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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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 — Story Time

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

Lecture — We Were Pirates

Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Schultz and James Shell discuss their book "We Were Pirates: A Torpdeoman's Pacific War."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8314

Lecture — Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

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

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All Public Events for August 2010

Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond

August 3, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gov. James Douglas of Vermont, Milton G. Valera and Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) discuss "Why Coolidge Matters: How Civility in Politics Can Bring a Nation Together."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Steve Meisner

August 25, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Steve Meisner and Friends performs Milwaukee-Slovenian style polka from Wisconsin.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Exhibition

Special Exhibit

August 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
the 2010 Junior Fellows Summer Interns display more than 100 works from their summer projects.
Location: Congressional Members Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4622

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Film

"Thanks for the Memory"

August 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Thanks for the Memory" (Paramount, 1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Casablanca"

August 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
National Film Registry: "Casablanca" (Warner Bros, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Better 'Ole'"

August 7, 2010, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Better 'Ole'" (Warner Bros., 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Midnight Cowboy"

August 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Midnight Cowboy" (United Artists, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Goodfellas"

August 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Goodfellas" (Warner Bros., 1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pee Wee's Big Adventure"

August 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Pee Wee's Big Adventure" (Warner Bros., 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Constant Nymph"

August 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Constant Nymph" (Warner Bros., 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"After the Thin Man"

August 20, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"After the Thin Man" (MGM, 1936).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Ox-Bow Incident"

August 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Ox-Bow Incident" (20th Century-Fox, 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gigi"

August 26, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Gigi" (MGM, 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Wild at Heart"

August 27, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Wild at Heart" (PolyGram, 1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Journey of Natty Gann"

August 28, 2010, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Journey of Natty Gann" (Disney, 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Story Time

August 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

August 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

August 3, 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

August 3, 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

August 4, 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

Calligrapher's Daughter

August 4, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Eugenia Kim, author of "The Calligrapher's Daughter," discusses the inspiration for her novel, set in early 20th-century Korea, and show historical photographs from the work.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0979

Poetry Day

August 4, 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

August 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

George Kennan

August 5, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Andrew Gentes presents "George Kennan and the Russian Nihilists: A Sojourn into the Dialectics of Friendship."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

August 5, 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

August 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

Hooked on Books

August 6, 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

August 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

August 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

August 10, 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

We Were Pirates

August 10, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Schultz and James Shell discuss their book "We Were Pirates: A Torpdeoman's Pacific War."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8314

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

August 10, 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

August 11, 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

August 11, 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

August 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

Belonging

August 12, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Debra Lattanzi Shutika of George Mason University presents "Place and the Politics of Belonging."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

August 12, 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

August 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

Hooked on Books

August 13, 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

August 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

August 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

August 17, 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

August 17, 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

August 18, 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

August 18, 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

August 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

Spanish America

August 19, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kislak Fellow Alexander Hidalgo discusses "The Map in Garb: Clothing and Cartography in Spanish America."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

August 19, 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

August 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

Hooked on Books

August 20, 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

August 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

August 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

August 24, 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

August 24, 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

August 25, 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

August 25, 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

August 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

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

August 26, 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

August 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

Hooked on Books

August 27, 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

August 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

August 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

Story Time

August 31, 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

August 31, 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

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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

August 16, 2010, Noon - 1 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

August 23, 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

Music & Performing Arts

August 26, 2010, Noon - 12:45 p.m.
This specially themed tour highlights the Library's Music Division.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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