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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, February 3, 2014

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 February 2014

Concert

Audra McDonald

February 1, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(rescheduled from Oct. 10) Spotlighting the riches of the Library's American musical theater collections, the two-time GRAMMY? Award-winner performs an intimate evening of favorite show tunes.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

February 4, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Freiburger Barockorchester performs the complete Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach. Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Jack Quartet

February 14, 2014, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The JACK Quartet, with pianist Ursula Oppens, presents Feldman: "Spring of Chosroes" (Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission), Carter: Quintet for piano and string quartet (Library of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Commission) and the U.S. premiere of Andersons String Quartet No. 1, "Light Music." Tickets required.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Ebene Quartet

February 20, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Quatuor Ebene performs works by Haydn, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mitzi Meyerson

February 22, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson presents pieces by J.S. Bach, Purcell, Rameau and Couperin.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

CANCELED Lansin Kouyate

February 28, 2014, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
CANCELED Lansin Kouyate and David Neerman meld African music with rock, jazz and electro.
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Exhibition

ASCAP

February 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond" celebrates the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress on the occasion of the organizations centennial, recalling notable moments and artists in its history, exploring its current work and challenges, and looking to its future as a force in mentoring and inspiring the creativity of new generations.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"A Hard Days Night"

February 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"A Hard Days Night" (United Artists, 1964).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Harold and Maude"

February 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Harold and Maude" (Paramount, 1971).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Love Bug"

February 8, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Love Bug" (Disney/Buena Vista, 1968).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Robocop"

February 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Robocop" (Orion, 1987R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

African American History Month

February 13, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Tim Wilson discusses his film "One Night in Vegas" and the African American involvement with Nollywood, or Nigerian cinema.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6506

"Young Mr. Lincoln"

February 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Young Mr. Lincoln" (20th Century-Fox, 1939).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Sleepless in Seattle"

February 14, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Sleepless in Seattle" (TriStar, 1993).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Moonstruck"

February 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Moonstruck" (MGM, 1987).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"An Affair to Remember"

February 16, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"An Affair to Remember" (20th Century-Fox, 1957).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Searchers"

February 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Searchers" (Warner Bros., 1956).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Arhoolie Records

February 21, 2014, Midnight - 1:30 p.m.
Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling discuss and show clips from their movie "This Aint No Mouse Music! The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"For Heavens Sake"

February 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"For Heavens Sake" (Paramount, 1926).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Chaplins Vintage Year"

February 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Chaplins Vintage Year" (Mutual, 1916-1917).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

African American History Month

February 26, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Tim Wilson discusses his film "One Night in Vegas" and the African American involvement with Nollywood, or Nigerian cinema.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6506

African American History Month

February 27, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Glen Pearcy, Maryland filmmaker and civil rights activist, shows clips from his film "One More River to Cross" about the Civil Rights Movement and the Southwest Georgia Project. He will also show photographic stills from other events of the movement.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"Mostly Martha"

February 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mostly Martha" (Paramount Classics, 2001).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Enter the Dragon"

February 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Enter the Dragon" (Warner Bros., 1973R-rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Holiday

President's Day

February 17, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Buildings Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public, including a Main Reading Room Open House from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Young Readers Center celebrates past and future presidents with hands-on activities like speech reenactments, trivia, crafts and more at 10 a.m. in Room G-29. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday.
Location: All buildings
Contact: (202) 707-8000

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Lecture

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

February 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra discuss their craft. No tickets are required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

African American History Month

February 6, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards is featured speaker in a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6506

Poet Carl Phillips

February 6, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Poet Carl Phillips discusses his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, for the inaugural Life of a Poet series, which brings established poets to the nations capital for in-depth interviews. Reservations are required.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Hebrew and Yiddish Artists Books

February 10, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Hebraic Area Specialist Ann Brener presents "Black Pearls Re-strung: Hebrew and Yiddish Artists Books in the Library of Congress."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4186

Lost Art of Landowska

February 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chris Hartten of the Music Division speaks on "The Lost Art of Landowska."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

African American History Month

February 12, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Segments from the PBS series "The African Americans, Many Rivers to Cross" will be screened followed by an informal discussion.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6506

U.S. Perspective on Russia

February 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, presents "Mr. Putin: A U.S. Perspective in Russia."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Brazilian Republicanism

February 13, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scholar Manuella Meyer, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, speaks on "Psychiatry and Brazilian Republicanism, 1889-1930."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Poetry Now:

February 14, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hispanic poets Brenda Cardenas and Valerie Martinez present "Pintura/Palabra: Poetry Inspired by Art," a discussion of ekphrastic poetry.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Mexico's Cold War

February 20, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Renata Keller discusses her forthcoming book on the Cold War in Mexico, "Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Struggle Over the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Mendelssohn and Schumann.

February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
R. Larry Todd of Duke University discusses the work of Mendelssohn and Schumann.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mormons in Musicals

February 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Janet McKinney of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Saints on Stage: The Depiction of Mormons in American Musical Theater."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Britain and France

February 27, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Scott Sowerby discusses "States of Exclusion: Britain and France, 1685-1715."
Location: LJ Room A-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Film Production Design

February 27, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Production Designer Laszlo Rajk presents "City Space as a Vicious Circle: Visual Design in Bela Tarrs Man from London."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

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Panel Discussion

World Christianity

February 26, 2014, 9 a.m. - Noon
Four distinguished scholars of religion participate in a panel discussion on "World Christianity, Immigration, and the U.S.: The Non-Western Church Comes to America."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Gallery Talk

March on Washington

February 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Josie Walter-Johnson of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents "Watching History: Television Coverage of the March on Washington" in the "A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" exhibition.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9203

Buell Map and Indians

February 26, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Julie Miller of the Manuscript Division discusses "Indian People and Places on Abel Buells 1784 Map of the United States."
Location: Great Hall North Gallery, First 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

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