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December 20, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress, January - April 2014

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

JANUARY 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 1
NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY

All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Year’s Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE

Ian Russell, director of The Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen, presents "The ‘Hidden’ Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Olivia Bueno, associate director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative, author Linda Rabben, and the Law Library’s George Sadek discuss refugee rights at 1 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Friday, Jan. 10
CEREMONY

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature will be publicly announced and presented during a special ceremony at 11 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5221.

Friday, Jan. 10
FILM

Jazz Film Friday: "Arrows Into Infinity" (2012). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
BOOKS & BEYOND

Renowned cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher discusses and signs his new book "Kevin Kal Kallaugher: Daggers Drawn" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
LECTURE

Mike Turpin presents a talk titled "Recording the Library’s Concerts Pt. 2: The Digital Revolution" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, Jan. 16
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Amanda Ciafone presents "'I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke': Coca-Cola Advertising and Cultural Revolutions of the 1960s" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday, Jan. 17
FILM

Jazz Film Friday: "Mickey One" (1965). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5502.

Monday, Jan. 20
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
GALLERY TALK

Ed Redmond of the Geography and Maps Division and Kim Curry of the Interpretive Programs Office present "The Buell Map and the Life of Abel Buell" at noon in the North Great Hall Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday, Jan. 23
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Robin Lovin, 2013 Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses "Ethics, Politics and Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy" at 3 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday, Jan. 24
FILM

Jazz Film Friday: "Black February" (2010). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Jan. 28
LECTURE

Mark Horowitz discusses "The Sound of Broadway and Popular Song: How Arrangers and Orchestrators Transform the Songs We Hear" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Jan. 29
BOOK TALK

Bruce Rosenstein of the Catholic University Department of Library and Information Science discusses his recent book, "Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward-Focused Mindset," at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664

Thursday, Jan. 30
BOOKS & BEYOND

Daniel Markey discusses and signs his new book "No Exit to Pakistan" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Friday, Jan. 31
FILM

Jazz Film Friday: "Inside Out In The Open" (2001) and "The Breath Courses Through Us" (2013). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5502

FEBRUARY 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 4
CONCERT

Freiburger Barockorchester performs the complete Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
GALLERY TALK

Julie Miller of the Manuscript Division discusses "Indian People and Places on Abel Buell’s 1784 Map of the United States" at noon in the North Great Hall Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday, Feb. 6
LIFE OF A POET SERIES

Poet Carl Phillips discusses his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, for the inaugural Life of a Poet series, which brings established poets to the nation’s capital for in-depth interviews, at 7 p.m. at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. Reservations are required. Contact: 707.5394.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
LECTURE

Chris Hartten of the Music Division speaks on "The Lost Art of Landowska" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
BOOKS & BEYOND

Eileen Rockefeller discusses and signs her new book, "Being a Rockefeller: Becoming Myself, A Memoir" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday, Feb. 13
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Scholar Manuella Meyer, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, speaks on "Psychiatry and Brazilian Republicanism, 1889-1930" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday, Feb. 14
POETRY EVENT

Hispanic poets Brenda Cardenas and Valerie Martinez present "Pintura/Palabra: Poetry Inspired by Art," a discussion of ekphrastic poetry, at 2 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5394.

Friday, Feb. 14
CONCERT

The JACK Quartet, with pianist Ursula Oppens, presents Feldman: "Spring of Chosroes" (Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission), Carter: Quintet for piano and string quartet (Library of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Commission) and the U.S. premiere of Anderson’s String Quartet No. 1, "Light Music," at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. This concert will have two intermissions. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Monday, Feb. 17
PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY
SEMIANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Young Readers Center celebrates past and future presidents with hands-on activities like speech reenactments, trivia, crafts and more at 10 a.m. in Room G-29. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day federal holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Thursday, Feb. 20
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Renata Keller discusses her forthcoming book on the Cold War in Mexico, "Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Struggle Over the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Thursday, Feb. 20
CONCERT

Quatuor Ebène performs works by Haydn, Schumann and Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: R. Larry Todd of Duke University discusses the work of Mendelssohn and Schumann at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Saturday, Feb. 22
CONCERT

Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson presents pieces by J.S. Bach, Purcell, Rameau and Couperin at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
LECTURE

Janet McKinney of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Saints on Stage: The Depiction of Mormons in American Musical Theater" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
KLUGE CENTER EVENT

Four distinguished scholars of religion participate in a panel discussion on "World Christianity, Immigration, and the U.S.: The Non-Western Church Comes to America" at 9 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Thursday, Feb. 27
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Scott Sowerby discusses "States of Exclusion: Britain and France, 1685-1715" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Friday, Feb. 28
CONCERT

Lansin Kouyate and David Neerman meld African music with rock, jazz and electro at 9 p.m. at the Atlas Peforming Arts Center, 1333 H St., N.E. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

MARCH 2014

Thursday, March 6
LECTURE

Dr. Robert Ivkov of Johns Hopkins University Medical School presents a talk on "Nanotechnology for Cancer Treatment" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Friday, March 7
CONCERT

The Elias String Quartet presents quartets by Haydn, Kurtág and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, March 8
CONCERT

Baritone Gregory Porter performs jazz, blues and Southern soul at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Gregory Porter talks with Music Division jazz curator Larry Appelbaum at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets are not required.

