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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].

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Exhibition — "Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exhibition — Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

Exhibition — John F. Kennedy

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

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 — "Space Ethics: Ethical Implications of Commercial Space Projects"

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christopher Ketcham, Ph.D. will speak about the need to balance the economic value of commercial ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1207

Tour — Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Lecture — Open Mic with Mark Moss

Noon - 1 p.m.
Join us as Sing Out! executive director and editor Mark Moss discusses the history of Sing Out! and the significance and challenges of folk music journalism over the past six decades.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Gallery Talk — "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations"

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Curators Sara Duke and Margaret Wood and exhibition director Betsy Nahum-Miller discuss the courtroom illustration collection at the Library of Congress and highlights of the Library's new exhibition.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Lecture — A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Blobaum will discuss his latest book, "A Minor apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War." Blobaum is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of history at West Virginia University. He is the author of several award-winning books. There will be a book sale and signing to follow.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Lecture — Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join six library champions for an animated discussion on the challenges of managing the "firehose of information" that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME. The event will begin with an overview of the new book, The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures, co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress. Book signing to follow.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5093

Concert — Roger McGuinn - SOLD OUT

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Librarys Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of music and dialogue featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and frontman of rock group "The Byrds," Roger McGuinn, as part of the ongoing "Marty Stuart Presents &" concert series at the Packard Campus Theater.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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All Public Events for May 2017

Books and Beyond

"Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps"

May 24, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of these maps in its Geography and Map Division. Many of the maps reproduced in "Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps" (University of Chicago Press, 2017) by Stephen J. Hornsby are from the divisions collections. Hornsby will discuss and sign his book. This Books & Beyond event is sponsored by the Librarys Center for the Book. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Roger McGuinn - SOLD OUT

May 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Librarys Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of music and dialogue featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and frontman of rock group "The Byrds," Roger McGuinn, as part of the ongoing "Marty Stuart Presents &" concert series at the Packard Campus Theater.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet-SOLD OUT

May 20, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is one of the hottest artists on the jazz scene today. Winner of the 2007 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, he studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Terence Blanchard, and possesses a "unique spark in his playing" (The New Yorker).
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers with Chum Ngek Ensemble

May 25, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble present a program of classical Khmer dance and music from the Cambodian court repertoire.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

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Event

Jayme Stones Folklife

May 4, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the worldbridging folk, jazz and chamber music.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

Before They Were Liberators: 1942-43

May 4, 2017, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room is hosting a research sprint with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for their History Unfolded project. Help us to search historic American newspapers to find out what people in military communities knew about the Holocaust in 1942-43, as news of mass killings emerged in the American press. pace is limited, so please RSVP: http://bit.ly/MayLOCSprint
Location: Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5690

Gloria Gaynor Live: Disco Dance Party - SOLD OUT

May 6, 2017, 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
The Library of Congress opens the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building for LOC Disco Night, a celebration of the Librarys collections and the music of Gloria Gaynor, with an once-in-a-lifetime disco dance party in the historic Great Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the Main Reading Room, meet curators, view special treasure displays, explore the Librarys exhibitions, and dance the night away. Gloria Gaynor and her band will kick off the evening with a live performance. Appearances by DJ Mike Simonetti and DJ Adrian Loving. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information.
Location: Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ100), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Unite our Voices by Speaking Together

May 11, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Keynote address by Roswell Encina, LC Chief Communications Officer, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). The keynote address is the APAHM 2017 theme: Unite our Voices by Speaking Together.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8996

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Exhibition

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 1, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 2, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 3, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 4, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 5, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

May 6, 2017, 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

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

May 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

May 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations

May 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations," will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years. The exhibition will open on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and close on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3630

John F. Kennedy

May 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This display includes special biographical materials about JFK and books written by the former president. Also featured are books about Kennedy in foreign languages.
Location: Great Hall South Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

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Film

"House Party" (New Line Cinema, 1990, R-rated*)

May 5, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
American comedy film starring Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. All screenings will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill

