Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday April 24, 2021 Saturday April 24, 2021

Monday April 26, 2021 Monday April 26, 2021

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    Preservation Meets Public Health: Enduring Lessons from Pandemic Planning Monday
    April 26, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Learn how the Library of Congress used information from the REALM project in conjunction with public health guidance to develop safe operations plans for activities that involved the Library’s collections. This event will unpack the decision-making processes that staff used to allow the agency to operate safely, adapt to developments in the pandemic, and incorporate lessons-learned to improve future operating plans.
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    World IP Day: The Creative Business Monday
    April 26, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    The U.S. Copyright Office celebrates World IP Day with the theme "World IP Day: The Creative Business." This event will feature tips from several small business owners in creative fields, aspects of copyright protections and an overview of the impact small, creative businesses have on our economy as well as the economic impact of the arts.
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Tuesday April 27, 2021 Tuesday April 27, 2021

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    Restarting Preservation Operations During a Pandemic Tuesday
    April 27, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Learn how the Preservation Directorate’s Collections Management Division at the Library of Congress prioritized its workload during the pandemic in light of limited on-site staff and the need to re-evaluate processes and procedures to ensure safety and efficiency.
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    Uncertainty and Loss: The Impact of the Pandemic Tuesday
    April 27, 2021
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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    The current COVID-19 pandemic has made the world more acutely aware of the impact of grief and loss on daily life. After one year, when many of us face continuing uncertainty about the future and wonder when will things become normal, we see multiple waves of the pandemic raging. We are facing an echo pandemic of mental illness. Physical health, emotional well-being, economic security,...
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Wednesday April 28, 2021 Wednesday April 28, 2021

Thursday April 29, 2021 Thursday April 29, 2021

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    Librarians-in-Residence: Training the Next Generation Thursday
    April 29, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    This presentation will discuss the Librarians-in-Residence (LIR) program that was established in 2018 for recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs. Current librarians in this program will share their own experiences working at the Library of Congress.
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    Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective Thursday
    April 29, 2021
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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    This year's Law Day program will explore the rule of law from an international perspective, specifically, how the United States contributes to global understandings of the rule of law, including through funding of rule of law projects, championing rule of law principles in international entities and settings, and cultivating an image as a rule of law country both at home and abroad.
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    Double Take: How Should We Index This Image? Thursday
    April 29, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Join cataloging specialist Arden Alexander and processing technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.
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    Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy Thursday
    April 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Poets Victoria Chang (“Obit”) and Brenda Shaughnessy (“The Octopus Museum”) discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear and the future of the planet. A National Poetry Month event.
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Friday April 30, 2021 Friday April 30, 2021

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    Peek Inside the Lab: Two Mini Presentations Friday
    April 30, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Two mini presentations: The Conservation and Digitization of the Yongle Dadian presentation will cover the condition review, conservation treatment and digitization of the Yongle Dadian, a manuscript encyclopedia from 1565. American Book Design Buffet will focus on three important people in the world of 19th and early 20th century book design: John Feely, Sarah Wyman Whitman and Margaret Armstrong.
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    Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Friday
    April 30, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    The virtuosic and versatile Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has pursued two primary passions in his career: the compositions of J.S. Bach and contemporary music for the harpsichord.
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Monday May 3, 2021 Monday May 3, 2021

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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens Monday
    May 3, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth,” will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Gidwitz and Watson will also answer pre-recorded student questions. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages...
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers Monday
    May 3, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth,” will discuss their dedication to diversity in children’s book publishing and the tools to help young people talk about race.
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Wednesday May 5, 2021 Wednesday May 5, 2021

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    Homegrown: Samoan Studies Institute Students' Association for Faasamoa Wednesday
    May 5, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    The Samoan Studies Institute at American Samoa Community College formed the Students’ Association for Faasamoa (SAFF) in 2009. It is comprised of students at the college who are interested in learning about Samoan culture. Its purpose is to teach college students the Faasamoa, or the Samoan way, and to preserve its traditions. Since its inception, SAFF has been active in performing the Siva Samoa...
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Thursday May 6, 2021 Thursday May 6, 2021

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    Overview of Congress.gov Thursday
    May 6, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of the website. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted as well.
    More information at prekindle.com External.
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    Jim Lee and Asian American Superheroes Thursday
    May 6, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, an event that celebrates the life work of DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. He will appear in conversation with illustrator Bernard Chang (“Generations Forged”) and writers Sarah Kuhn (“Shadow of the Batgirl”) and Minh Lê (“Green Lantern: Legacy”). Moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang (“Superman Smashes the Klan”).
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Wednesday May 12, 2021 Wednesday May 12, 2021

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    Virtual Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    May 12, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    The virtual Business Research Orientation 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. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research.
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Thursday May 13, 2021 Thursday May 13, 2021

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    U.S. Federal Statutes Thursday
    May 13, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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    This entry in the Orientation to Legal Research Series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
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    Finding a Shared Historical Narrative Thursday
    May 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to discuss the changing interpretations of the nation’s founding documents and the principles they were founded upon. They will also explore the tension between celebrating what is good about the U.S. and its history, while addressing the exploitation and inequality that are also part of the American legacy.
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: Live Q&A Thursday
    May 13, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for a live Q&A session with the creators of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth.” Authors Adam Gidwitz and Rene Watson and editors/publishers Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson will be available to take your questions in real time. Registration is required.
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Tuesday May 18, 2021 Tuesday May 18, 2021

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    Orientation to Law Library Collections Tuesday
    May 18, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through...
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    Discovering Science Collections Virtually at the Library of Congress Tuesday
    May 18, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    The Library of Congress collections are robust in both science and technology. Science subject specialists will provide a tour of these collections, with an emphasis on collections available online. This webinar will also cover how the Library developed these collections and recommended research strategies to discover science at the Library of Congress.
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Wednesday May 19, 2021 Wednesday May 19, 2021

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    Homegrown: Samite Wednesday
    May 19, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional melodies and original compositions.
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Thursday May 20, 2021 Thursday May 20, 2021

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    Walter Isaacson on the Biomedical Future Thursday
    May 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of “Leonardo da Vinci,” “Einstein” and “Steve Jobs,” discusses his new book, “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race,” with award-winning journalist Katherine Eban. Nobel winner Doudna and her colleagues have ignited a revolution with the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which offers great promise, while raising enormous moral questions.
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