Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

December 31, 2001

Public Events at the Library of Congress: January - April 2002

January 2002

Tuesday, January 1
NEW YEAR'S DAY - ALL LIBRARY FACILITIES CLOSED

Thursday, January 3
FILM
"The Last Days of Pompeii" (Mario Bonnard, 1959), 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 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 http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, January 4
FILM
"The Colossus of Rhodes" (Sergio Leone, 1961), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, January 8
FILM
"Sodom and Gomorrah" (Robert Aldrich, 1961), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 6:30 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Wednesday, January 9
CONCERT
The Marine Chamber Ensembles of the United States Marine Band presents a concert of works by Charles Wuorinen, Shostakovich, Samuel Barber and others in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 433-4011.

Thursday, January 10
FILM
"High Wind in Jamaica" (Alexander MacKendrick, 1965), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, January 11
FILM
"Skidoo" (Otto Preminger, 1968), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, January 15
POETRY AT NOON
"Winter's Tales" is the topic for today's readings by Dan Johnson and two other poets, Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-1308.

Tuesday, January 15
FILMS
"Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (Lucius Henderson, 1911) and "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (John S. Robertson, 1920), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, January 17
FILM
"Kuroneko" (Kaneto Shindo, 1968), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, January 18
FILM
"Tokyo Raiders" (Jingle Ma, 2000), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Saturday, January 19
EXHIBITION CLOSES
Last chance to see "The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance" in the North and South galleries of the Great Hall, Jefferson Building. Public contact: 707-4604.

Monday, January 21
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY
All Library facilities closed.

Tuesday, January 22
FILM
"Renaldo and Clara," Part 1 (Bob Dylan, 1978), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Thursday, January 24
FILM
"Renaldo and Clara," Part 2 (Bob Dylan, 1978), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Friday, January 25
FILM
"Alphaville" (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965), Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. See January 3 entry for information on reservations. Public contact: 707-5677.

Tuesday, January 29
POETRY AT NOON
Davi Walders, Tonya Marie Matthews and one other poet read works about "Urban Life," in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-1308.

Tuesday, January 29
BOOKS & BEYOND
Charles E. Beveridge, author of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape (Universe, 1998) and editor of the Olmsted Papers, presents an illustrated talk," The Park-maker and his Patrons at Home: The Residential Designs of Frederick Law Olmsted." The program is sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book and the Library of Congress Professional Association's Gardening and Landscape Forum and takes place in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public contact: 707-5221.

February 2002
African American History Month

Friday-Saturday, February 1-2
CONCERT
The world premiere of Libby Larsen's cabaret opera, Barnum's Bird, is performed for two evenings in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. Co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Odyssey Commissioning Program of the Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota, Larsen's opera dramatizes the artistic and commercial partnership between famed Swedish soprano Jenny Lind and American promoter and showman P.T. Barnum. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required. They are distributed by TicketMaster (maximum of two tickets per person) 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.

Wednesday, February 6
CONCERT
The Chamber Ensembles of the United States Marine Band present a varied program of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jean Françaix, Brahms and others in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 433-4011.

Friday, February 8
CONCERT
Naumburg Cello Competition winner Li-Wei Qin, and Jeremy Young, piano, present a recital of pieces by Boccherini, Ligeti, Barber, Kodály and Paganini in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See entry for February 1 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, February 9
CONCERT
The Dutch piano trio Osiris performs works by Beethoven, Copland and Mendelssohn in a concert presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands, Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See entry for February 1 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday, February 13
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kathleen Thompson and Hilary MacAustin, editors of Children of the Depression, (Indiana University Press, 2001), a book of 162 black and white photos by Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers, present an illustrated talk about their book. The program is sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book and the Prints and Photographs Division, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

Monday, February 18
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed.

Friday, February 22
LECTURE
Mary Ellen Bates, the principal of Bates Information Services, a research and consulting business based in Washington, D.C., talks about the secrets of online searching in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division, in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 11:30 a.m. Public contact: 707-5664.

