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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.

Friday, September 5, 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

Lecture — The 78 Project

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright discuss "The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Film — "Lisztomania"

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "Lisztomania" (1975, *R-rated). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Film — "Mrs. Doubtfire"

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (20th Century Fox, 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for September 2014

Books and Beyond

William Wells Brown

September 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ezra Greenspan discusses and sign his new book "William Wells Brown: An African-American Life."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

Forgotten Fifties

September 23, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
James Conaway discusses and sign his new book "The Forgotten Fifties: Americas Decade from the Archives of LOOK Magazine."
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1519

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Concert

Alliance for California Traditional Arts

September 11, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California, who perform son jarocho, folk music from Veracruz, Mexico.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grufolpawa presents a performance of Panamanian folkloric dance in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0947

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Event

Youth Poetry Reading

September 19, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program, the nations highest honor for youth poets creating original work, read selections of their work.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Exhibition

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964"

September 10, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" opens today and highlights the legal and legislative struggles and victories leading to its passage, shedding light on the individualsboth prominent leaders and private citizenswho participated in the decades-long campaign for equality. The exhibition is open through Sept. 12, 2015.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4604

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Film

"To Be or Not To Be"

September 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"To Be or Not To Be" (United Artists, 1942).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Lisztomania"

September 5, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "Lisztomania" (1975, *R-rated). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Mrs. Doubtfire"

September 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (20th Century Fox, 1993).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Aladdin"

September 6, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Aladdin" (Disney, 1992).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Good Morning, Vietnam"

September 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Good Morning, Vietnam" (Touchstone, 1987, R-rated *). *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Jumpin Jack Flash"

September 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Jumpin Jack Flash" (20th Century Fox, 1986, R-rated *). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Music Lovers"

September 12, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "The Music Lovers" (1970, *R-rated). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"The Hunt for Red October"

September 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Hunt for Red October" (Paramount, 1990).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

September 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (20th Century Fox, 1977).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Czech Fillm Series

September 17, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Filmmaker Martin Smok presents his film "The Trials" from a documentary film trilogy "Between a Star and a Crescent."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Raintree County"

September 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Raintree County" (MGM, 1957).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"An Ideal Husband"

September 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"An Ideal Husband" (Miramax, 1999).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Star Wars: Episode V  The Empire Strikes Back"

September 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Star Wars: Episode V  The Empire Strikes Back" (20th Century Fox, 1980).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Gattaca"

September 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Gattaca" (Columbia, 1997).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Tommy"

September 26, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Ken Russell Series: "Tommy" (1975).
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Unbreakable"

September 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Unbreakable" (Buena Vista, 2000).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Star Wars: Episode VI  Return of the Jedi"

September 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Star Wars: Episode VI  Return of the Jedi" (20th Century Fox, 1983).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, VA, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Topics in Preservation Science

September 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - Noon
Eric Breitung, research chemist with the Librarys Preservation Research and Testing Division, gives a talk on "Alternative to the Oddy Test for Evaluating Storage Materials."
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Joshua Beckman

September 4, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Poet and Wave Books Editor Joshua Beckman gives a talk on poetry.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

The 78 Project

September 5, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright discuss "The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Hispanic Americans in Congress

September 11, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Editors of the publication "Hispanic Americans in Congress," a compilation of historical essays and short biographies about 91 Hispanic-Americans who served in Congress from 1822 to 2012," discuss the work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Okinawan Literature

September 11, 2014, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Writer-editor Frank Stewart and scholar-translator Katsunori Yamazato read from the MANOA Journal special feature "Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa" and participate in a moderated discussion with poet Brenda Shaughnessy.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Cartoonist Box Brown

September 12, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Cartoonist Box Brown presents a talk titled "How to Make Comics Every Day and Still Be Alive."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1522

The Great Gatsby

September 15, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
NPRs Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan discusses her new book "So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

Magna Carta & the American Constitution

September 16, 2014, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will present "Magna Carta and the American Constitution." Amar will discuss Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution. Amars lecture also will serve as the annual Constitution Day lecture from the Law Library of Congress.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5355

Persian Literary Humanism

September 17, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University presents "The World of Persian Literary Humanism: Spreading Culture Through Books."
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Climate Change on Mars

September 18, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jared Espley, NASA Goddard space scientist, presents "Climate Change on Mars: The Case of the Missing Martian Atmosphere."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Hebraic Manuscripts

September 23, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Hebraic area specialist Ann Brener presents a talk on the Librarys newly acquired 18th century illuminated, miniature manuscript.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4186

ProMED-mail

September 25, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dr. Lawrence C. Madoff, editor of ProMED-mail and professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Boston, discusses "ProMED-mail: World- Wide Disease Surveillance and Media."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1209

Rebel Music

September 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Hisham D. Aidi of Columbia University discusses his book, "Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture."
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Andrej Blatnik Book Talk

September 25, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Andrej Blatnik of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia discusses his book "Law of Desire."
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Poet Laureate Charle Wright

September 25, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Charles Wright gives his inaugural reading as the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Panel Discussion

Star Spangled Banner

September 18, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
Matt Spivey, vice president of artistic planning at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, anthem enthusiast Neil Grauer, assistant director of marketing and communications at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Library of Congress Music Divisions Loras John Schissel and Nicholas Alexander Brown discuss the history and value of revamping "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Round Table

Civil Rights & Popular Culture

September 15, 2014, 1 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ingrid Monson of Harvard University and Ruth Feldstein of Rutgers University present a talk on "Popular Culture and Civil Rights: Jazz, Film, TV and the Making of the Movement."
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Symposium

Latvian Diaspora Archives

September 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture" looks at the Latvian diaspora collections and the preservation, cataloging and housing of the historical and cultural materials.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3928

Astrobiology

September 18, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world convene at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center for two days to discuss "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Astrobiology

September 19, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world convene at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center for two days to discuss "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth."
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Civil Rights & Hispanic Americans

September 25, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scholars discuss Hispanic Americans role in the civil rights movement during the day-long symposium "Organizing Across the Boundaries: Strategies and Coalitions in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Social Justice."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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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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