Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
(Events Subject to Change) All Events Are Free and Open to the Public

December 16, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Events at LC Jan.-Apr. 1998 December 16, 1997

January 7, Wednesday

TREASURE-TALK

Marvin Kranz of the Library's Manuscript Division gives a Treasure-Talk on "the personal and private side" of Theodore Roosevelt in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Jefferson Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3323

January 14, Wednesday

TREASURE-TALK

Join Beverly Brannan of the Prints and Photographs Division for a half-hour discussion of Dorothea Lange and the Farm Security Administration photo collection in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Jefferson Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3323

January 21, Wednesday

TREASURE-TALK

Donald De Glopper of the Law Library talks about the first legal code produced in North America in New Plymouth, Mass., in today's Treasure-Talk in the "American Treasures" exhibition, Jefferson Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3323

January 28, Wednesday

TREASURE-TALK

George Washington's commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the "Top Treasure" currently on display in the "American Treasures" exhibition, is the topic of today's noontime discussion with Gerard Gawalt of the Manuscript Division, "American Treasures" exhibition, noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3323

February 5, Thursday

EXHIBITION

"African American Odyssey" opens in the Northwest Gallery and Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building; it will remain on view through May 2. This major exhibition will draw on the Library's unrivaled collection of materials relating to African American history and culture -- from books, manuscripts and newspapers to photographs, sheet music and films -- to tell the story of the "African American mosaic" in the United States. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000

February 10, Tuesday

READING

Poetry at Noon on "Love Poems," with readers to be announced, in Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-1308

February 11 Wednesday

FILM

The Library's Federal Women's Program presents a film on "Great Black Women" to mark African American History Month, Dining Room A, sixth floor of the Madison Building, noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-7546

February 19, Thursday

READING

Literary program with Teman Treadway reading from the works of William S. Burroughs in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 6:45 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707- 5394

February 20, Friday

CONCERT

Ensemble Clment Jannequin, a six-man vocal group, present a program called "Fricasse Parisienne, a unique marriage of popular and high Renaissance culture, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 4, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

February 24, Tuesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Douglas Wilson discusses his new book on Abraham Lincoln, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 6 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221

February 24, Tuesday

CONCERT

Flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal performs with John Steele Ritter at the piano, celebrating the 40th anniversary of a work Mr. Rampal premiered in the Coolidge Auditorium in 1958, Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 4, 1998). Announcer Rich Kleinfeldt will do an onstage interview with Mr. Rampal beginning at 6:30 p.m., covering the Poulenc premiere and Mr. Rampal's four decade friendship with the Library of Congress. Public Contact: (202) 707- 5502

February 25, Wednesday

MASTER CLASS

Master class with Jean-Pierre Rampal is open to flute lovers, teachers and students at all levels, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 4 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 4, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-8432

February 25, Wednesday

EXHIBITION

"Monstrous Craws and Character Flaws: Masterpieces of Cartoon and Caricature at the Library of Congress" opens in the new Swann Gallery in the Jefferson Building. Featuring 18 original works by historical masters such as Thomas Nast and Honore Daumier, as well as recently acquired pieces by modern artists Garry Trudeau, Robert Minor, Oliver Harrington, Dale Messick, Jules Feiffer and Al Hirschfeld, the exhibition will remain on view through July 6. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000 (Please note this exhibition was originally slated to open January 15.)

February 25, Wednesday

CONCERT

The Skampa String Quartet of Prague makes its Washington debut with this performance of music by Mozart, Jancek and Beethoven in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 4, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

February 26, Thursday

LECTURE

The 1998 Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation lecture on "books that matter to our citizenship, statecraft and public policy" is given by Tu Wei-Ming, professor of classical studies at Harvard University, whose topic is "The Analects of Confucius," Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison building, 6:30 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-3302

February 27, Friday

LECTURE

Edward Reilly, professor emeritus, Vassar College, delivers a pre-concert lecture on "Quantz and His Versuch," Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 6:30 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

February 27, Friday

CONCERT

Konrad Hnteler, flute, and violinist Daniel Stepner, violist Laura Jeppesen and cellist Loretta O'Sullivan give a period-instrument performance of Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 4, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 4, Wednesday

CONCERT

Gillian Anderson conducts the premiere of an Elmer Bernstein work to accompany the silent film "La Bohme," Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 18, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 5, Thursday

