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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Film — "The Black Stallion"

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Black Stallion" (United Artists, 1979).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for July 2010

Books and Beyond

Nina Simone

July 12, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nadine Cohodas discusses and signs her new book "Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

The Marx Brothers

July 15, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Martin A. Gardner discusses and signs his book "The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Amuma Says No

July 14, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music from Idaho.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Event

BCBS Service Day

July 20, 2010, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative will be available to respond to any health benefit inquiries.
Location: LM 107 HR Customer Service Center, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8305

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Film

"Without Reservations"

July 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
National Film Registry: "Without Reservations" (RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Without Reservations"

July 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Without Reservations" (RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Philadelphia Story"

July 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
National Film Registry: "The Philadelphia Story" (MGM, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Sea Hawk"

July 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Sea Hawk" (Associated First National, 1924).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Passage to Marseille"

July 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Passage to Marseille" (Warner Bros., 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Thing From Another World"

July 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Thing From Another World" (RKO, 1951).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Cat and the Canary"

July 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Cat and the Canary" (Paramount, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Midsummer Night's Dream"

July 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Warner Bros., 1935).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Once Upon a Honeymoon"

July 23, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Once Upon a Honeymoon" (RKO, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Black Stallion"

July 24, 2010, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Black Stallion" (United Artists, 1979).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"High Fidelity"

July 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"High Fidelity" (Buena Vista, 2000, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Godfather"

July 30, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Godfather" (Paramount, 1972, R-rated *).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Godfather Part II"

July 31, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Godfather Part II" (Paramount, 1972, R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Story Time

July 1, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 1, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 2, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 2, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 5, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 5, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 6, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 7, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Mystery at Noon

July 7, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
M.L. Malcolm discusses her book "Heart of Lies."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8246

Poetry Day

July 7, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Come and hear some awesome poems that make you laugh, make you think or show you the world. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 8, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 8, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 9, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 9, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 12, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 12, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

European Colonial Empires

July 12, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Historian William Roger Louis discusses "The European Colonial Empires in Asia and Africa."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Story Time

July 13, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 13, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 14, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Poetry Day

July 14, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Come and hear some awesome poems that make you laugh, make you think or show you the world. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 15, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 15, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Topics in Preservation

July 15, 2010, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Marion Mecklenburg, senior research scientist with the Smithsonian Institution, presents "The Mechanical Properties of Cultural Materials."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Story Time

July 16, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 16, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 19, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Mexican Border

July 19, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Martin Gonzalez de la Vara, visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University, discusses "Hard Times on the Mexican Border, 1910-1930."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2003

Hooked on Books

July 19, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 20, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 20, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 21, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Poetry Day

July 21, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Come and hear some awesome poems that make you laugh, make you think or show you the world. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Cold War

July 21, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jason Parker, a professor at Texas A&M University, presents "The Empires Who Came in From the Cold: Decolonization and the Cold War."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Story Time

July 22, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

AFC Botkin Lecture

July 22, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Bau Graves of Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago presents "Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 22, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 23, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 26, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 26, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 27, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 27, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 28, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Poetry Day

July 28, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Come and hear some awesome poems that make you laugh, make you think or show you the world. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Decolinization

July 28, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Historian Daniel Branch discusses "The Airlift: African Students Overseas in the Era of Decolonization."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Story Time

July 29, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

July 29, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Celebrate the literary traditions of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Story Time

July 30, 2010, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy an old favorite or discover something new. Story time is open to everyone but is recommended for young visitors ages 5 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Hooked on Books

July 30, 2010, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
YRC staff will read introductions and passages from great novels and chapter books. Recommended for young visitors ages 8 and up. No reservations needed.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

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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

Thomas Jefferson

July 8, 2010, Noon - 12:45 p.m.
This docent-led tour focuses on Thomas Jefferson's life and works and his influence on the Library of Congress and the nation.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thomas Jefferson

July 22, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Description: This docent-led tour focuses on Thomas Jefferson's life and works and his influence on the Library of Congress and the nation.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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