Event | special eventsThursday
June 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A) Poet Laureate Ada Limón reads her poem for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and talks with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; Nicola Fox, associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate; and Sheri Wells-Jensen, the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration and Scientific Innovation, about space exploration, poetry and sending inspirational messages into space.This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External.
Event | lectures and symposiaThursday
September 29, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT 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.This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External.
Event | special eventsMonday
April 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A) 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will celebrate the conclusion of her laureateship in a conversation with state, city and county poets laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Oklahoma), Kealoha (Hawai`i), Adrian Matejka (Indiana), Tina Chang(Brooklyn, NY) and Vogue Robinson (Clark County, NV). Conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the Academy of American Poets. Book sales and signing to...
Event | concerts and performancesThursday
April 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A) U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will celebrate the conclusion of her first term as laureate and inaugurate her second term by reading poems and participating in a discussion with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s Book World and host of the Library’s “Life of a Poet” series.