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Friday, April 4, 2008

Lecture — Jerry McCoy discusses "Greetings from D.C.!"

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jerry McCoy presents a lecture titled "Greetings from Washington, D.C.!" in a program co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center and the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

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All Public Events for April 2008

Books and Beyond

Lt. Gen. Julius Becton

April 29, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr. discusses and signs his book "Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Bill McKibben Book Talk

April 29, 2008, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Author Bill McKibben discusses and signs his new book "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Beaux Arts Trio

April 1, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Beaux Arts Trio presents a program of Ravel, Schubert and Gyorgy Kurtag. Although the supply of tickets has been 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

Cellist Lynn Harrell

April 3, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cellist Lynn Harrell performs pieces by Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky. Although the supply of tickets has been 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

Skampa Quartet

April 11, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Skampa Quartet, with vocalist and violinist Iva Bittova, presents a concert of Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittova and Janacek's String Quartet No. 1.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante

April 16, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante perform works by Vivaldi, Leclair and Purcell, along with Biondi's "Suite Les Nations."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio

April 17, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio presents a program of Leclair, Vivaldi, Corelli, Veracini, Boismortier and Francois Couperin.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Pavel Haas Quartet

April 18, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Pavel Haas Quartet performs works by Smetana, Dvorak and Haas.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Beehive Band

April 24, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, as part of AFC's Homegrown Concert Series. No tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Camerata Pacifica

April 24, 2008, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Camerata Pacifica, with pianist Warren Jones, performs pieces by Harbison, Ian Wilson and Mozart.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Russian Poetry Reading

April 7, 2008, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Russian poets Evgeny Bunimovich, Elena Fanailova and Yuli Gugolev read selections of their works in Russian, followed by a reading of English translations by Bill O'Brien, director of theater and musical theater at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Spanish Poetry Marathon

April 11, 2008, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress hosts an afternoon of Spanish poetry featuring poets from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 12, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tours are given at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

New Library Experience Opens

April 12, 2008, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Library of Congress Experience opens with a series of new ongoing exhibitions, interactive kiosks and multimedia presentations on the collections and programs.
Location: Great Hall, 1st floor, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 14, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 15, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 16, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 17, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Poetry at Noon Reading

April 17, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Poet in Your Pocket Day" features readings by anyone who can show a published poem (not their own).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 18, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 19, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tours are given at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 21, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 22, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Poetry at Noon

April 22, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Readings in honor of William Shakespeare are presented.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 23, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 24, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Poetry of M. Strand, C. Wright

April 24, 2008, 6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mark Strand and Charles Wright read selections from their work.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 25, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 26, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tours are given at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 28, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Bobbitt Prize Winner Reads

April 28, 2008, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bob Hicok and Charles Wright, winners of the 2008 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, read selections from their works.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 29, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tours of the Jefferson Bldg

April 30, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Specific tour times are Monday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Film

"Jazz: Rhythms of Freedom"" and "Imagine the Sound""

April 2, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jazz in the Spring Film Series: "Jazz: Rhythms of Freedom"" (JAK Films Inc., 2007) and "Imagine the Sound"" (Sphinx Productions, 1981/restored 2007).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer""

April 9, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jazz in the Spring: "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" (Elan Entertainment/UGO Productions, 2007).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Bitter Sweet"

April 11, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Bitter Sweet" (British and Dominions Film Corp./United Artists, U.K., 1933).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"R.P.M."

