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All Public Events for September 2007

Concert

Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir

September 12, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir comes to America for the first time, performing Byzantine and Russian chant, folk song and Russian romances. Although the supply of tickets is 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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National Book Festival

September 29, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The 2007 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library and hosted by first lady Laura Bush, features more than 70 award-winning authors, poets and illustrators. The event is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.
Location: Capitol Mall, Capitol Mall Building
Contact: (202) 707-1550

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Exhibition

West Side Story Opening

September 26, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of the musical "West Side Story" with the exhibition, "West Side Story: Birth of a Classic." The exhibition features items from the Library's Leonard Bernstein Collection, including Bernstein's copy of "Romeo and Juliet" with annotations about turning it into a musical, an early outline for the show, Bernstein's annotated audition notes, opening night telegrams, rehearsal and production photographs, two original watercolor set designs by Oliver Smith and original music manuscripts, sketches and related choreographic notes. The exhibition is on view through March 29, 2008.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

Israeli Film Series

September 5, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
As part of the Library's continuing Israeli Film Series, the documentary "Code Name: Bayonet" will be screened in a program co-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

Ethiopian Millennium

September 12, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division presents a screening of "Dancing Addis Ababa," an introduction to ethnic dance in urban Ethiopia.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

Mary Pickford Series

September 17, 2007, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Ha-Kala ha-Surit" = "The Syrian Bride" (Eran Riklis Productions-MACT Productions-Neue Impuls Film, Israel/France/Germany, 2004) and "Entezar" = "Waiting" (Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Iran, 1974).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Zhang Yimou Series

September 20, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao" = "Not One Less" (Guangxi Film Studios-Beijing New Picture Distribution Co., China, 1999).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Films of Eddie Kamae

[canceled] September 21, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
The American Folklife Centers will screen documentary films by National Endowment for the Arts 2007 Heritage Fellow Eddie Kamae.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Zhang Yimou Series

September 21, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Ju Dou" (Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co.-Tokuma Communications Co.-China Film Co-Production Corp.-China Film Export & Import Corp., Japan/China, 1990).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Zhang Yimou Series

September 24, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Dahong Denglong Gaigao Gua" = "Raise the Red Lantern" (Era International, Hong Kong, 1991).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

The Great Punchout: I Coulda' Been a Contender!

September 25, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Set-Up" (RKO, 1949), "Casey, Crime Photographer" (Sept. 20, 1951, CBS) and "Day of the Fight" (RKO, 1951).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

The Great Punch-Out: Sweet Sugar, the Sweetest Fighter Pound for Pound

September 26, 2007, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Sugar Ray Robinson--Pound for Pound (Big Fights, 1977), "Sugar Ray Robinson Versus Jake LaMotta for the Middleweight Championship, February 14, 1951, Chicago, Ill." (Big Fights, 1952)and "Robinson-Turpin Fight" (RKO, 1951).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

The Great Punch-Out: Float like a Butterfly: Sting like Ali

September 27, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"A. K. A. Cassius Clay" (Sports of the Century/United Artists, 1970), "Cassius Clay Versus Zigzy Pietrzykowski, 1960 Olympic Light-Heavyweight Championship, Rome, Italy" (Big Fights, 1978) and "Fight of the Champions" [Excerpt] (Perenchio-California Sports, 1971).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

The Great Punchout: The Greatest Heavyweight Fights of the 20th Century

September 28, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Official Motion Pictures of the Heavyweight Boxing Contest Between Gene Tunney, Heavyweight Champion of the World, and Jack Dempsey, contender for the Heavyweight Championship of the World (Tex Rickard, 1927); Joe Louis versus Tony Galento for the Heavyweight Championship, New York City, June 28, 1939 (Turn of the Century Fights, 1967); Joe Louis versus Buddy Baer for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1941 (Big Fights, 1979); Joe Louis versus Billy Conn for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, New York City, June 18, 1941, (Big Fights, 1966); Rocky Marciano versus Joe Louis, October 26, 1951, New York City (Big Fights, 1954); Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 23, 1952 (Big Fights, 1952); Rocky Marciano versus Archie Moore for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, New York City, Sept. 21, 1955,(Big Fights, 1955); Joe Frazier, champion, versus George Foreman, challenger, Heavyweight Championship of the World, Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 22, 1973 (Big Fights, 1973); Muhammad Ali versus Henry Cooper for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, London, England, May 21, 1966 (Greatest Fights of the Century, 1973); and Muhammad Ali versus Cleveland Williams for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, Houston, Texas, Nov. 14, 1966 (Big Fights, 1966).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

