Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

August 31, 2001

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

September - December 2001
(Events subject to change; all phone numbers are 202 area code)
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

September 2001

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
The Library of Congress marks Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October with a variety of cultural events, lectures and films.

September 8
Saturday
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
A National Book Festival, hosted by First Lady Laura Bush and sponsored by the Library of Congress, takes place today on the East Lawn of the Capitol and in the Library's Jefferson and Madison buildings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inspired by the highly successful Texas Book Festival founded by Mrs. Bush, the festival features readings and storytelling, music, performances, discussions and book-signings for children and adults by a wide selection of noted authors and artists from across the country. Find out more about preserving your books, family photos and documents at the conservation clinic in the Jefferson Building. All events are free and no tickets are required. Check the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov for the latest information. Public contact: toll free (888) 714-4696.

September 11
Tuesday
LECTURE
Kenneth Wright, civil engineer and president of Wright Water Engineers, Denver, gives a slide lecture based on his book Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel, co-authored with Alfredo Valencia Zegarra. The program, sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business and Hispanic divisions, takes place in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 11:30 a.m. Public contact: 707-5664.

September 14
Friday
PANEL DISCUSSION
Ernest Freeberg and Elisabeth Gitter, authors of two new books about Laura Bridgman (1829- 1889), the first deaf-blind child to learn language, will discuss their works in a panel discussion moderated by Floyd Matson, professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii, in Room 119 of the Jefferson Building at noon. The program is sponsored by the Library's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the National Portrait Gallery. Public contact: 707-9279.

September 18
Tuesday
FILM
"Starstruck" (Gillian Anderson, 1982) is shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/winter2001.html. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 19
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Join the Library of Congress for its Kickoff Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, with food and music by the Mariachi Fiesta Quartet, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, from 1 to 2 p.m. Public contact: 707-5400.

September 20
Thursday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Program postponed until November 28. Event to be held at the same time and location. The first Center for the Book "Books & Beyond" program for the fall season features Allen Kurzweil, who discusses his new book, The Grand Complication: A Novel, in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

September 20
Thursday
FILM
"A Sixth of the World" (Dziga Vertov, 1926) is shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See September 18 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 21
Friday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Stephen Topick, of the University of California at Los Angeles, delivers a lecture on "How Latin America Has Affected the U.S." in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-5400.

September 21
Friday
BOOK SIGNING
Program postponed. Rescheduled date to be posted. Legendary choreographer Cholly Atkins, who directed, staged and choreographed acts for countless artists - from Smokie Robinson & the Miracles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight & the Pips - signs his book, Class Act: The Jazz Life of Cholly Atkins, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 7 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 707-5502.

September 21
Friday
FILM
"Funny Face" (Stanley Donen, 1957) is shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See September 18 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 24
Monday
LECTURE
A short film accompanies a lecture by Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave on the book she has written with John Cullen about her great-grandfather Henry Villard. Titled Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan, the book tells the story of a 19th century financier who went from immigrant to Civil War correspondent to Gilded Age millionaire and intimate of some of the most famous Americans of his time. The program, sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs and the Center for the Book, is in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-3302.

September 25
Tuesday
BOOK TALK
Writer, historian and civil rights activist Roger Wilkins discusses his recent book, Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism, in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-2138.

September 25
Tuesday
FILM
"Un Avventura di Salvator Rosa" (Alessandro Blasetti, 1940) is shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See September 18 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 26
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Henry Petroski discusses his new book, The Book on the Bookshelf, in a special program cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Collections Management Division. At the conclusion of the program, attendees will have an opportunity to visit the Library's bookstacks, which have been closed to the public since 1992. The program takes place in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-5221.

September 26
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Author Mario Bencastro presents the Keynote lecture for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Library of Congress with a talk titled "Odyssey of the North: the Literature of the Diaspora," in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, from 10 a.m. to noon. Public contact: 707-5400.

September 27
Thursday
EXHIBITION OPENS
"The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams and Substance" opens in the North and South galleries of the Great Hall today and remains on view through January 5, 2002. Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The major exhibition features more than 100 rare and historically important woodcuts, drawings and books selected from some 2,000 prints in the Library's collection of Ukiyo-e and its pre-19th century Japanese art books - one of the largest such book collections outside of Japan. The art of Ukiyo-e, commonly translated as "pictures of the floating world," dates to early-17th century Japan. Much of its imagery depicts beautiful courtesans and scenes from Kabuki theater, but Ukiyo-e artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi also drew heavily on subjects from classical art and literature, native folk themes and the natural landscape for their paintings. An illustrated companion exhibition catalog, published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. in association with the Library, will be available for $49.50 in September in major bookstores and the Library's Sales Shops. The exhibition, catalog and related programming were made possible by the generous support of Merrill Lynch. The United States - Japan Foundation provided support for the conservation of the prints and books in the exhibition. Public contact: 707-4604.

