Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday August 11, 2022

Thursday August 18, 2022

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 18, 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.
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    Live! at the Library Open House: Prints and Photographs Division

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall
    Join an open house in the Prints and Photographs Division from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Curators will discuss the collection of photographs featured in the new exhibition Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, which draws on the more than 15 million photographs in the Library’s collections.

Thursday August 25, 2022

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    Thursday
    August 25, 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.
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    Live! at the Library: Celebrating the Audiobook

    Thursday
    August 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Attend Voices in the Stacks: Celebrating the Audiobook at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, featuring authors and professional narrators reading from works in the Library’s collections. Explore a pop-up exhibit from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in the Great Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday September 1, 2022

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    Thursday
    September 1, 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.

Thursday September 8, 2022

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    Thursday
    September 8, 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.

Thursday September 15, 2022

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    Thursday
    September 15, 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.
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    Live! at the Library: The Kitchen Sisters with Frances McDormand

    Thursday
    September 15, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Come join The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) in conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand live at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Thursday night, September 15 to celebrate the recent acquisition by the Library of The Kitchen Sisters.

Thursday September 22, 2022

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    Thursday
    September 22, 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.

Thursday September 29, 2022

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    Thursday
    September 29, 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.
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    Live! at the Library: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Opening Reading

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Award-winning poet Ada Limón will give her inaugural reading as the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, with an introduction by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The historic reading marks the beginning of Limón's laureateship, and it traditionally launches the Library’s literary season.

Thursday October 6, 2022

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    Thursday
    October 6, 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.

Thursday October 13, 2022

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    Thursday
    October 13, 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.

Thursday October 20, 2022

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    Thursday
    October 20, 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.

Thursday October 27, 2022

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    October 27, 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.

Thursday November 3, 2022

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    November 3, 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.

Thursday November 10, 2022

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    November 10, 2022
    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.

Thursday December 1, 2022

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    Thursday
    December 1, 2022
    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.

Thursday December 8, 2022

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    December 8, 2022
    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.

Thursday December 15, 2022

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    Thursday
    December 15, 2022
    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.