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All Public Events for April 2015

Books and Beyond

Madison's Gift

April 14, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
David O. Stewart will discuss and sign his new book "Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Rebel Souls

April 21, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Justin Martin will discuss and sign his new book "Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Chamber Music All-Stars

April 10, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
An irresistible program for chamber music loversan evening of piano quartets from an all-star field of players: Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finkel, cello and Wu Han, piano.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Concert

April 15, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sherman Holmes Brothers and Brooks Long perform soul music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

CMA Song Writers

April 21, 2015, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The Country Music Associations Songwriters Series presents Pam Tillis, Mo Pitney and Mac Davis. Tickets required
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mantra

April 24, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join pianists Katherine Chi and Aleksandar Madzar as they perform one of the masterworks of the 20th century: Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1970 "Mantra" for two pianos, percussion and electronics.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Jory Vinokur

April 25, 2015, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Chicago-born, Paris-based harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour performs works by Handel and J.S. Bach.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8656

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Japanese Culture Day

April 4, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, there will origami-making activities, kimonos demonstrations and the 2015 Cherry Blossom princesses will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., will present "Japan-In-A-Suitcase," a program about Japanese life and culture.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

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Film

"NBC Thursday: Must See TV"

April 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"NBC Thursday: Must See TV" (Warner Bros., 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

ABC Friday

April 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
ABC Friday (1971-1972).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

CBS Saturday

April 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
CBS Saturday (1973-1974).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Amour"

April 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Amour" (Les Films du Losange, 2012).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"M*A*S*H"

April 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"M*A*S*H" (20th Century-Fox, 1970, *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Orphans of the Storm"

April 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Orphans of the Storm" (United Artists, 1921).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Les Blank Double Feature

April 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Hot Pepper" (Flower Films, 1973) and "Always for Pleasure" (Flower Films, 1978).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Rashomon"

April 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Rashomon" (Daiei Film, 1951).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Zaza"

April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Zaza" (Paramount, 1923).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"sex, lies, and videotape"

April 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"sex, lies, and videotape" (Miramax, 1989, *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Notorious"

April 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Notorious" (RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"North Dallas Forty"

April 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"North Dallas Forty" (Paramount, 1979, *R-rated).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"All That Heaven Allows"

April 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"All That Heaven Allows" (Universal, 1955).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

April 2, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani discusses her book "The Woman Who Read Too Much."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4815

The Indians

April 2, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa presents part of his larger study of the indigenous histories of Washington, D.C.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Fighting Cancer with Microbes

April 2, 2015, 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri, director of the Cancer and Inflammation Program and chief of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, presents "Friendly Gut Microbes Help Fight Cancer."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

The Naqab Bedouin

April 6, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mansour Nasasra and Sophie Richter-Devroe, both of the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, present "The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4709

Magna Carta

April 6, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Noted Magna Carta scholar Nicholas Vincent presents "Magna Carta from Runnymede to Washington: Old Laws, New Discoveries."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Patricia Smith Poetry Reading

April 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Patricia Smith, winner of the 13th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from her work. (Rescheduled from February 17.)
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Working in Ebola Units

April 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Daniel Lucey of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Doctors Without Borders presents "Working in Ebola Units in Sierra Leone and Liberia 2014."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Liszt's Historical Hungarian Portraits

April 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Library music specialist David H. Plylar discusses the "Historische ungarische Bildnisse" ("Historical Hungarian Portraits") by composer Franz Liszt.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Lincoln Assassination

April 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Theater historian Thomas A. Bogar presents "Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: Dramatic Lives Behind the Headlines."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

Cherry Blossom Festival Event

April 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
National Capital Regional Director for the National Park Service Bob Vogel will speak about the 1912 gift of cherry trees, a symbol of friendship between the city of Tokyo and Washington, D.C. He will also discuss long-term maintenance and how the Park Service protects this national treasure for future generations.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

Serbian novelist Aleksandar Gatalica

April 7, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Serbian novelist Aleksandar Gatalica discusses his novel "Veliki rat" or "The Great War."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Rouben Mamoulian Illuminated Armenian 'Life of St. John the Evangelist'

