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Friday, June 26, 2009

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

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.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Lecture — Bataan Death March

Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael and Elizabeth Norman discuss their book "Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

Film — Jailhouse Rock

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
It's Only Rock & Roll, But I Like It, Part 2: Elvis in the 50s: "Jailhouse Rock" (MGM, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for June 2009

Books and Beyond

Victor Fleming

June 2, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Baltimore Sun film critic Michael Sragow discusses and signs his book "Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Class

Tlaxcala, Mexico

June 24, 2009, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Jacqueline Messing presents a talk on "Ethnography, Identity and Ethnohistory: Studying Narrative in Contemporary and Colonial Tlaxcala, Mexico."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

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Concert

LC Chorale

June 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
The LC Chorale's Spring concert will feature the music of 20th century composer, Irving Fine.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1797

Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

June 18, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac performs Aztec dance from Pennsylvania, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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Poetry Reading

June 4, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Aaron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "What Stillness Illuminated."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

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Film

7 Brides for 7 Brothers

June 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
National Film Registry: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (MGM, 1954). Reservations required.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

They Made Her a Spy

June 6, 2009, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Women in War Time, Part 2: Before and After World War II: "They Made Her a Spy" (RKO Radio, 1939) and "Mad Parade" (Paramount, 1931).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Wolf Man

June 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Deja View: Haven't We Seen This Before?: "The Wolf Man" (Universal, 1941).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

King Creole

June 9, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
It's Only Rock & Roll, but I Like It, Part 2: Elvis in the 50s: "King Creole" (1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

A Farewell to Arms

June 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women in War Time, Part 2: Before and After World War II: "A Farewell to Arms" (Paramount, 1932).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Bad and the Beautiful

June 13, 2009, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
National Film Registry: "The Bad and the Beautiful" (MGM, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Seven Samurai

June 19, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday Night Foreign: "The Seven Samurai" (Columbia, 1954).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Loving You

June 20, 2009, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
It's Only Rock & Roll, But I Like It, Part 2: Elvis in the 50s: "Loving You" (Paramount, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Jaws

June 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
From Page to Screen: "Jaws" (Universal, 1975).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Three from TV Special

June 23, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Women in War Time, Part 2: Before and After WWII: "'China Beach' (ABC-TV, 1988), M.A.S.H. (CBS-TV, 1972) and 'The 20th Century: Woman Doctor in Vietnam' (CBS-TV, 1966)."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Jailhouse Rock

June 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
It's Only Rock & Roll, But I Like It, Part 2: Elvis in the 50s: "Jailhouse Rock" (MGM, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Clash of the Wolves

June 27, 2009, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
National Film Registry: "Clash of the Wolves" (Warner Bros., 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Birds

June 30, 2009, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Deja View: Haven't We Seen This Before?: "The Birds" (Universal, 1963).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Astrobiology

June 2, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Daniel Glavin, astrobiologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, speaks on "Astrobiology: Are We Alone?"
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Trial of Andrew Johnson

June 3, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
David O. Stewart discusses his book "Impeached: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5771

Israel's Lost Submarine

June 8, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author David W. Jourdan presents a lecture titled "Never Forgotten: The Search and Discovery of Israel's Lost Submarine 'Dakar.'"
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Caribbean Heritage Month

June 9, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Claire A. Nelson, founder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, discusses the background and current direction of Caribbean American Heritage Month.
Location: LJ 240 Conference Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2013

Antebellum Militias

June 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Zachary Schrag delivers a lecture on "Militias and Mobs in Antebellum America."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Filmmaker John Cohen

June 11, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Filmmaker John Cohen discusses "'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

LCPA Veteran's Forum

June 16, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Col. David Fitz-Enz, U.S. Army (ret) discusses his books, including "Redcoats Revenge: An Alternate History of the War of 1812."
Location: LM 139, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5034

Islamic Medicine

June 17, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Larson Fellow Kelly Pemberton delivers a lecture titled "Competing Medical Cultures of Close Collaborators? Islamic Medicine and Biomedicine in South Asia and the Middle East."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

June 17, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ian Fowler discusses "Printing Practices of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1837-1903."
Location: LM B01 Geography and Map Reading Room, Basement floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9388

Topics in Preservation

June 18, 2009, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Conservation Division's Dana Hemmenway and Yasmeen Khan discuss "Treating the Second Anglo Afghan War Album: Negotiations Between Book and Photograph Conservation."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Japanese Emperor

June 18, 2009, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, Kluge Chair in Modern Culture, discusses "How Do Flowers Kill? The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Sikh Symposium Keynote

June 18, 2009, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) delivers a keynote address for the Sikh symposium titled "Taking Heritage to the 21st Century."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6069

Dinosaurs Along Silk Road

June 24, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
James M. Clark of George Washington University discusses "Dinosaurs Along the Silk Road."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Nomi Stone Reading

June 24, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nomi Stone reads from "Stranger's Notebook," her new book of poetry about the Jews on Jarbah Island, Tunisia, where she lived for a year.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Bataan Death March

June 26, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael and Elizabeth Norman discuss their book "Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4916

Ambassador to Armenia

June 30, 2009, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marie L. Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, delivers a "Report from Armenia."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

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Panel Discussion

Judaic and Islamic Laws

June 17, 2009, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Panelists Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe and Issam Michael Saliba discuss "The Approach of the Halakah and Sharia' to Contemporary Legal Issues."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1496

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Symposium

Sikh Culture

June 18, 2009, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Experts gather to discuss Sikh-American contributions to the prosperity of American society. Included in today's sessions is a screening of "Cultural Safari."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6096

Sikh Culture

June 19, 2009, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The conference on the Sikh culture continues, with opening remarks by Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6096

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Gallery Talk

French Book Market

June 3, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Dimunation, curator of Thomas Jefferson's Library, presents "Mr. Jefferson Goes Shopping: The Influence of the French Book Market on Thomas Jefferson's Library."
Location: Southwest Pavilion, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Herb Block

June 10, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sara Duke of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses "Herb Block and the Bill of Rights" in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Church and State

June 17, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gewalt, curator of the "Creating the United States" exhibition, discusses the separation of church and state.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second 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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