September 27
Thursday
BOOK TALK
Candace Pert, neuroscientist and research professor at Georgetown Medical Center, speaks on her book Molecules of Emotion, which explores the relationship between mind and body. The program, sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, takes place in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 11:30 a.m. Public contact: 707-5664. September 27 Thursday FILM "Woman of the Mist" (Heinosuke Gosho, 1936) is screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See September 18 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 28
Friday
FILM
"Sonatine" (Takeshi Kitano, 1993) is shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See September 18 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

September 28
Friday
CONCERT
The first concert of the 2001-2002 season features David Krakauer, clarinet, Brian Zeger, piano, with Klezmer Madness!, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). Free tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. You may also visit any of the TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 2001

October 1
Monday
BOOK TALK
Journalists Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price discuss their book Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court in a program sponsored by LC GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees), in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 12:30 p.m. Joyce Murdoch writes a weekly column for the Detroit News and Deb Price is managing editor for politics at National Journal. The authors will be available to sign their book after the lecture. Public contact: 707-1956.

October 1
Monday
LECTURE
Japanese economist Haruo Shimada will deliver the 2001 Mansfield American-Pacific Lecture on "Changing Business Practices in the United States and Japan" in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-3302.

October 2
Tuesday
BOOK TALK
Janice Van Cleave, author of more than 45 books on science for children, gives a lecture on writing for children and guides a group of fifth-grade science students through a series of simple science experiments, in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-5664.

October 2
Tuesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Spanish guitarist Francesc de Paula Soler performs in the Members' Room, first floor of the Jefferson Building, at 1 p.m. No tickets required. Public contact: 707-5400.

October 2
Tuesday
FILM
"Human Jungle" (Roy Baker, 1964) is shown in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/2001-archive.html. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 3
Wednesday
CONCERT
Four cellists from the National Symphony Orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin, conductor, and Linda Hohenfeld, soprano, present the world premiere of a piece by Augusta Read Thomas, as well as other cello works, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). Free tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. You may also visit any of the TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 4
Thursday
FILM
Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" (1957) is screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 5
Friday
FILM
This evening's film is "Notorious" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 9
Tuesday
FILM
"The Cardboard Lover" (Robert Z. Leonard, 1928) is shown at 7 p.m. in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 10
Wednesday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Laura Larcos gives a lecture on "Peruvians and Other Hispanics in the U.S." in Dining Room A, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-5400.

October 10
Wednesday
LECTURE
Henry Kissinger gives the inaugural lecture in the Kissinger Lecture Series in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 7 p.m. No tickets required. Public contact: 707-3302.

October 11
Thursday
AWARDS PROGRAM
The outstanding authors and illustrators of the best books written about Africa for young children and older readers will be announced at the Children's Africana Book Awards program, cosponsored by the Center for the Book, the African and Middle Eastern Division and the African Studies Association, in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, from 5 to 7 p.m. Public contact: 707-1960.

October 11-12
Thursday-Friday
CONCERT
The Juilliard String Quartet performs for two evenings in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for October 3 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 12
Friday
FILM
"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (Michael Powell, 1943), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 16
Tuesday
LECTURE
Thad Koza lectures on "Tall Ships of the 21st Century" in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 1 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Public contact: 707-1409.

October 16
Tuesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kirkpatrick Sale, author of The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream, and Thomas Somma discuss "Robert Fulton: Images and the Man," Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

October 16
Tuesday
FILM
"Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler," Part 1 (Fritz Lang, 1922), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. (Part 2 to be screened October 18.) See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 18
Thursday
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Seven librarians from Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) discuss new frontiers in library services in a panel moderated by Georgette Dorn, chief of the Library's Hispanic Division, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, from noon to 2 p.m. Public contact: 707-5400.

October 18
Thursday
READING
Poetry at Noon presents readings on the theme of "Urban Life," Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-1308.

