Events at the Library of Congress

Monday August 15, 2022

Tuesday August 16, 2022

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers" with Juliet Menéndez

    Tuesday
    August 16, 2022
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    In collaboration with South Florida PBS and their initiative Between the Covers, PBS Books welcomes multicultural author, illustrator and teacher Juliet Menéndez, who divides her time between Guatemala City, New York and Paris. She worked as a bilingual teacher in New York and studied design and illustration in Paris. Her most recent book is “Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers.”
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

    Tuesday
    August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Geppi Gems

    Tuesday
    August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Tuesday
    August 16, 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

    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections

    Tuesday
    August 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Tuesday
    August 16, 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

    Tuesday
    August 16, 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

    Tuesday
    August 16, 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.

Wednesday August 17, 2022

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Homegrown: WÖR

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for the Homegrown at Home concert featuring the band WÖR. With finely textured arrangements, WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century melodies from the Flanders region of Belgium.
    This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External.
  • Event | courses and workshops

    Finding Pictures: Latina/Latino Graphic Art & Artists

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Please join us for a visual exploration of dynamic contemporary artist prints, posters, and drawings from the Library’s collections. Hispanic Reading Room reference librarian Maria Daniela Thurber and Prints & Photographs Division curator Katherine Blood will feature the newly-digitized and catalogued Mission Gráfica/La Raza Graphics collection and artist prints and posters from such collectives as Dignidad Rebelde and Self Help Graphics.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer" with Kate Clifford Larson

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    PBS Books, in collaboration with WTTW in Chicago, presents Kate Clifford Larson, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author several critically acclaimed biographies. Larson will discuss her latest book “Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer,” her writing process, and involvement in the Festival.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Geppi Gems

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    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

    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    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

    Wednesday
    August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    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

    Wednesday
    August 17, 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.

Thursday August 18, 2022

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Turkish International Protection Law

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    This presentation will provide an overview of the international protection and temporary protection framework in Turkish law, which governs the procedure for application for, and granting of, asylum in Turkey.
    This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    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 | special events

    Live! at the Library Open House: Prints and Photographs Division

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall
    Join an open house in the Prints and Photographs Division from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Curators will discuss the collection of photographs featured in the new exhibition Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, which draws on the more than 15 million photographs in the Library’s collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:30 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Geppi Gems

    Thursday
    August 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.