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All Public Events for March 2009

Books and Beyond

Bibi Gaston Book Talk

March 17, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Bibi Gaston discusses and signs her book "The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries and Her Granddaughter's Search For Home."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Frances Perkins

March 23, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kirstin Downey discusses and signs her book "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Class

Quatuor Ebene

March 13, 2009, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Quatuor Ebene performs works by Debussy, Faure and Ravel. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Concert

Belcea Quartet

March 5, 2009, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Belcea Quartet performs works by Haydn, Schubert and Prokofiev. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Philip Catherine & Sylvain Luc

March 6, 2009, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
French guitarists Philip Catherine and Sylvain Luc conjure the music and stylings of legendary Django Reinhardt in their performance. Tickets are required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

New Zealand Quartet

March 27, 2009, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The New Zealand Quartet, performing on traditional Maori instruments, presents works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Whitehead.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Music and the Brain Series

March 5, 2009, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Steven Brown from McMaster University discuss "From Mode to Emotion in Musical Communication."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8432

Poetry at Noon

March 10, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poet and Lincoln scholar Daniel Mark Epstein reads poems related to Abraham Lincoln.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Film

"Are We Civilized"

March 5, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Bicentennial Series: "Are We Civilized" (Raspin Productions, 1934) and "The Perfect Tribute" (MGM, 1935).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Abraham Lincoln, The Early Years

March 11, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Bicentennial Series: "Omnibus: Abraham Lincoln, The Early Years" (TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation/CBS, 1952).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"The Silent World"

March 12, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Environmental Film Festival: "Le Monde du Silence" or "The Silent World" (Societe Filmad/Columbia, France, 1956).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Old Ironsides"

March 13, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Environmental Film Festival: "Old Ironsides" (Paramount Famous Lasky Corp., 1926).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"A Sense of Wonder"

March 19, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Diana Post, executive director of the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., introduces and discusses the film "A Sense of Wonder," as part of Women's History Month.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

March 19, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Bicentennial Series: "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Robert E. Sherwood's Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (NBC, 1964).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Moby Dick"

March 20, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Environmental Film Festival: "Moby Dick" (Warner Bros., 1930).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Lioness"

March 24, 2009, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VHP is screening "Lioness," a documentary about the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat in Iraq, in violation of official U.S. policy.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

Star Trek: The Savage Curtain

March 26, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Bicentennial Series: "Star Trek: The Savage Curtain" (Paramount/NBC, 1969) and "Touched By an Angel: Beautiful Dreamer" (CBS, 1998).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Dancing Alfonso"

March 31, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Dancing Alfonso" will be followed by a discussion with Israeli film distributor Ruth Diskin.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

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Forum

Education in the 21st Century

March 16, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Marshall S. Smith, senior counselor to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, delivers the keynote address, "Education in the 21st Century" at a forum on K-12 education.
Location: Congressional Members Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5218

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Lecture

Farming and Climate

March 3, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Molly Brown, senior research scientist at NASA, presents a lecture on "Farming, Food Security and Climate."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Lisa Perez Jackson

March 5, 2009, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lisa Perez Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, delivers the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Women's History Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

Printing in Ferrara

March 6, 2009, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dan De Simone, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, discusses "Printing in Ferrara: Book Production in Provincial Italy During the Late 15th Century."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Rural and Urban Iraq

March 10, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael Albin, an anthropologist with the U.S. military in Iraq, discusses "Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organizations."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1221

Secrets of the Lean Plate Club

March 11, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sally Squires, director of health and wellness at Powell Tate and author of "Secrets of the Lean Plate Club," will speak on healthy eating.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0948

LCPA Veterans Forum

March 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Elaine F. Weiss discusses her book "Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Haci Ahmed's Map

March 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Seanna Tsung and Chris Murphy present a talk titled "Haci Ahmed's Map of the World: A 16th-century Example of Globalization."
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8543

Art of Mitsuko Asakura

March 12, 2009, Noon - 2 p.m.
Japanese tapestry artist Mitsuko Asakura presents a talk titled "Life in Interweaving Phases: The Art of Mitsuko Asakura." Reservations are required by March 6.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

Music and the Brain Series

March 13, 2009, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Jacqueline Helfgott of Seattle University and Norman Middleton of the Library of Congress present "Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi! Classical Music as Crime Stopper."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8432

Education in Kurdistan

March 16, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Idris Hadi Salih, minister of higher education of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, discusses education in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Lyre of UR Project

March 17, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Art historian Andy Lowings presents a talk titled "Lyre of UR Project" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5676

Women's History Month

March 18, 2009, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Former Maryland Rep. Constance Morella discusses "Legislating in Heels: An Anecdotal Journey."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9866

Topics in Preservation Science

March 19, 2009, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Frank Abagnale, forgery expert with the FBI, presents a lecture titled "The Art of the Steal: Recognizing Forgeries."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Architecture in Sweden

March 24, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mats Widbom, cultural counselor at the Embassy of Sweden, presents "Living and Building Between Tradition and Change: Vernacular Architecture in Northern Sweden."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

LCPA Veteran's Forum

March 25, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tullio Bertini discusses his book "Trapped in Tuscany: Liberated by the Buffalo Soldiers."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Thomas Nast

March 25, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Swann Foundation grantee Marie-Stephanie Delamaire presents an illustrated lecture titled "The Artist as Translator: Thomas Nast and French Art."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

American Map Collection

March 25, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Reference specialist Edward Redmond discusses the Library's American Map Collection.
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8543

Kluge Scholar Seminar

March 25, 2009, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kip Kosek, 2007 Kluge Fellow, presents a talk titled "Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Irving Berlin

March 26, 2009, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Jeffrey Magee presents "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin," third in a series of lectures sponsored by the Library and the American Musicological Society.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6937

Music & The Brain

March 27, 2009, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Michael Kubovy and Judith Shatin, both of the University of Virginia, discuss the semantic elements of music in a lecture titled "The Mind of the Artist."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Women's History Month

March 12, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Carol Burger, founder and editor of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, leads a panel discussion on women in those industries.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0698

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Symposium

Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 2009, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrating the 148th anniversary of Lincoln's first inauguration, today's symposium features six award-winning scholars. Reservations are required at [email protected]
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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Gallery Talk

Lincoln Campaign Memorabilia

March 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Clark Evans of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division presents a lecture on "Lincoln Campaign Memorabilia" in the "With Malice Toward None" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Image of Lincoln

March 18, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Carol Johnson of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses "The Changing Image of Lincoln" in the "With Malice Toward None" exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Gettysburg Address

March 25, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Sellers, curator of the "With Malice Toward None" exhibition, presents a talk titled "The Gettysburg Address: 145 Years Later."
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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