Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Staying Alive" Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    This sequel to Saturday Night Fever flopped despite the best efforts of John Travolta and director Sylvester Stallone, but Frank Stallone’s song “Far From Over” was nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song, and there are other moments to treasure in this unusual film. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The X Files: I Want to Believe" (20th Century-Fox, 2008) Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    When a disgraced priest claims to have visions of the disappearance of a current FBI agent, the agency calls on Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), both of whom left the FBI years ago, to use their paranormal expertise to tackle the case. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the... Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
    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
    Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    This multimillion-dollar gift includes comic books, original art, photos, posters, newspapers, buttons, pins, badges and related materials. Great Hall
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
    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
    Tour: Echoes of the Great War Exhibition Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    visitas guiadas en español Thursday
    January 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    Centro para Visitantes de la Biblioteca del Congreso ofrecerá visitas guiadas en español del edificio Thomas Jefferson. Ground Floor Information Desk

Friday, January 25, 2019