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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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Film — "The Secret of Roan Inish"

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Secret of Roan Inish" (Goldwyn, 1994).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for March 2014

Books and Beyond

Alan Lomax

March 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center will discuss his new e-book, "Michigan I-O: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folksong Expedition."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Ceremony

Witter Bynner Poetry

March 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey announces and introduces her selection for the Library of Congresss annual Witter Bynner Fellowship, followed by a reading from his or her work.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Concert

Homegrown Series

March 5, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The American Folklife Center kicks off its annual concert series of regional folk music with a performance of traditional Turkish and Bulgarian music.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Elias Quartet

March 7, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Elias String Quartet presents quartets by Haydn, Kurtag and Beethoven.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Gregory Porter

March 8, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Baritone Gregory Porter performs jazz, blues and Southern soul.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Scharoun Ensemble

March 15, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin presents its signature piece, Franz Schuberts Octet in F major.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Joan Kwuon

March 21, 2014, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Joan Kwuon, violin, Joel Smirnoff, viola, Sharon Robinson, cello, and Sergei Babayan, piano, peform two piano quartets, including the Brahms op. 25 quartet premiered by Clara Schumann.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Homegrown Series

March 26, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Amadou Kouyate performs music of West Africa.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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The Persian Book

March 27, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
"Illustrating the Persian Book: The Happy Marriage of Literary and Visual Narrative," celebrating the opening of the exhibition "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book," is a day-long program that includes a lecture and a panel discussion on Persian manuscripts and the tradition of manuscript-making in Persian-speaking lands.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

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Exhibition

Persian Book

March 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" explores a millennium of Persias rich literary tradition with materials ranging from rare illustrated manuscripts to contemporary publications drawn from the unique and extensive Persian collections at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is open through Sept. 20, 2014,
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

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Film

"The Secret of Roan Inish"

March 1, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Secret of Roan Inish" (Goldwyn, 1994).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Jewish Film Series

March 3, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Before the Revolution" (Israel, 2013), directed by Dan Shadur, who will be present to discuss the film and show clips. Pre-revolution Tehran (under the Shah during the 1960s and 1970s) was once considered a paradise for Israelis.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Jewish Film Series

March 4, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Regina" (Hungary, 2013), directed by Diana Groo, who will be joined by the films producers, George Weisz and Alan Reich, to discuss the film and present clips. Ordained in Berlin, Regina Jonas was the first female rabbi.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Jewish Film Series

March 5, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Dancing in Jaffa" (Israel/USA, 2013), directed by Hilla Medalia. Producer Diana Nabatoff and the subject of the film, Pierre Dulaine, will discuss the film. Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to Jaffa, Israel, to teach grade school children to dance.
Location: LM 642 Library Services Conference Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Little Miss Marker"

March 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Little Miss Marker" (Paramount, 1934).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Jewish Film Series

March 7, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
"In Sukkah City" (USA, 2013), directed by Jason Hutt, who will be present to discuss the film. The film chronicles the creative process of constructing an ancient building (sukkah).
Location: LM 240 Law Library Media Center, Second floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Annie Laurie"

March 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Annie Laurie" (MGM, 1927).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Julie Christie Double Feature

March 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Petulia" (Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, 1968) and "Dont Look Now" (Paramount, 1973  R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Legend of Time"

March 10, 2014, Noon - 2 p.m.
Scholar Ellen Echeverria and Shoko Hamano of George Washington University discuss "The Legend of Time" highlights the legacy of Camaron de la Isla, the late flamenco singer.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

"The Informer"

March 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Informer" (RKO, 1935).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Gangs of New York"

March 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Gangs of New York" (Miramax, 2002  R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Short Films

March 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"All Things Being Equal = An Evening of Short Films From the National Film Registry (1881-1986).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Irish Double Feature

March 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Commitments" (20th Century-Fox, 1991 2002  R rated*) and "The Snapper" (Miramax, 1993 2002  R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"How the States Got Their Shapes"

