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

April 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public Events at the Library of Congress

May – August 2014

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

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Thursday
May 1
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE
Author and photographer Candacy Taylor discusses "American Roots: Hairdressers and Beauty-Shop Culture in America" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
May 1
ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Reme Grefalda shows and discusses her film "I Wanna Babysit Lola" at noon in LM 139. Contact: 707.6735.

Thursday
May 1
LAW DAY
Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center presents a talk on this year’s national Law Day theme, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters," which recognizes the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, at 1 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Thursday
May 1
LECTURE
Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle and Veronica Villalobos of the Office of Personnel Management commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hernandez v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court held that all racial groups in the U. S. have equal protection under the 14th Amendment, at 7 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.1922.

Thursday
May 1
FILM
Tribute to Mickey Rooney: "Boys Town" (MGM, 1938). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
May 2
BOOKS & BEYOND
Eileen Rockefeller discusses her new book "Being a Rockefeller: Becoming Myself" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.1519.

Friday
May 2
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
Members of the Koussevitzky board and Jon Newsom, former chief of the Music Division, discuss the Koussevitzky legacy at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday
May 2
FILM
"The Host" (Magnolia Pictures, 2006 - R-rated). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
May 2
CONCERT
Curated by Koussevitzky Foundation Board members Ursula Oppens and Fred Sherry, this evening’s concert includes works by composers who have received the foundation’s assistance, including Crumb, Foss, Babbitt, Dutilleux, Thomas and Copland, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502. 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. 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.

Saturday
May 3
FILM
"Them!" (Warner Bros., 1954). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Wednesday
May 7
LECTURE
Jessika Kenney of the Cornish College of the Arts and Fatemeh Keshavarz of the University of Maryland discuss "Persian Mystical Literature: the Marriage of Poetry and Music" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Wednesday
May 7
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Spyros Koliavasilis and the Karpouzi Trio perform music from Greece at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets are not required. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
May 8
FILM
Monsters Double Feature: "Godzilla" (Toho, 1954) and "Gigantis, the Fire Monster" (Toho, 1955). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
May 9
LECTURE
Tina Khmelnitskaya of the Hermitage Museum discusses "Serge Diaghilev's ‘Ballets Russes’ and Russian Imperial Porcelain" at noon in the Rosenwald Room of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4371.

Friday
May 9
FILM
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (Paramount, 1920). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
May 10
PANEL DISCUSSION
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the prestigious Blue Note Records jazz label, including a rare screening of the 1986 South Bank Show documentary on the label, with guest appearances, at 2 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday
May 10
FILM
Monsters Double Feature: "Black Friday" (Universal, 1940) and "House of Frankenstein" (Universal, 1944). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Tuesday-Wednesday
May 13-14
EXPO
"Developing an Information Culture in Federal Agencies: Training for Today’s Knowledge Navigator" features keynote speakers Adrian R. Gardner of FEMA and Siva Vaidhyanathan of the University of Virginia. The event is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Registration is required. Contact: 707.4813.

Wednesday
May 14
GALLERY TALK
Exhibition curator Hirad Dinavari leads a tour through "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" at noon in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.9203.

Wednesday
May 14
LECTURE
Natasha Trethewey delivers a final lecture to conclude her second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry and the spring literary season at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday
May 15
LECTURE
Timothy Mousseau, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, presents a talk titled "Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Thursday
May 15
BOOKS & BEYOND
Ann Banks and Virginia Millington present a program in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of "These Are Our Lives," the 1930 book of life histories gathered by the Federal Writers' Project, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1519.

Thursday
May 15
FILM
"King Kong" (RKO, 1933). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday-Friday
May 15-16
CONFERENCE
"From Terra to Terabytes: The History of 20th-Century Cartography and Beyond," brings together scholars and geographers to discuss various topics on cartography. The program begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 9:15 a.m. on Friday, both in the Coolidge Auditorium. Reservations are required by contacting 707.1616 or specialevents@loc.gov.

Friday
May 16
FILM
"King Kong Escapes" (Toho, 1967). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
May 17
FILM
"Pan’s Labyrinth" (Picturehouse, 2006 - R-rated). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Monday
May 19
JEWISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Sanford Sternlicht discusses his book "The Tenement Saga: the Lower East Side and Early Jewish-American Writers" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.3780.

Monday
May 19
JEWISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Author Martin Goldsmith and Diane Afoumado of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum present a talk on the "Voyage of St. Louis," commemorating the 75th anniversary of voyage of the German transatlantic liner carrying Jewish refugees during WWII, at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.9897.

