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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. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Exhibition — #Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"#Opera Before Instagram" showcases photographs of some of the most fascinating early opera stars from a collection assembled by the late authority on opera Charles Jahant. The exhibit is presented in a format that will explore how Jahant might have used an Instagram account had he lived today. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1842

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Exhibition — America Reads

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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 January 2017

Concert

Richard Egarr, harpsichord

January 13, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
An eloquent advocate for early music, Richard Egarr brings a joyful sense of adventure to all his music-making. Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, he appears often as guest conductor with such ensembles as the London Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw. He displays a scholars perception, humor and a virtuosic flair in this program of 17th-century English keyboard masters. *PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION 6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)*
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Pacifica Quartet with Jorg Widmann, clarinet

January 23, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The exuberant, Grammy-winning Pacifica joins forces with German composer and clarinetist Jorg Widmann, well-matched partners for the striking works youll hear in this concert. Widmanns dramatic, sinister "Jagdquartett" is a grimly ironic scherzo channeling the intensity and chaos of the hunt, and the pyrotechnical brilliance of the Weber Clarinet Quintet is breathtaking.*PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION 6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)*
Location: Whittall Pavilion, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Musicians from Marlboro

January 25, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Musicians from Marlboro return to the Library for a mixed vocal and instrumental chamber evening that highlights the musical and cultural connections between Austria, Germany, and Great Britain.*NIGHTCAP CONVERSATION with the artists (following the performance)*
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, GR floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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"Presidential Inauguration Treasures"

January 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

"Presidential Inauguration Treasures"

January 24, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

"Presidential Inauguration Treasures"

January 25, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

"Presidential Inauguration Treasures"

January 27, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

Young Readers Center Saturday Grand Opening

January 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate new ways of engaging with the Young Readers Center. Come for the ribbon cutting with Dr. Carla Hayden and our Teen Board representatives, story time with award-winning authors Meg Medina and Erica S. Perl, stay for crafts, book accessibility demonstrations, and a very special guest parade. Wear your best book character costume and come have fun!
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

""Presidential Inauguration Treasures""

January 28, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row B (LJ112), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

""Presidential Inauguration Treasures""

January 30, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

""Presidential Inauguration Treasures""

January 31, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasuresthe handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincolnand collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. The display will include newspapers, film clips, a demonstration of online resources and a challenging presidential history quiz.The display is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), 01 floor, TJB - Thomas Jefferson Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-2922

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Exhibition

#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955

August 11, 2016 - January 21, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"#Opera Before Instagram" showcases photographs of some of the most fascinating early opera stars from a collection assembled by the late authority on opera Charles Jahant. The exhibit is presented in a format that will explore how Jahant might have used an Instagram account had he lived today. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1842

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

January 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

January 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

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Film

"Citizen Kane" (RKO, 1941)

January 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Directed by and starring Orson Welles, this film tells the life story of Charles Foster Kane (Welles), a newspaper tycoon who gains immense wealth at the expense of the ones he loves.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fargo" (Gramercy, 1996, *R-rated)

January 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Produced, directed, written and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen, this film is a dark comedy set in snowy Minnesota that follows a quirky cast of charactersincluding a pregnant police officer (Frances McDormand), a manager of a car dealership (William H. Macy) and two hired criminalsinvolved in the committing and investigating of a crime.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Princess Bride" (20th Century-Fox, 1987)

January 8, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A grandfather reads a fairy tale to his sick grandson about stable boy-turned-pirate Westley and his journey to rescue his true love Buttercup from the evil Prince Humperdinck. "The Princess Bride" was added to the National Film Registry in Dec. 2016.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Doorway To Hell (Warner Bros., 1930)

January 12, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A Chicago gangster decides to retire and moves to Florida, but is forced to go back after his younger brother is kidnapped. The film that started the Warner Bros. "ripped from the headlines" gangster cycle is today largely forgotten, its landmark status having been usurped by "Little Caesar" and "Public Enemy," released two and seven months later respectively.
Location: Pickford Theater, 03 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"The Spanish Dancer" (Paramount, 1923)

January 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Set in early 17th-century Spain, the story of this humorous costume drama follows gypsy singer Maritana (Pola Negri) and her lover, penniless nobleman Don Cesar de Bazan (Antonio Moreno), as they become enmeshed in court intrigue. Making his Packard Campus Theater debut, Bernie Anderson will provide live musical accompaniment.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"East is West" (Associated First National, 1922)

January 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Silent film comedienne Constance Talmadge stars as Chinese maiden Ming Toy, who is about to be sold into slavery when shes rescued by handsome young American Billy Benson. The Institutes silent film curator Elif Rongen-Kaynakci will introduce the film and Bernie Anderson will provide musical accompaniment.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Blackboard Jungle" (MGM, 1955)

January 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Equally renowned for its gritty depiction of rebellious teenagers in an inner-city school and its theme song by Bill Haley and the Comets"Rock Around the Clock""Blackboard Jungle" is a landmark film that defined an era. "Blackboard Jungle" was added to the National Film Registry in Dec. 2016.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ball of Fire" (RKO, 1941)

January 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
When independent producer Samuel Goldwyn wanted to put together a top-notch film for his top contract star Gary Cooper, he worked out a deal with Paramount to borrow their hottest screenwriting team, Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Wilder based the plot on his original story about a Burlesque dancer who moves in with eight fusty professors (headed by Cooper) to explain "slang" for their new encyclopedia. "Ball of Fire" was added to the National Film Registry in Dec. 2016.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Cabaret" (Allied Artists, 1972)

January 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bob Fosse, who earned a best-director Oscar, translated a highly successful Broadway musical into a film that maintains the vivacity of the stage version while creating an intimacy seldom found in such stage-to-cinema adaptations. "Cabaret" was added to the National Film Registry in 1995.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pinocchio" (Disney, 1940)

January 28, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Based on stories by 19th-century Italian author Carlo Collodi, this animated Disney classic tells the tale of gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) who builds a marionette to be his substitute son. The puppet Pinocchio (Dick Jones) must earn the right to be made human by proving that he is brave, truthful and unselfish. The tune became Disneys anthem and was added to the National Recording Registry in 2009. The program also will feature The Three Stooges in "Punch Drunks" (Columbia, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Terminator" (Orion, 1984, *R-rated)

January 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In 1984, few expected much from the upcoming film "The Terminator." Director James Cameron, a protege of legendary independent filmmaker Roger Corman, had made only two films previouslythe modest sci-fi short "Xenogenesis" in 1978 and "Piranha Part Two: The Spawning" in 1981. "The Terminator," however, became one of the sleeper hits of 1984. The film was selected for the National Film Registry in 2008. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Prisoner of Zenda" (United Artists, 1937)

January 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A romantic adventure from David O. Selznick, "The Prisoner of Zenda" hearkens to a time of chivalry and swordplay. Anthony Hopes 1894 novel served as the basis for this and as many as five other filmed interpretations. When an Englishman (Ronald Colman) tours a small kingdom he is discovered to bear a striking resemblance to that countrys royal family, placing Colman in a tangled tale of mistaken identity. The film was selected for the National Film Registry in 1991.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

"The Rhythmic Imagination in African Music"

January 26, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The world of Sub-Saharan African music is immensely rich and diverse, containing a plethora of repertoires and traditions. In The African Imagination in Music, renowned music scholar Kofi Agawu offers an introduction to the major dimensions of this music and the values upon which it rests.
Location: Montpelier Room, 06 floor, JMB - James Madison Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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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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