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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].

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Exhibition — Hispanic Heritage Month Collection Display

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library will hold an exhibition detailing the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States. The exhibition will showcase a diverse selection of items from the Librarys collection including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayors autobiography, photographs from the Veterans History Project and letters from Latino congressmen celebrating the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exhibition — Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Symposium — 100 years of Finnish Independence

10 a.m. - Noon
The Library of Congress European Division together with the Embassy of Finland invite you to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence at a symposium on the "History and Future of the Finnish Language."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9814

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

Panel Discussion — Cancer Genomics

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A panel discussion on genome discoveries, with researchers, clinicians and patient representatives, regarding new therapies for different cancers, unlocked by DNA research. This will be an update on how studies have led to new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Q&A session will follow.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8035

Tour — Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Tour — Spanish Language Tour

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the ground floor information desk 30 minutes prior to the tour time. The tour will include an overview of the history and work of the Library, as well as the art and architecture of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. The walking tour will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Film — "The Killers" (Universal, 1946)

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Director Robert Siodmak and screenwriter Anthony Veiller, both nominated for an Oscar, took the original Ernest Hemingway short story as the film's opening point and developed it with an elaborate series of flashbacks, creating a classic example of film noir. Two killers shatter a small town's quiet before an insurance investigator (Edmond O'Brien) digs up crime, betrayal and a glamorous woman (Ava Gardner) behind the death of an ex-fighter (Burt Lancaster in his electrifying film debut).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Concert — La Santa Cecilia

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Grammy? Award-winning Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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All Public Events for October 2017

Concert

Ensemble Signal/Music of Steve Reich

October 18, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Our concert season opens with an extraordinary evening of chamber works by a pioneering composer whose music has profoundly influenced composers and musicians worldwide. Tickets are required. The concert will also be livestreamed on the Librarys Facebook page and its YouTube site (with captions).
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

La Santa Cecilia

October 19, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Grammy? Award-winning Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Orlando Consort

October 30, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
On Founders Day, the Consort brings to life one of the Librarys rarest manuscript treasures: our Laborde Chansonnier is a magnificent, elaborately illuminated collection of elegant songsenchanting entertainment for courtly audiences in 15th -century France. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Rick Riordan, LIVE!

October 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bestselling author, Rick Riordan, kicks-off his 2017 book tour and release of "The Ship of the Dead." book three of "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard" series. Book-signing to follow. This event is currently at capacity for reserved school groups. Additional general public seating is very limited. However, this event will be live-streamed on the Library's Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube channel at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress (captioned).
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

Library Open House

October 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Main Reading Room will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with the Young Readers Center. The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday.
Location: LJ 100 Main Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Frida Kahlo Story Time & Childrens Activities

October 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Young Readers Center and Hispanic Division host a Hispanic Heritage story time and childrens activities session. The event is intended for children ages 4 to 12. Tickets are available for this free event, but not required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit this event ticketing site, FridaStoryTime.Eventbrite.com, for more information and to secure your ticket. Entry is not guaranteed.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

TSP Briefing

October 17, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TSP Briefing
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-8305

David France on How to Survive a Plague

October 23, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
*This is a rescheduled appearance from a postponed June event.*David France, author of How to Survive a Plague and creator of the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Book-signing to follow. Presented in association with Capital Pride. Free, tickets available.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Benito Juarez Treasures Display

October 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In conjunction with the screening of "Benito Juarez, La Derrota de un Imperio," treasures from the Librarys collections that depict Benito Juarezs place in Mexican history as a political and military leader will be on display. Tickets are not required for this event, which is free and open to the public.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Hispanic Heritage Month Collection Display

October 11, 2017 - November 11, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library will hold an exhibition detailing the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States. The exhibition will showcase a diverse selection of items from the Librarys collection including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayors autobiography, photographs from the Veterans History Project and letters from Latino congressmen celebrating the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

October 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

October 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Film

"Benito Juarez, La Derrota de un Imperio"

October 9, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Library of Congress and Discovery en Espa?ol present the public premiere of "Benito Juarez, La Derrota de un Imperio," a new docudrama that portrays the four years and 45 days Benito Juarez itinerantly led Mexico from the road. The film will be shown in the Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. Tickets are available for this free event, but not required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit this event ticketing site, BenitoJuarezFilm.Eventbrite.com, for more information and to secure your ticket. Entry is not guaranteed.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Johnny Eager" (MGM, 1941)

October 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Robert Taylor plays Johnny Eager, a parolee who is pretending to go straight as a cabdriver but is still connected to the mob. Through his parole officer, Eager meets sociology student Lisbeth Bard (Lana Turner), who as, it turns out, is the stepdaughter of the district attorney responsible for sending him to the prison. While Lisbeth falls for Eager, the DA is on to his latest crime scheme. Van Heflin won an Oscar for his portrayal as Taylors alcoholic, intellectual best friend.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Selena" (Warner Bros., 1997)