Tuesday, February 26
BOOKS & BEYOND
Historian Jill Lepore discusses her new book, A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States (Knopf, 2002), in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book with the American Antiquarian Society, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6:45 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

March 2002
Women's History Month

Friday, March 1
CONCERT
Elaine Funaro performs a variety of classical and modern works for the harpsichord in a recital in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required. They are distributed by TicketMaster (maximum of two tickets per person) 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.

Tuesday, March 5
CONCERT
Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, a period instrument ensemble directed by Jeannette Sorrell, performs a program of Baroque music in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See entry for March 1 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday, March 5
BOOKS & BEYOND
William B. Jones discusses his new book, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History (MacFarland, 2002), in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Library's Serial and Government Publications Division in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday, March 6
CONCERT
The Chamber Ensembles of the United States Marine Band present a free performance in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 433-4011.

Friday, March 8
CONCERT
The young Rubio String Quartet perform works by Haydn, Stephen Paulus, Beth Anderson and Shostakovich in a program presented in cooperation with the Flemish Community at the Embassy of Belgium in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See entry for March 1 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday, March 13
BOOK DISCUSSION
Join Gerri Hirshey, author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The True, Tough Story of Women in Rock for a discussion of her book and women in rock in conjunction with Women's History Month in a program sponsored by the Music Division, Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 707-5502.

Thursday, March 14
SLIDE 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. Ruth M. Wright, photographer and co-author of Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour will also participate in the event. The program, sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business and Hispanic divisions, takes place in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 11:30 a.m. Public contact: 707-5664.

Thursday-Friday, March 14-15
CONCERT
The renowned Beaux Arts Trio presents two evenings of concerts with works by Schumann and Beethoven among others in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See entry for March 1 for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Saturday, March 16
SYMPOSIUM
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division hosts an all-day symposium on Abraham Lincoln, with Doris Kearns Goodwin and four other speakers. The program takes place in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building and is open to the public without charge. Reservations, however are requested; call 707-2017 for more information and to make reservations.

Saturday, March 16
CONCERT
The Kocian String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Hindemith and Dvorak in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See March 1 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707- 5502.

Tuesday, March 19
BOOKS & BEYOND
Akasha Gloria Hull, author of Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African-American Women (Inner Traditions, 2001), is joined by poets Lucille Clifton and Dolores Kendrick for a presentation about Soul Talk and the lives and work of African American women writers in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Library's Poetry and Literature Office, Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 6 p.m. Public contact: 707-5221.

Friday, March 22
CONCERT
Come to the Library's Coolidge Auditorium for an evening of classics from the Great American Songbook by "the First Family of Cool" (New York Times). Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli appears with his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli; his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey; younger brother Martin on bass; and pianist Ray Kennedy. The performance is in the Jefferson Building at 8 p.m. See March 1 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

April 2002

Friday, April 5
CONCERT
The five-member American Baroque ensemble presents a concert of new and old works for period instruments in the Jefferson Building's Coolidge Auditorium, at 8 p.m. All Library of Congress concerts are free, but tickets are required. They are distributed by TicketMaster (maximum of two tickets per person) 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.

Tuesday, April 9
CONCERT
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, directed by Marc Minkowski, perform works by Rameau and Handel on period instruments in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See April 5 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday, April 10
CONCERT
The Chamber Ensembles of the United States Marine Band present a free performance in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. No tickets are required. Public contact: 433-4011.

Tuesday, April 16
CONCERT
The Rossetti String Quartet with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, perform Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Romance for Violin and Piano (a McKim commission) along with works by Ravel and Franck in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See April 5 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 707-5502.

Thursday-Friday, April 18-19
CONCERT
The Juilliard String Quartet performs two evenings of concerts with a pianist to be announced, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, at 8 p.m. See April 5 entry for ticket information. Public contact: 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 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.

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 01-183
12/31/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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