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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Exhibition — Jacob Riis

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Film — Glam and Metal Rock Doc Double Feature

7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" - On July 3rd, 1973, David Bowie assumed his "Ziggy Stardust" persona on stage for the last time, joined by his band "The Spiders from Mars." "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years"*- Director Penelope Spheeris's often-hilarious film showcases the inhabitants of L.A.'s then-burgeoning metal culture. Chris Holmes (of Wasp) gives a frightening poolside monologue, while Ozzy Osbourne, seen at home frying eggs, is charming. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Concert — Del Sol Quartet

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Del Sol Quartet opens two evenings of performances using instruments from the Librarys collection with a classic American string quartet by Ruth Crawford Seeger and the premiere of a work written more than 60 years ago by Frederic Rzewski, who will also be on hand, in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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All Public Events for April 2016

Ceremony

Living Legend Award: Mario Vargas Llosa

April 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress will present its Living Legend award to Mario Vargas Llosa, the renowned Peruvian novelist, journalist, public intellectual and political commentator. The presentation will be made after an afternoon symposium in his honor featuring acclaimed novelists. Book sales will follow. Event is free and open to the public. The symposium (scholars panel at 2 p.m., novelists panel at 3:45 p.m.) is also public. RSVP by sending an email to specialevents@loc.gov or by calling 202-707-1616.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3100

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Concert

Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 15, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Maria Schneider Orchestra unveils a new Library of Congress commission in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Esma Redzepova & Folk Masters

April 20, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Esma Redzepova & Folk Masters live. Esma Redzepova is internationally acclaimed as the "Queen of Romani Songs" and is one of NPRs "50 Greatest Voices." Concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

Abdullah Ibrahim

April 21, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Jazz pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim celebrates his Library of Congress residency with a captivating concert featuring his music for piano, cello and woodwinds at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Del Sol Quartet

April 29, 2016, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Del Sol Quartet opens two evenings of performances using instruments from the Librarys collection with a classic American string quartet by Ruth Crawford Seeger and the premiere of a work written more than 60 years ago by Frederic Rzewski, who will also be on hand, in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Concert  Frederic Rzewski, Jennifer Koh, Del Sol String Quartet

April 30, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski, violinist Jennifer Koh and the Del Sol String Quartet present the premiere of Rzewskis new Library commission for violin and piano, along with works by George Antheil and Ben Johnston, in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Poet Laureate Closing

April 13, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will celebrate the conclusion of his term of his laureateship. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Generations of Samoan Culture and History

April 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Congresswoman Amua Amata will speak at this opening event of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

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Exhibition

Jacob Riis

April 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

Jacob Riis

April 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives" examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate and ally and provides visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis's brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 5, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3610

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Film

Harry Potter Film Screenings

March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
As a special treat for spring break, all eight Harry Potter movies will be shown March 28April 3. Screenings will be held at 7 p.m. each day with an added 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 3. The British-American fantasy films, based on the novels by British author J.K. Rowling, were originally released between 2001 and 2011.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Childrens Song Writer, Life and Work of Abbas Yamini Sharif

April 19, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
African Middle Eastern Division presents a documentary film screening on Iranian children's book author, Abbas Yamini Sharif.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5421

"Citizen's Band" (aka "Handle With Care")

April 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The CB radio was at its peak of popularity and impact when this clever comedy was released, but the movie still failed to find an audience. The film has languished ever since and has not been released on DVD, in spite of being one of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme's earliest efforts.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Wiz"

April 23, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Charlie Smalls's jazzy, updated version of "The Wizard of Oz" won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1975, and was brought to the screen three years later with Diana Ross taking the lead role of a grown-up, urban Dorothy that Stephanie Mills originated on Broadway.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Soul Power"

April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
As part of the build-up to the 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight title bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, three nights of all-star concerts were held in the capital city of Kinshasa to celebrate the music and culture of Africa and the Americas.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

50th Anniversary Florence Flood

April 27, 2016, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Film screening of "Florence: Days of Destruction" (Franco Zeffirelli, 1966), a documentary of the 1966 Florence flood.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Glam and Metal Rock Doc Double Feature

