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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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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

Film — "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (MGM, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for September 2013

Books and Beyond

Africa and Australia

September 9, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dane Kennedy discusses and signs his new book "The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Ceremony

Americas Awards

September 23, 2013, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sonia Manzano, author of "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano" (Scholastic Press), receives the 2013 Americas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Los Texmaniacs

September 11, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Los Texmaniacs present traditional conjunto dance music from Texas.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

ISMN Conference Group Performance

September 13, 2013, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The United States Army String Quartet presents selections from Barber, Harris and Piston. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Flory Jagoda

September 21, 2013, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Flory Jagoda and friends perform Sephardic music from Virginia. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Event

National Book Festival

September 21, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress 13th annual National Book Festival is held, rain or shine, between 9th and 14th streets.
Location: Capitol Mall, Capitol Mall Building
Contact: (202) 707-1940

National Book Festival

September 22, 2013, Noon - 5:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress 13th annual National Book Festival is held, rain or shine, between 9th and 14th streets.
Location: Capitol Mall, Capitol Mall Building
Contact: (202) 707-1940

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Film

Double Feature

September 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Picture Snatcher" (Warner Bros., 1933) and "The Little Giant" (First National, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"School of Rock"

September 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"School of Rock" (Paramount, 2003).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Stop Making Sense"

September 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Stop Making Sense" (Cinecom, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

An Evening of Music Videos

September 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Music to Look At: An Evening of Music Videos" (1980s).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Stand and Deliver"

September 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Stand and Deliver" (Warner Bros., 1988).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Indian in the Cupboard"

September 14, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Indian in the Cupboard" (Columbia, 1995).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Comedy of the NRR

September 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mike and Mark at the Mike: Celebrating Comedy on the National Recording Registry" (Live).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"High School Confidential"

September 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"High School Confidential" (MGM, 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Urgh! A Music War"

September 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Urgh! A Music War" (Filmways, 1981  R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Freshman"

September 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Freshman" (Pathe, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Up the Down Staircase"

September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Up the Down Staircase" (Warner Bros., 1967).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Rock I Roll on TV

September 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"I Saw It on T.V.: Rock I Roll in Your Living Room" (1960-1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Goodbye, Mr. Chips"

September 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (MGM, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Labor Day

September 2, 2013, 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 Labor Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Stephan Wolfram

September 4, 2013, 11 a.m. - Noon
Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, discusses his work. Registration is required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4852

Egyptian Cuisine

September 4, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chef Amy Riolo presents a talk on "Understanding Egyptian Cuisine and Culture."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3778

Sea Monsters

September 5, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chet Van Duzer, 2012 Kislak Fellow, presents a talk titled "Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Bulgarian Jews

September 5, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Zvi Keren of Tel Aviv University presents "The Bulgarian Jews: a Journey Between Myth and Reality."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Hurricanes

September 10, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA's Owen Kelley presents "Discovering Hot Towers in Hurricanes."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

September 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jens Lund, folklorist and program manager emeritus at Washington State Parks and Recreation, presents "I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific Northwest."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Iraqi Cuisine

September 12, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Iraqi scholar Nawal Nasrallah and freelance foreign correspondent Annia Ciezadlo present a lecture on "Cultural and Historical Perspective on the Iraqi Cuisine."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3778

Graphic Novels

September 13, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Heidi MacDonald, creator of The Beat, a daily news blog about comics, and former editor at DC Comics, presents "After Watchmen and Maus: Exploring the Graphic Novel."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

Graham Nash

September 16, 2013, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his new autobiography "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Copernican Thought

September 17, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jeremy Brown talks about his new book, "New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought" in the Rosenwald Room.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

Constitution Day

September 17, 2013, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In recognition of Constitution Day, law professor Risa L. Goluboff delivers a lecture titled "How the Constitution Changes: Social and Political Aspects of the Law."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Author Richard Rashke

September 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Richard Rashke discusses his book "Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and Americas Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals" in the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3012

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 19, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Marie Arana discusses Jose Vansconcelos' notion of "La raza cosmica" ("the cosmic race"), a belief that Hispanics are a blend of every color known to man.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6202

Vardanant's Day

September 19, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Charles de Lamberterie, professor of Indo-European linguistics and the Universite de Paris, discusses "The Armenian Language and the Indo-European Linguistic Family" in the Northeast Pavilion.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

F. Holland Day

September 19, 2013, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Staff Fellow Adrienne Lundgren presents a lecture on "The Photographs of F. Holland Day, Creating a Materials-Based Catalogue Raisonne for Photography."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Japanese Folksongs

September 20, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Franklin Odo, founding director of the Asian Pacific American program at the Smithsonian, discusses "Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

American Musicological Society Series

September 24, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Musicologist Kendra Leonard presents "Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Merrill Leffler Poetry Reading

September 24, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Merrill Leffler reads from his new book of poetry, "Mark the Music."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

West African Literature

September 25, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ivoirian author Amadou Kone reads from his work and discusses the state of contemporary West African literature.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dominican writer, poet and essayist Fernando Valerio-Holguin discusses his work.
Location: LM 201 Law Library Reading Room, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1922

Jose Angel Valente

September 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Tom Christensen discusses his newest work, "Landscape with Yellow Birds," a translation of the poetry of the late Jose Angel Valente.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Refugees in Bolivia

September 26, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Laura Gotkowitz, ACLS Burkhardt Fellow, presents "The Politics of Exile: Latin America, Bolivia, and European Refugees from Nazism."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Privacy Act

September 30, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Orin S. Kerr, Law Library Scholar-in-Residence for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program, discusses his article, "The Next Generation Privacy Act," which has been accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

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Symposium

Human Civilization

September 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
David Grinspoon, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, hosts a symposium on("The Longevity of Human Civilization: Will We Survive Our World-Changing Technologies?"
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Cultural Heritage Archives

September 26, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The American Folklife Center holds a two-day symposium, "Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration," discussing the importance of archiving community-based creativity.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Cultural Heritage Archives

September 27, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The American Folklife Center holds a two-day symposium, "Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration," discussing the importance of archiving community-based creativity.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

District of Literature

September 30, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This celebratation of Washington, D.C.s literary past, present and future features readings, panel discussions and presentations, showcasing Washington, D.C. poets, writers and critics, including Elizabeth Alexander, Edward P. Jones, E. Ethelbert Miller and George Pelecanos.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Gallery Talk

March on Washington

September 4, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Verna Curtis and Maricia Battle of the Prints and Photographs Division give a highlight tour of the "A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" exhibition in the Graphic Arts Galleries.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Dresden Codex

September 11, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division discusses "Mayan Writing and Mathematics: The Dresden Codex and Materials from the Jay I. Kislak Collection" in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Religion in the Civil War

September 18, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
Peggy Wagner of the Library's Publishing Office gives a talk on "Religion in America During the Civil War" in "The Civil War in America" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Codex Peresianus

September 25, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Astronomy and Astrology in Mayan Writing: The Codex Peresianus and Materials from the Jay I. Kislak Collection" in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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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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