Events at the Library of Congress

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Code Girls Reunion and Women's History Month Observance Friday
    March 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Join the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy for the first-ever “Code Girls” reunion. LJ-119
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Borodin Quartet Friday
    March 22, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT LECTURE Kevin Bartig, PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology, Michigan State University Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Borodin Quartet Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    For more than seventy years, the venerable Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its "uncommonly rich, even tone and consoling warmth. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a self-guided 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. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers 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, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    The major "Baseball Americana" exhibition celebrates baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Friday
    March 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    New exhibition, “Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times,” pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock with historical and contemporary artists’ prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Friday
    March 22, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Friday
    March 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    A free docent-led tour of Baseball Americana, meet at the exhibition entrance. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Tour: Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Friday
    March 22, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    This tour examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures and European explorers and settlers, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. It features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection as well as the Waldseemüller Maps, created in 1507 and 1516. Northwest Gallery

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Event | special events
    Japanese Culture Day Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
    Sponsored by the Library of Congress, Japan-America Society of Washington DC and the National Conference of State Societies, this event will provide an exciting opportunity for children of all ages, their families and teachers to learn about Japanese culture through reading, writing and craft-making with Japanese cultural and linguistic professionals. Young Readers Center
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Aaron Diehl Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT LECTURE “Gottschalk’s Olde Souvenir Shoppe,” James Wintle, Music Division Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Aaron Diehl Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    An erudite and elegant stylist, pianist and composer Aaron Diehl takes up the enviable task of the Library’s jazz scholars: to delve deeply into our rich archives and examine a few of our treasures. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a self-guided 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. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers 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, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    The major "Baseball Americana" exhibition celebrates baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    New exhibition, “Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times,” pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock with historical and contemporary artists’ prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    A free docent-led tour of Baseball Americana, meet at the exhibition entrance. South Gallery