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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. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Exhibition — America Reads

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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 In-Laws" (Warner Bros., 1979)

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alan Arkin stars as a mild-mannered dentist who quickly grows skeptical about his daughters future father-in-law Vince (Peter Falk), who claims to be a CIA agent.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Film — "The Hospital" (United Artists, 1971)

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Director Arthur Hiller toggles between comedy and tragedy, the real and the surreal, to depict "a microcosm for all the ills of contemporary society."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for October 2016

Concert

El carro del amor (The Cart of Love)

October 6, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mezzo-soprano Ana Maria Ruimonte, together with a Spanish baroque chamber ensemble, will present this unique musical performance that combines song, multimedia, and puppeteering.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

Mark Padmore Recital with Paul Lewis

October 17, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
English tenor Mark Padmore is one of the most revered artists on the international touring scene, and was recently recognized with the 2016 Musical America Vocalist of the Year Award. He will present works by Beethoven.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Fortepianist, Kristian Bezuidenhout

October 26, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs two sonatas by Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. *Tickets are required for the concert. No tickets will be required for the preconcert lecture that is planned for 6:30 pm.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Founder's Day: Argento Chamber Ensemble

October 29, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Argento Chamber Ensemble performs a classic work by Sciarrino alongside a brand new piece by Irish composer Ann Cleare . Tickets are required. *Preconcert Presentation: The artists discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Metro Mambo: Melting Pot": Salsa Dancing

October 4, 2016, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jim Byers, host of "Latin Flavor Classic Edition" on WPFW 89.3 FM radio, leads the Library in one of his popular "Metro Mambo" presentations. Using video and audio clips ranging from rare transcription recordings to Hollywood films, Byers outlines the development of Latin-jazz in the U.S., and demonstrates how mambo and salsa came to inform most every aspect of popular culture. The presentation will culminate in a brief mambo/salsa lesson and a dance session open to all.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Packard Campus Open House

October 10, 2016, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The public may visit the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about the audio-visual conservation services offered by the Library. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility, participate in interactive sessions in the Recorded Sound listening room and view a video highlighting the Librarys work and items from the collection in the theatre. Tickets will be required for the facility tours. The NAVCC is located at 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper VA 22701.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Main Reading Room Open House

October 10, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Librarys resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday.
Location: LJ 100 Main Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Annual National Collegiate Book Collection

October 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, along with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, presents the National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony and Reception.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Exhibition

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Display of Cuban Collections

October 12, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Library of Congress curators and subject matter experts will deliver a tour of the Island of Cuba through some of the unique items in the Librarys collection. The exhibition can been seen inside the Hispanic Reading Room location in the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Location: LJ 240 Conference Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Adaptive Technology Demonstration Showcase

October 19, 2016, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Adaptive Technology Demonstration Showcase is an educational and awareness exhibition designed to introduce visitors to the different types of technologies used by people with disabilities.The event takes place at the Madison Hall inside the Madison Building.
Location: Madison Building, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9890

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

October 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

America Reads

October 31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"America Reads" celebrates the public's choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life. The exhibition also revisits 25 books from the 2012 Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" that were voted on by public survey. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 21, 2017.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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Film

"The In-Laws" (Warner Bros., 1979)

October 1, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alan Arkin stars as a mild-mannered dentist who quickly grows skeptical about his daughters future father-in-law Vince (Peter Falk), who claims to be a CIA agent.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Hospital" (United Artists, 1971)

October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Director Arthur Hiller toggles between comedy and tragedy, the real and the surreal, to depict "a microcosm for all the ills of contemporary society."
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Novels Into Film

October 13, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
"Novels into Film: Like Apples and Oranges," in conjunction with the 'American Reads' exhibit, examines major American novels which have been converted to Hollywood films. .
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2138

"The Mad Miss Manton" (RKO, 1938)

October 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Three years before Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda starred together in Preston Sturges screwball masterpiece "The Lady Eve," they made this delightful entry in the comedy-mystery subgenre. Stanwyck plays the vivacious Park Avenue socialite Melsa Manton who discovers a murder victim while walking her poodles. By the time the police arrive, the body has disappeared. A cartoon and a comedy short will be shown before the feature: "Porky in Egypt" (1938) and the Vitaphone Technicolor musical comedy "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938).
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Missing Link" (Warner Bros., 1927)

October 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In this zany comedy, directed by Charles Reisner, he plays Arthur Wells, a penniless poet who has consented to impersonate a big-game hunter on an African exploration, headed by Lord Dryden and Colonel Braden. They are seeking to discover "the missing link," despite the fact that Wells has an aversion to animals. The 1915 Syd Chaplin comedy short, "No One to Guide Him," will be shown before the feature.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Isfahan to Irvine

