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Thursday, June 21, 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 — Russian Emigre Sculptors

Noon - 1 p.m.
Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya presents "The Creative Legacy of Russian Emigre Sculptors and Their Porcelain Chef-d'oeuvres."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Books and Beyond — Books and Beyond

Noon - 1 p.m.
Susan Tejada discusses and signs her new work, "In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti: Double Lives, Troubled Times and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Concert — AFC Homegrown Concert Series

Noon - 1 p.m.
Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole perform Creole fiddle music from Missouri.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Film — "Daughter of Shanghai"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Daughter of Shanghai" (Paramount, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for June 2012

Books and Beyond

Campaign Posters

June 19, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Library of Congress editors and curators discuss and sign their book "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Books and Beyond

June 21, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Susan Tejada discusses and signs her new work, "In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti: Double Lives, Troubled Times and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

AFC Homegrown Concert Series

June 21, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole perform Creole fiddle music from Missouri.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

UNUKUPUKUPU

June 26, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
UNUKUPUKUPU, the Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai'i Community Colllege in Hilo, Hawaii, performs traditional hula dance.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Exhibition

Books That Shaped America

June 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The "Books That Shaped America" exhibition explores the important and varied ways that books influence our lives. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 29.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"In The Mood for Love"

June 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"In The Mood for Love" (USA Films, 2000).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Carmen Jones"

June 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Carmen Jones" (20th Century-Fox, 1954).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Captain Caution"

June 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Captain Caution" (United Artists, 1940).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Buccaneer"

June 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Buccaneer" (Paramount, 1958).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Silent Shorts"

June 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Silent Shorts" (1910s-1920s).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Redskin"

June 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Redskin" (Paramount, 1929).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Bare Knees"

June 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Bare Knees" (Lumas Film, 1928).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Daughter of Shanghai"

June 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Daughter of Shanghai" (Paramount, 1937).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Wait Until Dark"

June 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Wait Until Dark" (Warner Bros., 1967).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Three Lives of Thomasina"

June 23, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Three Lives of Thomasina" (Disney, 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"For All Mankind"

June 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"For All Mankind" (Apollo Associates, 1989).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Apollo 13"

June 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Apollo 13" (Universal, 1995).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Right Stuff"

June 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Right Stuff" (Warner Bros., 1983).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Artists in Mexico

June 1, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Susannah Joel Glusker discusses and signs her new book "Avant-Garde Art & Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Gwendolyn Brooks

June 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poets Kyle Dargan and Janice Harrington celebrate the birthday of American poet Gwendolyn Brooks by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Tumba

June 7, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Musician Mirta Gomez discusses the French "Tumba," a traditional music and dance style that emerged in the 18th century in Cuba.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Maraton de Poesia

June 8, 2012, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Poets of the Teatro de la Luna's 20th annual "Maraton de Poesia" read from their work. Presentation will be in Spanish.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Lou Galambos

June 13, 2012, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Lou Galambos, former Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses his book "The Creative Society -- and the Price Americans Paid For It."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Hungarian Literature

June 13, 2012, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai reads from his recently translated novel, "Satantango," and discusses the state of contemporary Hungarian literature.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Water Use

June 14, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NASA's Martha Anderson presents a talk on "Mapping Water Use from Space."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Russian Emigre Sculptors

June 21, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya presents "The Creative Legacy of Russian Emigre Sculptors and Their Porcelain Chef-d'oeuvres."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

Solomon's Temple

June 25, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Avigdor Hurowitz, professor of Bible and Near Eastern literature at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, presents "Heaven on Earth: A Tour of Solomon's Temple Through Ancient Near Eastern Eyes."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3779

African American Folk Artists

June 26, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Patricia A. Turner of the University of California at Davis discusses "Crafting Change: African American Folk Artists and the Civil Rights Movement."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Irony and Medicine

June 28, 2012, Noon - 1 p.m.
Farr Curlin, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality Fellow, presents "Of All the Physicians is There a Physician? Irony in the Practice of Medicine."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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Symposium

Jurji Zaydan

June 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"Jurji Zaydan: His Contribution to Modern Arab Thought and Literature" brings together scholars from the Arab world, Europe and North America to present papers and discuss the life and work of the noted novelist, journalist and publisher.
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5676

Creating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy

June 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act establishing the land-grant universities and the establishment of the National Academy of Sciences, and the establishment, 25 years later, of the Carnegie libraries. Speakers include members of the House and Senate, land-grant university presidents, heads of major public and research libraries, and leading scholars and scientists. Conference will be followed by a wreath-laying at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the vision and leadership of President Lincoln at a time of national crisis.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202) 707-5218

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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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