Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday July 2, 2022

Tuesday July 5, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Geppi Gems Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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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
    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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 Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition 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 digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Tuesday
    July 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Wednesday July 6, 2022

  • Event | special events
    Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's Summer Fuse: Celebrating Now Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    12:45 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    LJ-119
    This in-person and livestreamed event from the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) team will bring together the inaugural CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, and Museums grantees, Huston-Tillotson University and Kenton County Public Library, respectively, to share updates and insights on the works they’re developing as part of the initiative.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Geppi Gems Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    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
    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    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 Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition 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 digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Wednesday
    July 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Thursday July 7, 2022

  • Event | special events
    Live! at the Library Thursday
    July 7, 2022
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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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 | concerts and performances
    Live! at the Library: Live Performance by Elikeh Thursday
    July 7, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the Southeast lawn at the Thomas Jefferson Building for a performance of Afro Pop music from the group Elikeh. They will be performing prior to the sundown screening of the film “Top Gun” (1986).