Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Thursday February 2, 2023

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Literacy Awards Applicant Information Session

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    This webinar will provide an overview of the 2023 Literacy Awards Program application and evaluation criteria. During this session, Literacy Awards staff will review application requirements and respond to questions about the application.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | courses and workshops

    Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    Join Legal Reference Librarian Louis Myers for an Orientation to Legal Research webinar for an overview of “U.S. Federal Statutes.” This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. Statutory and legislative research, including information and how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library: American Folklife Center Open House

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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    American Folklife Center Reading Room
    To kick-off Black History Month, The American Folklife Center will host an open house featuring items related to African-American history and heritage in the United States. Visitors are welcome to stop by and view the collections, and chat with Folklife Center staff.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Thursday
    February 2, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through this major exhibition, 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.

Friday February 3, 2023

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957)

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "Love in the Afternoon". A bit of May-December (well, at least October) love between Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. Directed by Billy Wilder. Black & White, 130 minutes.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Friday
    February 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through this major exhibition, 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.

Saturday February 4, 2023

  • Event | film and video screenings

    From Russia, With Love (United Artists, 1963)

    Saturday
    February 4, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "From Russia, With Love (United Artists, 1963)." America (and the world) fell in love with Sean Connery as the suave spy James Bond. This is the second film in the series and John F. Kennedy named the source novel as one of his favorites. Color, 115 minutes.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Saturday
    February 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.