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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Concert — Dhafer Yousssef

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dhafer Youssef, oud player, performs with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and the Divine Shadows String Quartet. 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

Lecture — Disability Employment Awarness Month

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Rep. James R. Langevin (D-R.I.) delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Symposium — Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library

1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Asian Division presents a two-day conference, "A National Conference on Establishing an Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library of Congress." Registration is required at www.loc.gov/rr/asian/APA_Register/.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

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All Public Events for October 2007

Books and Beyond

South Africa

October 11, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Martin Meredith discusses his book "Diamonds, Gold and the War: The British, the Boers and the Making of South Africa" in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Cartographia

October 23, 2007, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Vincent Virga discusses his book "Cartographia: Mapping Civilization" in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book, Geography and Map Division and Publishing Office.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Historical Fiction

October 24, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
David L. Robbins, author of "The Assassins Gallery," presents a talk on "Historical Fiction: How to Lie Effectively" in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and Virginia Center for the Book.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

MacDowell Colony

October 30, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robin Rausch, curator of the Library's MacDowell Colony exhibition, presents a talk on the book "A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007" in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Music Division.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1551

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Ceremony

Americas Awards

October 6, 2007, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book in cooperation with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee present the Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature to Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and Margarita Engle.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

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Concert

Dhafer Yousssef

October 4, 2007, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dhafer Youssef, oud player, performs with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and the Divine Shadows String Quartet. 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

Imani Winds

October 12, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Imani Winds performs the Washington premiere of "Terra Incognita," written by jazz musician Wayne Shorter.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: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown 2007 Series

October 17, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Aubrey Ghent and friends present a program of sacred lap steel guitar music from Tennessee, the first in the Homegrown 2007 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Del Sol String Quartet

October 19, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Del Sol Quartet, with didgeridoo player Stephen Kent, performs the world premiere of a string quartet by Chinary Ung, commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. 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

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

October 22, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Haydn, Rosetti and Marcello. 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

Fred Hersch

October 26, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianists Fred Hersch and Blair McMillen with The Gramercy Trio perform as part of the Library's MacDowell Colony centennial celebration.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

Alarm Will Sound Founder's Day Concert

October 30, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Alarm Will Sound performs works by Birtwistle, Ligeti, Nancarrow, Mochipet and The Shaggs in celebration of the Coolidge Auditorium's Founder's Day. The concert is followed by panel discussion with members of Alarm Will Sound. 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

Poetry at Noon

October 9, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Adele Steiner, Willa Schneberg and Nin Andrews read poems on "Magic and Magicians" during today's noontime program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

International Comic Arts Forum

October 18, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Prints and Photographs Division presents "Treasures and Caricature," selections from the Library's collections featured as part of the 12th annual International Comic Arts Forum.
Location: Other, Not in a Library Building Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Treasures of Caricature

October 18, 2007, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cartoons by Malaysian cartoonist Lat (Mohammed Nor Khalid) are presented as part of the 12th annual International Comic Arts Forum hosted by the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Hispanic Poetry Reading

October 18, 2007, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Spanish poets Isaac Goldemberg, Conny Palacios, Rei Berroa and Luis Alberto Ambroggio celebrate 400 years of Hispanic Poetry in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

Poetry Reading

October 18, 2007, 6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poet Laureate Charles Simic opens the Library's fall literary season in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5389

Disability Employment Awarness Month

October 31, 2007, 11 a.m. - Noon
Doug Meick and Fred Pickering of the Library's ITS team present a demonstration of videophone and video relay services at the Library.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize Poetry Reading

October 31, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
W.S. Merwin, winner of the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize, reads from his works in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1308

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Film

The Borinqueneers

October 3, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The LCPA Veterans' Forum and the Hispanic Cultural Society present a screening of "The Borinqueneers," a documentary on the all-Puerto Rican 65th infantry U.S. Army regiment.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4535

Law Library Film Series

October 3, 2007, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Law Library of Congress presents a screening of "Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk" followed by a panel discussion with Frank Smith Jr., civil rights activist and former D.C. councilman, and Aderson B. Francois, assistant professor of law at Howard University. Advanced registration is required.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9838

Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization

October 9, 2007, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division presents a screening of the documentary "Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 12, 2007, 11 a.m. - Noon
The film "Walkout," recalling the peaceful walkout of Chicano students in the East Los Angeles high schools is being screened.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7540

