Events at the Library of Congress

Monday, December 9, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Gallery Talk: The Technique and Craft of Mesoamerican Artists – Inscribing Stone Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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    Mesoamerican artists from across a wide geographical area employed complex techniques and showed a mastery of craft that is really just starting to be understood by archaeologists and art historians. In this talk, John Hessler, curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, will discuss inscriptions in stone in the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Tuesday
    April 9, 2019
    11:00 am -
    Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    12:00 pm EDT
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    Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader's cards, see: http://www.loc.gov/rr/readerregistration.html. Hispanic Reading Room
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Norwood School String Orchestra: Holiday Spirit Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    12:15 pm - 12:35 pm EST
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    The String Orchestra of Norwood School returns to the Library to provide some holiday spirit to our visitors and staff. Please join these talented 7th-and 8th-grade string musicians as they perform some holiday favorites to kicked off the season Great Hall
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Take a self-guided trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Tuesday
    December 10, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Wednesday
    December 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Wednesday
    December 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Wednesday
    December 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room