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All Public Events for February 2015

Books and Beyond

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

February 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Janet Sims-Wood discusses and signs her new book "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Calefax

February 4, 2015, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
With its musicians performing with a core complement of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon, Calefax presents works by Ockeghem, Franck, Nancarrow, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Concert Series

February 5, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Western Flyers perform classic western swing, jazz standards, cowboy songs and old-time fiddle tunes.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Ian Bostridge

February 7, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ian Bostridge brings a masterly command of vocal nuance and style to Schuberts late masterpiece, "Winterreise," followed by a talk about his new book, "Schuberts Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession." Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Richard Goode

February 18, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianist Richard Goode performs works by Schumann and Brahms in both solo and chamber roles. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Alan Lomax Display

February 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To mark the centennial birthday of the influential folklorist Alan Lomax (1915-2002), the Librarys American Folklife Center showcases 21 items from Lomax family collections. The display is on view through March 28.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1732

"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design"

February 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design" presents a stunning array of stage, lighting and costume designs from the world of opera, ballet, vaudeville and musical theater. This sampler from the Librarys Music Division collections takes visitors behind the scenes of productions less well-known today, as well as some of the 20th centurys most beloved stage productions, including "Show Boat," "My Fair Lady," "Chicago" and "Grand Hotel."
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport"

February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" (Warner Bros., 2000).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ferris Buellers Day Off"

February 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ferris Buellers Day Off" (Paramount, 1986).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"A Star is Born"

February 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Star is Born" (Warner Bros., 1954).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Love Between the Covers"

February 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A screening of "Love Between the Covers" -- a new documentary exploring the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels -- is followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Laurie Kahn, film editor Bill Anderson and featured romance authors.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

"Young Mr. Lincoln"

February 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Young Mr. Lincoln" (20th Century-Fox, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Big Lebowski"

February 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy, 1998, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Rio Bravo"

February 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Rio Bravo" (Warner Bros., 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Back to the Future"

February 21, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Back to the Future" (Universal, 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Dragon Painter"

February 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Dragon Painter" (Robertson-Cole Distributing, 1919).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Gangs All Here"

February 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Gangs All Here" (20th Century-Fox, 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Wild Bunch"

February 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Wild Bunch" (Warner Bros., 1969, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shoes"

February 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Shoes" (Universal, 1916).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Conversations with African Poets & Writers: Chinelo Okparanta

February 3, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta reads selections from her work and participates in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, African area specialist.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Franz Schubert

February 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Susan Youens, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame, presents a talk about Schubert.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Bobbit Prize

February 17, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Patricia Smith, winner of the 13th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from her work.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Music of Schumann and Brahms

February 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
David H. Plylar of the Music Division presents "Humorisks and Rewards in the Music of Schumann and Brahms."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Life of a Poet: Frank Bidart

February 19, 2015, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Poetry and Literature Center series at the Hill Center continues with National Book Critics Circle Award winner Frank Bidart discussing his poetry with Ron Charles of The Washington Post's Book World.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Lukas Foss

February 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christopher Hartten of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Chameleon as Composer: The Colorful Life and Works of Lukas Foss."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Open House

Presidents Day Holiday Semiannual Open House

February 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public, along with a special open house of the Main Reading Room from 10 a.m.  3 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Symposium

Romance Fiction

February 11, 2015, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age," an international multimedia conference, brings together romance authors, scholars and fans in discussing the industrys business and social interests and influences, romance-literature scholarship and public engagement.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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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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