Events at the Library of Congress

Friday October 7, 2022

Saturday October 8, 2022

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Monsters, Inc. (Disney-Pixar, 2001)

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    2:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the beloved film, Monsters, Inc. (Disney-Pixar, 2001).
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (MGM, 1978)

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (MGM, 1978).
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing. Items featured from the Law Library, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, the American Folklife Center, and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore featured are items from collections in the Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division regarding Dwight David Eisenhower, a heralded military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    Abel Buell’s "New and Correct Map of the United States of North America" is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    War and Peace: Ulysses S. Grant at 200

    Saturday
    October 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth on April 27, 1822. To commemorate the bicentennial, this agile display will include reproductions dating from key elements of Grant’s remarkable life. Drawing on the collections of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions, sections in the display will engage Grant’s military leadership during the Civil War, his presidency, his extraordinary post-presidential trip...

Monday October 10, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing. Items featured from the Law Library, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, the American Folklife Center, and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore featured are items from collections in the Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division regarding Dwight David Eisenhower, a heralded military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    Abel Buell’s "New and Correct Map of the United States of North America" is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    War and Peace: Ulysses S. Grant at 200

    Monday
    October 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth on April 27, 1822. To commemorate the bicentennial, this agile display will include reproductions dating from key elements of Grant’s remarkable life. Drawing on the collections of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions, sections in the display will engage Grant’s military leadership during the Civil War, his presidency, his extraordinary post-presidential trip...

Tuesday October 11, 2022

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Geography & Map Division Virtual Orientation

    Tuesday
    October 11, 2022
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    This virtual orientation will provide a general introduction to the world's largest map library, focusing on collections and resources accessible online from anywhere. Join us to explore a treasure trove of maps, atlases, and cartographic resources followed by a Q&A session with a map librarian.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.