May 11, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill (35 mins) spotlights the memories and stories of former workers of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill that was, until recently, located on the water outside Baltimore, Maryland.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"A Mighty Wind" (Warner Bros., 2003)

May 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Folk musicians of the 1960s era are the subject of this Christopher Guest mockumentary. Guest, along with fellow "This is Spinal Tap" stars Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, portray the earnest trio "The Folksmen," reuniting for a tribute performance for a recently deceased concert promoter.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"White Zombie" (United Artists, 1932)

May 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bela Lugosi stars as Murder Legendre, the owner of a sugar mill in Haiti who controls an army of zombie workers. The print is a recent restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute. Historian and author John McElwee will introduce the film. Also on the program is the 1932 comedy short "The Dentist," starring W. C. Fields.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"The Book of Life" (20th Century-Fox, 2014)

May 13, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This animated feature celebrates the folklore surrounding the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, when family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The story follows a bullfighter whos torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. * A special sensory-sensitive screening will be shown at 10 a.m. Sensory-sensitive screenings include accommodations such as lowered volume and raised lighting for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other special needs.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Hollywood Speaks German" (Not Rated, 1930 - 1932)

May 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
From 1930 through 1932, all major Hollywood studios shot films, in German with famous German actors who came to Hollywood, German-speaking actors living in America and American actors, who spoke their lines for foreign language versions phonetically. Stefan Droessler, Director of the Filmmuseum Munchen, will discuss how different studios dealt with the situation and will show excerpts of these movies.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Americans" by Paul Tanedo

May 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Screening of a photographic epilogue to the Boat People retrospective entitled "Americans" by Paul Tanedo.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3233

The Commissioner (1998)

May 18, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A political thriller made in the tradition of hard-hitting American cinematic expose of government institutions, the film was based on a novel by British writer, politician and environmentalist Stanley Johnson, who himself had served in the European Commission as head of the Prevention of Pollution Division.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"Best in Show" (Warner Bros., 2000)

May 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
This satirical look at the world of championship dog breeding and competition tracks several canine contestants and their handlers as they prepare for the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Honky Tonk" (MGM, 1941)

May 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Clark Gable stars as frontier con artist Candy Johnson who, along with his pal Sniper (Chill Wills), sneaks onto a train bound for gold-rush country in Nevada to avoid being tarred and feathered for recent misdeeds.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

Silent Movie Double Feature

May 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Last Edition" (FBO, 1925) Filmed on location at the San Francisco Chronicle, this film is one of the few journalism-themed movies to cover the newspaper production process  from commissioning desk to printing press. "The Final Extra" (Lumas, 1927) Aspiring young newspaper columnist Pat Riley (Grant Withers) investigates the death of the papers ace reporter Tom Collins (Frank Beal), who is killed while working on a bootlegging story.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fatakra"

May 23, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Showing of "Fatakra" ("Firecracker"), an Indian film about family traditions and South Asian culture.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-3233

"Waiting for Guffman" (Warner Bros., 1996, R-rated for brief strong language*)

May 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
This film serves as Christopher Guests first faux-documentary comedy. Guest himself plays Corky St. Claire, head of the community theater in Blaine, Missouri, which is about to celebrate its sesquicentennial. St. Clair puts together a musical about the citys noble history, "Red, White and Blaine," and we follow his cast of misfits as they rehearse, all the while anticipating the attendance of an important guest who may take the show to Broadway. * 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

"Primary"

May 30, 2017, Noon - 2 p.m.
"Primary," a documentary. The film follows Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey as they contend against each other in Wisconsin during the 1960 primary season. The film captures Kennedys political charm and appeal in a manner that still is riveting when viewed today.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2255

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Lecture

Tim Gunn on Disco Fashion- SOLD OUT*

May 2, 2017, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Newlen interviews fashion icon and native-Washingtonian Tim Gunn about the history of fashion in the disco era and its impact on modern fashion. *This event will be live streamed.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

