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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 ADA@loc.gov.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Holiday — New Year's Day

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Year's Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-5000

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All Public Events for January 2007

Event

Great Hall and Exhibitions Closed

January 4, 2007, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Library's Great Hall and surrounding exhibitions will be temporarily closed due to a previously scheduled event. The building will reopen to the public at 1 p.m., including the Sales Shop, and all tours will resume then for the afternoon.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Play Reading

January 8, 2007, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Members of the Actors' Center of Arlington present an abridged reading of "Mammon," a comedy by Guy Bolton recently found in the Library's Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in the Manuscript Division. The event is being cosponsored by the Library's Manuscript Division and Performing Arts Forum, along with the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1090

Play Reading

January 8, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Members of the Actors' Center of Arlington present a reading of "Mammon," a comedy by Guy Bolton recently found in the Library's Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in the Manuscript Division. The event is being cosponsored by the Library's Manuscript Division and Performing Arts Forum, along with the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1090

Genealogy Orientation

January 24, 2007, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Learn about resources for genealogical research. Sign up from 8:30 a.m.  5 p.m. in LJ 42.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5537

Poetry Reading

January 26, 2007, 6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Clayton Eshleman reads from his translation of the complete works of Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo in a program cosponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center, Office of Scholarly Programs and the Hispanic Division.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1308

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Exhibition

"Maps in Our Lives" closes

January 6, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Maps in Our Lives," an exhibition in recognition of a 30-year partnership between the Library's Geography and Map Division and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), closes today in the corridor outside the Geography and Map Division, B Level of the Madison Building.
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8520

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Film

Borges and the Kabbalah

January 16, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Artist Mirta Kupferminc and literary critc Saul Sosnowski discuss their book "Borges and the Kabbalah: Paths to the Word" followed by a documentary film on the book. The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Hispanic Division and the Hebrew Language Table.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Legal Film Series

January 31, 2007, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The documentary "Mario's Story" is being screened at the Library as part of the Legal Film Series cosponsored by the Law Library of Congress and Tufts University. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with the film's producer and co-director Susan Koch and John Terzano. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9838

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Holiday

New Year's Day

January 1, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Year's Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-5000

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-5000

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Lecture

Kluge Scholar Seminar

January 11, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Marianne Kamp discusses her book "The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity and Unveiling Under Communism."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Winsor McCay

January 16, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Swann Foundation Fellow Katherine Roeder gives a talk on "Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy and Mass Culture in the Work of Winsor McCay" in a program sponsored by the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon and the Library's Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

History of Poland Government

January 18, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jacek Jedruch discusses his book "Constitutions, Elections and Legislatures of Poland, 1493-1993: A Guide to Their History" in a program sponsored by the European Division and the Polish Language Table.
Location: LJ 250 Conference Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

Climate Change

January 24, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Robert Bindschadler, chief scientist with the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, presents a talk on "Who Left the Freezer Door Open? What the Poles Are Telling Us About Climate Change" in a program cosponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and NASA.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Kluge Scholar Seminar

January 25, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Michael Brose presents a talk on "What's in a name?: Foreigners in Ming Dynasty China."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Ethiopian Religion

January 27, 2007, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Presenters Liqa Seyuman Getahun Garade, Rev. Tesfaye Fessuh and Pastor Hamfre Aligaz give a talk in Ahmaric titled "History and Relations Between the Ethiopian Orthodox, Ethiopian Catholic and Ethiopian Evangelical Churches" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

Work Place Conflict

January 30, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Susan Diamond, clinical social worker at the Library of Congress, presents a talk on "Women and Work Place Conflict" in a program sponsored by the Advisory Council on Women's Issues.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5479

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Gallery Talk

Will Eisner

January 10, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses the work of graphic novelist Will Eisner in the "American Treasures" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Lenfest Collection

January 17, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Pam ve Ee of the Geography and Maps Division speaks on the Lenfest Collection of American Revolutionary War maps in the "American Treasures" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Waldseemuller Map

January 24, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
John W. Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents a talk on "Waldseemuller's New World: A History of the 1507 Map" in the "American Treasures" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Lewis Hine Child Labor Committee Photographs

January 31, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Verna Curtis of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses the Library's Lewis Hine Child Labor Committee Photographs in the "American Treasures" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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Workshop

Library Research Orientation

January 8, 2007, 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

January 8, 2007, 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

Library Research Orientation

January 22, 2007, 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

January 29, 2007, 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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