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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Exhibition — "Cartoon America" closes

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Cartoon America: Highlights from the J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection of Cartoon and Caricature" features selections from more than 36,000 original cartoon drawings now housed in the Prints and Photographs Division. Seventy of the best American cartoons from the 1870s through the 1980s are represented, including works by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Pat Oliphant, Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney Productions, Charles Schultz and Al Hirschfeld.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

Event — Ethiopian Muslims

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
"History and Contribution of the Ethiopian Muslims," which will be presented in Amharic, is followed by the movie "Untold Ethiopia, An Islamic Experience."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

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All Public Events for February 2007

Books and Beyond

Nancy Dickerson

February 6, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for "Slate," discusses and signs copies of his new biography, "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star," in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Serial and Government Publications Division.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Abraham Lincoln

February 21, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian Douglas L. Wilson discusses his book "Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words" in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Manuscript Division.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

V.I. Warshawski

February 27, 2007, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mystery writer Sara Paretsky discusses the latest novel in her V.I. Warshawski series, "Fire Sale," in a program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and Mystery Writers of America.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Daniel Bernard Roumain and The Mission

February 9, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain premieres his Library of Congress McKim Fund commission and is joined by the ensemble Mission. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Robert Mann

February 16, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Robert Mann, founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, performs works by Mozart and Bartok with violinist Geoff Nutall, violist Nicholas Mann and cellist Bonnie Hampton. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Venice Baroque Orchestra

February 21, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra, with guest violinist Giuliano Carmignola, performs an all-Vivaldi concert. This program is cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Italy. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Hantai Brothers and Friends

February 23, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Flutist Mark Hantai, pianist Jerome Hantai, violinist Alessandro Moccia and cellist Alix Verzier perform works by J.C. Bach, Haydn and Mozart in a program cosponsored by the French-American Cultural Foundation and the Embassy of France. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Artis-Quartett Wien

February 28, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Artis-Quartett Wien performs works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, along with the East Coast premiere of a new string quartet by Virginia-born Tania French. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Genealogy Orientation

February 7, 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

Chinese Painting Discussion

February 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Artist Ho-nien Au presents a lecture-demonstration titled "Chinese Language and Painting: Twin Arts, One Origin" in a program cosponsored by the Asian Division, American Folklife Center and Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. There will also be a book display in the Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ 150.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

Poetry at Noon

February 8, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Today's noontime program features readings on "Love Poems" with Mary Ann Larkin, Patric Pepper and Greg McBride.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1308

Genealogy Orientation

February 21, 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

Ethiopian Muslims

February 24, 2007, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
"History and Contribution of the Ethiopian Muslims," which will be presented in Amharic, is followed by the movie "Untold Ethiopia, An Islamic Experience."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

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Exhibition

African American History Month

February 1, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A display case in the Madison Building foyer featuring outstanding African-Americans who have contributed to U.S. history commemorates the Library's celebration of African-American History Month through Feb. 28.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

"Enduring Outrage" closes

February 3, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closing today 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

"American Treasures" Closes

February 5, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"American Treasures at the Library of Congress" is temporarily closed through Feb. 21. The gallery will reopen on Feb. 22 with new installations on William Shakespeare and "A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007."
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

Shakespeare

February 22, 2007, 9:45 a.m. - 5 a.m.
A display case of items pertaining to the bard will be on view in the "American Treasures" exhibition through Aug. 18. Coordinated in conjunction with a city-wide "Shakespeare in Washington" festival taking place January  June, the exhibition will include lithographs, engravings, colorful tobacco labels with Shakespearean characters, Federal Theater Project posters and costume designs, and the Batchelder and Ford's Theater collections of souvenir programs and production materials. Beginning in February, the Library will also offer special Shakespeare-themed tours of the Jefferson building. For more information on the festival, visit www.ShakespeareinWashington.org.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

The MacDowell Colony

February 22, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the MacDowell Colony, the first and oldest artists' colony in America, with an exhibition titled "A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007" in the "American Treasures" exhibition through Aug. 18.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

"Cartoon America" closes

February 24, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Cartoon America: Highlights from the J. Arthur Wood Jr. Collection of Cartoon and Caricature" features selections from more than 36,000 original cartoon drawings now housed in the Prints and Photographs Division. Seventy of the best American cartoons from the 1870s through the 1980s are represented, including works by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Pat Oliphant, Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney Productions, Charles Schultz and Al Hirschfeld.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

