat ein End" in its original keyboard version at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, prior to the Utrecht String Quartet. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, Feb. 11
FILM
"Unforgiven" (Warner Bros., 1992). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Feb. 11
CONCERT
The Utrecht String Quartet presents pieces by Auerbach, Schubert, Meijering and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Dec. 29. See Feb. 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday, Feb. 12
FILM
"Cinderella" (Disney, 1950). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday, Feb. 14
LECTURE
Chanita Goodblatt, associate professor of English literature at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, presents "The Presence of Abraham ibn Ezra in Renaissance England" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-4186.

Tuesday, Feb. 15
POETRY AT NOON
A selection of love poems will be read at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5394.

Wednesday, Feb. 16
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Nelly Lahoud, 2005 Rockefeller Fellow in Islamic Studies, presents a talk titled "The Jihadi’s Path to Self-Destruction" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Thursday, Feb. 17
EXHIBITION OPENING
"Coast to Coast: The Federal Theatre Project 1935-1939" highlights the history and scope of the Federal Theatre Project, established under the Works Progress Administration during the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The exhibition will include stage set designs, costume designs, photographs, scripts, posters and more. The exhibition is on view through July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the Performing Arts Reading Room Gallery in the James Madison Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Monday, Feb. 21
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Reading Rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Washington's Birthday federal holiday.

Tuesday, Feb. 22
CONCERT
Quator Debussy presents works by Glass, Puccini, Milhaud and Franck at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 12. See Feb. 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

Thursday, Feb. 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Biographer Douglas Waller discusses his book "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage" at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday, Feb. 24
FILM
"The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (Paramount, 1944). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Feb. 25
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division speaks with musicians Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway on "Jazz and the American Songbook," prior to their duet concert, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, Feb. 25
FILM
"The Phantom of Liberty" (Euro International, 1974). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, Feb. 25
CONCERT
Pianist Roger Kellaway and clarinetist Eddie Daniels present a concert of jazz and selections from the American songbook at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge. Tickets are available Jan. 12. See Feb. 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday, Feb. 26
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Paolo Pandolfo and curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford unveil one of the newly restored Wilkins viols from the H. Blakiston Wilkins Early Stringed Instrument Collection at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, prior to the performance by Paola Pandolfo and Thomas Boysen. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, Feb. 26
FILM
"Redskin" (Paramount, 1929). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, Feb. 26
CONCERT
Paola Pandolfo, playing the viola da gamba, and guitarist Thomas Boysen present a program of Renaissance improvisations and works by Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 12. See Feb. 4 entry for ticket and contact information.

MARCH 2011

Tuesday, March 1
CONCERT
Grammy Award-winning pianist Brad Mehldau takes to the stage in a rare solo performance at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 19 and are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge of $2.80, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com (external link). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday, March 3
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Dr. Deforia Lane of University Hospitals of Cleveland presents a lecture on music therapy at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, prior to the Schumann Trio concert. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday, March 3
FILM
"Mr. Buddwing" (MGM, 1965). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-9994 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All shows are free, and seating is limited to 200 seats. The Mount Pony Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.

Thursday, March 3
CONCERT
The Schumann Trio play selections by Mozart, Bruch, Sheng and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 19. See March 1 entry for ticket and contact information.

Friday, March 4
CONCERT
The Shepherd School of Music performs works from the Library’s collections, including a McKim Fund commission, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, March 4
FILM
"Sabrina" (Paramount, 1954). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, March 5
CONCERT
The Shepherd School of Music performs works from the Library’s collections, including a McKim Fund commission, at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, March 5
FILM
"The Border" (Universal, 1982). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Wednesday, March 9
FILM
Celebrating the Oscars at the Nation’s Library: "The Heiress" (1949). 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 begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the third floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building.

Thursday, March 10
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Ronen Givony, Wordless Music founder and artistic director, and composer Tyondai Braxton discuss their craft at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, prior to their concert. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday, March 10
FILM
"The Human Comedy" (MGM, 1943). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Thursday, March 10
CONCERT
Wordless Music with Tyondai Braxton present works by Adams, Burhans, Andriessen and Braxton at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 26. March 1 entry for ticket and contact information.

Friday, March 11
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
James Wintle of the Music Division discusses "Messiaen’s "Quartet for the End of Time" at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, prior to the performance by Antares. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, March 11
FILM
Double Feature: "The Match King" (First National, 1932) and "The Mayor of Hell" (Warner Bros., 1933). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, March 11
CONCERT
Antares with soprano Marianna Mihai-Zoeter perform selections by Harbison, Schubert, Mallonée and Messiaen at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Jan. 26. March 1 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday, March 12
FILM
"Modern Times" (United Artists, 1936). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday, March 14
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
James Wintle of the Music Division presents "Exploring American Opera at the LOC: Carlisle Floyd's Susannah" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday, March 15
POETRY AT NOON
Poetry readings will highlight "reversals of fortune," good and bad, at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5394.