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Holiday

Columbus Day

October 8, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Disability Employment Awarness Month

October 4, 2007, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Rep. James R. Langevin (D-R.I.) delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
June Komisar, assistant professor of architecture science at Ryerson University in Canada, discusses "Innovation in Brazilian Architecture: The Churches of Colonial Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5479

RFID Chip Implementation

October 9, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ryo Imura, professor at Tokyo University, presents a talk titled "Practical Implementation of RFID for Driving the Ubiquitous" in a program co-sponsored by the Asian Division and Science, Technology and Business Division
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1925

Kluge Scholar Seminar

October 11, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Visiting Scholar Jenna Joselit presents a talk titled "Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Jews of South India

October 11, 2007, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins, a noted Indian historian, presents a talk titled "The Jews of Cochin and South India" in a program co-sponsored by the Library's Asian Division and Hebrew Language Table, Embassy of India, B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum and University of Maryland Office of International Programs. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

LCPA Veterans' Forum

October 12, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Major Wayne H. Bowen presents a talk on his book "Undoing Sadam: From Occupation to Sovereignty in Northern Iraq" in a program sponsored by the LCPA Veterans' Forum.
Location: LM 139, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Books of the Yao People

October 15, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
He Hongyi, professor at the South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, presents a lecture titled "The Magical Ancient Books of the Yao People: A Study of the Yao Manuscripts in the Library of Congress" in a program sponsored by the Asian Division.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3626

Wildfire Damage

October 17, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Compton Tucker of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory presents a talk on "Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires" in a program co-sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and NASA.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Jewish Washington

October 18, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Laura Cohen Appelbaum and Wendy Turman of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington present a lecture on the book "Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Kluge Scholar Seminar

October 18, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
David Orique, Kislak Fellow in the John W. Kluge Center, presents a lecture titled "What Seemed to Be or Not to Be a 1528 Letter of Bartolome de las Casas to Charles V: A Historiographical Opinion About the 'Parcer.'"
Location: TBA
Contact: (202) 707-2692

International Comic Arts Forum

October 18, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Malaysian cartoonist Lat presents a talk as part of the 12th annual International Comic Arts Forum hosted by the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Del Sol String Quartet Preconcert Talk

October 19, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Steve Soderberg of the Library's Music Division presents a conversation with Chinary Ung and members of the Del Sol Quartet. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

International Comic Arts Forum

October 19, 2007, 8:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Malaysian cartoonist Lat presents a talk as part of the 12th annual International Comic Arts Forum hosted by the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

International Comic Arts Forum

October 20, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Comic artist Kyle Baker presents a talk as part of the 12th annual International Comic Arts Forum hosted by the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Disability Employment Awarness Month

October 24, 2007, 11 a.m. - Noon
Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner discuss "Library of Congress Collections: Researching and Presenting Disability History."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Aeronautics

October 24, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tom Crouch presents a talk titled "Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One User's Experience" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1191

Preconcert talk

October 26, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Composer-pianist Fred Hersch talks about his experience at The MacDowell Colony, the first artists' residency program in America. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Congressional Black Caucus

October 1, 2007, Noon - 2 p.m.
Rep. Major Owens hosts a panel of U.S. representatives and political scientists in a discussion of his book "The Peacock Elite: A Subjective Study of the Congressional Black Caucus and Its Impact on National Politics" in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center.
Location: Congressional Members Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0359

Disability Employment Awarness Month

October 17, 2007, 11 a.m. - Noon
John Salmen of American Institute of Architects, Nancy Davenport of DC Public Libaries and Rosemary Kelly of LC Reference Roundtable discuss "Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

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Symposium

Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library

October 4, 2007, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Asian Division presents a two-day conference, "A National Conference on Establishing an Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library of Congress." Registration is required at www.loc.gov/rr/asian/APA_Register/.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library of Congress

October 5, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Asian Division concludes its two-day conference, "A National Conference on Establishing an Asian Pacific American Collection at the Library of Congress." Registration is required at www.loc.gov/rr/asian/APA_Register/.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

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Workshop

Library Research Orientation

October 1, 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

October 1, 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 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

October 3, 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

October 15, 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

October 17, 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

October 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 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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