October 18
Thursday
FILM
"Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler," Part 2: The Inferno of Crime (Fritz Lang, 1922), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 19
Friday
FILM
"Burn!" (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1969), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 19
Friday
CONCERT
New York Festival of Song performs music from the Harlem Renaissance in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for October 3 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 20
Saturday
CONCERT
Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Southwest Chamber Music present the Washington premiere of a song cycle by Richard Felciano titled "An American Decameron," based on text by Studs Terkel, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for October 3 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 23
Tuesday
FILM
"Manson" (Robert Henrickson and Laurence Merrick, 1972), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 24
Wednesday
BOOKS & BEYOND
Joanne Freeman discusses her new book, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, and the new Library of America edition of Alexander Hamilton's writings, which she edited, in this Books & Beyond program in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

October 25
Thursday
FILM
"The Devil's Rain" (Robert Fuest, 1975), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 26
Friday
FILM
"Burn Witch Burn" (Sidney Hayers, 1962) and "Taste of Fear" (Seth Holt, 1961), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 26
Friday
CONCERT
Andrew Manze, Baroque violin, and Richard Eggar, harpsichord, perform works from the Baroque period in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for October 3 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

October 26-27
Friday-Saturday
SYMPOSIUM
A scholarly symposium in connection with the exhibition "The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams and Substance" takes place Friday evening at the University of Maryland and all day Saturday at the Library of Congress. The keynote lecture Friday evening will be delivered by Dr. Suzuki Jun, professor of Japanese literature, National Institute of Japanese Literature. The title of his lecture is "The Karin gafu and the Rimpa Revival in Early Nineteenth Century Japan," focusing on 19th century Japanese artists who looked back on their predecessors from the century before and found inspirations for extending the Rimpa style in their own work. Speakers at the Library of Congress on Saturday morning are Sandy Kita, Assistant Professor in Japanese Art History at the University of Maryland, who will examine the customary notions of ukiyo-e - originally interpreted as a "world of sorrow" that was transformed into the "floating world" of theater and the pleasure quarters - and seek to expand the traditional interpretation; and Louise Virgin, Assistant Curator of Later Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, whose talk, "An Image and Its Links and Meanings," will look into some of the interesting interrelationships and interplays that occur as we view Japanese woodblock prints, including the various influences from Chinese, Buddhist, and Japanese traditions, and the influence of earlier artworks. Saturday afternoon lectures at the Library will be given by Lawrence E. Marceau, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Delaware, on "Early Japanese Picture Books at the Library of Congress: Beauty, Horror, and Humor"; and Peter Kornicki, Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Cambridge, on "The Dangers of Reading in Edo-period Japan." The all-day symposium takes place on Saturday in the Library's Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building. Times TBA. Public contact: 707-9203.

October 30
Tuesday
FILM
Gearing up for Halloween, the Pickford Theater screening tonight is "Dracula" (Tod Browning, 1931), third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See October 2 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

October 30
Tuesday
CONCERT
Eighth Blackbird, a six-member instrumental group, presents a program of all contemporary American works in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for October 3 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

November 2001

November 1
Thursday
FILM

The Japanese film "Onimaru" (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1988) is shown in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday- Friday, 9 am to 4 pm). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/2001-archive.html. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 2
Friday
FILM

"The Seven Samurai" (Akira Kurosawa, 1954), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 5
Monday
LECTURE

"Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony" is the title of a lecture by Lee Miller in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-2138.

November 6
Tuesday
FILM

"The Dark Horse" (Alfred Green, 1932), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 8
Thursday
BOOKS & BEYOND

Nicholas Basbanes discusses his new book, Patience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture, in the Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

November 8
Thursday
FILM

Japanese animation (1925-1945), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 9
Friday
FILM

"Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" (Sam Peckinpah, 1974) is screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 9
Friday
CONCERT

The Petersen String Quartet performs in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). Free tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. You may also visit any of the TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

November 13
Tuesday
FILM

"Let Yourself Go: Songs by Irving Berlin," a live, multimedia presentation by David Novack, with film clips and recordings, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 15
Thursday
LECTURE

Ysaye Barnwell gives a lecture titled "The Vocal Community: The Role of Song in the African- American Community" in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-0945.

November 15
Thursday
FILM

George Cukor's "Holiday" (1938) is screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 15
Thursday
READING

Five finalists for the first Phi Beta Kappa Poetry Award will read in a program cosponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Poetry and Literature Center, Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Public contact: 707-5394.

November 15
Thursday
CONCERT

Cherish the Ladies, an all-female group of Irish singers and instrumentalists, presents a program of Celtic music as well as the world premiere of a McKim commission for fiddle and keyboard, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See November 9 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

November 15-16
Thursday-Friday
SYMPOSIUM

The American Folklife Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin A. Botkin, head of the Archive of Folk Song from 1941 to 1944, with two days of folk music and a symposium "Living Lore: The Legacy of Benjamin A. Botkin (1901-1975)," in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The program is cosponsored by the American Folklife Center, the Center for the Book and the Music Division at the Library, as well as the New York Folklore Society, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Public contact: 707-5510.

