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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, November 26, 2011

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

Lecture — Kevin Brownlow

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Academy Award-winner Kevin Brownlow discusses his career and reviews clips from his documentaries and restorations.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for November 2011

Books and Beyond

Theodore Roosevelt

November 29, 2011, 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rick Marschall discusses his book "Bully!: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Mozart Piano Quartet

November 4, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Mozart Piano Quartet performs the composer's Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, along with works by Mahler and Saint-Saens. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Roberto Diaz Concert

November 5, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Featuring the Tuscan-Medici Stradivarius viola (1690), on loan to the Library from the Tuscan Corp., violist Roberto Diaz and pianist Kwan Yi present music by Liszt, Brahms and Bach. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Country Music Association Concert

November 16, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bob DiPiero returns to host another evening of country music from some of the nations great country artists. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Film

"Laura"

November 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Laura" (20th Century-Fox, 1944).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Schindler's List"

November 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Schindler's List" (Universal, 1993).
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"

November 5, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (Universal, 1982).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Best Years of Our Lives"

November 10, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
"The Best Years of Our Lives" (Goldwyn, RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"2001: A Space Odyssey"

November 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" (MGM, 1968).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Singin' in the Rain"

November 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Singin' in the Rain" (MGM, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Safety Last!"

November 19, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Safety Last!" (Hal Roach, Pathe Exchange, 1923).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Veterans Day

November 11, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Building's Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Holocaust Book Talk

November 1, 2011, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Martin Fletcher, author of "The List," and Alyson Richman, author of "The Lost Wife," discuss their novels, which explore similar themes of the Holocaust.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Kluge Scholar Seminar

November 3, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark W. Geiger, a fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, will discuss his book "Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

Benjamin Botkin Lecture

November 10, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dr. Benjamin Luft presents a lecture titled "'We're Not Leaving': Responders Oral Histories Redefine 9/11."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Joseph in Africa

November 10, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Morgan Johnson delivers an illustrated lecture on "Joseph in Africa, the Story of a Story."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

Africa

November 14, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
David Birmingham of the University of Kent at Canterbury presents "Africa: Living and Re-sourcing History."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Language Policy in South Africa

November 15, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Leketi Makelela, African presidential scholar, discusses "Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Language Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1979

Kluge Scholar Seminar

November 16, 2011, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, distinguished visiting scholar, presents "The 'Amman Message': A Magisterium for Islam?"
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

Roy Harris

November 17, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Wintle of the Music Division presents "Coolidge Commissions of Roy Harris."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

November 17, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Alexander Evans, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, presents "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and U.S.-Pakistan Relations."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

Kevin Brownlow

November 26, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Academy Award-winner Kevin Brownlow discusses his career and reviews clips from his documentaries and restorations.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Louisa May Alcott

November 29, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Authors Jo Ann Beard and Maud Casey celebrate the birthday of American author Louisa May Alcott by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Gallery Talk

Alexander Hamilton

November 2, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gawalt, curator of the "Creating the United States" exhibition, discusses Alexander Hamilton and the election of 1800.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

France and the U.S.

November 9, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gawalt, curator of the "Creating the United States" exhibition, discusses the role of France and the founding of the United States.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Roger Sherman

November 16, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gerard Gawalt, curator of the "Creating the United States" exhibition, presents a talk on Roger Sherman, the only person to sign all of the founding documents.
Location: Southwest 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

Creating the U.S.

November 4, 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

Jefferson: Man and His Ideas

November 7, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas" gives visitors a glimpse into Jefferson's life and explores 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

Creating the U.S.

November 8, 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 U.S.

November 11, 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

Jefferson: Man and His Ideas

November 14, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas" gives visitors a glimpse into Jefferson's life and explores 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

Creating the U.S.

November 15, 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 U.S.

November 18, 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

Jefferson: Man and His Ideas

November 21, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas" gives visitors a glimpse into Jefferson's life and explores 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

Creating the U.S.

November 22, 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 U.S.

November 25, 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

Jefferson: Man and His Ideas

November 28, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas" gives visitors a glimpse into Jefferson's life and explores 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

Creating the U.S.

November 29, 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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