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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.

Tuesday, June 2, 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

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All Public Events for June 2015

Books and Beyond

The Marquis de Lafayette

June 17, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Laura Auricchio discusses and signs her new book "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Dances of Peru

June 30, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Marinera Viva!!! presents dances of Peru. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Hispanic Poetry Reading

June 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Poet and literary critic Rei Berroa of George Mason University moderates Teatro de la Lunas 23rd annual "El Maraton de Poesia," a Spanish-language poetry marathon gathering poets together from Latin America.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Scholarfest

June 11, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Seventy top scholars, including winners of three past John W. Kluge Prizes, participate in rapid-fire dialogues, panels and scholarly conversations on a series of thought-provoking topics. For a complete schedule, visit www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/news/scholarfest-2015.html.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Exhibition

The Bay Psalm Book

June 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing" tells the story of American printing as it evolved from a colonial necessity to the clarion of freedom. The exhibition features iconic treasures and for the first time displays two copies of the first book to be printed in what is now the United States, known as the Bay Psalm Book. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 2, 2016.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3822

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Film

"Psycho"

June 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Psycho" (Paramount, 1960).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Tootsie"

June 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Tootsie" (Columbia, 1982).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Random Harvest"

June 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Random Harvest" (MGM, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Norma Talmadge Double Feature

June 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Moth" (Select Pictures, 1917) and "The Only Woman" (First National, 1924).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Behind the Scenes: Restoring Chaplins Essanay Comedies"

June 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Behind the Scenes: Restoring Chaplins Essanay Comedies." There is a $10 admission.
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sherlock Holmes"

June 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Sherlock Holmes" (Essanay, 1916). There is a $10 admission at the door.
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Animal Crackers"

June 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Animal Crackers" (Paramount, 1930).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Double Indemnity"

June 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Double Indemnity" (Paramount, 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Mad About Music"

June 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mad About Music" (Universal, 1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Baraka"

June 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Baraka" (The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Meet John Doe"

June 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Meet John Doe" (Warner Bros., 1941).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shall We Dance"

June 27, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Shall We Dance" (RKO, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Stairway to Heaven"

June 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Stairway to Heaven" (Universal, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Marinera, testimonio de diversidad y tradicion"

June 29, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Director Alfredo DiNatale presents his film "Marinera, testimonio de diversidad y tradicion."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Lecture

Music of Machito

June 1, 2015, Noon - 2 p.m.
Larry Appelbaum discusses the legacy of Afro-Cuban bandleader Frank Grillo (Machito) with Grillos son Mario.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Isabella of Castile

June 1, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Kirstin Downey presents her biography of Isabella of Castile titled "Isabella: The Warrior Queen."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Pacific Islander Literature

June 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pacific Islander poets Brandy Nlani McDougall, Craig Santos Perez and Lyz Soto read from their work and participate in a moderated discussion with Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, founding director and co-editor-in-chief of The Asian American Literary Review.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

June 10, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nathan Salsburg of the Association for Cultural Equity presents "Listen to Our Story: Alan Lomax, Folk Producer/Folk Promoter."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Terrorism in Cyberspac2

June 10, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Terrorism expert and author Gabriel Weimann presents "Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Dark Future?"
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Understanding Magnetic Storms Throughout the Universe

June 11, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
John Dorelli, space scientist at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, talks about "The Fantastic Voyage of MMS: Understanding Magnetic Storms Throughout the Universe."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4751

Book Structures from the Medieval to the Modern

June 11, 2015, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Printmaker and book artist Alice Austin presents "Structural Books: Book Structures from the Medieval to the Modern" in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205).
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6253

Stathis Orphanos and Ralph Sylvetster

June 18, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Photographer Stathis Orphanos gives a talk titled "Sylvester & Orphanos: Our Odyssey."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6253

The Civil War

June 24, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, presents "The Shape of the Civil War."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Symposium

Ancient City of Tyre

June 3, 2015, 8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Tyre at the Library of Congress" brings together international scholars from Europe, the Middle East and the United States to discuss different aspects of the history of the ancient city of Tyre in Lebanon. The program will be held in the Northeast Pavilion.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1221

Collecting Culture

June 4, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A panel of scholars and folklorists discuss the innovative contemporary approaches to fieldwork during the symposium "Documenting and Collecting Culture in the 21st Century."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Gallery Talk

Cold War Entertainment in the Bob Hope Gallery

June 3, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curator Alan Gevinson of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division presents "Cold War Entertainment in the Bob Hope Gallery" in the "Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture" exhibition, Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Bay Psalm Book

June 10, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Dimunation, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, discusses selected highlights from the "First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing" exhibition.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Senate Civil Rights Debate

June 17, 2015, Midnight - Midnight
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division presents "No Photographs Allowed: Howard Brodie Illustrates the Senate Civil Rights Debate" in the "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0185

Eliot Indian Bible

June 24, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eric Frazier of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division discusses the Eliot Indian Bible in the "First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing" exhibition.
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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