November 16
Friday
FILM

"Margaret Mead - An Observer Observed" (Alan Berliner, 1996) is shown in connection with the November 30 opening of the Margaret Mead exhibition, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 16
Friday
CONCERT
The Albert Schweitzer Wind Quintet performs in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See November 9 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

November 20
Tuesday
READING

Readings on the topic of "Harvest" in today's Poetry at Noon program, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-1308.

November 20
Tuesday
FILM

"Prime Cut" (Michael Ritchie, 1972), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 27
Tuesday
FILM

"Cul de Sac" (Roman Polanski, 1966), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 29
Thursday
FILM

Howard Hawks's "Only Angels Have Wings" (1939), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 30
Friday
EXHIBITION OPENS

"Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture" opens in the Foyer of the Madison Building and remains on view through May 2002. Drawing from the Library's Margaret Mead Collection of her research, diaries, letters, photographs and films (more than 500,000 items), the exhibition focuses on Mead's career and research into the environmental influences affecting human behavior. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Not open on Sunday. Public contact: 707-4604.

November 30
Friday
FILM

"Arsenic and Old Lace" (Frank Capra, 1944), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See November 1 entry for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

November 30-December 1
Friday-Saturday
CONCERT

In a very special presentation in the Great Hall of the Jefferson Building, the Library presents the world premiere of Justice, a work based on the life of Clytemnestra that was commissioned from Roger Reynolds. It is an opera for soprano, actress, percussion, multi-channel computers and real time surround sound. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See November 9 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

December 2001

December 4
Tuesday
FILM

"Mr. Thank You" (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1936) is screened in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/2001-archive.html. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 5
Wednesday
CONCERT

Oxalys, a quintet of flute, harp, cello, violin and viola, performs in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). Free tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (301) 808-6900 or (202) 432-SEAT for a nominal service charge of $2 per ticket, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. You may also visit any of the TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Public contact: 707-5502.

December 6
Thursday
FILM
Two films about Margaret Mead's work are shown in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677. December 7 Friday FILM On the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Library presents a film showing of "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (Richard Fleischer, Toshiro Masuda and Kinji Fukasuku, 1970) in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 7
Friday
CONCERT

The Zehetmair String Quartet performs in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See December 5 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

December 8
Saturday
CONCERT

Ensemble Aurora, a five-member period instrument group, presents a concert with mezzo- soprano Gloria Banditelli in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for December 5 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

December 11
Tuesday
READING

"Winter's Tales" is the theme for today's Poetry at Noon program, Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-1308.

December 11
Tuesday
FILM

"The Ship of Lost Men" (Maurice Tourneur, 1929), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 13
Thursday
FILM

Two films are screened this evening in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. They are "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame" (Robert Land, 1929) and "The Flame of New Orleans" (Ren� Clair, 1941). See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 14
Friday
FILM

"Morocco" (Josef von Sternberg, 1930), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 18
Tuesday
FILM

Two films on Margaret Mead: "Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend" (Jean Rouch, 1978) and "Margaret Mead's New Guinea Journal" (NET, 1969), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 18-19
Tuesday-Wednesday
CONCERT

The Juilliard String Quartet performs for two evenings in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required (maximum of two tickets per person). See entry for December 5 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

December 20
Thursday
FILM

"The Bitter Tea of General Yen" (Frank Capra, 1933), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 21
Friday
FILM

Federico Fellini's "Amarcord" (1974) is shown in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 27
Thursday
FILM

"The Song of Love" (Chester Franklin and Frances Marion, 1924), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

December 28
Friday
FILM

The year's film programs conclude with two films related to the work of Margaret Mead: "Ubangi" (Louis Neuman, 1931) and "Untamed Africa" (Wynant Hubbard, 1933), Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See entry for December 4 for reservations information. Public contact: 707-5677.

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 St. 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 St. S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Persons attending events at the Library should allow extra time in order to pass through Library security.

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

CONCERTS: Tickets are required for all Library of Congress concerts. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per person), with additional charges for phone orders and handling, from TicketMaster by calling (301) 808-6900, (202) 432-SEAT or by visiting TicketMaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

FILMS: Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. More information on the individual films is available on the Library's Web site at www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/2001-archive.html.

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PR 01-118
08/31/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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