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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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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 — NASA's Desert Rats

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jacob Bleacher of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center presents a talk on NASA's Desert Rats.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Lecture — Soviet Union, 1921-1941

Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael David-Fox discusses and signs his new book "Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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All Public Events for February 2012

Books and Beyond

Paul Jennings

February 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor discusses and signs her new book "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Cygnus Ensemble

February 3, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Cygnus Ensemble, featuring the Library's Guarneri del Gesu violin, formerly owned by Fritz Kriesler, peforms works by Kriesler and Harold Meltzer.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

U.S. Army Band

February 4, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" explores the big-band music from the era of Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Carolina Chocolate Drops

February 18, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform jigs, reels, ballads, blues and worksongs from the pre-Civil War South to songs by Tom Waits and Blue Cantrell.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Saiyuki Trio

February 24, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Saiyuki Trio with Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone, perform music from pieces inspired by Jimi Hendrix to the traditional music of Vietnam.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

Politics and the Dancing Body

February 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Opening today, "Politics and the Dancing Body" explores how American choreographers between World War I through the Cold War used dance to celebrate American culture, to voice social protest, and to raise social consciousness.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"Roots"

February 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Roots": Parts 1 & 2 (ABC TV, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hunchback of Notre Dame"

February 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (RKO, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Swiss Family Robinson"

February 4, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Swiss Family Robinson" (Disney, 1960).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Roots"

February 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Roots": Parts 3, 4 & 5 (ABC TV, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Repulsion"

February 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Repulsion" (Compton Films, 1965).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Roots: Part 8"

February 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Roots: Part 8" (ABC TV, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"One a Minute"

February 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"One a Minute" (Thomas H. Ince Corp., Paramount, 1921).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

Presidents Day

February 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Building's Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public. A special Main Reading Room open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other reading rooms other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day federal holiday.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Langston Hughes

February 1, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Delores Kendrick and Evie Shockley celebrate the birthday of American poet Langston Hughes by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Eleanor Lambert

February 2, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Author and fashion historian John Tiffany discusses his book "Eleanor Lambert: Still Here."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-7450

Harold Meltzer

February 3, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Composer Harold Meltzer talks about his new work with Cygnus Ensemble founder William Anderson.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Russian Imperial Collection

February 9, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kevin LaVine of the Music Division presents "Music of the Russian Imperial Collection."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

NASA's Desert Rats

February 14, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jacob Bleacher of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center presents a talk on NASA's Desert Rats.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Soviet Union, 1921-1941

February 14, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Michael David-Fox discusses and signs his new book "Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Islam Through Western Eyes

February 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jonathan Lyons discusses his book "Islam Through Western Eyes From the Crusades to the War on Terrorism."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8476

Sheet Music From Stage and Screen

February 23, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Sharon McKinley of the Music Division presents "It's Show Time: Sheet Music From Stage and Screen."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Growing Up Gullah

February 28, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dorothy Browner-Hubler presents a talk titled "Growing Up Gullah."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1960

Octave Chanute

February 29, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Simine Short discusses her book "Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Kluge Scholar Lecture

February 29, 2012, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
William May, former Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses his book "Testing the National Covenant."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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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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