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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.

Monday, March 19, 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 — L'Arpeggiata Preconcert Talk

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Alberto Manai, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, is the featured guest speaker.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Concert — L'Arpeggiata

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
L'Arpeggiata with Christina Pluhar, artistic director, and vocalist Lucilla Galeazzi performs Pluhar's "La Tarantella," which explores the southern-Italian myth that the bite of the tarantula can be cured only when the sufferer is exposed to certain types of music.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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All Public Events for March 2012

Books and Beyond

Woman's Building Library

March 2, 2012, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sarah Wadsworth and Wayne Wiegand discuss and sign their new book "Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

Cissy Patterson

March 15, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Amanda Hood Smith discusses and signs her book "Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

"Ohio Impromptu"

March 7, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
"Ohio Impromptu," by Samuel Beckett, features actor Ted van Griethuysen and the Cygnus Ensemble performing works by Dina Koston, Chester Bisardi, Ferruccio Busoni, David Claman and Mario Davidovsky.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Leon and Katherine Fleisher

March 8, 2012, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Pianists Leon and Katherine Fleisher, along with musicians from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, present works by Brahms, Dina Koston and Ligeti.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Con Gioia

March 9, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Con Gioia with soprano Julianne Baird and Preethi de Silva on harpsichord and fortepiano commemorate an "Originalgenie: A Birthday Tribute to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

L'Arpeggiata

March 19, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
L'Arpeggiata with Christina Pluhar, artistic director, and vocalist Lucilla Galeazzi performs Pluhar's "La Tarantella," which explores the southern-Italian myth that the bite of the tarantula can be cured only when the sufferer is exposed to certain types of music.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Modigliani Quartet

March 23, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Modigliani String Quartet performs works by Arriaga, Beethoven and Dohnanyi.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Elias Quartet

March 28, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Elias Quartet with pianist Jonathan Biss presents selections by Suk, Janacek and Dvorak.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Ralph Ellison

March 1, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jabari Asim and Danielle Evans read a selection of works by Ralph Ellison in celebration of his 98th birthday.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Japanese Culture Day

March 31, 2012, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition "Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship" opening March 20, Japanese Culture Day features origami demonstrations, a theater presentation, a kimono display and other activities.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1950

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Exhibition

Sun Yat-sen

March 10, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To mark the centennial of the founding of the Republic of China, and to remember its founding father, Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the Library's Asian Division presents "LC Book Display: Sun Yat-sen." The display is on view through March 17.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3683

Herblock Looks at 1962

March 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new installation in the Graphic Arts Galleries opens today: "Herblock Looks at 1962: Fifty Years Ago Today in Editorial Cartoons." The display changes every six months.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Sakura: Cherry Blossoms

March 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition, coinciding with the city-wide centennial celebration of Japan's 1912 gift of cherry trees to the nation's capital, uses the Library's collections to illuminate the story of these landmark trees and their historical significance.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"The Enchanted Cottage"

March 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Enchanted Cottage" (RKO, 1945).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"High Treason"

March 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"High Treason" (Gaumont British, 1929).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Shining"

March 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Shining" (Warner Bros., 1980).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Black Rose"

March 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Black Rose" (20th Century-Fox, 1950).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Red Dust"

March 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Red Dust" (MGM, 1932).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Patsy"

March 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Patsy" (MGM, 1928).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Dear Heart"

March 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Dear Heart" (Warner Bros., 1965).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"

March 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (General Film, 1943).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Iron Giant"

March 17, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Iron Giant" (Warner Bros., 1999).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Playhouse 90: Homeward Borne"

March 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Playhouse 90: Homeward Borne" (CBS-TV, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Wild River"

March 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Wild River" (20th Century-Fox, 1960).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Womanhandled"

March 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Womanhandled" (Paramount, 1925);
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Ladyhawk"

March 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Ladyhawk" (20th Century-Fox & Warner Bros., 1985).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Stone Killer"

