Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday August 14, 2021

Tuesday August 17, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Podcasts Tuesday
    August 17, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Join us in this first of a two-part series of Zoom presentations with live Q&A on the subject of traditional folklore in a digital world. Special guests include Aaron Mahnke of the Lore podcast, Kristina Downs of the Crimelore podcast, Lamont Jack Pearley of Jack Dappa Blues Radio and the African American Folklorist and Mark Norman of the Folklore Podcast.
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Wednesday August 18, 2021

Thursday August 19, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Come take off with us on a journey to explore the aeronautical collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, maps, music, books and periodicals at the Library of Congress.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Indigenous Land and Resource Rights in New Zealand and Sweden Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    The Law Library’s foreign law specialists for New Zealand and Sweden will compare the rights of the Māori and Sami peoples with respect to land and resources, including discussing key court decisions, laws and government policies.
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  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    August 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Friday August 20, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Friday
    August 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Friday
    August 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Friday
    August 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Friday
    August 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    August 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Saturday August 21, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Saturday
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Saturday
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Saturday
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Saturday
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress. Southwest Pavilion

Tuesday August 24, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Social Media Tuesday
    August 24, 2021
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Join us in this second of a two-part series of Zoom presentations with live Q&A on traditional folklore in a digital world. This second panel focuses on social media, with special guests Dee Dee Chainey of the #FolkloreThursday hashtag event and blog, Andy Paciorek of the Folk Horror Revival Facebook page and online community and Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman of the Carterhaugh School...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Shaker Spirituals in Maine Wednesday
    August 25, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    The American Folklife Center presents Brother Arnold Hadd, Kevin Siegfried, and Radiance. This concert will focus on the transmission, history, and meaning of Shaker songs, and Brother Arnold’s work with American composer Kevin Siegfried.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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