Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940, Jill Brett (202) 707-2905

August 12, 1993

Public Events Calendar: September 1 - December 31, 1993

SEPTEMBER 13
Monday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Cultural Society will present a "Tertulia" (Discussion and slide/lecture) by Dr. Marion Oettinger, San Antonio Museum of Art, entitled, "La Promesa: The Votive Art of Latin America," from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 407, fourth floor, Madison Building. The lecture will be in English. For further information call Carmen Chavez, (202) 707-6327 or Ed Heiss, (202) 707- 8754.

SEPTEMBER 14
Tuesday
READING
Local Cuban-American poet Roberto Valero will read from noon to 1 p.m., in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building. Valero, a poet and prose writer has published five books of poetry and is currently working on his second novel. For further information contact Georgette Dorn of the Library's Hispanic Division, (202) 707-2003.

SEPTEMBER 16
Thursday
CONCERT
The Library's American Folklife Center will present a performance in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Neptune Plaza, west front, Jefferson Building. A Bolivian musical group, "Ollantay," will play pan-Andean music. For further information please call Thea Caemmerer, (202) 707-6590. In the event of inclement weather, the location of the concert will be the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

SEPTEMBER 17
Friday
BOOK SIGNING/ LECTURE
The Library's Prints and Photographs Division will present a book signing and lecture by artist Henrik Drescher, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For additional information call Harry Katz at (202) 707-9156. Mr. Drescher's work in now on display in the Oval Gallery.

SEPTEMBER 21
Tuesday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Division will present "Jefferson and the Abbe Correia da Serra: Transatlantic Partners in the Enlightenment," a lecture by Dr. Kenneth Maxwell of Columbia University. The lecture will be given in Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building, between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For further information call the Hispanic Division, (202) 707-5400.

SEPTEMBER 21
Tuesday
LECTURE
The Library's Office of Scholarly Programs will present a lecture on underwater archaeology, "The Search for History Beneath the Chesapeake," by staff member Donald Shomette, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in the Mumford Room. Call the Special Events Office, (202) 707-5218.

SEPTEMBER 22
Wednesday
SEMINAR
The Library's Hispanic Division and the Embassy of Brazil will co-host a seminar, "Thomas Jefferson and the Independence Movements in the Americas: The Case of the Conjuracao Mineira in Brazil," from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the West Dining Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For further information call Ieda Wiarda at (202) 707- 2776.

SEPTEMBER 30 and OCTOBER 1
Thursday/Friday
CONCERT
On the evenings of September 30 and October 1 the Library's Music Division will present concerts in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences. On both evenings the Juilliard String Quartet will perform Haydn's Quartet in D minor, Op. 42; Imbrie's Quartet No. 5; and Beethoven's Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. The programs begin at 8 p.m., with seating on a first- come, first-served basis. The auditorium is located at 21st and C Sts. N.W., in Washington, D.C., near the G.W. - Foggy Bottom Metro stop. For more information please call Norman Middleton, (202) 707-5503.

OCTOBER 7
Thursday
KEYNOTE PROGRAM
The Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) with a series of activities beginning with a Keynote Program (speaker to be announced) in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, at 10 a.m. Call the Affirmative Action/Special Programs Office at (202) 707-2941 for further information.

OCTOBER 7
Thursday
READING
The Library's Poetry and Literature Series kicks off with a reading by new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Rita Dove. This will be the first reading in her official capacity as Laureate. The reading will be presented in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, beginning at 6:45. For more information call The Poetry and Literature Center at (202) 707-5394/5.

OCTOBER 13
Wednesday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Cultural Society will present a "Tertulia" (discussion/lecture), "U.S. Relations with Latin America," by Dr. Joseph Tulchin, director of Latin American Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center. The program, scheduled from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., will be presented in Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building. The lecture will be in English. For additional information call Carmen Chavez at (202) 707-6327.

