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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Lecture — Benjamin Botkin Series

Noon - 1 p.m.
Matt Barton of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, presents a talk on "Not the Same Old (Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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All Public Events for July 2006

Books and Beyond

Ibsen and Hitler

July 19, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
Steven F. Sage, former research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, discusses his new book, "Ibsen and Hitler: The Playwright, the Plagiarist and the Plot for the Third Reich," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the European Division.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Homegrown Series

July 26, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
Natasinh dancers and musicians perform Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown 2006 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Exhibition

"The NAACP and the Fight for Black Voting Rights" opens

July 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"The NAACP: The Fight for Black Voting Rights" opens today in Madison Hall. Sponsored by the Library's Manuscript Division, the special short-term display features selected manuscripts and visual materials from the Library's collections depicting seminal events in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP) campaign to secure voting rights for African-Americans. The display will remain on view through July 25.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

"Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock" opens

July 17, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On display in the "American Treasures" exhibition, "Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock" features approximately 40 original cartoon drawings by the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Herblock. The exhibition's central section, "Get Out the Vote," chronicles elections from 1946 to 1998 and covers most of the presidential administrations from the 1940s through the 1990s commenting on Democrats and Republicans alike. Other sections focus on six major themes of enduring importance to Herblock that continue to resonate in American society today: environment, ethics, extremism, the Middle East, privacy/security and war. In addition, rough sketches for finished drawings will be included for the first time in a Library of Congress exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

"The NAACP and the Fight for Black Voting Rights" closes

July 25, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"The NAACP: The Fight for Black Voting Rights" closes today in Madison Hall.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

Treasures from the Film Vaults

July 7, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Paris is Burning" (Off White Productions, 1990), "60 Minutes," Vol. 5, No. 34 (CBS) and "Soap," episode No. 001 (Witt-Thomas-Harris Productions/ABC, 1977).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Bob Hope and the American Comedy Tradition

July 11, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Cat and the Canary" (Paramount, 1939) and "Paree Paree" (Vitaphone, 1934).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Treasures from the Film Vaults

July 14, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Phantom Thief" (Columbia, 1946) and "Boston Blackie," no. 1001: "Trainer Murder" (Ziv TV, 1951).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Get Out the Vote!

July 18, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (Columbia, 1939).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Get Out the Vote!

July 21, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Great McGinty" (Paramount, 1940).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Get Out the Vote!

July 25, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Last Hurrah" (Columbia, 1958).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Get Out the Vote!

July 28, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Kraft Theatre: All the King's Men," parts I and II (Talent Associates/NBC, 1958).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

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Forum

LCPA Veterans Forum

July 19, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library of Congress Professional Assocation Veterans Forum presents Emil Her Many Horses discussing how the Lakota Indians honor their veterans.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

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Lecture

Japan's Science and Technology Policy

July 13, 2006, 10 a.m. - Noon
Yukio Sato, former director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, discusses "Science and Technology Policy in Japan and JST Activities." The event is being sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center, the Asian Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Household Registration System in Vietnam

July 14, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
Aimee Nguyen, University of Washington 2005 Florence Tan Moeson Fellow, presents a lecture on "Household Registration System in Vietnam: A Comparative Study with China" in a program sponsored by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public, the program is being held in the Asian Division Conference Room, LJ 149.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

Information Architecture

July 20, 2006, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peter Morville, president of Semantic Studios, discusses his book "Ambient Findability" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Kluge Scholar Seminar

July 20, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
John W. Kluge Fellow Leor Halevi, assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University, presents a talk titled "Commerce with Infidels: Muslim Attitudes to Foreign Goods."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Chinese Alternative Literature

July 21, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
Yunshan Ye, collection and reference librarian at the University of Iowa, presents "Literature, Media and the Market Economy: The Case of Chinese 'Alternative Literature'" in the Asian Division Conference Room, LJ 149. This event is being sponsored by the Asian Division Friends Society.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

Benjamin Botkin Series

July 27, 2006, Noon - 1 p.m.
Matt Barton of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, presents a talk on "Not the Same Old (Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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Workshop

Library Research Orientation

July 10, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online at www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/signup.php or at the Computer Catalog Center, first floor of Jefferson Building. This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Library Research Orientation

July 10, 2006, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online at www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/signup.php or at the Computer Catalog Center, first floor of Jefferson Building. This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Local History and Genealogy Research Orientation

July 12, 2006, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Learn about resources for genealogical research. Sign up from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in LG G42 or by visiting http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/tours.html. This workshop is being presented by the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5537

Library Research Orientation

July 17, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online at www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/signup.php or at the Computer Catalog Center, first floor of Jefferson Building. This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Library Research Orientation

July 24, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online at www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/signup.php or at the Computer Catalog Center, first floor of Jefferson Building. This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

Library Research Orientation

July 31, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online at www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/signup.php or at the Computer Catalog Center, first floor of Jefferson Building. This event is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0945

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