October 13, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Biographical musical-drama about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez. The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"White Heat" (Warner Bros., 1949)

October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This pulsating gangster film was directed by Raoul Walsh and stars James Cagney as a mother-obsessed, psychopathic gangster exiting the world with the legendary "Made it, Ma. Top of the world" ending. One of the toughest and most brilliant crime films ever made, "White Heat" marked a breakthrough in the explicitly psychological depiction of screen bad guys. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2003.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sorry, Wrong Number" (Paramount, 1948)

October 14, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Barbara Stanwyck won an Oscar nomination for her bravura performance as a neurotic invalid who accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder. The story was expanded and adapted by Lucille Fletcher from her famous radio drama. First broadcast on May 25, 1943, on "Suspense," starring Agnes Moorehead, it proved so popular that the series restaged it seven times through 1960. Anatole Litvak directed this suspense thriller that also stars Burt Lancaster.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Big Sleep" (Warner Bros., 1946)

October 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Private detective Humphrey Bogart trails a blackmailer whos vexing socialite sisters Lauren Bacall and Martha Vickers. Director Howard Hawks powerful adaptation of Raymond Chandlers dystopian novel turns the tables repeatedly, constructing a universe where victims soon become suspects, and vice versa.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Killers" (Universal, 1946)

October 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Director Robert Siodmak and screenwriter Anthony Veiller, both nominated for an Oscar, took the original Ernest Hemingway short story as the film's opening point and developed it with an elaborate series of flashbacks, creating a classic example of film noir. Two killers shatter a small town's quiet before an insurance investigator (Edmond O'Brien) digs up crime, betrayal and a glamorous woman (Ava Gardner) behind the death of an ex-fighter (Burt Lancaster in his electrifying film debut).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" (MGM, 1946)

October 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Drifter Frank Chambers (John Garfield) takes a job at a roadhouse run by slovenly but likeable Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway). Nick's sexy young wife Cora (Lana Turner) takes an immediate liking to Frank, but he senses that she's trouble and he keeps his distance  for a while.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Film Noir Double Feature

October 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"In a Lonely Place" (Columbia, 1950) Humphrey Bogart portrays Hollywood screenwriter Dixon Steele. Brilliant at his craft yet prone to living with his fists, Steele undergoes scrutiny as a murder suspect while romancing insouciant starlet Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame). "Dead Men Dont Wear Plaid" (Universal, 1982) The second half of this double feature will be an encore screening of director Carl Reiners film noir parody "Dead Men Dont Wear Plaid," closing out the series of seven of the films featured in the movie. For more details, see the Oct. 5 listing.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (Warner Bros., 1962)

October 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bette Davis stars as Jane Hudson, a demented and aging former movie star who holds her paraplegic sister Blanche (Joan Crawford) captive in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Hammer Horror Double Feature

October 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Taste the Blood of Dracula" (Hammer Films/Warner Bros., 1970, R-rated *) Christopher Lee reprises his role for the fourth time as Count Dracula, now seeking to take revenge on the businessmen who killed his faithful servant. A sequel to the highly successful "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave," this film begins with the climactic scenes from the 1968 feature and picks up from there. "Crescendo" (Hammer Films/Warner Bros., 1970) Stefanie Powers stars in this British psychological thriller as an American girl who goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hocus Pocus" (Disney/Buena Vista, 1993)

October 28, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star as three sister witches who are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night. Kenny Ortega directed this PG-rated fantasy comedy.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hush& Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (20th Century-Fox, 1964)

October 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Following the success of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962), director Robert Aldrich looked for another property in the same vein for the stars of that film, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. He found it in a short story by Henry Farrell who had also written "Baby Jane."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

The media, myth, and fake news: From Watergate to Today

October 4, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
American University professor W. Joseph Campbell discusses the rise of 'fake news' and the prevalence of media myths in this noontime talk drawn from the new, expanded edition of his book, Getting It Wrong: Debunking the Greatest Myths in American Journalism (University of California Press, 2017).
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

"Francisco de Miranda and the United States"

October 11, 2017, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Art historian Claudia Isabel Navas will deliver a lecture on Hispanic revolutionary Francisco de Miranda and his involvement in the Siege of Pensacola of 1781. The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Mexico's Nobodies"

October 12, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Professor Chrissy Arce (University of Miami) will present her new book, "Mexicos Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women" (State University of New York Press, 2017). The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

The Star That Ate Manhattan: Studying Neutron Stars from the International Space Station