April 8, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Levon Avdoyan, Armenian and Georgian area specialist, discusses "The Rouben Mamoulian Illuminated Armenian 'Life of St. John the Evangelist' (1757 A.D.)."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

New Ideas of Music Ownership

April 8, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Anthony Seeger, professor emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses "Wait! Does This Belong To Us? New Ideas of Music Ownership and the Musical Life of the Kisedje, a Remote Indigenous Society in Brazil."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Forensic Imaging of Historic Manuscripts

April 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Jay I. Kislak collection curator John Hessler, Michael Toth of R.B. Toth Associates, William Noel of the University of Pennsylvania, John Carter Brown Research Fellow Chet Van Duzer and Fenella France of the Librarys Preservation Directorate participate in a roundtable discussion titled "Shedding the Light on Antiquity: The Forensic Imaging and Study of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Manuscripts"
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7223

Genesis of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

April 14, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Paul Laird, professor of musicology at the University of Kansas, discusses "The Genesis of Bernstein's 'Chichester Psalms' as Seen in the Library of Congress Leonard Bernstein Collection." Presented in association with the American Musicological Society.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Denishawn

April 16, 2015, Noon - 3 p.m.
Burkhardt fellow Paul Scolieri presents "Birth of a Dancing Nation: Reflections on the Centennial of Denishawn, America's First Dance Company and School."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China

April 16, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Anna M. Shields discusses her latest book "One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang (780s820s AD) China."
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3683

Alan Lomax's Choreometrics Project

April 16, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Choreometrics scholars Meriam Lobel and Forrestine Pauley present "Dancing Ireni: Reimaging and Reimagining Alan Lomax's Choreometrics Project."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor

April 17, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor, winner of the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing, reads from her prize-winning short story "My Fathers Head."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1982

Piano Duets

April 18, 2015, 11 a.m. - Noon
Stephen Yusko and David Plylar of the Library's Music Division "Mano a mano y mano a mano: Exploring the Librarys Treasures for Piano Duet," exploring some of the different approaches composers took to create these important marketing tools, of great artistic significance in their own right. The lecture is being held in the Jefferson Studie, LJ G-32.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Chinese Burial Practices

April 23, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Jeffrey Moser presents a talk titled "Ten Meters Down: Moral Depth in a Chinese Tomb."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Pre-Concert Conversation

April 24, 2015, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Paul Miller, Mellon postdoctoral fellow in music theory at Cornell University, discusses Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Mantra," which will be performed in concert this evening.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Civil Rights

April 29, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Patricia A. Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, presents "Robert F. Kennedy, the Law and the Struggle for Racial Justice."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

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Panel Discussion

Lithuanian Poetry

April 15, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lithuanian poets Ilz Butkut, Giedr Kazlauskait and Marius Burokas discuss their work in celebration of the publication "How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Signe Wilkinson and Ann Telnaes

April 30, 2015, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Ann Telnaes share their perspectives on the art of political cartooning and show examples of their own cartoons.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Poets Laureate

April 30, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Current Poet Laureate Charles Wright and 15th Poet Laureate Consultant Charles Simic participate in a moderated discussion with Poetry magazine editor Don Share to conclude Wrights term as 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry and the spring literary season at the Library of Congress.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Performance

The Hilja Gronfors Trio

April 23, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Hilja Gronfors Trio present "Collecting Roma Music in Finland."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

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Symposium

Childrens Book Day

April 30, 2015, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2015 Newbery winner Kwame Alexander and authors Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Gigi Amateau and Ellen Oh discuss "Using Books and Stories to Strengthen Families: A Multicultural Perspective."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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Gallery Talk

Herblock Cartoons

April 1, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division leads a highlights tour of the "Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues" exhibit.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Art of Theatrical Design

April 8, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Co-curators Daniel Boomhower and Walter Zvonchenko present select highlights from the "Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design" exhibition.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Editorial Cartoons

April 15, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses the variety of opinions expressed by editorial cartoonists in reaction to the Civil Rights movement.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

"Abel Buells 1784 Map

April 22, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ed Redmond of the Geography and Maps Division presents "Abel Buells 1784 Map of the United States."
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First 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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