April 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
"Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" - On July 3rd, 1973, David Bowie assumed his "Ziggy Stardust" persona on stage for the last time, joined by his band "The Spiders from Mars." "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years"*- Director Penelope Spheeris's often-hilarious film showcases the inhabitants of L.A.'s then-burgeoning metal culture. Chris Holmes (of Wasp) gives a frightening poolside monologue, while Ozzy Osbourne, seen at home frying eggs, is charming. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan"

April 30, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Robert Morley and Maurice Evens portray William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, who conquered the worlds of theater and music in the 19th century with their still-beloved operettas.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Outlaw" Country Music Double Feature

April 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration" -Since 1973, Willie Nelson has hosted his annual 4th of July celebrations at various locations, mainly in Texas. The second of these was a three-day festival that drew tens of thousands of fans to the Texas World Speedway in College Station to hear Willie, Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, Doug Kershaw, B.W. Stevenson, the Lost Gonzo Band, Michael Murphey and many others. "Outlaw Country" (aka "Heartworn Highways") - "The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country" the posters for this rarely seen documentary declared. A more intimate look at the outlaws of 1970s country than "Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Pre-Concert Conversation

April 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Janet Eilber, artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg discuss the work of the Martha Graham in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

National Cherry Blossom Festival

April 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Paul Dolinsky discusses the National Park Services Witness Tree Protection Program for trees whose history is intertwined with the American experience.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

From Slave Ship to Harvard

April 6, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A book talk by James H. Johnston. Johnstons book tells the true story of an African-American family in Maryland over six generations.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5639

A Reading w/ Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas

April 6, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Spanish writers Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas will read from the works. This event will be mostly in Spanish, although some of Merino's and Vila's poems and excerpts will be read from their English translations.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Radio Host, Donnie Simpson: My Time in Washington, DC

April 11, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Daniel A.P. Murray African American Cultural Association presents radio host, Donnie Simpson: My Time in Washington, DC.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3399

Stand Out by Dorie Clark

April 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dorie Clark, adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author, will discuss her recent book, "Stand Out" (Portfolio/Penguin, 2015), which explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart, promote them successfully, and build a community of followers.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5639

Actress Bern Nadette Stanis (

April 12, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Daniel A.P. Murray African American Cultural Association presents a book talk and signing featuring actress Bern Nadette Stanis ("Thelma" from Good Times).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3399

Frederic Courtland Penfield: Last American ambassador to Austro-Hungary

April 13, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian Kurt Bednar will discuss the turbulent times of the last American ambassador to Austro-Hungary as that empire collapsed during the First World War.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Denmark: A Photographer's Odyssey

April 14, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The European Division presents author and photographer Marshall H. Cohen, who will discuss his new book Denmark: A Photographer's Odyssey.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Hidden Voice of Making Books

April 14, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hidden Voice of Making Books: Creating and Editioning a Fine Press Artist Book with Maria G. Pisano. The event will be held at 3:00pm in the Rosenwald Room, (LJ-239).
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3448

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

April 15, 2016, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the original publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," children's book historian Leonard Marcus presents a wide-ranging illustrated talk "Lewis Carroll in the Mirror of Surrealism" at noon in LJ 119. This program is part of the Librarys Books & Beyond Series.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector

April 15, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Benjamin Moser, author of "Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector" (2009) present "The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector" (2015), the first comprehensive English translation of Lispectors short stories, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bandleader and composer Maria Schneider discusses her Library of Congress commission, dedicated to the memory of David Logan, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Protecting National Security and Civil Liberties"

April 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The second-annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress will feature former Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson who will discuss how the United States balances national security with the protection of Americans civil liberties. Former White House correspondent Ann Compton will moderate. "Protecting National Security and Civil Liberties," will take place in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground level of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed, but an RSVP is required to specialevents@loc.gov.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Jo Ann Jenkins: Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

April 20, 2016, Noon - 2 p.m.
Jo Ann Jenkins, AARPs chief executive officer, will discuss and sign her new book "Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life At Every Age".
Location: Congressional Members Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Bollywood

April 20, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nuzhat Khatoon of the Librarys Asian Division presents a talk on Bollywood in LJ 139-B.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5426

Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Links in Modern Computing

April 21, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Kluge Staff Fellow and senior librarian at the Library of Congress Jennifer Baum Sevec identifies cross-cultural and interdisciplinary contributions to modern computing using items from the Library of Congress collections.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

"Freedom Now! Jazz in the Civil Rights Movement."