ABBA & Disco's Influence on European Dance Music - SOLD OUT

May 3, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
James Wintle, Library of Congress Music Division, lectures on the influence of disco on European dance music and hosts a screening of "ABBA: The Movie" (Warner Bros., 1977). Presented in association with the Embassy of Sweden, European Month of Culture, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO)

May 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Preparing Astronauts for Space Exploration" --- Space scientist Kelsey Young, Ph.D. discusses the NASA mission that sends groups of astronauts, engineers and scientists to live and prepare for space exploration in an undersea research station.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1192

Jayme Stone and the Alan Lomax Collection

May 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jayme Stone is a long-time researcher at the American Folklife Center. During the Open Mic talk, Alan Lomax Collection curator Todd Harvey will ask Jayme to talk about his discoveries in the AFC archive.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

"Rudyard Kipling and the Great War"

May 4, 2017, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Debra Wynn, a rare materials cataloger at the Library of Congress, will discuss Rudyard Kiplings life and work influenced by the events of the Great War. On display will be unique World-War-I-related items from the Librarys Kipling Collections
Location: Rosenwald Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70707- 9779

Mathematics of African Dance Rhythms

May 4, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Martin Scherzinger of New York University explores elements of African dance music through the lens of Zimbabwean matepe and mbira music, bringing cultural and mathematical insights to bear in an engagement with this vital music. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Music & Veterans Panel Discussion

May 5, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress Music Division and Library of Congress Veterans History Project present a discussion of the role of music in supporting service members and veterans from the Vietnam era through the present. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

How I Found My Jewish American Family

May 8, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Genealogist Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage will share techniques, resources and repositories in the US and in the world that helped him discover the US branch of his family.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

"Sidney Robertson Cowell and the WPA California Folk Music Project, 1938-40"

May 9, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
As a young woman of 35, Sidney Robertson proposed, organized, and directed a California Work Projects Administration project designed to survey musical traditions from a wide range of English-speaking and immigrant communities in Northern California. The result of her efforts generated a remarkable multi-format ethnographic field collection (with recordings, photographs, sketches and drawings of the musical instruments, and field notes)the WPA California Folk Music Project (1938-1940)--that captured a unique cross-section of the music that people of many backgrounds were performing at the time.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Space Ethics: Ethical Implications of Commercial Space Projects"

May 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christopher Ketcham, Ph.D. will speak about the need to balance the economic value of commercial ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1207

Open Mic with Mark Moss

May 10, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Join us as Sing Out! executive director and editor Mark Moss discusses the history of Sing Out! and the significance and challenges of folk music journalism over the past six decades.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743

A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

May 10, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Robert Blobaum will discuss his latest book, "A Minor apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War." Blobaum is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of history at West Virginia University. He is the author of several award-winning books. There will be a book sale and signing to follow.
Location: European Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4371

Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge

May 10, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join six library champions for an animated discussion on the challenges of managing the "firehose of information" that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME. The event will begin with an overview of the new book, The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures, co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress. Book signing to follow.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5093

"King Solomon's Table"

May 15, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Joan Nathan's new book, King Solomon's Table, explores Jewish cooking from around the world. The author will speak about her research methodology, and about her book, which includes stories about the people who shared the recipes as well as the recipes themselves. This event is in celebration of the Jewish-American Heritage Month.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3780

"The Costume Designs of Miles White"

May 16, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Walter Zvonchenko, Music Division presents a lecture on Miles White [1914-2000]. White was one of the finest costume designers in 20th century performing arts. He designed for theater, film, circus, ice shows, ballet and cabaret.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers.

