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All Public Events for May 2011

Books and Beyond

Adam Goodheart

May 11, 2011, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Adam Goodheart discusses his book "1861: The Civil War Awakening".
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt

May 23, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt discusses her book "The One and Only"
Location: West Dining Room C, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Army Band Concert

May 5, 2011, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performs the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Gerry Mulligan.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Bruce Levingston/Colin Jacobsen

May 6, 2011, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Two leading exponents of contemporary American music give the world premiere of new works by Grawemeyer ,Sebastain Currier,David Bruce, & Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Sue Mathys Broadway Cabaret

May 7, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sue Mathys has gained success in Europe & in the U.S, as an actor, concert singer and recording artist for the wide spectrum of her repertory.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Music from Moscow

May 13, 2011, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
With Eugenia Alikahanova and Galina Kokhanovskaya, violins, Tatiana Kokhanovskaya, viola, Olga Ogranovitch, cello.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

2 Composer -Chamber Collectives

May 14, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
NOW Ensemble and Victoire Perform.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Eighth Blackbird

May 20, 2011, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
This vibrant and enormously influential ensemble has uncompromisingly kept new music "alive, kicking, and approachable."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

U.S. Army Band

May 21, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Chamber musicians from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" (Colonel Thomas Rotondi, Jr., Leader and Commander) will perform American works from the Library's collections.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Poetry Reading

May 4, 2011, 6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin closes the literary season with a reading of his work. Followed by a book-signing and reception.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Pre-concert Presentation

May 6, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Sebastian Currier talks about his new work and his career.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Pre-concert Presentation

May 14, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Conversation with composers Judd Greenstein and Missy Mazzoli.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 70shai@loc.gov

Pre-concert Presentation

May 20, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Stephen Hartke talks about his new piece.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8656

Poetry at Noon

May 24, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Anne Harding Woodworth, Jody Bolz and Tom Healy read poetry on the theme "Away From Home".
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Film

"Babes in Arms" (MGM, 1939)

May 5, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show in this Oscar-nominated musical directed by Busby Berkeley.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Sleeping Beauty" (1959)

May 7, 2011, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Walt Disney's animated classic of the fairy tale about an evil witch who places a curse on an infant princess and the three good fairies who spirit her away to protect her.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Blade Runner (1982)

May 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
An ex-cop comes out of retirement to hunt down androids who are being reproduced for the purpose of slavery. Rated R. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1993.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"Monty Python's Flying Circus"

May 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The best of the groundbreaking and surreal British sketch comedy television program.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"The Wind" (MGM,1928)

May 13, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lillian Gish stars as Letty, a sheltered Virginia girl who moves to West Texas where she finds life is harsh and the wind always blows.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

SO's Your Old Man

May 14, 2011, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
In this silent film, W.C. Fields plays an inventor who has trouble selling his amazingly good idea.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 70rsto@loc.gov

Lonesome (Universal,1928)

May 19, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hungarian-born filmmaker and scientist Pal Fejos directed this romance about young lovers who become separated during the chaos of a thunderstorm at Coney Island.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

The Blackboard Jungle MGM,1955

May 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Glenn Ford stars as an idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Elvis:That's The Way It Is

May 21, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Concert and backstage footage of The King at the height of his Vegas phase. Elvis Presley stars in this feature documentary directed by Denis Sanders.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

The Red Badge of Courage, 1951

May 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - Midnight
Audie Murphy and Bill Mauldin star in John Huston's adaptation of Stephen Crane's story of a boy coming of age during the Civil War.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

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Lecture

Soviet Central Asia

May 5, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar Adeeb Khalid gives a talk titled ""Between Empire and Revolution: The Making of Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1932."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5027

Jonathan Larson

May 9, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark Horowitz of the Library's Music Division presents "Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Dies too Young".
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8432

History and the Movies

May 11, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar James Reston gives a talk titled "History and the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5027

Women Against Tyranny

May 12, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Davi Walders discusses her book "Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the Holocaust."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Inside Compassion

May 12, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Visiting Scholar Roshi Joan Halifax presents a lecture titled "Inside Compassion: Edge States, Contemplative Interventions, Neuroscience."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5027

Chicago Victory Gardens

May 13, 2011, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Founder of Chicago's Peterson Garden Project, LaManda Joy, will discuss "Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4751

Pre-concert Presentation

May 13, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Kevin LaVine of the Library's Music Division discusses "Tchaikovsky and Taneyev: Mentor and Protege."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Finish Composers

May 16, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas & Norman Scribner,artistic director for Washington's Choral Arts Society,discuss Kortekangas'new composition " Seven Songs for Planet Earth".
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Emile Berliner

May 17, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sam Brylawski and Karen Lund present a talk on Emile Berliner and the birth of the recording industry.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Emile Berliner

May 17, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sam Brylawski and Karen Lund present a talk on Emile Berliner and the birth of the recording industry.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Predicting Disease Outbreaks from Space

May 18, 2011, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Assaf Anyamba, associate research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses "Predicting Disease Outbreaks from Space."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Noon Lecture

May 18, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Ilias Chrissochoidis gives a talk entitled "From the London Stage to Westminster Abbey: Cultural Mobility of Handel's Oratorios in Britain, 1732-1784."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Noon Lecture

May 26, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow, Eleanor Capper gives a talk entitled "Michael Pertschuk and the Federal Trade Commission, 1977-1984."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5027

Michael Pertschuk

May 26, 2011, Noon - 1 a.m.
Kluge Fellow Eleanor Capper will discuss the American consumer movement and government activism in the 70s & 80s. Held in Rm LJ-119.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70202-707-3302

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Panel Discussion

History in the Mystery

May 23, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
The panel,with moderator Maureen Corrigan and noted authors Louis Bayard, Ellen Crosby and Daniel Stashower.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

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Symposium

Re-Imagining the Civil War

May 20, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conference will take a fresh look at the accomplishments of the U.S. Civil War cartographers and topographic engineers from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7223

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Gallery Talk

The Last Full Measure

May 4, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gallery Talk on the The Last Full Measure exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

The Last Full Measure

May 18, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Christopher Murphy of the African Middle East Division, will discuss the weapons used in the Civil War.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

The Last Full Measure

May 25, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Margaret E. Wagner, of the Publishing Office, will discuss the publication of the new Civil War timeline published by the Library of Congress and Little Brown and Company.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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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

Music & Peforming Arts

May 5, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour gives visitors an overview of the Music Division--its history, the personalities who shaped its development and expansion, and the treasures in its collections.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Music & Performing Arts

May 5, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour gives visitors an overview of the Music Division--its history, the personalities who shaped its development and expansion, and the treasures in its collections.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Music & Peforming Arts

May 19, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour gives visitors an overview of the Music Division--its history, the personalities who shaped its development and expansion, and the treasures in its collections.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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