|| Publications ||
- James Madison Council Bulletin Fall 2016 (PDF, 24.9 MB)
|| Madison Council Activities ||
- April 26, 7PM - Poet Laurate Concluding Reading. Juan Felipe Herrera will conclude his two terms as Poet Laureate with a dynamic event focusing on Chicano poetry, music and history. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- April 27-28 - Spring Madison Council Meeting. Washington, DC.
- May 18, 6:30PM-9:30PM - Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture - “Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism”. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- June 8, 2PM-4:30PM Resistance and Rights: Civil Liberties and World War I Symposium. A panel of distinguished legal scholars will delve into WWI issues of civil liberties, citizenship and wartime resistance and the resulting long-term ramifications. This event is made possible by the James Madison Council. Montpelier Room, James Madison Building
- July 26, 10AM-1:30PM - 2017 Junior Fellows Treasures Display. This event is the highlight of the summer for Library staff and special guests. Working under the direction of curators and specialists, the 2017 Junior Fellows will display and discuss the historic significance of the collection items they researched and processed during their 10-week summer internships. Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- September 2017 (Date TBA) Poet Laureate Opening Evening Event. The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress will open the Library’s literary fall season. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
- September 1, 6PM-9:30PM - Library of Congress National Book Festival Evening Gala Reception. Coolidge Auditorium and Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- September 2 - Library of Congress National Book Festival. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
- October 12-13 - Fall Madison Council Meeting. Washington, DC. Details to follow.
- November 15 - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Concert. The Library presents a star-studded tribute show honoring the 2017 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. DAR Constitution Hall.
- December 1 - Signature Conference on King George III. Following a landmark agreement signed on October 24, 2016, between Dr. Hayden and counterparts at the Royal Library and Royal Archives and Kings College London, the Library will host a conference bringing these institutions together with leading scholars of the American Revolution to conduct a preliminary assessment of the papers of King George III and to identify new themes for research. Details to be announced. Thomas Jefferson Building. Details to be announced.
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|| Exhibitions ||
- Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. April 4, 2017–January 2019. Southwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- World War I: American Artists View the Great War. May 7, 2016 – August 19, 2017. Graphic Arts Galleries, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game. February 9 - July 22, 2017. The Library of Congress presents treasures from its baseball sheet music collections, along with photographs, prints, and musical scores. Performing Arts Reading Room, James Madison Building. Exhibit travels to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. February 9 - July 22, 2017.
- Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. April 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017. A signature exhibition features highlights from the Library’s courtroom illustrations collection - the most comprehensive in any American institution. South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
- Exploring the Early Americas. Ongoing exhibition, opened December 12, 2007. Northwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.