Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday June 22, 2021

Wednesday June 23, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    COVID-19 and Ethics: Disparity in Pandemics Wednesday
    June 23, 2021
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for presentations by two prominent medical ethicists that will cover COVID-19 ethical dilemmas and disparities that have become more visible with the progression of this pandemic.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Post Traumatic Stress & Music: The Healing Power of Song Wednesday
    June 23, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for a panel discussion that explores the efforts of musicians and music-based organizations to reach out to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress, and share their stories of how vets have used music to cope with traumatic experiences. The panel of expert musicians, veterans and musical organizations will be introduced by Gary Sinise, actor and founding member of the Lt. Dan Band.
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Thursday June 24, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Charlie Laderman and "Sharing the Burden" Thursday
    June 24, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Join the Kluge Center for a book conversation with Charlie Laderman, a recent Kluge scholar, on his new book: “Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention, and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order.”
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Overview of Congress.gov Thursday
    June 24, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search, and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as updates to the Bound Congressional Record on the site.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Edith Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa Thursday
    June 24, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Mario Vargas Llosa and his longtime Spanish-to-English translator, Edith Grossman, discuss their work together. Throughout her celebrated career, Grossman has also translated works of other writers such as Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Mayra Montero and Miguel de Cervantes.
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Friday June 25, 2021

Monday June 28, 2021

  • Event | special events
    CIP 50th Anniversary Celebration Monday
    June 28, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Join us as we celebrate 50 years of serving U.S. libraries and publishers with our Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program. In its 50 years of existence, the Library's CIP program has created more than 2 million CIP data records, launched a new publisher request system and introduced an e-book component.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Virtual LGBTQ Pride Night Monday
    June 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    In celebration of Pride 2021, we invite you to explore the depth, breadth, and diversity of LGBTQ collections and services at the Library of Congress. This event will provide a brief overview of what’s available in each reading room and research center, as well as a detailed introduction into the rare and unique holdings in the general and international collections at the Library.
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Wednesday June 30, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Tenzin Choegyal Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan/Australian artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador, widely considered one of the world's finest musicians with Tibetan heritage. While proudly continuing the unbroken nomadic lineage central to his music, Tenzin also embraces opportunities to take his music into more contemporary, uncharted territory, both in the studio and on stage.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Library of Congress Online Open House Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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    Experts from across the Library of Congress will give short presentations to showcase various primary sources, materials, and other resources that you can use in the classroom with your students.
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Thursday July 1, 2021

Thursday July 8, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Pillars of Democracy: The U.S. Congress Thursday
    July 8, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in a functioning society, and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. These panel discussions will draw on the expertise of historians, political scientists, authors, and others from across the ideological spectrum, to show the full extent of the challenges facing American institutions, and their potential...
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  • Event | film and video screenings
    Summer Movies on the Lawn: The Princess Bride Thursday
    July 8, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for our fourth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, starting on July 8 with the popular contemporary take on classic fairy tales, "The Princess Bride" (1987). North Lawn

Tuesday July 13, 2021

Wednesday July 14, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Neli Andreeva Wednesday
    July 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Master traditional Bulgarian singer Neli Andreeva was born 1976 in Asenovgrad. She is renowned for her stirring interpretations of her native Rhodope region.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Virtual Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    July 14, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Are you curious to learn how business research is done at the Library of Congress? Join our virtual business research orientation that provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home.
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Thursday July 15, 2021

  • Event | film and video screenings
    Summer Movies on the Lawn: Shrek Thursday
    July 15, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for our fourth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, presenting the animated story of a green-skinned, solitude-loving ogre, "Shrek" (2001). North Lawn

Tuesday July 20, 2021

Wednesday July 21, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Prints & Photographs Virtual Orientation: Photographic Processes Wednesday
    July 21, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for an introduction to some of the numerous photographic processes found in the Library’s collections, from daguerreotypes to cyanotypes and salted paper to inkjet prints. Basic information will be provided to help you identify some of the types of photographs you might have at home. How to search the collections and access digitized content through the online catalog will also be covered...
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Thursday July 22, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Copyright Public Modernization Committee Forum Thursday
    July 22, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    The Library will convene this public meeting of the Copyright Public Modernization Committee (CPMC) to enhance communication and provide a forum for the technology-related aspects of the U.S. Copyright Office’s modernization initiative. The meeting will include an update from Library experts on the development of the Enterprise Copyright System (ECS), a discussion about Copyright IT modernization with the CPMC members and a public Q&A...
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  • Event | film and video screenings
    Summer Movies on the Lawn: Toy Story Thursday
    July 22, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Join us for our fourth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, presenting the popular animated favorite from Pixar, "Toy Story" (1995). North Lawn

Wednesday July 28, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: WAI Wednesday
    July 28, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Mina Ripia and Maaka Phat lead the family based Māori Electronica Roots band WAI. WAI is the Māori word for water and is also Mina's birth name. As a band, WAI presents a startlingly original combination of the ancient and the modern, weaving the Māori language with its natural percussive flow and the percussive performing art known as Poi with synths and drums, creating...
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Thursday July 29, 2021