Events at the Library of Congress

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Summer Movies on the Lawn: "Rocky" (1976)

    Thursday
    August 1, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us for a special screening of the film, “Rocky" (1976) starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Summer Movies on the Lawn: "An American in Paris" (1951)

    Thursday
    July 18, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Come to the Jefferson’s Southeast lawn for a screening of the iconic film, "An American in Paris" (1951) as we pay tribute to the kickoff of the 2024 Olympics in Paris. This romantic comedy musical and dance film follows an American World War II veteran in Paris as he chases his dreams amidst love and relationships, all set to a renowned Gershwin score.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Summer Movies on the Lawn: "Love and Basketball" (2000)

    Thursday
    July 25, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us for a special screening of the film, “"Love and Basketball" (2000) starring Sanaa Lathan.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Summer Movies on the Lawn: "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

    Thursday
    July 11, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us for a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), starring Judy Garland, in celebration of its 85th anniversary. It has become one of America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytales.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Summer Movies on the Lawn: "Lady and the Tramp" (1955)

    Thursday
    August 8, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us for a special screening of the Disney classic animated film “Lady and the Tramp” (1955). Before the film, enjoy a live performance from Panquility Band who will play island melodies starting at 7 p.m.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Summer Concerts on the Lawn

    Thursday
    July 19, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn”outdoor musical performance series.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Summer Concerts on the Lawn

    Thursday
    July 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Neptune Plaza
    The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn”outdoor musical performance series.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Summer Concerts on the Lawn

    Thursday
    August 9, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn”outdoor musical performance series.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Summer Concerts on the Lawn

    Thursday
    August 23, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn”outdoor musical performance series.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Summer Concerts on the Lawn
    Event has been updated

    Thursday
    August 16, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn”outdoor musical performance series.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: Wall-E (2008)
    Event has been rescheduled

    Thursday
    August 11, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a screening of "Wall-E" (2008), part of our fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: Rocky (1976)

    Thursday
    July 21, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a screening of the classic movie, "Rocky" (1976), part of our fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: Top Gun (1986)

    Thursday
    July 7, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a screening of the aviation classic, "Top Gun" (1986), part of our fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Thursday
    July 14, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Pavilion
    Join us on the lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a screening of the classic movie, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971), part of our fifth annual “Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Live! at the Library: Live Performance by Nen Daiko

    Thursday
    July 20, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us on the Southeast lawn at the Thomas Jefferson Building for a performance of Nen Daiko. This agile and dynamic percussion ensemble showcases the Japanese tradition of taiko drumming combined with choreography, martial arts, and vocal expressions.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Beauty and the Beast"

    Thursday
    July 18, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is an animated, musical retelling of the fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince du Beaumont.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"

    Thursday
    August 8, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    Written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Steven Spielberg, this film chronicles the relationship between a young boy (Henry Thomas) and a benevolent alien who is stranded on Earth and trying to find his way back to his home planet.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Jaws"

    Thursday
    August 1, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    This now-classic thriller opens on a hot summer weekend in a small coastal New England resort community whose safety and financial livelihood are threatened by an apparent shark attack.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "A League of Their Own"

    Thursday
    July 25, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    Director Penny Marshall used the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943-1954) as a backdrop for this heartfelt comedy-drama.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "The Goonies" (Warner Bros, 1985) 114 min.

    Thursday
    July 19, 2018
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Superman" (Warner Bros, 1978) 143 min.

    Thursday
    August 9, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Back to the Future" (Universal Pictures, 1985) 116 min.
    Event has been rescheduled

    Thursday
    August 23, 2018
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "The Wizard of Oz" (MGM, 1939) 102 min.

    Thursday
    August 16, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "Jurassic Park"

    Thursday
    August 22, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building
    The concept of people somehow existing in the age of dinosaurs (or dinosaurs somehow existing in the age of people) has been explored in film and on television numerous times. No treatment, however, has ever been done with more skill, flair or popcorn-chomping excitement than this 1993 blockbuster.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Live! at the Library: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971)

    Thursday
    July 13, 2023
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Southeast Lawn
    Join us for a “scrumdiddlyumptious” evening, as we screen “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971), starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum. Run time 1 hours, 38 minutes. Before the film, enjoy a pre-recorded performance from the Mingus Dynasty Quintet at 7 p.m.