October 18, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress & Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland Present: "The Persian Book Lecture Series" 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts. This programs will feature a documentary on the Persian Ney Instrument Hossein Omoumi.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Only Two Can Play (British Lion Film Corporation)

October 20, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In a small town in Wales, an unhappily married librarian starts an affair with the wife of a local politician. An understated comedy with an effortlessly inventive performance by Peter Sellers, the film superbly captures the dissatisfaction of lower middle-class life in 1960s provincial Britain, as well as the tragicomic trials and tribulations of the male mid-life crisis, the portrayal of which Sellers developed and refined throughout his career. Never released on DVD in the U.S. Archival print from the Librarys Copyright Collection. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5677

"Pioneers of African-American Cinema"

October 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
To commemorate the recent release of "Pioneers of African-American Cinema," a five-disc Blu-ray and DVD set by KinoLorber and the Library of Congress, the new digital restoration of Oscar Micheauxs "Within Our Gates" (Micheaux Book & Film Company, 1920) will be screened. Two short films from the disc will precede the feature: "Verdict Not Guilty" (1934), made by self-taught filmmakers James and Eloyce Gist, and the recently rediscovered comedy "Hot Biskits" (1931), the earliest known film directed by Spencer Williams.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Son of Frankenstein" (Universal, 1939)

October 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Boris Karloff made his final appearance as the man-made monster in this third installment of Universal Studios lucrative Frankenstein series, following "Frankenstein" in 1931 and "The Bride of Frankenstein" in 1935.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Bad Seed" (Warner Bros., 1956)

October 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Young Patty McCormack was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Rhoda, who seems perfect until things dont go her way. Mervyn LeRoy directed this adaptation of Maxwell Andersons Broadway play that questions whether evil can be inherited.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pumpkinhead" (United Artists, 1988 R-rated*)

October 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
After a tragic accident that leaves his son dead, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (DreamWorks Animation/Ardman Animations, 2005)

October 29, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wallace, a good-natured, eccentric cheese-loving inventor (voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis), along with his companion Gromit, a silent-yet-loyal and intelligent anthropomorphic dog, run a business ridding gardens of pests. They stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Young Frankenstein" (20th Century-Fox, 1974)

October 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Mel Brooks followed up his success with "Blazing Saddles" by directing and co-scripting (with the films star Gene Wilder) this stylish comedy spoof of the Universal Studios horror franchise. An important aspect of the movie is its overall look, which captured the feel of the 1930s films with its black-and-white cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld, vintage costumes by Dorothy Jeakins and gothic set design by Dale Hennesy. "Young Frankenstein" was added to the National Film Registry in 2003.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Forum

Antibiotic Resistant Strains Outbreaks

October 25, 2016, 11 a.m. - Noon
This health forum will be presented by Professor Lance Price, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Program at George Washington University.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-7361

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Lecture

Project IRENE: Analyzing Images to Digitize Sound on Historic Audio Recordings

October 4, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Olivia Dill, UC Berkeley - Digitization Specialist, speaks on the IRENE Project. IRENE allows damaged recordings to be reassembled digitally and for the sonic debris of pops, skips and distortions to be cleared away just as a technician might Photoshop a blemish from a photograph.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8345

Douglas LaPrade: A Spanish Reading of Hemingway

October 5, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Douglas LaPrade of the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, will deliver a lecture on the WWI and the influences of Spanish and Cuban in Ernest Hemingways work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Filipino Americans: The Other Asian Americans

October 6, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Enjoy a conversation with Professor Jon Pinedathe award winning American poet, memoirist, and novelist Jon Pineda (University of Mary Washington). He will deliver a lecture on the Filipino American experience within the context of his creation.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0947

RUM: Its History & Connoisseurship

October 11, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Historian Franklin Knight (Johns Hopkins University) will present a lecture on the history of rumone of Latin America's most celebrated spirits.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6404

John Arsenault: Barmaid

October 12, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Photographer John Arsenault discusses his work and book "Barmaid" , which features photographs that reflect an insider view of the iconic Eagle LA bar in Los Angeles.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Asian American Literature Today: Kundiman Spotlight

October 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Poets Janine Joseph and Aimee Nezhukumatathil read and discuss their work with Kundiman Advisory Board Co-Chair Jennifer Chang.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

"Queer Iberia": Sexualities, Cultures, & Crossing from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