October 14
Thursday
EXHIBITION
The Library's American Folklife Center will open the exhibition, "Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian- American Folklife in the West," in the Madison Gallery, first floor, Madison Building. The exhibition will show how Italian-Americans have helped to shape the West, and it explores the varied forms that Italian heritage takes in the West today. The exhibition will also include a look at the western Italian-American home, the intersection of family, community, and personal faith, and the impact on enterprise in the West from fruit stands to steel production. The exhibition will be on view through March 19, 1994. For additional information call Camilla Bryce-Laporte, at (202) 707-6590.

OCTOBER 14
Thursday
READING
The Library's Poetry and Literature Series continues with readings by Susan Ludvigson and Michael McFee. The poetry readings will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. The event is sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund. For more information call the Poetry Office at (202) 707-5394/5.

OCTOBER 15
Friday
CULTURAL EVENING
The Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with an evening of Hispanic music. The program, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will take place in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For more information call the Affirmative Action Office at (202) 707-2941.

OCTOBER 21
Thursday
READING
The Library will co-sponsor, with Mobil Corporation, a reading, by Slovak author Martin Simecka, winner of Mobil's Pegasus Prize. Mr. Simecka will read from his book, The Year of the Frog, in its original Slovak, and actor Teman Treadway will read the English translation. The event will be held in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, at 8 p.m. For additional information call the Poetry Office at (202) 707-5394/5.

OCTOBER 23
Saturday
CONCERT
The Library's Music Division will sponsor a concert at the National Academy of Science's auditorium. The Oliver Lake Quartet will perform Lake's "Page Four," "Nov 80," "We're in the Moment," and other compositions. Also included in the program will be works by Dolphy. The program will begin at 8 p.m. with seating on a first- come, first-served basis. The auditorium is located at 22nd and C Sts. N.W., in Washington, D.C. For further information call the Music Division at (202) 707-5503.

OCTOBER 28
Thursday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Division will sponsor "Publishing in Venezuela: Challenges for Scholarship and Enterprise," a lecture by Dr. Rafael Arraiz Lucca, editor of Monte Avila, in Caracas. The program will be presented in Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information call Dr. Ieda Wiarda at (202) 707-5400.

NOVEMBER 3
Wednesday
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Library's Hispanic Division will present an Austrian-Brazilian Cultural Initiative, and a panel discussion on "Thomas Ender & Brazil on the Eve of Independence." The event will take place in the Mary Pickford Theater, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information call Dr. Wiarda at (202) 707-5400.

NOVEMBER 4
Thursday
READINGS
The Library will present readings by three winners of the Syndicated Fiction Awards, co-sponsored with the Syndicated Fiction Project. The winner/readers will be Rick Bass, Joshua Henkin, and Rosa Shand. The readings were judged by author Herbert Gold. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For more information call the Poetry Office at (202) 707-5394/5.

NOVEMBER 9
Tuesday
LECTURE
The Library's Office of Scholarly Programs will present a lecture, "Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Archives of Vindolanda," by Donald Shomette. The program will be given in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For further information call the Special Events Office at (202) 707-5218.

NOVEMBER 10
Wednesday
SYMPOSIUM
The Library's series "Decade of the continues with a morning symposium entitled "The Aging Brain," which will focus primarily on the degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers. The symposium will be held in the Members' Room, Jefferson Building, from 10 to 11 a.m. For further information call Claudette Friedman at (202) 707-1513.

NOVEMBER 16
Tuesday
EXHIBITION
"Leo Belgicus: The Netherlandish World, 1600-1800" will open at the Library, along the Geography and Map Division corridors, B-Level, Madison Building. The exhibition will recognize the remarkable contributions made by the Dutch and Flemish to various cultures throughout the world, especially Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Approximately 70 objects, including maps, atlases, prints, manuscripts, photographs, and books, will highlight the achievements of these European discoverers of new worlds. The exhibition will be on view through May 15, 1994. For more information call the Interpretive Programs Office at (202) 707-5223.

NOVEMBER 17
Wednesday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Cultural Society will present a "Tertulia" (discussion/lecture) entitled, "Modern Cult for Spanish Things," by Dr. Nicolai Cikovsky, curator of British Paintings, National Gallery of Art. The program will be given in English, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building. For more information call Carmen Chavez at (202) 707-6327.