October 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian will describe NASAs Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), an International Space Station payload devoted to studying neutron starsthe physics governing their interiors, their emissions, and their size. NICER will also enable the first space demonstration of pulsar-based navigation of spacecraft.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1192

Anders Rydell,

October 18, 2017, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Book Thieves," tells the story of the Nazis systematic pillaging of Europes libraries and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful owners.Through extensive new research, Anders Rydell reveals the untold story of how the Nazis began to compile libraries of their own that were used to wage an intellectual war on their enemies. Book signing to follow.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9814

Lecture  "The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America"

October 24, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Drawing on the resources of the Heskes Collection of Yiddish American Sheet Music and the Historic Sheet Music Collection, Dr. Randall Goldberg will explore the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903. Tickets are required. This lecture is part of the American Musicological Society lecture series.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Jelly Roll Morton in Washington"

October 25, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
John Szwed in conversation with Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center about WOL-AM "History of Jazz" radio program host, Jelly Roll Morton. Tickets are required. A curated display of original Morton manuscriptslead sheets from the Music Divisions collectionswill be on display for this event.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Cancer Genomics

October 19, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A panel discussion on genome discoveries, with researchers, clinicians and patient representatives, regarding new therapies for different cancers, unlocked by DNA research. This will be an update on how studies have led to new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Q&A session will follow.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8035

All Things Tactile: Maps, Graphics, Objects and Tours

October 23, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will discuss the utility of 3D maps; a curator from the Librarys Geography and Map Division will describe how the Library has made 3D scans of Maya ceramics accessible to researchers across the globe; the director of a virtual curation lab will share best practices; and the Librarys Visitor Services Office will share how visitors can experience real 3D objects in the Librarys new Touch History tour.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-3594

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Symposium

100 years of Finnish Independence

October 19, 2017, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Library of Congress European Division together with the Embassy of Finland invite you to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence at a symposium on the "History and Future of the Finnish Language."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9814

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Gallery Talk

Name your Poison: Maya Miniature Flasks, Herbalism and Medicinal Practices

October 4, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Curator John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division will discuss the function and significance of ceramic medicinal flasks created in the classic Maya period, as represented in the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Tabletop Talk: Chicago 7: Political Activists on Trial

October 20, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Exhibition co-curator and Prints & Photographs specialist Sara Duke will discuss courtroom sketches from the trial of the Chicago 7 from the Library's collections in connection with the exhibition Drawing Justice.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

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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

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

October 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour-Touch History

October 3, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The "Touch History" tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Meet the docent at the Jefferson Buildings Ground Floor Information Desk. Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-history-a-verbal-description-of-the-thomas-jefferson-building-tickets-36492848091
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

October 3, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Drawing Justice

October 4, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

October 5, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Echoes of the Great War

October 6, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour - Echoes of the Great War

October 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Exploring the Early Americas

October 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 9, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Spanish Language Tour

October 10, 2017, 11 a.m. - Noon
The tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the ground floor information desk 30 minutes prior to the tour time. The tour will include an overview of the history and work of the Library, as well as the art and architecture of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. The walking tour will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 10, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Drawing Justice

October 11, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 12, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 13, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Drawing Justice

October 14, 2017, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Touch History Tour of the Jefferson Building

October 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The "Touch History" tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Meet the docent at the Jefferson Buildings Ground Floor Information Desk. Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-history-a-verbal-description-of-the-thomas-jefferson-building-tickets-36492848091
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 17, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Drawing Justice

October 18, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 19, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Spanish Language Tour

October 19, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the ground floor information desk 30 minutes prior to the tour time. The tour will include an overview of the history and work of the Library, as well as the art and architecture of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. The walking tour will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 20, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 21, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 23, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Spanish Language Tour

October 24, 2017, 11 a.m. - Noon
The tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the ground floor information desk 30 minutes prior to the tour time. The tour will include an overview of the history and work of the Library, as well as the art and architecture of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. The walking tour will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Drawing Justice

October 25, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of highlights of the exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. Meet the docent inside the exhibition entrance to join the tour.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Curator's Tour & Pop-Up Concert: Baseball Music

October 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Baseball's Greatest Hits exhibition co-curator Robin Rausch will discuss songs of the World Series as presented in the exhibition gallery. Following the talk, acapella group The Capital Hearings will perform a mini-concert of baseball favorites, including newly arranged versions of works in the Library's collection.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 27, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Spanish Language Tour

October 28, 2017, 11 a.m. - Noon
The tour is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the ground floor information desk 30 minutes prior to the tour time. The tour will include an overview of the history and work of the Library, as well as the art and architecture of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. The walking tour will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War

October 28, 2017, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour-Exploring Early Americas

October 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-0245

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