Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: www.loc.gov/loc/events/index.php
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov .

April 30, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

May – August 2012

(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Tuesday
May 1
BOOKS & BEYOND
Paul Dickson discusses and signs his book "Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday
May 1
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Sean Burns presents a talk on his book "Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday
May 1
LAW DAY
Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss discusses the Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation he founded to revive the teaching of civics education in public schools in the United States, at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5079.

Wednesday
May 2
BOOK TALK
Author Karl Ove Knausgård discusses his six-volume autobiography "My Struggle" at 6:30 p.m. in Madison Hall. Reservations are required. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday
May 3
BOOK TALK
Ed Lin discusses and signs his new novel "One Red Bastard" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.0979.

Thursday
May 3
BOOK TALK
Tewodros Fekadu discusses his autobiography "No One’s Son" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4163.

Thursday
May 3
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Susan Spellman, J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History, presents "Cooperation in Black and White: Innovative Alliances in the Retail Grocery Trade" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
May 3
POETRY READING
U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine concludes the Library of Congress 2011-2012 literary season with a lecture titled "The Forgotten Poets of My Youth" at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5394.

Saturday
May 5
CONCERT
The U.S. Army Band "Pershing’s Own" continues its family-friendly Concerts from the Collections series with music by American mavericks at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday
May 8
LECTURE
NASA scientist Sten Oswald presents a talk on "A Rare Astronomical Event: Transit of Venus" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Thursday
May 10
LECTURE
Writer Naum Prifti and Arian Spasse of the Albanian Embassy present "Sterjo Spasse: Honoring the Albanian Writer of Macedonian Descent" at 11 a.m. in the European Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.5414.

Thursday
May 10
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Kevin Bartig discusses "American Musicians, Soviet Music and Cultural Ties in the 1940s" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Friday
May 11
LECTURE
In celebration of National Children’s Book Week, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers presents the Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5221.

Saturday
May 12
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Singer and songwriter José James talks with Larry Appelbaum of the Library’s Music Division at 6 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. N.E. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday
May 12
CONCERT
José James explores the universe of underground beats, soul, jazz standards and the legacy of John Coltrane at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Tickets are required; call 399.7993. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday
May 15
LECTURE
Wagdi Zeid, professor of drama at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, presents "The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.7311.

Tuesday
May 15
READING
Nobel Laureate Herta Müller reads from her work, followed by a conversation with Georgetown University Professor Peter Pfeiffer at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5394.

Wednesday
May 16
LECTURE
Jane Lewisohn of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London speaks on the Golha project preserving Persian music, literature and performing arts at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Thursday
May 17
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Vanni Pettina discusses "A Preponderance of Politics: The Impact of the Cold War on U.S.-Cuban Economic Relations, 1946-1952" at noon in LJ119. Contact: 707.3302.

Friday
May 18
CONFERENCE
The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division and the Philip Lee Phillips Society present "Visualizing the Nation’s Capital: Two Centuries of Mapping Washington, D.C.," the first conference devoted to mapping the nation’s capital, covering the period from Pierre-Charles L’Enfant’s 1791 Plan of the City of Washington to the present. The program begins at 9 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations are needed; contact specialevents@loc.gov. Contact: 707.1616.

Saturday
May 19
CONFERENCE
The conference "Visualizing the Nation’s Capital: Two Centuries of Mapping Washington, D.C.," the first conference devoted to mapping the nation’s capital, continues at 9:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Reservations are needed; contact specialevents@loc.gov. Contact: 707.1616.

Saturday
May 19
CONCERT
Armenian cellist Narek Hahknazaryan, a Young Concert Artists laureate who captured the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2011, gives a performance at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday
May 23
BOOKS & BEYOND
Mark N. Ozer discusses and signs his new book "Northwest Washington, D.C." at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday
May 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Jacob R. Strauss, Jennifer Hayes Clark, Matthew Glassman and Colleen J. Shogan discuss and sign their book "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday
May 24
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Emer O’Dwyer presents "Significant Soil: Dairen and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria, 1905-1937" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
May 24
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Morton Kondracke, Kemp Scholar in Political Economy, gives a talk on "Jack Kemp, the American Idealist" at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Thursday
May 31
LECTURE
Peter C. Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists gives a talk on climate change policy at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1212.

Thursday
May 31
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Poets Joshua Beckman and Stanley Plumly celebrate the birthday of Walt Whitman with a reading of his works at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5394.

*** End May 2012 ***

JUNE 2012

Tuesday
June 5
SYMPOSIUM
"Jurji Zaydan: His Contribution to Modern Arab Thought and Literature" brings together scholars from the Arab world, Europe and North America to present papers and discuss the life and work of the noted novelist, journalist and publisher. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5676.

Thursday
June 7
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
The work of Gwendolyn Brooks is celebrated with a reading at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday
June 14
LECTURE
NASA’s Martha Anderson presents a talk on "Quantifying Water Use on Farms and Ranchlands" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.7450.

Tuesday
June 19
BOOKS & BEYOND
Library of Congress editors and curators discuss and sign their book "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday
June 21
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya presents "The Creative Legacy of Russian Émigré Sculptors and Their Porcelain Chef-d'œuvre’s" at noon in LJ119. Contact: 707.3302.

Tuesday
June 26
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Patricia A. Turner of the University of California at Davis discusses "Crafting Change: African American Folk Artists and the Civil Rights Movement" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

*** End June 2012 ***

JULY/AUGUST 2012

Thursday
July 19
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Emily Kadens presents a talk titled "The Use and Abuse of Custom in the Interpretation of Contract: A History" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Tuesday
July 24
LECTURE
Steven Raichlen discusses his new book "Best Ribs Ever: 100 Killer Recipes Including Slaws, Baked Beans & Finger-Lickin’ Sauces" at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.0911.

Thursday
Aug. 9
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Simon J. Bronner of Pennsylvania State University presents at talk titled "Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

*** End July/August 2012 ***

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 from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E. The James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Room locations:

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, second floor; South Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; LM 139, first floor; Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor.

When attending events at the Library, allow extra time to pass through Library security.

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

CONCERTS: The Library’s concert series is presented free of charge to the public but requires tickets for admission. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.TicketMaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center will be available through the Atlas Box Office, 202.399.7993. For further information on concerts, call the Concert Information Line at 202.707.5502 or visit www.loc.gov/concerts/.

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PR 12-082
04/30/12
ISSN 0731-3527

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