NOVEMBER 19
Friday
LECTURE
The Library's Children's Literature Center will present Sheila Egoff, professor emerita, University of British Columbia, one of Canada's best-known children's literature experts and author of Thursday's Child: Trends and Patterns in Contemporary Children's Literature. Professor Egoff will be the Children Literature Center's Children's Book Week speaker, and will deliver a paper on contemporary North American children's literature. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For more information call (202) 707-5535.

NOVEMBER 19
Friday
CONCERT
The Library's Music Division will sponsor a concert featuring the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. The ensemble will perform Hindemith's "Septet," Bartok's "Contrasts," LeBaron's "Devil in the Belfry," and Poulenc's "Piano Sextet," beginning at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences. See the entry for October 23 for the location. Seating is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call (202) 707- 5503.

DECEMBER 2
Thursday
READING
The Library's Poetry and Literature Series continues with Toi Derricotte and Marie Howe reading their poems. The program, sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. For further information call the Poetry Office at (202) 707-5394/5.

DECEMBER 2-3
Thursday-Friday
CONCERTS
The Library's Music Division will sponsor concerts on consecutive evenings in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences. The Beaux Arts Trio will perform Korngold's "Trio in D major, No. 1"; Shostakovich's "Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67"; and Beethoven's "Trio in B- flat major, Op. 97." See concert location in October 23 listing. For further information call the Music Division at (202) 707-5503.

DECEMBER 3
Friday
EXHIBITION
The popular Annual Library of Congress Employees' Art and Craft Exhibition goes on public view along the sixth floor east (blue) corridor, Madison Building, through February 6.

DECEMBER 10
Friday
CONCERT
The Library's Music Division will present the Anderson String Quartet in concert in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences. The Quartet will play Haydn's "Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2"; Shostakovich's "Quartet No. 8, Op. 110"; and Mendelssohn's "Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1." For more information call the Music Division at (202) 707- 5503.

DECEMBER 15
Wednesday
LECTURE
The Library's Hispanic Cultural Society will sponsor a "Tertulia" (lecture/discussion) entitled, "Hispanic Magazine: Experience in Marketing to Two Worlds," by Mr. Randy Belcher-Torres, director of public relations, Hispanic Magazine. The lecture will be presented in English in Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building, from noon to 1 p.m. Call Carmen Chavez at (202) 707-6327 for additional information.

DECEMBER 15
Wednesday
FOLKWAYS
The Library's American Folklife Center will sponsor a program of Italian-American holiday food traditions from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. Folklorist Phyllis Lesansky will present a program of Italian holiday treats and recipes will be demonstrated by several cooks from Washington's Italian-American community. The audience will have an opportunity to sample the treats and ask questions of the cooks. For more information call (202) 707-6590.

DECEMBER 16
Thursday
READING
The Library will present a reading by two recent poetry prize winners, Susan Mitchell and Charles Wright, as the Poetry and Literature Series continues. The reading, sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. Ms. Mitchell is the winner of the first Kingsley Tufts Award (1992) and Mr. Wright is the 1993 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner. A reception will follow. For more information call (202) 707-5394/5.

DECEMBER 17-18
Friday/Saturday
CONCERTS
The Library's Music Division will present the Juilliard String Quartet, with Charles Neidich, clarinettist, performing Haydn's "Quartet in C minor, Op. 17, No. 4"; Hindemith's "Quartet No. 4, Op. 32"; and Brahms's "Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115." The concerts will be given in the auditorium at the National Academy of Sciences, and seating will be on a first-come, first- served basis. The auditorium is located at 22nd and C Sts. N.W. in Washington. For further information call (202) 707-5503.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY:

