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Tuesday, May 22, 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

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All Public Events for May 2012

Books and Beyond

Bill Veeck

May 1, 2012, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Paul Dickson discusses and signs his book "Bill Veeck: Baseballs Greatest Maverick."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Northwest Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mark N. Ozer discusses and signs his new book "Northwest Washington, D.C."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

United States Congress

May 24, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jacob R. Strauss, Jennifer Hayes Clark, Matthew Glassman and Colleen J. Shogan discuss and sign their book "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Army Band

May 5, 2012, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own" continues its family-friendly Concerts from the Collections series with music by American mavericks.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Jose James

May 12, 2012, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Jose James explores the universe of underground beats, soul, jazz standards and the legacy of John Coltrane.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Narek Hahkazaryan

May 19, 2012, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Armenian cellist Narek Hahknazaryan, a Young Concert Artists laureate who captured the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2011, gives a performance.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Walt Whitman Poetry Reading

May 31, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Joshua Beckman and Stanley Plumly celebrate the birthday of Walt Whitman with a reading of his works.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Film

"The Little Giant"

May 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Little Giant" (Warner Bros., 1933).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The 7th Voyage of Sinbad"

May 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" (Columbia, 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Donovan's Brain"

May 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Donovan's Brain" (United Artists, 1953).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"My Fair Lady"

May 11, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"My Fair Lady" (Warner Bros., 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Mantrap"

May 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mantrap" (Paramount, 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"An Evening of TV Detectives"

May 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"An Evening of TV Detectives" featuring episodes from "Colombo" (NBC, 1971) and "Baretta" (ABC, 1975).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Shaft"

May 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Shaft" (MGM, 1971).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The French Connection"

May 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The French Connection" (20th Century-Fox, 1971).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Lost World"

May 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Lost World" (First National Pictures, 1925).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Chicago Calling"

May 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Chicago Calling" (United Artists, 1952).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Law Day

May 1, 2012, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss discusses the Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation he founded to revive the teaching of civics education in public schools in the United States.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5079

Archie Green

May 1, 2012, 11 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sean Burns presents a talk on his book "Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Karl Ove Knausgaard

May 2, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Author Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses his six-volume autobiography "My Struggle."
Location: Madison Hall, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Native American Flutes

May 3, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
CANCELED Researcher Steve Bliven and instrument maker and performer Barry Higgins discuss "The History and Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Librarys Dayton C. Miller Collection."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mystery Writers at Noon

May 3, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ed Lin discusses and signs his new novel "One Red Bastard."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0979

Tewodros Fekadu

May 3, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tewodros Fekadu discusses his autobiography "No One's Son."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4163

Poet Laureate Reading

May 3, 2012, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine concludes the Library of Congress 2011-2012 literary season with a lecture titled "The Forgotten Poets of My Youth."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

"Andrei Roublev"

May 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Andrei Roublev" (Mosfilm/Columbia, 1966).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Transit of Venus

May 8, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA scientist Sten Oswald presents a talk on "A Rare Astronomical Event: Transit of Venus."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5664

Sterjo Spasse

May 10, 2012, 11 a.m. - Noon
Writer Naum Prifti and Arian Spasse of the Albanian Embassy present "Sterjo Spasse: Honoring the Albanian Writer of Macedonian Descent."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Cultural Ties in the 1940s

May 10, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Kevin Bartig discusses "American Musicians, Soviet Music and Cultural Ties in the 1940s."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Walter Dean Myers

May 11, 2012, 11 a.m. - Noon
In celebration of National Children's Book Week, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers presents the Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Lecture.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Jose James

May 12, 2012, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Singer and songwriter Jose James talks with Larry Appelbaum of the Library's Music Division.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

The Last Pharaoh

May 15, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Wagdi Zeid, professor of drama at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, presents "The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World"
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7311

Herta Muller

May 15, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Nobel Laureate Herta Muller reads from her work, followed by a conversation with Georgetown University Professor Peter Pfeiffer.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Golha Project

May 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jane Lewisohn of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London speaks on the Golha project preserving Persian music, literature and performing arts.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Cold War on U.S.-Cuban Relations

May 17, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Vanni Pettina discusses "A Preponderance of Politics: The Impact of the Cold War on U.S.-Cuban Economic Relations, 1946-1952."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Actor Thom Sesma

May 17, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Broadway actor Thom Sesma from Disney's "The Lion King" speaks about his vocation as a performing artist.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6096

Climate Change Policy

May 31, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CANCELED Peter C. Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists gives a talk on climate change policy.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

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Symposium

Mapping D.C.

May 18, 2012, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"Visualizing the Nation's Capital: Two Centuries of Mapping Washington, D.C." is the first conference devoted to mapping the nations capital, covering the period from Pierre-Charles L'Enfants 1791 Plan of the City of Washington to the present.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

Mapping D.C.

May 19, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Visualizing the Nations Capital: Two Centuries of Mapping Washington, D.C.," the first conference devoted to mapping the nations capital, continues today.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

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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

Politics and Dancing

May 16, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Elizabeth Aldrich leads a tour through the "Politics and Dancing Body: American Dance from World War I Through the Cold War" exhibition.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

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