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Holiday

Labor Day

September 3, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Labor Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

LCPA What If ... Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum

September 6, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael Brett-Surman of the Smithsonian Institution, presents "Dinosaurs: Fact Versus Fiction."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8540

Kluge Scholar Seminar

September 6, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kay Shelemay, chair of modern culture, presents a talk on "Music in the Ethiopian American Diaspora: A Preliminary Overview" in a program co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center and American Folklife Center.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Jefferson's Library

September 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mark Dimunation, chief of the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division, presents a lecture titled "Forged in Fire: Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson's Library" co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center and Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies.
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Book Talk

September 11, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Phil Kiver presents a talk on his book "182 Days in Iraq" in a program sponsored by the Library's Veteran's Forum.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Investment Banking

September 17, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jonathan Knee, professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, discusses his book "The Accidental Investment Banker" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Mexican-American Relations

September 17, 2007, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, presents a talk titled "The Future of Relations Between Mexico and the United States," in a program co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Embassy of Mexico. Registration is required.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 18, 2007, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) gives the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in a program sponsored by the Library's Office of Workforce Diversity.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

Benjamin Botkin Series

September 19, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Margaret Mills presents a talk on "Narrating Afghan Women's Lives: The Problematics of Cover" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Kluge Scholar Seminar

September 20, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Charles Kupchan, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, gives a talk on foreign policy in a program sponsored by the Kluge Center.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Hispanic Book Talk

September 27, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Rick Warren discusses his book "The Purpose Driven Life" in a program sponsored by the LC Spanish Language Table.
Location: LM 323 Conference Room, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7143

Vardanant's Day

September 28, 2007, 9 a.m. - Noon
Ambassadors Harry Gilmore, Peter Tomsen, Michael Lemmon, John Ordway and John Evans present "U.S. and Armenian Foreign Relations, 1991-2006: A Conversation with the First Five U.S. Ambassadors to Armenia" as part of the Library's 13th annual Vardanant's Day Armenian Lecture Series sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

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Meeting

Women's History Discussion Group

September 6, 2007, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch and join Library of Congress staff and patrons to discuss collections, access tools and research being done in this field.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2273

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Panel Discussion

National Security Policy

September 12, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Louis Fisher, constitutional law specialist in the Law Library of Congress, chairs a discussion on national security policy in a program sponsored by the Law Library of Congress. Reservations are required.
Location: LM 201 Law Library Reading Room, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9838

Law Library Speaker Series

September 17, 2007, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Charlie Savage, Morton Halperin, Mickey Edwards and Virginia Sloan celebrate Constitution day with a panel discussion as part of the Law Library Speaker Series on "National Security and the Rule of Law" co-sponsored by the Constitution Project. Advance reservations are required.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1820

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Performance

Scots Gaelic Singers

September 10, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rebecca Morrison, singer-actress and instructor from the Gaelic-medium university campus on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and Kirsteen MacDonald, 2006 Royal Scottish Mod Gold Medal winner, are the featuring performers in a program sponsored by the Library's Scots Gaelic Language Table.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3229

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Workshop

Local History and Genealogy Research Orientation

September 5, 2007, 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 LJ 42. Registration is required.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5537

Library Research Orientation

September 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online 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) 707-2138

Library Research Orientation

September 10, 2007, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online 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) 707-2138

Library Research Orientation

September 17, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online 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) 707-2138

Local History and Genealogy Research Orientation

September 19, 2007, 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 LJ 42. Registration is required.
Location: LJ G07 Conference Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5537

Library Research Orientation

September 24, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Obtain a reader identification card in LM 140 prior to attending. Register by phone at 7-3370, online 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) 707-2138

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