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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. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Wednesday, September 22, 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 — Observing Oceans

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Gene Feldman of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center speaks on "Observing the Living Oceans from Space."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Lecture — Translating Africa

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lee Haring, professor emeritus of English at Brooklyn College, presents "Translating Africa in Global Contexts."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Gallery Talk — Polynesian stick charts

Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hebert discusses Polynesian stick charts and early navigation techniques in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Film — "Lost Landscapes of Detroit"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrating Home Movies: "Lost Landscapes of Detroit" (Rick Prelinger, 2010).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for September 2010

Concert

Homegrown Concert

September 15, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
The group Marimba Linda Xelaju performs Guatemalan marimba music from Maryland.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Young Readers Center

September 4, 2010, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Story timeis being offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5815

Katherine Paterson Reading

September 23, 2010, 11 a.m. - Noon
In a special event commemorating the 10th annual National Book Festival, Katherine Paterson will discuss and sign copies of her books.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

National Book Festival

September 25, 2010, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The 10th annual National Book Festival features Ken Follett, Julia Glass, Elizabeth Kostova and more. The event, which will be held rain or shine, is free and open to the public.
Location: Capitol Mall, Capitol Mall Building
Contact: (202) 70(888) 714-4696

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Exhibition

Japanese Collection

September 20, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"The Japanese Collection at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future" features treasures from the collection.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

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Film

"Some Like it Hot"

September 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Some Like it Hot" (United Artists, 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Adventures of Robin Hood"

September 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (Warner Bros., 1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Sword in the Stone"

September 11, 2010, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Sword in the Stone" (Disney, 1963).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Ken Maynard Double

September 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A Ken Maynard Double Feature: "Texas Gun Fighter" (Tiffany, 1932) and "Lightning Strikes West" (Colony, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Streets of Fire"

September 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Streets of Fire" (RKO, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Danger Signal"

September 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Danger Signal" (Columbia, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Stealing Shakespeare"

September 21, 2010, Noon - 2 p.m.
Screened is "Stealing Shakespeare," a BBC documentary about the Library of Congress working with law enforcement to recover a stolen copy of Shakespeare's First Folio.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3402

"Lost Landscapes of Detroit"

September 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrating Home Movies: "Lost Landscapes of Detroit" (Rick Prelinger, 2010).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Adams Rib"

September 23, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrating Home Movies: "Adam's Rib" (MGM, 1949) *"Adams Rib" features a "watching home-movies" scene as part of the plot*
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Amateur Night"

September 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrating Home Movies: "Amateur Night" (Dwight Swanson, 2010).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Saturday Afternoon"

September 25, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Saturday Afternoon" and Other Mack Sennett Comedies (Mack Sennett, 1926 and 1920).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Thelma Todd Double Feature

September 30, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A Thelma Todd Double Feature: "You Made Me Love You" (British International, 1933) and "Air Hostess" (Columbia, 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Preparedness Month

September 1, 2010, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Author Amanda Ripley discusses her book "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes  and Why" as part of National Preparedness Month.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2850

Story Time

September 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

Poetry Day

September 1, 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

September 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

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

September 2, 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

September 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

Hooked on Books

September 3, 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

September 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

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

September 7, 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

September 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

Poetry Day

September 8, 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

September 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

Reading Destinations: Great Reads About Great Places

September 9, 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

September 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

Hooked on Books

September 10, 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

Nixon, Bush and Obama

September 16, 2010, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Distinguished scholar Klaus Larres presents the lecture "Three Presidents, Three Policies: Nixon, Bush, Obama and Europe."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Vernacular Voices

September 20, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kirsten Fudeman of the University of Pittsburgh discusses her book "Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Topics in Preservation

September 20, 2010, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Koenrad Van Balen of UNESCO discusses "Current Preventive Conservation Approach: The UNESCO Chair's Perspective."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5213

Observing Oceans

September 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Gene Feldman of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center speaks on "Observing the Living Oceans from Space."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Translating Africa

September 22, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lee Haring, professor emeritus of English at Brooklyn College, presents "Translating Africa in Global Contexts."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Public Policy

September 23, 2010, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Roger S. White presents "Professional Help for Public Policy: Policy Analysis as a Field of Intellectual Inquiry and Practice."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

Peasant Movement of Papaye

September 27, 2010, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) presents "MPP Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti and to its Aftermath: Actions, Vision and a Plan."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2011

William Cope Moyers

September 28, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Journalist William Cope Moyers presents "Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1207

"Wasan"

September 28, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Kazuko Hioki, 2010 Florence Tan Moeson Fellow, discusses "Printed Book as Physical Object in Early Modern Japan: 'Wasan' (Traditional Mathmatics) Book from the Edo Period."
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

Vardanants Day

September 28, 2010, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kim Theriault of Dominican University discusses "The Story Behind the Stamp: Arshile Gorky and the Development of the Abstract Expressionism."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5680

Cheetahs

September 29, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Laurie Marker, founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), delivers a lecture titled "The Cheetah: A Race for Survival."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Planet Narnia

September 29, 2010, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Michael Ward discusses and signs his book "Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

Mahatma Gandhi

September 30, 2010, Noon - 1 a.m.
Srimati Kamala discusses his book on Mahatma Gandhi in commemoration of Gandhis birthday.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2666

Poetas de Washington, D.C.

September 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Carlos Parada Ayala discuss and sign their book "Al Pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas de Washington, D.C.," presented in Spanish.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2003

Soviet Espionage Records

September 30, 2010, 9 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kluge Staff Fellow John Haynes presents "Making New Sources Accessible: A Digital Concordance to Early Cold War Soviet Espionage Records."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2692

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Panel Discussion

Harcover Mysteries

September 20, 2010, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Writers David Baldacci, Kathy Reichs and Sandra Brown discuss their books in an event titled "Hardcover Mysteries," a special program commemorating the 10th year of the National Book Festival. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1940

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Symposium

Japanese Collections

September 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
In conjunction with the display "The Japanese Collection at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future," a symposium features speakers Manabu Yokoyama, Ellen Hammond and Kakugyo Chiku.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

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Gallery Talk

Red Book of Carl Jung

September 8, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Hutson discusses "The Red Book" of Carl Jung.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Fredrick Douglass Speech

September 13, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Barbara Bair discuses the speech given by Fredrick Douglass at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y. on July 5, 1852, in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Federalist Papers

September 14, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Dimunation discusses the Federalist Papers in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Revolutionary War maps

September 15, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ed Redmond discusses maps of the Revolutionary War period in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Alien and Sedition Acts

September 16, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gawalt discusses the Alien and Sedition Acts in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

U.S. Constitution

September 17, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gawalt discusses the process of drafting and passing the U.S. Constitution during the summer of 1787 in the "Creating the United States" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Polynesian stick charts

September 22, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hebert discusses Polynesian stick charts and early navigation techniques in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition.
Location: Northwest 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

Thomas Jefferson

September 23, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas" tells visitors about Thomas Jefferson's life and works and his influence on this institution and the nation.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thomas Jefferson

September 27, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas" tells visitors about Thomas Jefferson's life and works and his influence on this institution and the nation.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Music & Performing Arts

September 30, 2010, Noon - 1 p.m.
This docent-led tour gives visitors an overview of the Music Division, including its history and collections.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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