March 22, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
""How the States Got Their Shapes."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Housesitter"

March 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
""Housesitter" (1992).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

March 23, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (Paramount, 1984).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Master"

March 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Master" (Weinstein, 2012 R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Capote"

March 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Capote" (United Artists, 2005  R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Boogie Nights"

March 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Boogie Nights" (New Line, 1997  R rated*).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gone With the Wind"

March 30, 2014, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"Gone With the Wind" (MGM, 1939).
Location: State Theatre of Culpeper
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Nanotechnology

March 6, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert Ivkov of Johns Hopkins University Medical School presents a talk on "Nanotechnology for Cancer Treatment."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

History of Madness

March 6, 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

Gregory Porter Talk

March 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gregory Porter talks with Music Division jazz curator Larry Appelbaum.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Jewish Football Tradition

March 10, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Raanan Rein of Tel Aviv University presents a talk on his book "Futbol, Jews and the Making of Argentina."
Location: LM 642 Library Services Conference Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

Franz Liszt

March 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
David Henning Plylar of the Music Division discusses "Remembering Argos: Life and Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz Liszt."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Pork-Barrel Politics

March 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Zygmunt J. B. Plater, professor of law and director of the Land & Environmental Law Program at Boston College Law School, discusses and signs his book "The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

Realpolitik Series

March 13, 2014, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
John Bew, Kluge Centers Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, and Martyn Frampton of Queen Mary University in London presents "America, the Muslim Brotherhood and Realpolitik: Understanding the Other."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

African American Citizenship

March 14, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Koritha Mitchell discusses and signs her book "Living With Lynching: African American Plays, Performance and Citizenship, 1890-1930."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0940

DvoYak and Schubert

March 15, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division presents "An Introduction to DvoYak and Schubert Recordings."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Women's History Month

March 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
International photographer Alexandra Huddleston discusses her book "333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4112

The Chinese Collection

March 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ming Poon of the Library's Asian Division presents a talk titled "Building a Mountain: The Formative Years of the Chinese Collection of the Library of Congress."
Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3683

Philip Roth

March 19, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman celebrate the birthday of American novelist Philip Roth by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Author Tope Folarin

March 20, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Nigerian author Tope Folarin, winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, reads selections from his short story "Miracle."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Joan Kwuon and friends

March 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The artists discuss their craft.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Digital Stewardship

March 25, 2014, 11 a.m. - Noon
Presenters from across the Library of Congress share information on the latest tools and approaches that make digital stewardship happen in their division and initiatives.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1120

American Modernism

March 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
CANCELED Laura Yust of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Hidden Figures in American Modernism."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Women's History Month

March 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Author Carmen Boullosa reads from and discusses her work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Turkish Cuisine

March 26, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cookbook author and culinary expert Sheilah Kaufman discusses "The Sultans' Kitchen: A History of Turkish Cuisine."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3778

Realpolitik Series

March 27, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Bew and Robert Kagan, Washington Post columnist and fellow at the Brookings Institute, present "Realpolitik and American Exceptionalism."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

David Bromberg

March 31, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Singer-songwriter David Bromberg launches the American Folklife Centers new interview series, "Open Mic: Conversations About Tradition and Inspiration."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Open House

Women's History Month

March 20, 2014, Noon - 4:30 p.m.
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division hosts an open house featuring a curatorial display of works written, illustrated and collected by women.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3448

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Panel Discussion

Golden Sports Moments

March 14, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Barr discusses his historic sports interviews and the Librarys acquisition of the Sports Byline archive in 2013 with former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick, NBA veteran Adonal Foyle and the Librarys Gene DeAnna and Matt Barton.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5508

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Round Table

African American Soldiers

March 18, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David cline of Virginia Tech University discuss "The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI and Korea."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5510

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Seminar

Employee Assistance Program

March 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Employee Assistance Program presents a seminar on "Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars and Smartphones."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6389

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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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