READING

Poets Tom Sleigh and Ellen Shapiro read from their work in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 6:45 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5394

March 5, Thursday

CONCERT

"The Golden Age of Tango" is featured on tonight's program, with a lecture by Susana Salgado, as well as musicians, tango dancers and film clips, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Jan. 18, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 11, Wednesday

CONCERT

Composer Dean Drummond conducts Newband in his new score for the controversial 1924 film "Der Lezte Mann," with a screenplay by Carl Mayer and photography by Karl Freund, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432- SEAT after Jan. 18, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 12, Thursday

READING

Jorie Graham and James McMichael read from their work, Mumford Room, 6:45 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5394

March 17, Tuesday

EXHIBITION

George and Ira Gershwin Room opens, Thomas Jefferson Building. Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 20, Friday

CONCERT

Violin concert by young Italian violinist Fabio Biondi, who will perform concertos by Vivaldi and Locatelli, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 1, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 21, Saturday

CONCERT

Violinist Chee-Yun performs in concert at the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 1, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

March 28, Saturday

SYMPOSIUM

Symposium sponsored by Rare Book and Special Collections Division and the Abraham Lincoln Institute explores new developments in scholarship related to Abraham Lincoln, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (free, but registration required by calling 202/ 707- 2017). Public Contact: (202) 707-2017

April 2, Thursday

READING

Washingtonians read their favorite poems, Montpelier Room, 6:45 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5394

April 2, Thursday

EXHIBITION

Employees Book Exhibit opens, sixth-floor Blue Corridor, Madison Building, through May 15, 1998. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000

April 2, Thursday

EXHIBITION

"Pat Oliphant: The Library of Congress Portfolio," an exhibition of 50 items from the Library's recent acquisition of 500 original drawings by political cartoonist Pat Oliphant opens in the Great Hall South, Thomas Jefferson Building, through July 6. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000

April 3, Friday

CONCERT

The Paul Dresher Ensemble and David Abel will perform the world premiere of Dresher's recently completed Concerto for Violin and Electro-Acoustic Band, as well as a new work by Dresher commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 15, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 9-10, Thursday-Friday

CONCERT

The Beaux Arts Trio performs music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 22, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 10, Friday

MASTER CLASS

Master class with pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2:30 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 22, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 11, Saturday

CONCERT

Violin concert with the "category-defying" Arcado String Trio, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432- SEAT after Feb. 22, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 14, Tuesday

READING

Poetry at Noon in Pickford Theater on "The Garden and Gardening," third floor of the Madison Building, noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-1308

April 15, Wednesday

BOOKS & BEYOND

Ariel Dorfman discusses his new book, Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 6 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221

April 16-17, Thursday-Friday

CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet performs Beethoven's Grosse Fugue, Op. 130; Mozart's Piano Quartet in G. minor, K. 478 with pianist Thomas Sauer; and a world premiere by Donald Martino, Three Sad Songs, for viola and piano, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after Feb. 22, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 18, Saturday

CONCERT

Ned Rorem's new song cycle, which draws on the poetry of W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes and others, is performed with four singers and pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, directors of the New York Festival of Song, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432- SEAT after March 1, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 21, Tuesday

LECTURE

Professor Amartya Sen, Trinity College, Cambridge, delivers this year's Goldman Lecture on the topic of American interaction with Asia and Asian values, Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 6:30 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-3302

April 23, Thursday

CONCERT

Harpsichordist Irina Rees, winner of the 1996 Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society's Fourth International Competition, presents a recital in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432-SEAT after March 1, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

April 25 Saturday

CONCERT

Meet the man and his music in Jelly Roll!, a two-man cabaret evening of sketches honoring the 60th anniversary of Morton's epoch-making 1938 recording sessions in the Coolidge Auditorium with folklorist Alan Lomax. Vernel Bagneris and his longtime musical partner, pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen, bring Jelly Roll Morton and his music to life once again in an unforgettable evening of musical theater, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 8 p.m. (free, but tickets required; call TicketMaster at 202/432- SEAT after March 1, 1998). Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

 

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 Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building. Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of any public event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice. Information about events at the Library of Congress is available on the Internet through the World Wide Web at: http://www.loc.gov/.

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PR 97-208
12/16/97
ISSN 0731-3527

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