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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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Exhibition — Rosa Parks Collection

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A sampling of approximately two dozen items from the Rosa Parks Collection will be on view in three glass cases on the first floor, through March 31.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Exhibition — Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of its delivery, the Library of Congress places on display the original manuscript of President Abraham Lincolns Second Inaugural Address through March 7 in the Great Hall.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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

Film — Leap Year

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Leap Year" (Paramount, 1921).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for March 2015

Books and Beyond

The Nazi Officer's Wife

March 18, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Susan Dworkin discusses and signs the book she wrote with Edith Hahn, "The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic

March 25, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Cassandra Good discusses her new book.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Curtis Chamber Orchestra

March 7, 2015, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, DC appearance. Sensational violist Roberto Diaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707+5502

Kim Kashkashian & Lera Auerbach

March 13, 2015, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
An uncompromising advocate for contemporary music, Kim Kashkashian partners with Hungarian pianist Peter Nagy in this recital offering a new work written for them by Laszlo Tihanyi. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Leipzig String Quartet

March 21, 2015, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
With a program featuring a Romantic era classic by Borodin and favorites by Debussy and Stravinsky, the Leipzig String Quartet will demonstrate some of their most dramatic works.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Rosa Parks Collection

March 2, 2015 - March 31, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A sampling of approximately two dozen items from the Rosa Parks Collection will be on view in three glass cases on the first floor, through March 31.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

March 4, 2015 - March 7, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of its delivery, the Library of Congress places on display the original manuscript of President Abraham Lincolns Second Inaugural Address through March 7 in the Great Hall.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

Pointing Their Pens

March 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues" pairs Herblocks cartoons with the work of his more conservative contemporaries to reveal the range of editorial opinions elicited by such issues as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War and Watergate. On view through March 19, 2016. Also opening: "Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons" on view through Sept. 2015. Graphic Arts Galleries.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

The Charge of the Light Brigade

March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" (Warner Bros., 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Leap Year

March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Leap Year" (Paramount, 1921).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Patent Leather Kid

March 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Patent Leather Kid" (First National, 1927).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Girl Next Door

March 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Girl Next Door" (20th Century-Fox, 1953).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

March 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (Universal, 1982). (R-rated: No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Grapes of Wrath

March 14, 2015, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"The Grapes of Wrath" (20th Century-Fox, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Public Broadcast Laboratory

March 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Public Broadcast Laboratory" (1968).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

All Fall Down

March 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"All Fall Down" (MGM, 1962).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Night at the Museum 2

March 21, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
"Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" (20th Century Fox, 2009)
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Catered Affair

March 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Catered Affair" (MGM, 1956).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

RKO Western Double Feature

March 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Powdersmoke Range" (RKO, 1935) and "The Law West of the Tombstone" (RKO, 1938), both starring Harry Carey Sr.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Mark of Zorro

March 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Mark of Zorro" (United Artists, 1920), with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Silent, with accompaniment by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra based on the original 1920 theater orchestra score compiled for the film by James C. Bradford.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Bayonets, Balloons & Ironclads

March 4, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Writer and historian Peter Tsouras will discuss his latest alternate-history book, "Balloons, Bayonets & Ironclads: Britain and France Take Sides With the South."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1749

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

March 4, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division discusses President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on its 150th anniversary. Great Hall, first floor
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Poet Fernando Pessoa

March 4, 2015, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Literary critic and translator Richard Zenith delivers a lecture on poet Fernando Pessoa.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Pre-Concert Conversation

March 7, 2015, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Composer Jennifer Higdon discusses her new viola concerto (commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute) which premieres at tonight's concert. No tickets required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Alan Lomax, Media & Technology

March 11, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nathan Salsburg of the Association for Cultural Equity presents "Alan Lomax, Media and Technology: Producing the Folk, Promoting the Folk."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Author Christian Jungersen

March 12, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Christian Jungersen discusses his work, including his latest book "You Disappear."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Witter Bynner Poetry Program

March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poet Laureate Charles Wright will introduce a program celebrating poets Emily Fragos and Bobby C. Rogers, winners of the the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellowships.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Pre-Concert Conversation

March 13, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Kim Kashkashian and Lera Auerbach discuss their work and careers. No tickets required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Geraldine Farrar, American Diva

March 17, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Retired Library staff member Sharon McKinley discusses American soprano opera singer and film actress Geraldine Farrar, active during the first part of the 20th Century.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Family Matters: Testing Paternity in the 20th Century

March 17, 2015, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Nara Milanich offers a social and cultural history that traces parentage testing from its origins in the 1920s to the present, exploring how and why identity and descent first became scientific problems.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Novelist Jenny Erpenbeck

March 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
German novelist Jenny Erpenbeck will read from her work and participate in a moderated discussion.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Symposium

Poetry & Literacy

March 3, 2015, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Poetry and Literature Center present a series of panels exploring the connections between poetry and literacy.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Swahili

March 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
East African authors Ngugi Wa Thiongo (2014 nobel prize nominee), Abdulrazak Gurnah and Moyez G. Vassanji present keynote remarks for the symposium "Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: The Swahili Civilization of Eastern Africa, Oman and the Gulf."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1980

Blumberg Dialogues on Astrobiology

March 19, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Part one of a three-part dialogue series convenes scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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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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