Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday March 14, 2024

Thursday March 21, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    March 21, 2024
    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 | lectures and symposia

    Live! at the Library: A Conversation with 2024 Gershwin Honoree Bernie Taupin

    Thursday
    March 21, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Join us for a conversation with 2024 Gershwin Honoree Bernie Taupin. Enjoy a pop-up display of collections related to the Gershwin Prize honorees from 5-7 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Display

    Thursday
    March 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2024 recipients, songwriting duo Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    March 21, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.

Thursday March 28, 2024

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    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    March 28, 2024
    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 | lectures and symposia

    Live! at the Library: Joel's Women: Joel ben Simeon, the Washington Haggadah and the Ambivalent Feminine

    Thursday
    March 28, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
    Art historian Marc Michael Epstein draws on a masterpiece of medieval Jewish art to explore the image of women in the medieval world.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Display

    Thursday
    March 28, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2024 recipients, songwriting duo Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    March 28, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.

Thursday April 4, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    April 4, 2024
    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 | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: "You Are Here" Celebration with Ada Limón

    Thursday
    April 4, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    The kickoff event for the U.S. Poet Laureate’s signature project, including the publication of the new anthology “You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World.” Featuring Ada Limón with poets Molly McCully Brown, Jake Skeets, Analicia Sotelo and Paul Tran.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Display

    Thursday
    April 4, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2024 recipients, songwriting duo Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    April 4, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.

Thursday April 11, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    April 11, 2024
    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

    POSTPONED Live! at the Library: Regina Carter, violin and Xavier Davis, piano

    Thursday
    April 11, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    2023 NEA Jazz Master and winner of the MacArthur Award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, violin virtuosa Regina Carter is joined by her longtime collaborator Xavier Davis. The artists premiere a Library of Congress McKim Fund commission by pianist, composer, and arranger Patrice Rushen. Join for a pre-concert conversation with the artists at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Display

    Thursday
    April 11, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2024 recipients, songwriting duo Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    April 11, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.

Thursday April 18, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    April 18, 2024
    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: Kronos Quartet

    Thursday
    April 18, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Celebrating 50 years of extraordinary performances, the Kronos Quartet will offer a program by a huge range of composers, from Sun Ra and Terry Riley to Steve Reich, Charlton Singleton and Laurie Anderson. Join for a post-concert NightCap conversation with the artists following the concert.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Display

    Thursday
    April 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2024 recipients, songwriting duo Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Sakura: Icon of Spring

    Thursday
    April 18, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    For more than a hundred years, cherry blossoms have signaled the arrival of spring in Washington, DC. They have become symbols of peace and friendship between the United States and Japan. This display, "Sakura: Icon of Spring", features the Library of Congress’s extensive Sakura collections and a new book on the subject.