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Thursday, December 1, 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

Film — "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" (20th Century-Fox, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Lecture — Contemporary Diplomacy

8 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kissinger Chair Alexander Evans moderates a panel "Contemporary Diplomacy" with Distinguished Visiting Scholar Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and former U.N. Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Alvaro de Soto.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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All Public Events for December 2011

Books and Beyond

Drawings by Robert Dickinson

December 6, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Gail Dickersin Spilsbury discusses and signs her new book "A Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by Robert L. Dickinson 1917-1918."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

The Gerald Clayton Trio

December 2, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Gretchen Parlato and The Gerald Clayton Trio present a program of jazz. Tickets required.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Borromeo Quartet

December 17, 2011, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Borromeo String Quartet, with pianist Seymour Lipkin, celebrates the birthday of Antonio Stradivari with pieces by Schuller, Beethoven and Schubert. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Film

"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"

December 1, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" (20th Century-Fox, 1969).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hoosiers"

December 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Hoosiers"(Orion, 1986).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ben-Hur"

December 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ben-Hur" (MGM, 1959).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"It Happened One Night"

December 8, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"It Happened One Night" (Columbia, 1934).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Taxi Driver"

December 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Taxi Driver" (Columbia, 1976).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Cheat"

December 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Cheat" (Paramount, 1915).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"This is Spinal Tap"

December 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"This is Spinal Tap" (Embassy Pictures, 1984).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Back to the Future"

December 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Back to the Future" (Universal, 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Wizard of Oz"

December 17, 2011, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Wizard of Oz" (MGM 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Miracle on 34th Street"

December 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Miracle on 34th Street" (20th Century-Fox, 1947).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"It's a Wonderful Life"

December 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"It's a Wonderful Life" (RKO, 1946).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Christmas Day

December 26, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Contemporary Diplomacy

December 1, 2011, 8 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kissinger Chair Alexander Evans moderates a panel "Contemporary Diplomacy" with Distinguished Visiting Scholar Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and former U.N. Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Alvaro de Soto.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Parlato & Clayton

December 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Jazz musicians Gretchen Parlato and Gerald Clayton talk with Larry Appelbaum, Music Division specialist and jazz curator. No tickets required.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Roberta Stevens

December 6, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Roberta Stevens, who has managed the Library of Congress Bicentennial and the National Book Festival in her 26 years at the institution, discusses her year as the 2010-2011 president of the American Library Association.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Life of Louise Rosskam

December 8, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Beverly Brannan and Laura Katzman discuss the book "Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Ambassador Johnnie Carson

December 8, 2011, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ambassador Johnnie Carson, the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of African Affairs, takes part in a program titled "Forty Years of Dedication to Africa: A Dialogue with Ambassador Johnnie Carson."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1982

Elusive Continental Ideal

December 8, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ricardo V. Luna, a distinguished visiting scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, presents "The Quest for an Elusive Continental Ideal."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Kitchen & Schuller

December 17, 2011, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Violinist Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet talks with composer Gunther Schuller.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Panel Discussion

Human Rights Day

December 9, 2011, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sharon Hrynkow of the U.S. Department of State, Steven Sharpiro from the American Civil Liberties Union and Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand of the Law Library of Congress speak on "Women's Rights and Opportunities."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1493

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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

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