Tuesday, March 11
LECTURE

David Henning Plylar of the Music Division discusses "Remembering Argos: Life and Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz Liszt" at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, March 15
CONCERT

The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin presents its signature piece, Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division presents "Henze: The Contemporary German Romantic" at 1 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Wednesday, March 19
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman celebrate the birthday of American novelist Philip Roth by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5394.

Friday, March 21
CONCERT

Joan Kwuon, violin, Joel Smirnoff, viola, Sharon Robinson, cello, and Sergei Babayan, piano, peform two piano quartets, including the Brahm’s op. 25 quartet premiered by Clara Schumann, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: The artists discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.

Tuesday, March 25
LECTURE

Laura Yust of the Music Division presents a talk titled "Hidden Figures in American Modernism" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, March 26
WITTER BYNNER POETRY READING

Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey announces and introduces her selection for the Library of Congress’s annual Witter Bynner Fellowship, followed by a reading from his or her work at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5394.

APRIL 2014

Thursday, April 3
LECTURE

Ann McClellan presents a talk on the gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C., from the city of Tokyo at 11:30 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.2990.

Thursday, April 3
LECTURE

Chet Van Duzer of the Geography and Maps Division presents "From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African and Middle Eastern Division" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4186.

Friday, April 4
CONCERT

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani presents works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach and J.S. Bach, among others, as part of a "C.P.E. Bach at 300: The Hamburg Bach" celebration at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Daniel Boomhower of the Music Division discusses the works of C.P.E. Bach at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Saturday, April 5
JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

Children and adults are introduced to Japanese culture through origami, theater presentations, a kimono demonstration and more at 10 a.m. in the Young Readers Center. Contact: 707.1950.

Saturday, April 5
CONCERT

The Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin marks the 300th birthday of C.P. E. Bach with works by the Bach family and Georg Friedrich Handel at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Paul Corneilson, managing editor, and Mark Knoll, editor, of "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works," present a discussion titled "Editing and Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach" at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Tuesday, April 8
LECTURE

Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division discusses "Jazz as a Cold War Weapon" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, April 8
CONCERT

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group kicks off a week-long residency by composer and conductor Oliver Knussen with Knussen taking the podium to lead the group in performances by Stravinsky, Knussen, Castiglioni, Crawford Seeger and Schoenberg at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Stephen and Jackie Newbould of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group discuss their work at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.

Wednesday, April 9
BOOKS & BEYOND

Stephen H. Grant discusses and sign his new book "Collecting Shakespeare: the Story of Henry and Emily Folger" at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday, April 10
LECTURE

Poet Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture titled "Latino Voices: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition" at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.6404.

Thursday, April 10
CONCERT

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to the Library performing the world premiere of Rautavaara’s Variations for Five: String Quintet no. 2 (commissioned by the Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: The Music Division’s Anne McLean talks with two of the society’s artists and Director of Artistic Programs Michael Lawrence at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets are not required.

Friday, April 11
CONCERT

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with violinist Alexandra Woods, pianist Huw Watkins and cellist Ulrich Heinen, presents an evening of British and American chamber music, including the world premiere of a piano trio by Marc Neikrug, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.
*Preconcert presentation: Oliver Knussen and Marc Neikrug discuss their musical works at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required.

Saturday, April 12
CONCERT

"The President’s Own" United States Marine Band presents pieces by Stravinsky and Mozart, along with music by Oliver Knussen’s colleagues Carter, Lieberson and Schuller, at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, April 16
LIFE OF A POET SERIES

Poet Edward Hirsch discusses his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. Reservations are required. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday, April 17
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE

Kluge Fellow Natalie Rouland presents "Girl on Fire: Ida Rubenstein in Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher (1938)" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Tuesday, April 22
LECTURE

Jane Rigby of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center presents a talk titled "Magnifying the Universe" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Tuesday, April 22
LECTURE

Nancy Newman of the University at Albany – SUNY presents "‘A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit’: Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society Through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection" at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, April 24
CONCERT

Daniel Müller-Schott, cello, and Simon Trpčeski, piano, perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, April 30
BOOK TALK

Author Meg Medina presents her story "Tia Isa Wants a Car" in conjunction with El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Young Readers Center. Contact: 707.1950.

MORE INFORMATION

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building 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; Young Readers Center, 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.

PACKARD CAMPUS FILM SCREENINGS

Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call 202.707.9994 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All shows are free, and seating is limited to 200 seats. The Packard Campus Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. For current schedule and more information, visit the theater’s website at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

CONCERTS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

All concerts are at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Various ticketing service charges apply. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.TicketMaster.com (external link). 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 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Pre-concert presentations are at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion and do not require tickets. Contact: 202.707.5502.

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PR 13-214
12/20/13
ISSN 0731-3527

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