April 15, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ann-Margret Film Series: "R.P.M." (Columbia, 1970).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Heath Brothers"

April 16, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jazz in the Spring: "Brotherly Jazz: The Heath Brothers" (DanSun Productions, 2006).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Kitten with a Whip"

April 17, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ann-Margret Film Series: "Kitten with a Whip" (Universal, 1964) and "The Flintstones: Ann Margrock Presents" (Hanna-Barbera Productions/ABC, Sept. 9, 1963).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Swinger"

April 18, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ann-Margret Film Series: "The Swinger" (Paramount, 1966) and "Simply Beautiful" (Peckham Productions for Avon Cosmetics, 1966).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Medium"

April 22, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Omnibus, VII, vol. 9: The Medium" (Robert Saudek Associates/NBC, Feb. 15, 1959) and 'The Medium" (Transfilm Productions/Lopert Films, 1951).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Search for Jackie Paris"

April 23, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jazz in the Spring: "'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris" (Outsider Pictures, 2006).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Unholy Rollers"

April 24, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Roller Disco Cinema Film Series: "The Unholy Rollers" (Roger Corman Productions/AIP, 1972), along with a series of other shorts.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Through the Olive Trees"

April 25, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Iranian Film Series: "Zir-e darakhtan-e zeyton" or "Through the Olive Trees" (Abbas Kiarostami Productions, Iran, 1994).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Iranian Cinema Preview

April 29, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Hirad Dinavari, Iranian world reference librarian, presents a preview, including film clips, of Iranian cinema.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

"The Color of Paradise"

April 29, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Iranian Film Series: "Rang-e Khoda" or "The Color of Paradise" (Varahonar Co., Iran, 1999).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Gig"

April 30, 2008, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Jazz in the Spring: "The Gig" (Castle Hill Productions, 1985).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

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Lecture

Kluge Lecture by Joseph Kosek

April 3, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Joseph Kosek presents a talk on "God and Gandhi: The Radical Spiritual Politics of the Reverend John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964).""
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Jerry McCoy discusses "Greetings from D.C.!"

April 4, 2008, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jerry McCoy presents a lecture titled "Greetings from Washington, D.C.!" in a program co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center and the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Lecture Series on Young People and the Digital World with Edith Ackerman

April 7, 2008, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Edith Ackerman, child-development expert, presents a talk on "The Anthropology of Digital Natives" in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Gardening for Ozone Air Quality

April 8, 2008, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jeannie Allen and Anne Douglass, both of NASA, present "Gardening for Ozone Air Quality" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division in cooperation with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

The Rescue of Jewish Physicians

April 8, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Holocaust survivor Esther Gitman presents a lecture on "The Rescue of Jewish Physicians by the NDH (Croatian) Government, 1941-1945" 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

Compiling English-Nepali Dictionary

April 10, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Shanker Raj Pathak, economics and English literature scholar, presents a talk on "Compiling the First Comprehensive English-Nepali Dictionary: A Lexicographer's Experiences."
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3732

John Esposito Book Talk

April 11, 2008, Noon - 1 a.m.
John Esposito, director of the Whaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, discusses his book "Who Speaks for Islam."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5676

Book Talk on China

April 14, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sheng-Wei Wang discusses his book "China's Ascendancy: Opportunity or Threat?" in a program sponsored by the Asian Division.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

Kluge Fellow Max Edelson

April 16, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
John W. Kluge Center Fellow Max Edelson presents a talk on "Mapping the New Empire: Britain's General Survey of North America, 1763-1782."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2962

Kluge Fellow Jennifer Sessions

April 17, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
John W. Kluge Center Fellow Jennifer Sessions presents a talk on "An Empire for a King: The Conquest of Algeria at Louis-Philippe's Versailles."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Journalist Nir Rosen Book Talk

April 22, 2008, 11 a.m. - Noon
Nir Rosen, an Arabic-speaking American journalist, will discuss his book "In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

AFC's Botkin Lecture Series

April 23, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Members of the James Madison Carpenter Project Team discuss "From Oral Tradition to Criticial Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Paintbrush Artist Lei Xu

April 24, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Artist Lei Xu presents a lecture titled "The Resurrection of Tradition."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5673

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Performance

Classical Music of Persia Performance

April 2, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
Roya Bahrami, santur player, presents a lecture and musical performance titled "Classical Music of Persia  The Precious Heritage of Iranians."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

The Musical Heritage of Cochin

April 7, 2008, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Library's Asian Division and Hebrew Language Table present a lecture and musical performance on "The Women Who Kept the Songs From India to Israel: The Musical Heritage of Cochin."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

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