April 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Dan Morgenstern discusses jazz and the civil rights movement in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Sin & Confession in Colonial Peru

April 22, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professor Regina Harrison will present her latest publication on Spanish ecclesiastical literature written in Quechua, the language of the Incas. The book is a detailed study of how the European sacrament of confession was implemented in the early modern context of the Andes. Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Kluge Annual Maguire Address

April 26, 2016, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
David Hollenbach, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Kluge Center, discusses "Humanity in Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities to People Displaced by War."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Management of Cultural Heritage

April 28, 2016, 11 a.m. - Noon
Anrew Robb, Head of Special Format Conservation Section, will discuss federal programs and initiatives for emergency management of cultural heritage.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Nazi-Looted Books Still Far from Home

April 28, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The European Division presents a discussion with historian Patricia Kennedy Grimsted on Nazi-Looted Books Still Far from Home.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

"Lecture  Frederic Rzewski"

April 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Rzewski discusses his Library of Congress commission at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Martha Graham Dance Company

April 2, 2016, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"On Pointe: Composing for Dance at the Library of Congress." A discussion of the Librarys history in commissioning dance, and a look at the works performed in the festival. Speakers to be announced. Free, no tickets required
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Latvian Literature on the Verge

April 5, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Latvia, presents Latvian Literature on the Verge. Award-winning Latvian poets and writers will read from their works in Latvian and English, followed by a moderated discussion. Introductory remarks by Ambassador Andris Razans. The event is free and open to the public.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Abdullah Ibrahim in Conversation

April 19, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The "Music Division's" Larry Appelbaum talks with Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Abdullah Ibrahim.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Open Mic: Stories from StoryCorps

April 26, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
In conjunction with the MobileBooths residency at the Library, this Botkin "Open Mic" event features four StoryCorps fieldworkers sharing stories, adventures, and reflections about what it is like to tour the country in an Airstream trailer collecting stories for StoryCorps.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

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Performance

Martha Graham Dance Company

April 1, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Martha Graham Dance Company presents the first of three performances recreating a trio of the five landmark Graham ballets commissioned by the Librarys Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation: "Appalachian Spring" (Aaron Copland), "Cave of the Heart" (Samuel Barber) and an excerpt from "Dark Meadow" (Carlos Chavez). Tickets are required. They are distributed through Eventbrite and may be accessed via www.loc.gov/concerts/ or via the free Eventbrite mobile app for iOS or Android devices (Eventbrite.com).
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Martha Graham Dance Company

April 2, 2016, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Martha Graham Dance Company presents the second and third of three performances recreating a trio of the five landmark Graham ballets commissioned by the Librarys Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation: "Appalachian Spring" (Aaron Copland), "Cave of the Heart" (Samuel Barber) and an excerpt from "Dark Meadow" (Carlos Chavez) in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. There will be an afternoon (2:00 pm) and evening (8:00 pm) performance. Each performance is approximately two-hours. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Round Table

Lado a Lado Latin-American Storytel

April 7, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto will share their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A. They will share this narrative stage as friends, and the stories will be presented in the form known in Latin cultures as "sobre mesas," or, stories that are told informally, "over the table."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1736

Law Day

April 27, 2016, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Law Library of Congress will present a discussion with Paulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association. The 2016 Law Day Program also marks the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona. The event is free and open to the public.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5079

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Gallery Talk

Archaeological Imaging

April 13, 2016, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Visualizing Mesoamerica: Archaeological Imaging and Photography, Past and Present."
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Jacob Riis and the Making of an Exhibition

April 20, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, and Cheryl Regan, Interpretive Programs Office, co-present "Jacob Riis and the Making of an Exhibition," in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives."
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5223

"From Denmark to New York: Jacob Riis, 'The Ideal American Citizen"

April 27, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Taru Spiegel, European Division, presents "From Denmark to New York: Jacob Riis, The Ideal American Citizen," in the exhibition, Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives."
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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Workshop

Center for the Book

April 5, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD) co-sponsor an all-day discussion/workshop on "Telling Americas Stories by Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library" from 9 a.m.  5 p.m. in the Montpelier Room.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 16, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Maria Schneider leads a jazz workshop with Washington-area bands the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and the Levine Music Premier Jazz Combo in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Abdullah Ibrahim

April 18, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim conducts a workshop and question-and-answer session for local jazz students from the George Mason University and Georgetown Day School in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. See April 1 listing for ticketing details.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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