March 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Stone Killer" (Columbia, 1973) and "Sonatine" (Miramax, 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Hurricane"

March 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Hurricane" (United Artists, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Kluge Scholar Seminar

March 1, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Adriana Brodsky presents "Becoming Jewish-Argentines: Sephardim, Marriage Choice and the Construction of a Jewish-Argentine Identity (1920-1960)."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Israeli Women Composers

March 6, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ronit Seter gives an illustrated lecture on "Israeli Women Composers."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

Politics and Dance

March 8, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Elizabeth Aldrich of the Music Division and Victoria Phillips Geduld present a talk titled "Politics and the Dancing Body: American Dance from World War I through the Cold War."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Author William H. Beezley

March 8, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author William H. Beezley disusses and signs his books "A Companion to Mexican History and Culture" and "Mexico in World History."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Talk with Leon Fleisher

March 8, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Leon Fleisher and soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson talk about their long friendship with Dina Koston, and the history of the Theater Chamber Players.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

German chamber music

March 9, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
The Music Division's Daniel Boomhower offers a pre-concert talk on German chamber music of the mid-18th century with a performance of trio sonatas of the period.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Kluge Scholar Seminar

March 15, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chet Adam Van Duzer, Kislak Fellow in American Studies, discusses "The Legends of Martin Waldseemuller's Carta Marina of 1516."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Faulkner and Hemingway

March 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Joseph Fruscione discusses his book "Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

L'Arpeggiata Preconcert Talk

March 19, 2012, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Alberto Manai, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, is the featured guest speaker.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

James Webb Space Telescope

March 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Amber Straughn of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center discusses the James Webb Space Telescope.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Schoenberg and early music

March 22, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Music Division's Daniel Walshaw discusses Schoenberg and early music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Role of Libraries

March 22, 2012, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Doctoral candidate Anne Peacock presents a lecture on "The Role of Libraries in Achieving a More Inclusive Information Society for Women: A Case Study in Jalisco, Mexico."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1404

Tennessee Williams

March 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
William Jay Smith reads selections from the work of Tennessee Williams.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Fantasy Comic Strips

March 29, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Swann Foundation Fellow Lara Saguisag presents "Sketching the 'Secret Tracts' of the Child's Mind: Theorizing Childhood in Early American Fantasy Strips, 1905-1914."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9115

Louis Armstrong

March 29, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Thomas Brothers, professor of Music at Duke University, discusses "Louis Armstrong, Composer of King Oliver's 'Dipper Mouth Blues.'"
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6937

Nora and Woody Guthrie

March 29, 2012, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Nora Guthrie presents "My Father, My Partner."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

1912 Cherry Trees

March 29, 2012, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Former Ambassador John Malott presents a talk on the 1912 gift of the flowering cherry trees to Washington, D.C.
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4622

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Symposium

Impact of Stress

March 26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A two-day conference, "The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology and Social Implications for the Individual and Society," features recent biomedical research on the effects of stress.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

Impact of Stress

March 27, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A two-day conference, "The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology and Social Implications for the Individual and Society," features recent biomedical research on the effects of stress.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7678

Jung and Aging

March 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A symposium titled "Jung and Aging: Bringing to Life the Possibilities and Potentials for Vital Aging" explores the work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and its meaning to an aging population.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5383

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Gallery Talk

Tour of Sakura Exhibition

March 28, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Curators give a tour of the "Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship" exhibition in the Graphic Arts Galleries.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground 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."

March 6, 2012, 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) 707-9779

Thomas Jefferson: The Man

March 9, 2012, 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.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

Thomas Jefferson: The Man

March 12, 2012, 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.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 13, 2012, 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) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 16, 2012, 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) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 20, 2012, 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) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 23, 2012, 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) 707-9779

Thomas Jefferson: The Man

March 26, 2012, 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.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building - Visitors' Assembly Area, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 27, 2012, 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) 707-9779

"Creating the U.S."

March 30, 2012, 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) 707-9779

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