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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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

Lecture — Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell participate in a moderated discussion during the inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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All Public Events for July 2015

Books and Beyond

Ethel Payne

July 21, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
James McGrath Morris discusses and signs his new book "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Paul Reisler Trio

July 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Live: The Paul Reisler Trio with Lea Morris and Marshall Keys."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Sharps Appalachian Harvest

July 13, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Brian Peters and Jeff Davis present "Sharps Appalachian Harvest," a special multimedia folk-music presentation featuring the collection of songs and music made by English collectors Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles in the Southern Appalachians from 1916-1918.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Creole United

July 29, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Creole United presents African-American creole music from Louisiana. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Film

Rambo Double Feature

July 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
"First Blood" (Orion, 1982 *R-rated) and "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (TriStar Pictures, 1985 *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Battle of Britain"

July 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Battle of Britain" (United Artists, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Youll Never Get Rich"

July 11, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Youll Never Get Rich" (Columbia, 1941).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Make Way for Tomorrow"

July 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Make Way for Tomorrow" (Paramount, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Rebel Without a Cause"

July 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Rebel Without a Cause" (Warner Bros., 1955).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Silence of the Lambs"

July 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Silence of the Lambs" (Orion Pictures, 1991 *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Southern Star"

July 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Southern Star" (Columbia, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Around the World in 80 Days"

July 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Around the World in 80 Days" (United Artists, 1956).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"In Search of the Castaways"

July 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"In Search of the Castaways" (Disney/Buena Vista, 1962).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Classic Jazz from the Library of Congress Archives"

July 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Classic Jazz from the Library of Congress Archives" (1940s-1980s).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The New Klondike"

July 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The New Klondike" (Paramount, 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Independence Day

July 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Independence Day holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Civil Rights History

July 7, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Gary May discusses his book on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the events leading up to its passage in a presentation titled "Selma, the Voting Rights Act and Reel History," followed by a screening of "Bridging History: Selma & the Voting Rights of 1965."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

July 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell participate in a moderated discussion during the inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Benjamin Botkin lecture

July 14, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scottish radio broadcaster Fiona Ritchie, best known as the producer and host of "The Thistle & Shamrock" on NPR, participates in an open-mic conversation.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Decolonization

July 15, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Historian Todd Shepard discusses "Decolonization and the Sexual Revolution."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Rouben Mamoulians Musical Theater

July 16, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Bradley Rogers discusses his research project "The Cinematic Dramaturgy of Rouben Mamoulians Musical Theater."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Gallery Talk

Benjamin Franklin

July 1, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division presents "Benjamin Franklin, Political Cartoonist."
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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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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