Monday
May 19
CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY EVENT
The American Folklife Center launches the online Civil Rights History Project website, followed by a screening of "The Streets of Greenwood" and a roundtable discussion on "Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy and the Way Forward" featuring Robert Moses of the Algebra Project, Charlie Cobb of Brown University and Wesley Hogan of Duke University. The event begins at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday
May 20
BOOK TALK
Charlie Cobb discusses his book "This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible" at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday
May 21
LECTURE
Messumeh Farhad of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents "When Ink and Color Meet: The Art of Painting in the Shahnama (Book of Kings)" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Wednesday
May 21
ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Poet Tarfia Faizullah presents her debut collection of poems, "Seam," at 4 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday
May 22
HOMEGROWN CONCERT
Gerdan presents folk music of the Ukraine at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday
May 22
FILM
"The Crowd Roars" (Warner Bros., 1932). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday
May 29
FILM
"The Mishaps of Musty Suffer" (Kileine, 1915-1917). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday
May 30
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Poets Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Tim Siebles celebrate the birthday of American poet Countee Cullen by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5394.

Friday
May 30
CONCERT
Steep Canyon Rangers and Dailey & Vincent present and evening of bluegrass and country music at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502. See May 2 calendar entry for ticket information.

Friday
May 30
FILM
"Winning" (Universal, 1969). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday
May 31
FILM
"Cars" (Disney, 2006). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

***End May 2014***

JUNE 2014

Tuesday
June 3
POETRY READING
Poets Joan Larkin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, D.A. Powell and Dan Vera read selections from their work at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5394.

Wednesday
June 4
LECTURE
Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder discusses her career, including being the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, at 1 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.4642.

Thursday
June 5
BOOKS & BEYOND
Illustrated fiction authors Stephan Pastis and Jarrett J. Krosoczka discuss how graphic novels can help children with reading challenges at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.1950.

Thursday
June 5
BOOK TALK
Author Larry Doyle discusses his recently published book "In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Thursday
June 5
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Filmmaker Michael Ford of Yellow Cat Productions presents a talk titled "Homeplace Mississippi: A Cultural Journey" at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday
June 10
BOOKS & BEYOND
Sara Day discusses and signs her book "Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman and Edward Everett Hale" at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1519.

Wednesday
June 11
LECTURE
Sunil Sharma of Boston University discusses "Woven Words and Painted Pictures: The Persian Book in India" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Wednesday
June 18
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
John Muller discusses and signs his new book "Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent" at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.1519.

Thursday
June 19
EXHIBITION OPENING
"Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" opens, featuring correspondence and documents from civil-rights leaders and organizations, images captured by photojournalists and professional photographers, newspapers, drawings, posters and in-depth profiles of key figures in the long process of attaining civil rights. The exhibition is on view Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through June 20, 2015. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday
June 19
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers presents a talk titled "Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction" at noon in LJ 113. Contact: 707.0213.

Tuesday
June 24
BOOKS & BEYOND
Michael Waldman discusses and signs his book "The Second Amendment: A Biography" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.1519.

Wednesday
June 25
LECTURE
Rashin Kheiriyeh, a freelance illustrator, presents a talk on "The Persian Book: Animation and Illustration" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Thursday
June 26
LECTURE
Carrie Anderson, associate chief of the NASA Goddard Planetary System Laboratory, presents "Titan: Exploring the Similarities Between Saturn’s Exotic Moon and the Primordial Earth" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

***End June 2014***

JULY 2014

Thursday
July 3
CONCERT
Baritone Thomas Hampson commemorates the 200th birthday of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by performing music from colonial days to the present at 2 p.m. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502. 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. 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.

Tuesday
July 8
PANEL DISCUSSION
Area law experts discuss "Trial By Jury – Magna Carta and Influence in Criminal Law and Legal Representation" at 1 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Tuesday
July 15
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE SERIES
Joseph C. Hickerson, former archivist and former head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, presents "Folk Music, Archives and Performing: Experiences, Adventures and Great Stories" at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday
July 23
LECTURE
Ulrich Marzolph of the University of Goettingen in Germany discusses "The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran: Revisiting Elizabeth Eisenstein’s The Printing Press as an Agent of Change" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

***End July 2014***

AUGUST 2014

Wednesday
Aug. 13
LECTURE
Ahmet Karamustafa of the University of Maryland gives a talk on "The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey" at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4518.

Tuesday
Aug. 19
LECTURE
Holly Gilbert, chief of the NASA Goddard Solar Physics Laboratory, presents "The Moody Sun" at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5664.

Saturday
Aug. 30
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The Library of Congress National Book Festival, now in its 14th year, features a wealth of notable authors and – new this year – evening activities and expanded genre pavilions. The event takes place in a new location at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit www.loc.gov/bookfest/. Contact: 707.1940.

***End August 2014***

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. 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 14-075
04/25/14
ISSN 0731-3527

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