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MC Bulletin Fall 2015

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  • September 4, 6PM - 15th Anniversary National Book Festival Gala. Coolidge Auditorium and Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • September 5 10AM-10PM - Library of Congress National Book Festival. The Library of Congress and its highly popular celebration of authors and readers, the National Book Festival, will mark a double anniversary in 2015, recognizing the festival’s 15th year and celebrating 200 years since the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • September 29 - John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact in areas that advance understanding of the human experience. Coolidge Auditorium and Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • October 9-10 - James Madison Council Fall Meeting honoring 25th Anniversary of the Council and 28 years of service of Dr. James H. Billington. Washington, DC.
  • October 19 - Concert Honoring Cultural Icon Marvin Hamlisch. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • November 2 - Marta Casals Istomin Living Legend Award and Musical Tribute On the occasion of Istomin’s 79th birthday, the great American musical impresario and educator will receive the Library of Congress Living Legend Award. The program will include Andras Schiff (piano), Steven Isserlis (cello), Pinchas Zuckerman (who will give a spoken tribute), and Amit Peled (playing Pablo Casals’s cello). 8:00 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building. Details to follow.
  • November 18 - The Library of Congress Gerswhin Prize for Popular Song. The Library presents a star-studded tribute show honoring the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. DAR Constitution Hall.
  • December 3 - Kissinger Lecture. A high-profile address in the field of foreign affairs. Distinguished lecturer to be announced. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building. Details to follow.


    • April 29-30 - Spring Madison Council Meeting.
    • October 28-29 - Fall Madison Council Meeting.
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    || Exhibitions  ||

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom. September 10, 2014 - January 2, 2016. A major exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that highlights major legal and legislative victories, and sheds light on well-known and ordinary individuals who shaped both the civil rights movement and the social and cultural life of our nation. Southwest Exhibition Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Monuments in American Printing. June 4, 2015 - January 2, 2016. A gem-like exhibition will tell the story of American printing over a span of 100 years as it evolved from a colonial necessity to the clarion of freedom. The exhibition will feature the David Rubenstein and Library of Congress copies of the Bay Psalm Book, an iconic piece of American history which launched an approach to publication particular to the American press, and will explain the voyage these texts took through time and culture. South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • Exploring the Early Americas. Ongoing exhibition, opened December 12, 2007. The exhibit features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.