May 16, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Local historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley discuss their latest book, African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers. A selection of World War I artifacts collected by the speakers will be on display. Copies of the book will be for sale before and after the talk.
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

"Toward a Transcontinental Theory of Modern Comparative Literature"

May 16, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge fellow Shaden Tageldin presents "Toward a Transcontinental Theory of Modern Comparative Literature."
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture

May 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The third annual Daniel K. Inouye Distiguished Lecture, "Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism," will feature speeakers Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Reed Hastings, CEO Netflix; and, moderator Ann Compton, ABC News.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

AMS Lecture | "Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance"

May 18, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Musicologists Bashford, Brooks and Magee are joined by musicians Matheson and Vickers to explore the contributions of popular songs from the United States, Canada and Britain to the "Allies" of World War I.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Broken Cylinders

May 22, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This presentation will discuss our work in reverse engineering wax cylinder compositions, chemical and physical analyses of period and recreated compositions, identifying the putative cause of wax cylinder cracking, and changes in the handling of the cylinder collection that have been made as a result of this work.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

Effects of PTSD on Crime and Recidivism

May 24, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
A panel of renowned experts will speak on the effects of PTSD on veterans and how the Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) support those who have run afoul of the law by proving appropriate treatment. The panel is in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month. Tickets are not needed but RSVP is required. Reservations may be made by sending an email to [email protected]
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1819

"Mapping the Great War"

May 25, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Two lectures presented by Library and the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society "The Maps of World War I" by Ryan Moore, Librarys Geography and Map Division "Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles" by Peter Doyle, military historian
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-6277

"Early Modern Globalization through a Jesuit Prism"

May 25, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Jesuits were arguably the first corporate group in history to think and to act globally. The lecture will examine the external and internal opportunity structures which made it possible for a Catholic missionary and teaching order such as the Society of Jesus to play such a prominent role as cultural brokers between East and West and North and South in the first phase of globalization. Jose Casanova is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at Georgetowns Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs focusing on globalization, religion and the secular.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3302

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Symposium

Library of Congress "Bibliodiscotheque" - SOLD OUT

May 6, 2017, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Explore the history of disco music, dance and culture in this afternoon symposium that features appearances by Gloria Gaynor, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, distinguished music scholars Martin Scherzinger and Alice Echols, photographer Bill Bernstein, and Yolanda Baker, the only disco ball maker in the United States. A book-signing will follow in the Whittall Pavillion. Free, tickets available, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/disco for more information. *This event will be live streamed.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Gallery Talk

"Exploring the Early Americas"

May 3, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Aztec Philosophy: Sacrifice and the Afterlife - The Nahua-speaking peoples of the central Valley of Mexico, known popularly as the Aztecs, had a complex philosophy of existence that permeated their lives, art and cultural productions. In this talk, curator John Hessler looks at this complex and systematic philosophical life and world view through the objects, manuscripts and rare books found in the Jay I. Kislak Collection, concentrating on Nahua views on the nature and construction of reality.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations"

May 10, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Curators Sara Duke and Margaret Wood and exhibition director Betsy Nahum-Miller discuss the courtroom illustration collection at the Library of Congress and highlights of the Library's new exhibition.
Location: South Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Echoes of the Great War"

May 17, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"Over Here, Over There: Immigrant Veterans of World War I"? - More than 120,000 veterans received citizenship as a direct consequence of military service and began a tradition of service-based naturalization. Liaison Specialist Owen Rogers explores the intersection of immigration and World War I military service through materials collected by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP).
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Hope for America: Performers, Politics, and Pop Culture"

May 24, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"JFK and Hope: Nurturing the Collaboration between Government and the Arts"- Alan Gevinson, the curator of the exhibition, discusses President Kennedy's attempt to foster an atmosphere of collaboration between government and the arts, his assessment of the revolutionary impact of television? on politics, and his appreciation of Bob Hope's dedication to entertaining U.S. military personnel around the world. This talk is part of the Library's activities for the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth.
Location: Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Echoes of the Great War"

May 31, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"Remembering World War I" - Military history specialist William Elsbury will discuss the Service Record of the World War, City of Oswego, New York; a directory of service personnel spanning hundreds of pages as an example of the ways in which World War I was memorialized in the immediate aftermath of the war.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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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

Echoes of the Great War

May 2, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 4, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 5, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 6, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 9, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 11, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 12, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 16, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 18, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 19, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 23, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 24, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 25, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 26, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 26, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

May 30, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tour - Exploring the Early Americas

May 31, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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