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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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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

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All Public Events for November 2014

Concert

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

November 7, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard pairs excerpts from the first book of J.S. Bachs "The Well-Tempered Clavier" with masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Nels Cline

November 8, 2014, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Nels Cline, hit guitarist of Wilco, brings his "relentlessly exploratory approach" to free jazz with The Nels Cline Singers. Tickets are required.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Ensemble Caprice

November 21, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Ensemble Caprice performs both secular and sacred music, including a 1631 Peruvian piece written for religious processions. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

David Seymour Commemoration

November 20, 2014, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Library of Congress observes the 103rd anniversary of the birth of David Seymour, whose pen name is CHIM, one of the best-known photojournalists of the 20th century, and celebrates the donation of 112 of his photographs, primarily showing the Spanish Civil War.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8947

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Exhibition

Magna Carta

November 6, 2014, 8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For 10 weeks the Library of Congress will display one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta from 1215, the great charter of rights and liberties, which will be the centerpiece of the Librarys exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor."
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

Edie Adams on TV

November 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Heres Edie: The Best of Edie Adams on Television" (1960s.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Marcel Perez

November 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Marcel Perez: International Silent Comedian Rediscovered" (1912-1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

1939 Double Feature

November 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"In Name Only" (RKO, 1939) and "Bachelor Mother" (RKO, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Great Blues Performances on TV

November 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Night of Electric Blues: Great Blues Performances on TV" (1955-1989).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"All Quiet on the Western Front"

November 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"All Quiet on the Western Front" silent version (Universal, 1930).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Susannah of the Mounties"

November 22, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Susannah of the Mounties" (20th Century Fox, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Dark Victory"

November 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Dark Victory" (Warner Bros., 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Veterans Day

November 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Veterans Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Helen Hopekirk

November 4, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Wintle of the Music Division discusses "The Audacity of Hopekirk: Cultural Identity in the Songs of Helen Hopekirk."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Music Industry

November 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Panos Panay of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Sonicbids and Casey Rae, vice president for policy and education at the Future of Music Coalition, discuss "Technology and the Entrepreneur: The Ever-Evolving Landscape of the Music Industry." Tickets required.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

IRENE

November 12, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Peter Alyea, digital-conservation specialist in the Librarys Preservation Reformatting Division, discusses "Recovering and Preserving Sound Images: An Encounter with IRENE."
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Apostolic Journey to Albania

November 14, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Father Gjergj Meta, priest in the Archdiocese of Tirana-Durres, Albania, and media relations director for the recent Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to Albania, presents "On the Eagles Wings: Triptych of an Apostolic Journey  Martyrdom, Cohabitation and Hope in Albania."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Patton's Photographs

November 18, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kevin Michael Hymel, author of "Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It," discusses the collection of photographs by Gen. George S. Patton.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Big Data

November 21, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Gerald Guala, director of the Integrated Taxonomic Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey, discusses "Big Data and the Linkage of Federal Data Resources for Biodiversity Science."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4751

Author Jeff Kinney

November 21, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Author Jeff Kinney signs copies of his book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Performance

Puppet Show

November 28, 2014, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Young Readers Center presents a puppet show performance of "Where the Wild Things Are," by Maurice and Sendak, and puppet-making crafts in LJ G-29.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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Gallery Talk

Civil Rights and TV

November 5, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Alan Gevinson of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division discusses "Television and the Civil Rights Movement" and shares a selection of audio-visual clips featured in "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Magna Carta

November 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nathan Dorn of the Law Library discuses selected highlights from the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Magna Carta in America

November 19, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Susan Reyburn of the Publishing Office discusses "Magna Carta in America: From World's Fair to World War."
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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