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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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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All Public Events for December 2014

Concert

Chiara String Quartet

December 5, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The GRAMMY-nominated Chiara String Quartet performs on the Librarys Stradivari instruments to commemorate the centennial of American composer Irving Fine, with works by Mozart, Fine and a Library of Congress commission by Jefferson Friedman.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

LC Chorale

December 10, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library of Congress Chorale presents a World War I centennial program with works by Faure, Parry, Elgar, Cohan and music commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914 in the Coolidge Auditorium.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Roman Totenberg Celebration

December 12, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Legendary violinist and teacher Roman Totenberg is celebrated with an evening of chamber music featuring one of his former students, Mira Wang, performing works by Beethoven, Harbison and Tchaikovsky.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

St. Lawrence Quartet

December 18, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Schulhoff and Beethoven in the annual Stradivari Anniversary concert.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Emily Dickinson Day

December 8, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Librarys Poetry and Literature Center celebrates the poets 184th birthday with a daylong program of readings from her work, including public participation.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Film

"Hallowed Ground"

December 2, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Glenn Marcus screens and discusses his film "Hallowed Ground," which looks at American World War I and WWII military cemeteries.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"The Barker"

December 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Barker" (Warner Bros., 1928).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Union Depot"

December 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Union Depot" (Warner Bros., 1932).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Exile"

December 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Exile" (Universal, 1947).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Castle"

December 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Castle" (Mirimax, 1997).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Palm Beach Story"

December 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Palm Beach Story" (Paramount, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Amadeus"

December 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Amadeus" (Orion, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Man Who Came to Dinner"

December 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Man Who Came to Dinner" (Warner Bros., 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Holiday Affair"

December 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Holiday Affair" (RKO, 1949).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Elf"

December 20, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Elf" (New Line, 2003).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Remember the Night"

December 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Remember the Night" (Paramount, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library of Congress buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Day After Christmas

December 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library of Congress buildings are closed in observance of the executive order.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Art Conservation

December 1, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Alumni of the Winterthur-University of Delaware celebrate the 40th anniversary of the program in art conservation, including several who completed their training at the Library of Congress.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8345

Irving Fine

December 2, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division discusses Irving Fine and the American Woodwind Quintet with "The Presidents Own" United States Marine Band Woodwind Quintet
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Corsican Language

December 2, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Alexandra Jaffe of the University of California at Long Beach, presents "Corsican Language and Expressive Culture."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

B.R. Ambedkar

December 2, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Ananya Vajpeyi presents "B.R. Ambedkar: The Life of the Mind and a Life in Politics."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Renaissance Europe

December 3, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Surekha Davies discusses "Mapping New World Peoples in Renaissance Europe."
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Cold War America

December 4, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kevin Kim, 2014 Jameson Fellow in American History at the Kluge Center, gives a talk titled "American Centuries: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover and Cold War Americas Rise in the World."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Measuring Water Supplies from Space

December 4, 2014, 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Matthew Rodell of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center presents a talk on "Measuring Our Underground Water Supplies from Space."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4751

Composer Jefferson Friedman

December 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Friedman discusses his Library of Congress commission with David H. Plylar of the Music Division.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Visual Thinking

December 10, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Peter Zilahy presents "Do We Mean What We See? A Lecture on Visual Thinking."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Aesthetics of Data

December 10, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jonathan Berger, Denning Family Provostial Professor of Music at Stanford University, presents "The Aesthetics of Data" in which he discusses the use of medical and neuroscience imaging in his recent opera, "Theotokia," and in his current collaboration with the Quartet, "My Lai."(
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8432

Jewish Politics and Human Rights

December 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow James Loeffler presents "The Swastika Epidemic: Jewish Politics and Human Rights in the 1960s."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Poet Timothy Donnelly

December 11, 2014, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Timothy Donnelly discusses poetry.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Italian Fashion

December 11, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lucia Wolf, reference librarian in the European Division, presents "Historical Italian Fashion Magazines: A Rare Look at the Italian Sense of Style."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Roman Totenberg Legacy

December 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Nina Totenberg, Mira Wang and Music Divisions Daniel Boomhower give a talk on the Roman Totenberg legacy.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Holocaust in Polish Writers' Diaries from Warsaw

December 17, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Rachel Feldhay Brenner discusses her new book "The Ethics of Witnessing: the Holocaust in Polish Writers' Diaries from Warsaw, 1939-1945."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

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Performance

Irving Fine Centennial

December 6, 2014, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Irving Fine experts and scholars convene to discuss the noted composers music and life, his contemporaries and his place in the American Neoclassical School, including a performance by the Chiara String Quartet. The Choir of Clare College makes its Library of Congress debut with a commemoration of Irving Fines legacy as one of the preeminent American composers of choral music at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for the evening concert.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

Magna Carta

December 9, 2014, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"Contemporary Conversations on Magna Carta" features scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers will discuss how Magna Cartas political and legal traditions have carried into our current times. A highlight of the program is an interview by David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen G. Breyer.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

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Gallery Talk

King John

December 3, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Margaret Wood of the Law Library discusses King John and life in medieval England at the time of Magna Cartas enactment in the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Merryman Case

December 10, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Martin of the Law Library presents "The Merryman Case and the Writ of Habeas Corpus" in the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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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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