On July 1, the POW/MIA Database opened to the general public at a computer workstation in the Library's Computer Catalog Center, first floor, Jefferson Building. The database was created by the Library's Federal Research Division (FRD), which is indexing documents declassified by the Department of Defense concerning America Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. The title of the collection is Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Related to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia. The public can use the workstation to search the index using keywords, date of information, type of document, country of incident, and by personal names, and then may print the results of their search, request the microfilm in order to examine the documents, and make photocopies. Due to restrictions, the number of documents with names is limited. The index is continuing and the database will be updated on a regular basis as more documents are microfilmed. There are approximately 20,000 document records in the database at this time.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS:

LANGUAGE OF THE LAND: JOURNEYS INTO LITERARY AMERICA

On view in the Madison Foyer, first floor, Madison Building, the exhibit examines how America's authors have created characters and images that have shaped our knowledge of the country's regional landscapes. "Language of the Land" is sponsored by a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund as part of the "Literary Heritage of the States," a three-year educational program coordinated by the Library's Center for the Book. The exhibit uses the metaphor of journey to tour the literary landscape of the United States through maps, the words of American authors, and visual representations of places around the country. Quotations from such renowned travelers as Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Walt Whitman, and John Steinbeck link the four regions of the U.S., each introduced by images strongly evocative of their representative regions. The exhibit will also include rare books and manuscripts by literary figures, including William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Zora Neale Hurston, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Robert Frost. The exhibition will be up through January 17, 1994.

MENTAL PICTURES BY HENRIK DRESCHER

This is an exhibition of prints, drawings, and artists' books by contemporary illustrator Henrik Drescher. The exhibition will be on view in the Oval Gallery, sixth floor, Madison Building, through December 12. Included in the show will be editorial illustrations addressing social and political themes, selected pages from Drescher's working sketchbooks, and original drawings for his award-winning children's books, including _Simon's Book_ (1983) and _No Plain Pets_ (1991). Call (202) 707-5223.

LANDSAT: MONITORING EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT

The Library's Geography and Map Division offers this special display along the corridor by the division's main entrance, B- Level, Madison Building. The exhibition of 40 satellite images of the earth commemorates the 20th anniversary of NASA's launch of the first remote sensing satellite, later called Landsat 1, which provided not only a new viewing platform but also a tool with which to analyze and monitor data on the earth's resources and environment. The computer- generated images on display provide scientists, government, and business with unique data for terrain analysis, crop assessment, mineral exploration, disaster assessment and relief, habitat preservation, forestry management, and archaeological investigations. The exhibition will be on view through October 31. Call (202) 707-8530.

BY SECURING TO AUTHORS: COPYRIGHT, COMMERCE, AND CREATIVITY IN AMERICA

The exhibition features a wide range of items continually copyrighted in America. The items are on display to the public along the fourth floor corridors, Madison Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays only.

EXHIBITION HOURS:

The Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building is now closed for continued renovation of the building. It will not open to visitors for general purposes until mid-1994 at the earliest.

Madison Foyer and the Current Events Gallery exhibition areas are open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other exhibition areas are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. For additional information on visiting the Library and for exhibition hours information, please call (202) 707-8000.

SERVICES FOR RESEARCHERS AND VISITORS:

The West Front entrances of the Jefferson Building, including the Great Hall and exhibition areas, are closed during renovation. Researchers and persons on official business should use the east entrances on Second Street, S.E. Visitors and first-time researchers are directed to the Madison Building at 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., where assistance is available at the Information Desk in the lobby.

The Library of Congress, which primarily serves the U.S. Congress, also welcomes the use of its facilities by researchers over high school age. Access to some collections is restricted. Researchers are encouraged to conduct preliminary research at an appropriate public, academic, or special library before using the Library of Congress.

The Visitors' Orientation Theater is located in Room LM-139 (first floor) in the Madison Building. A 22-minute general orientation film on the Library is shown every half hour Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free, one-hour guided tours leave from the orientation theater after the film shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The 10 a.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Thursday public tours will have the services of a sign-language interpreter. All public tours include an introduction to the newly renovated Main Reading Room from the Visitors' Gallery.

Call the Visitor Services Office at (202) 707-5458 to inquire about scheduling tours for groups of 10 or more.

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PR 93-106
8/25/93
ISSN 0731-3527

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