October 13, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Enjoy a conversation with Prof. Gregory S. Hutcheson (University of Louisville) and Prof. Josiah Blackmore (Harvard) on their book "Queer Iberia" (Duke University Press, 1999).
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

Polyandry & Wife Selling in Qing Dynasty China

October 14, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Enjoy a conversation with Prof. Matthew H. Sommer (Stanford University) on his book 'Polyandry & Wife Selling in Qing Dynasty China:Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions' (University of California Press, 2015).
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0797

Mother Teresa and her Accession to Sainthood

October 14, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Roman Catholic priest and biographer, Dom Lushi will discuss Mother Teresa and her Accession to Sainthood.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Saving Libraries during a Time of War

October 14, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Embassy of Malta, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the European Union National Institutes of Culture, "Saving Libraries during a Time of War: The Hill Museum & Manuscript Librarys Race to Preserve Manuscripts Threatened by War and Cultural Trafficking" is a lecture by Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, who is Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center. The event will be held in Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119, 1st Floor.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4515

Preconcert: Mark Padmore Recital with Paul Lewis

October 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
David Plylar of the Music Division presents "Gentlemen Prefer the Taubenpost: Love and Longing in the Songs of Beethoven and Schubert"; a preconcert lecture in conjunction with Mark Padmore recital.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Preparing for the Next Generation of Crewed Planetary Surface Exploration

October 19, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kelsey Young of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center presents "Preparing for the Next Generation of Crewed Planetary Surface Exploration: Incorporating Field Portable Technology". According to Young, these technologies will need to have the flexibility to be used in different capacities during spaceflight and will need to be incorporated into astronaut extravehicular activities.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1212

"The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan"

October 20, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Sarah Cameron analyzes a little-known episode of Stalinist social engineering, the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, which led to the death of more than 1.5 million people, a quarter of Soviet Kazakhstan's population. Using memoirs, oral history accounts, and archival documents, she explores the stories of those who lived through the famine, asking how this crisis reshaped Soviet Kazakhstan and what it meant to be "Kazakh," and how the case of the Kazakh famine alters understandings of development and nation-building under Stalin.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6385

Law & Literature

October 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lawyer and poet Monica Youn reads from her new book, Blackacre, and participates in a discussion with Martha Dragich, Professor Emerita of Law at the University of Missouri. Co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3685

Don Quixote

October 21, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Professor Hernan Pinillos (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland) will deliver a presentation that will explore Don Quixote's reception throughout the years, touching on some key items that have attracted readers over centuries. Please Note: The event will be taking place inside the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Rosenwald Room, LJ 205, 2nd floor.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

The Return of the Masters

October 25, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress & Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland Present: "The Persian Book Lecture Series" 2016 Focus: Literature and Performing Arts featuring a lecture on 'The Return of the Masters: Connections, Contestations, and the Redrawing of Persian Literacy History given by Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4518

Interview with Kristian Bezuidenhout

October 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Preconcert conversation with forte pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Preserving Family Recipes

October 27, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Valerie J. Frey discusses her book "Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5387

If Venice Dies

October 27, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Professor Salvatore Settis European Division in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute presents a book talk on "If Venice Dies".
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2256

AMS Lecture: In the Workshop of Lerner and Loewe

October 27, 2016, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dominic McHugh uses resources from the Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner and Warner-Chappell collections to explore the creation of My Fair Lady, a work whose fame and ongoing cultural presence have hidden some of the aspects that make it unique.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Annual Maguire Lecture

October 28, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In an economy that depends on credit, people have to decide who is trustworthy and will keep their promises, and who is not. 2016 Maguire Chair Bruce Carruthers considers how credit and credit decision-making in the U.S. has developed over the 19th and 20th-centuries with the invention and spread of credit ratings and scores. These augmented and even replaced older methods that depended on individual reputations and personal relationships, and eventually governed the allocation of consumer and business credit.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

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Gallery Talk

Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain!

October 5, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jackie Coleburn of the Rare Materials Section presents "Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain!: The Wizard of Oz and the Wonderful World of Childrens Literature". The conversation will take place inside the "America Reads" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Reading Maya Ceramics

October 12, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
John Hessler of the Geography and Map Division presents "Reading Maya Ceramics: Lessons from Everyday Objects" at noon in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3822

Books Go to War

October 19, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Abby Yochelson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division presents "Books Go to War: American Service Editions in World War II" at noon in the "America Reads" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

Alex Haley's 'Roots'

October 26, 2016, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ahmed Johnson of Local History and Genealogy presents "Alex Haleys Roots and Genealogical Research at the Library of Congress" at noon in the "America Reads" exhibition.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-9070

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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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