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Thursday, June 2, 2011

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

Books and Beyond — Joshua Kendall

Noon - 1 p.m.
Joshua Kendall author of "The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture" (Putnam's, 2011) will discuss and sign his book.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Lecture — CIA

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Postdoctoral Kluge Fellow Christopher Moran gives a talk titled "Ian Fleming, James Bond and the Public Perception of the Central Intelligence Agency."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Film — Kid Galahad (Warner Bros, 1937)

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Edward G. Robinson stars as a mob-connected trainer who grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Wayne Morris.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

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All Public Events for June 2011

Books and Beyond

Joshua Kendall

June 2, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Joshua Kendall author of "The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture" (Putnam's, 2011) will discuss and sign his book.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Books and Beyond

June 3, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Verna Posever Curtis, along with several Library of Congress specialists, will discuss their book "Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography".
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Let's Travel the World Through Books

June 3, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Bookend" event to promote summer reading will feature master storyteller Diane Macklin and the Elsie Whitlow Stokes School Steel Drum Band. With former NFL Linebacker Chris Draft. NOTE: Event moved to Pickford Theater, Third Floor, Madison Building
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4512

Poetry Reading

June 7, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Aaron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, which explores the issues encountered by gay Orthodox Jews.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

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Film

Kid Galahad (Warner Bros, 1937)

June 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Edward G. Robinson stars as a mob-connected trainer who grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Wayne Morris.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Tall in the Saddle (RKO, 1944)

June 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
In this Western mystery, an experienced ranch hand arrives in town expecting to start a new job, only to find that his prospective employer was shot dead a few weeks before.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

The African Queen (1951)

June 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
John Huston directed this WW1 story about a gin-swilling riverboat owner in Africa who is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

"For Me and My Gal" (MGM 1942)

June 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Judy Garland and Gene Kelly star as a pair of vaudeville troupers in the days before America enters World War I.Directed by Busby Berkeley.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Planet of the Apes( MGM 1942)

June 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

The Sandlot 20th Century-Fox, 1993

June 11, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This family comedy/drama concerns the adventures of a small town sandlot baseball team and the new kid in town who tries to fit in.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Queen Bee (Columbia, 1955)

June 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Joan Crawford plays the title role in this story of a manipulative Southern socialite who sets out to destroy the lives of all those around her.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

The Deer Hunter (Universal,1978)

June 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Michael Cimino directed this in-depth examination of how the Vietnam War affected the lives of people in a small industrial town.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Film Noir Double Feature

June 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Big Steal (RKO, 1949) and The Narrow Margin (RKO, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

June 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A documentary of Joe Cocker's landmark 1970 concert tour of the United States. Directed by Pierre Adidge with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and The Band.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

Little Women (RKO-Radio, 1933)

June 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett and Jean Parker portray the four March sisters in the first film adaptation of the classic novel. Part of the on-going Civil War @ 150 series.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

When Comedy was King (1960)

June 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Robert Youngson's second feature compilation of funny moments from the top comedians of the silent era.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

1960s Road Shows

June 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
AN EVENING OF TELEVISION: 1960s ROAD SHOWS "Then Came Bronson" (NBC-TV 1965),"Route 66" (CBS-TV, 1960s) and "Run For Your Life" (NBC-TV 1960s) will be featured.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-0851

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Lecture

CIA

June 2, 2011, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Postdoctoral Kluge Fellow Christopher Moran gives a talk titled "Ian Fleming, James Bond and the Public Perception of the Central Intelligence Agency."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Jennifer Krafchik

June 8, 2011, Noon - 1 a.m.
Jennifer Krafchik of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum gives a talk entitled " On Azerbaijan and United States: Pioneer Nations in Women's Suffrage".
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Double Lecture

June 9, 2011, Noon - 2 p.m.
Lecture One: "Being the King" Kluge Fellow Christopher Chekuri gives a talk At 1p.m. Kluge Fellow Scott Johnson gives an hour talk entitled "From Ptolemy to Pilgrimage: Images of Late Antiquity in Geography, Travel, and Cartography".
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

The History of Educa Vision

June 13, 2011, Noon - 2 p.m.
Author & publisher Fequiere Vilsaint, novelist Maude Heurtelou & publisher Carol Hollander speak.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

The State of the Digital Nation

June 14, 2011, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cal Lee, Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Bob Horton, the State Archivist at the Minnesota Historical Society, will talk.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2602

Indigenous Languages

June 16, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Leanne Hinton of the University of California at Berkeley gives a talk on "Reclaiming Lost Languages: The Breath of Life Archival Institutes for Indigenous Languages".
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Life & Bookstore of Jan Mapou

June 20, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lecture / Poet, Playwright, defender and illustrator of the Haitian Creole Language, Jan Mapou, presents 'The Life and Bookstore of Jan Mapou'.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Iranian Women Writers

June 22, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Farzaneh Milani, professor of Persian literature and women's studies at the University of Virginia, discusses her book" Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

The Secret History of Juneteenth

June 23, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Carroll R. Gibbs lectures on the topic "The Secret History of Juneteenth" for the Daniel AP Murray African American Cultural Association in the Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor of the Madison Building.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3827

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Symposium

Machu Picchu Centennial

June 29, 2011, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Anthropologist Margaret MacLean, will examine the Royal Estate of Machu Picchus location, design and hydraulics.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

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Gallery Talk

The Last Full Measure

June 1, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Last Full Measure exhibition will be discussed in this Gallery Talk.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

The Last Full Measure

June 8, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dana Hemmenway, of the Conservation Division, will discuss the conservation of the photographs and the mounting of the photographs in the exhibition.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

The Last Full Measure

June 15, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michelle Krowl of the Manuscript Division, will discuss the life of the "everyday" soldier in the Civil War.
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

Creating the United States

June 14, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour explores the founding of our nation and takes a look at some of the documents that shaped it. Intertwined is a highlight tour of the Jefferson building.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Music and Performing Arts at The Library of Congress

June 16, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour takes a look at the Music Division's history, the personalities who shaped it, and the treasures it holds. (Check in at the Ground Floor Information Desk 15 minutes before)
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Creating the United States

June 17, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour explores the founding of our nation and takes a look at some of the documents that shaped it. Intertwined is a highlight tour of the Jefferson building.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas

June 20, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas is a tour that gives visitors a glimpse into Thomas Jefferson's life and explores his influence on the Library of Congress and the nation. (Check in at the Ground Floor Information Desk 15 minutes before)
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Creating the United States

June 21, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour explores the founding of our nation and takes a look at some of the documents that shaped it. Intertwined is a highlight tour of the Jefferson building.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Creating the United States

June 24, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour explores the founding of our nation and takes a look at some of the documents that shaped it. Intertwined is a highlight tour of the Jefferson building.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas

June 27, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas is a tour that gives visitors a glimpse into Thomas Jefferson's life and explores his influence on the Library of Congress and the nation. (Check in at the Ground Floor Information Desk 15 minutes before)
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Creating the United States

June 28, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
This tour explores the founding of our nation and takes a look at some of the documents that shaped it. Intertwined is a highlight tour of the Jefferson building.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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