Tuesday, March 15
LECTURE
Eliyana Adler from the University of Maryland discusses presents a talk titled "For Wisdom is Better Than Pearls: Educating Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3780.

Wednesday, March 16
FILM
Celebrating the Oscars at the Nation’s Library: "On the Waterfront" (1954). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, March 17
GALLERY OPENING
The Library opens a new Graphic Arts Gallery featuring a permanent facsimile exhibition drawn from the Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, as well as other Library cartoon collections and a rotating exhibition of Herblock editorial cartoons drawn from the Herbert L. Block Collection. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Thursday, March 17
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Benjamin Fordham, 2010 Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, presents a talk on his research project "The Domestic Politics of World Power, 1890-1945" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692.

Thursday, March 17
FILM
"The Avengers": Three television episodes (ITV, 1965, 1967 and 1976). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, March 18
FILM
"Michael Collins" (Warner Bros., 1996). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, March 19
FILM
"Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird" (Warner Bros., 1985). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Wednesday, March 23
BOOKS & BEYOND
"The Washington Haggadah," a new facsimile edition of an illuminated 15th-century Hebrew manuscript, will be discussed at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday, March 23
POETRY READING
C.D. Wright and David Wagoner read from their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5394.

Wednesday, March 23
FILM
Celebrating the Oscars at the Nation’s Library: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, March 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Maya Jasanoff discusses and signs her book "Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday, March 24
FILM
"Tarzan & His Mate" (MGM, 1934). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday, March 25
FILM
"The Damned" (Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1969). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday, March 26
CONCERT
Baroque cellist Tanya Tomkins performs pieces by Bach in two programs – 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Feb. 9. March 1 entry for ticket and contact information.

Saturday, March 26
CONCERT PRESENTATION
The Music Division’s Daniel Boomhower presents a talk titled "The Many Rooms of Bach’s Suite" at 3:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, March 26
FILM
"When Worlds Collide" (Paramount, 1951). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Tuesday, March 29
CONCERT
Harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, in a tribute to Wanda Landowska, presents works by Handel, Bach, Scarlatti, John Bull and more at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Feb. 16. March 1 entry for ticket and contact information.

Wednesday, March 30
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kristie Miller discusses and signs her book "Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday, March 30
FILM
Celebrating the Oscars at the Nation’s Library: "Elmer Gantry" (1960). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, March 31
FILM
"ABBA: The Movie" (Polar Music, 1977). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

APRIL 2011

Monday, April 4
LECTURE
Irvin Ungar presents a talk titled "Arthur Szyk and His Passover Haggadah: A Library of Congress Treasure" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3779.

Friday, April 8
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Elizabeth Aldrich of the Music Division discusses "The Incredible Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge and Her Impact on the American Dance" at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday, April 8
CONCERT
The London Conchord Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Poulenc, Bridge and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Feb. 23 and are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge of $2.80, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com (external link). Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, April 9
CONCERT
Members of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform music of Copland and other American works from the Library's collections at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Monday, April 11
INSIGHTS: EXPLORING THE COLLECTIONS
Robin Rausch of the Music Division speaks on "Muzio Clementi: Father of Modern Piano Technique" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Monday, April 11
CONCERT
Jazz pianist Martial Solal performs in concert at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Feb. 23. See April 8 entry for ticket and contact information.

Tuesday, April 12
EXHIBITION OPENING
"The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection" features more than 380 Civil War-era ambrotypes and tintypes of enlisted Union and Confederate soldiers. The exhibition is on view through Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday, in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-4604.

Wednesday, April 13
BOOKS & BEYOND
Carla L. Peterson discusses and signs her book "Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday, April 13
LECTURE
Edward Goldberg discusses his book "Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3779.

Friday, April 15
BOOKS & BEYOND
Meryl Secrest discusses and signs her new biography of Modigliani at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221.

Tuesday, April 19
POETRY AT NOON
Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated as professional actors present scenes and sonnets by the Bard at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5394.

Thursday, April 28
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Composer George Crumb and David Starobin of Bridge Records discuss their craft at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday, April 28
CONCERT
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with baritone Thomas Hampson and cellist Andrés Díaz, present pieces by Crumb and Tan Dun at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available March 16. See April 8 entry for ticket and contact information.

Room Locations, Other Information

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.

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, second floor; South Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; LM 139, 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 $2.80 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 (external link) 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 10-268
12/21/10
ISSN 0731-3527

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