Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

August 15, 1994

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Events at the Library of Congress September 1 - December 31, 1994

September 7
Wednesday

READING
Chris Llewellyn, author of Steam Dummy, Davi Walders, and Celia Brown will read from their poems about "work" in the "Poetry at Noon" series sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs. The program will be held in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, from noon to 1 p.m. For additional information call Pat Gray, (202) 707-1308.

September 8
Thursday

READING
Cartoonists Across America, one of the reading promotion partners of the PAINT-IN Library's Center for the Book, paint "Books Change Lives" and other literacy-related murals on a trailer truck parked at the corner of East Capitol and First Streets S.E. to celebrate International Literacy Day throughout the day.

September 14
Wednesday

EXHIBITION
The White House News Photographers Association 1994 annual awards exhibition opens, with prize-winning videos and black-and-white and color photographs, in various categories. Madison Gallery, first floor, Madison Building.

LECTURE
James Koch, president and founder of the Boston Beer Company, is the first speaker in the fall series on "The American Entrepreneur: Models for the Future," sponsored by the Business Research Project in the Library of Congress, which was established in 1993 with a gift from the Edward Lowe Foundation. Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 7 to 8 p.m.

September 15-October 15

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated at the Library of Congress with a series of special programs, films, and cultural events. Call the Special Programs Office at (202) 707-7540 for details.

September 15
Thursday

CONCERT
The American Folklife Center outdoor concert series for 1994 concludes with Hispanic music in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Neptune Plaza, west front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, beginning at noon.

September 23
Friday

EXHIBITION
"In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures" is an exhibition based on the archives of the Alaska Russian Church at the Library of Congress. It focuses on the religious, educational, social, and linguistic relationships among the Alaskan, Aleutian and Kurile islands native societies of the 19th and early 20th centuries and the Russian Orthodox Church. It is on view in the Madison Foyer, first floor, Madison Building, through December 31.

September 29
Thursday

READING
The Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund of the Library of Congress and the Academy of American Poets present the Academy of American Poets' 60th Anniversary Reading, with Chancellors of the Academy (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Anthony Hecht, Daniel Hoffman, John Hollander, Richard Howard, Stanley Kunitz, William Meredith, W. S. Merwin, Mona Van Duyn, David Wagoner, and Richard Wilbur) reading from their work. The program will be introduced by Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Rita Dove. Montpelier Room of the James Madison Building (sixth floor) at 8 p.m. Tickets are not required.

October 6
Thursday

READING
Rita Dove, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, opens the 1994- 1995 literary season at the Library of Congress with a lecture in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, at 6:45 p.m.

October 12
Wednesday

LECTURE
Bruce Milliken, CEO of Random Access in Denver, is the second speaker in the series "The American Entrepreneur: Models for the Future." He will discuss how he has achieved success in business. The program, sponsored by the Library's Business Research Project, begins at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

October 13
Thursday

READING
Literary program to be announced, Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 6:45 p.m. Call 202/707-5394 for details.

October 18
Tuesday

DISCUSSION
The Hispanic Cultural Society presents a "Tertulia," or roundtable discussion, on "Central America: The Many Facets of Democratization" with Dr. Mari-Luci Jaramillo, deputy assistant secretary of defense for inter-American affairs, at noon in Dining Room A, sixth floor, Madison Building.

October 27
Thursday

READING
The 1994 winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry reads in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, in a program beginning at 6:45 p.m.

November 2
Wednesday

LECTURE
David Thompson, founder and CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation in Chantilly, Va., discusses his successful entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the Business Research Project in the Library of Congress, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

November 9
Wednesday

LECTURE
Entrepreneur Scott Wald, president and CEO of ASAP Software Express Inc. in Buffalo Grove, Ill., lectures in the Business Research Project's series on "The American Entrepreneur: Models for the Future" at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

November 10
Thursday

READING
A variety of voices will read Civil War poetry from a recently published anthology, The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry, edited by Richard Marius. The program will be begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

November 17
Thursday

DISCUSSION
The Hispanic Cultural Society presents a "Tertulia," or roundtable discussion, on "Ecological Tourism: Making a Video" with Regina Harrison, visiting professor at the University of Maryland, at noon in the West Dining Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

READING
Literary program to be announced, at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. Call 202/707-5394 for information.

December 1
Thursday

READING
Poets Stephen Dunn and Marilyn Nelson Waniek read from their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

December 7
Wednesday

LECTURE
The final lecture in the Business Research Project's series on successful entrepreneurship will be given by Catherine Candland, CEO of Advantage Inc. in Stamford, Conn., at 7 p.m.in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

December 15
Thursday

READING
Poets Marilyn Chin and Andrew Hudgins read from their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building.

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First Street S.E., across First Street from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second Street S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Avenue S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

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PR 94-130
8/15/94
ISSN 0731-3527

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