African American History Month

February 28, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A display case featuring outstanding African-Americans who have contributed to U.S. history closes today in the Madison Building foyer.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

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Film

African American History Month

February 13, 2007, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Film clips from CBS' "Tribute to Ed Bradley" and excerpts from his favorite interview with Lena Horne, along with clips of James Brown on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be screened.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

African American History Month

February 27, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
AFSCME Local 2477 and Local 2910 present the film "Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle" in recognition of African American History Month.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6493

Israeli Film Series

February 28, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Treasures of Auschwitz" by Yahaly Gat is being screened as part of the Israeli Film Series. The program is sponsored by the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division and the Hebrew Language Table in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

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Lecture

Kluge Center Event

February 2, 2007, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies discuss "Works in Progress."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

The Economy

February 5, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tim Harford, columnist with Financial Times and Slate, discusses his book "The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich are Rich, the Poor are Poor -- and Why You can Never Buy a Decent Used Car" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

African American History Month

February 8, 2007, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of African American History Month. John Fleming, national president of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, is also on hand to discuss the history behind the commemorative month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

Democracy and Secularization

February 13, 2007, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cardinal Francis George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, will present a lecture titled "What Kind of Democracy Leads to Secularization?" in a program sponsored by the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. The event is free and open to the public; attendance is limited to 75 seats.
Location: Congressional Members Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5355

Dating and Mating

February 14, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Abbie Grotke of the Library's Office of Strategic Initiatives discusses her book "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage: Classic Advice for Contemporary Dilemmas" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Sigmund Freud

February 14, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Inge Scholz-Strasser, director of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, presents a talk titled "The Women Around Sigmund Freud -- Patients, Colleagues, Confidantes" in a program cosponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs and the Interpretive Programs Office.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Preoncert Talk

February 15, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Denise Gallo of the Library's Music Division gives a lecture preceding the Benjamin Bagby concert on "The Scop's Song," discussing the performance practice of the Anglo-Saxon poet-historian and his role as entertainer and keeper of tradition and culture. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Preconcert Talk

February 16, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Denise Gallo of the Music Division presents a talk on "Mozart and the Viola" preceding the Robert Mann concert. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

February 21, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Pamela Geller presents a talk on "Ancient Bodies: A Humanistic Bioarchaeology of the Pre-Columbian Maya."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Preconcert Talk

February 21, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Walter Zvonchenko of the Music Division and James Flatness of the Geography and Map Division present a talk on "The Venice of Vivaldi" preceding the Venice Baroque Orchestra concert.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

February 22, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Krzysztof Jaskulowski, assistant professor at the Institute of History at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, discusses "Western and Eastern Nationalism?"
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Preconcert Talk

February 23, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and Karen Moses of the Library's Music Division present a talk on "Flutes and Oboes Through the Ages" in a lecture preceding the Hantai Brothers concert.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kinko's

February 26, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko's, discusses his book "Copy This: Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic Who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies," which he co-authored with Ann Marsh, in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

South Africa Memories

February 26, 2007, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Nokuthula Mazibuko, South African author-director-teacher, presents "Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Human Rights in Namibia

February 27, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chiku Mchombu, librarian with the Human Rights and Documentation Centre of the University of Namibia, presents a talk on "The Role of the Human Rights and Documentation Centre in Supporting HIV/AIDS Programs at the University of Namibia."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy

February 27, 2007, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker delivers the fifth annual Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

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Meeting

Women's History Discussion Group

February 22, 2007, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch and join Library of Congress staff and patrons for the next meeting of the Women's History Discussion Group.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2273

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Symposium

The Middle East Journal

February 27, 2007, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Middle East Institute present a conference titled "No Longer 'Terra Incognita?': Six Decades of the Middle East Journal." The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP to rsvp@mideasti.org.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0379

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Gallery Talk

Comic Strips

February 7, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division presents "See You in the Funnies: Comic Strips in the Art Wood Collection" in the "Cartoon America" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2463

Antony and Cleopatra

February 28, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Stephanie Poxon of the Music Division discusses Samuel Barber's "Antony and Cleopatra" in the "American Treasures" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2463

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Workshop

Library Research Orientation

February 5, 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

February 5, 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

February 12, 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

February 26, 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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