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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lecture — Experiencing Kenya

Noon - 1 p.m.
Richard Sharp, U.S. Copyright Office and adjunct professor of American literature at The Catholic University, talks about his teaching experiences at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and his explorations of Kenya in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Lecture — Preconcert Talk

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division moderates a panel discussion on Jelly Roll Morton. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Lecture — Nikos Kazantzakis

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Library's European Division commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of noted Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis with Patroclos Stavrou, N. Kazantzakis Publications, discussing "Kazantzakis and America"; and Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas Christian University, discussing "Reading Kazantzakis Today." The program is being co-sponsored by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2224

Concert — Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler concert

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New Orleans pianists Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler perform together in concert. 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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All Public Events for November 2007

Books and Beyond

Shakespeare's Genealogies

November 7, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Vanessa James discusses her book "Shakespeare's Genealogies: Plots and Illustrated Family Trees for All 42 Works" in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Publishing Office.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

The Hope Diamond

November 16, 2007, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cultural anthropologist Richard Kurin discusses and signs copies of his book "Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem" in a program co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler concert

November 1, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New Orleans pianists Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler perform together in concert. 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

Cafe Zimmerman

November 3, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cafe Zimmerman performs works by J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in a program co-sponsored by the French-American Cultural Foundation.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

MacDowell Colony Centennial

November 9, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Norman Scribner conducts an evening of choral music written by Edward MacDowell and MacDowell Colony fellows Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Amy Beach and Virgil Thomson, wrapping up the Library's centennial celebration of The MacDowell Colony, the first artists' residency program in America. 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

Native American History Month

November 15, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner of the Rosebud and Crow Creek Sioux tribes of South Dakota perform hoop dances, another in the Homegrown 2007 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

Yasaye Quartet

November 16, 2007, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Quatuor Ysaye performs works by Haydn, Saint-Saens and Schumann. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (two per person) for a minimal service fee. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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MacDowell Colony Poetry Reading

November 8, 2007, 6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Library continues its centennial celebration of The MacDowell Colony with readings by several colony fellows in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 13, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 14, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 15, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

University of Iowa Writing Program

November 15, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Writers from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa read from their works.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 16, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 17, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 19, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 21, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 23, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 24, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 26, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 27, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 28, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 29, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building

November 30, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress offers docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour, you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library-America's oldest cultural institution-by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible) and the services provided to Congress and the nation. The tours last about one hour and are fully accessible. Specific tour times are 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enter the Thomas Jefferson Building at First Street SE, (driveway level) and proceed to the Information Desk. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a tour in order to clear entrance security.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0919

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Film

The Last Jews of Libya

November 5, 2007, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
"The Last Jews of Libya" is being screened followed by a discussion with the film's director Vivienne Roumani-Denn in a program co-sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division and the Hebrew Language Table.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

2007 IFLA Opening Ceremony

November 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division sponsors a screening of the opening ceremony of the 2007 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which was held in South Africa.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Selected Shorts: Color, Comedy and the Coming of Sound

November 9, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The evening begins with one-reelers that highlight the use of color and sound from the start of the silent era to the early days of the talkie. Titles to be screened include "Metamorphoses du Papillon" (1904), Kinemacolor fragment from "Ye Olde Newsreel," the trailer for the lost feature "American Venus" (1926) and "Abbie Mitchell: The Colored Prima Dona in Songs of Yesterday" (ca. 1922-1925). Then a series of short films from the greatest comedians of the silent era will be screened, including Charlie Chaplin in "Shoulder Arms" (1918), Buster Keaton in "One Week" (1920) and Mabel Normand in "Mabel's Wilful Ways" (1915).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Silent Movies: Early Cinema from the Library of Congress

November 15, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Wedding March" (Paramount Famous Lasky Corp., 1928).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Rock 'n' Roll in the Fall at the Nation's Library

November 19, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"The Big T.N.T Show" (1966).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Rock 'n' Roll in the Fall at the Nation's Library

November 26, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Blue Wild Angel--Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight" (1971).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Silent Movies: Early Cinema from the Library of Congress

November 30, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Beau Geste" (Famous-Players-Lasky, 1926).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

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Holiday

Veterans Day

November 12, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Veterans Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Library of Congress buildings are closed due to the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Experiencing Kenya

November 1, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Richard Sharp, U.S. Copyright Office and adjunct professor of American literature at The Catholic University, talks about his teaching experiences at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and his explorations of Kenya in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Preconcert Talk

November 1, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division moderates a panel discussion on Jelly Roll Morton. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Nikos Kazantzakis

November 1, 2007, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Library's European Division commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of noted Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis with Patroclos Stavrou, N. Kazantzakis Publications, discussing "Kazantzakis and America"; and Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas Christian University, discussing "Reading Kazantzakis Today." The program is being co-sponsored by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2224

Native American History Month

November 2, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Loriene Roy, American Library Association president, discusses her national reading club for Native American children in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Office of Workforce Diversity.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Life and Food

November 5, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Judith Jones, senior editor and vice president at Alfred A. Knopf, discusses her book "The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Native American Heritage Month

November 6, 2007, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rep. Tom Cole (D-Okla.) delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5479

Preconcert Talk

November 9, 2007, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Robin Rausch of the Librarys Music Division gives a presentation on The MacDowell Colony. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

LCPA Veterans' Forum

November 15, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kristen A. Holmstedt discusses her book "Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq" in a program sponsored by the Library's Veterans' Forum.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Somali Thanksgiving Food Traditions

November 15, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barlin Ali, author of "Somali Cuisine," presents a talk on "Somali Food Traditions at Thanksgiving" in a program co-sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the LC Cooking Club.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Arabian Oil

November 28, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thomas W. Lippman, former Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post, and Tim Barger, publisher and son of the former president of Aramco, present a talk on Wallace Stegner's book, "Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil," in a program co-sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business and African and Middle Eastern divisions.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Kluge Scholar Seminar

November 29, 2007, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
William May, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in American History and Ethic, presents a talk on "Containing Runaway Fear in Foreign Policy: Recovering Our National Identity."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

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Panel Discussion

Native American Heritage Month

November 28, 2007, Noon - 1 p.m.
Louis Fisher moderates a panel discussion on "Indian Religious Freedom: To Litigate or Legislate," with Kevin Gover of the Pawnee Tribe, Susan Shown Harjo of the Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee Tribe and Dean Suagee of the Cherokee Tribe. This program is co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress and Office of Workforce Diversity.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9838

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Symposium

Book History

November 2, 2007, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Center for the Book hosts a symposium on its recently published book "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Einstein."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

J & R Lamb Studios 150 Anniversary

November 28, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Art and architectural historians and design community insiders assemble at the Library of Congress for a symposium celebrating 150 years of J & R Lamb Studios, America's oldest continuously-run decorative arts firm, which preceded and influenced the studios of both John LaFarge and Louis C. Tiffany. The event is being sponsored by the Library's Prints and Photographs Division and Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8696

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Workshop

Library Research Orientation

November 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 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

November 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 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

November 7, 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

November 19, 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

November 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 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

November 28, 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

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