Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Wednesday May 29, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Hidden Portals

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Integration without Identification: NBC TV, Leontyne Price and Opera Casting in the Civil Rights Era

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Montpelier Room (LM-619)
    In a lecture co-presented with the American Musicological Society, scholar Danielle Ward-Griffin examines television’s influence on opera casting practices during the early civil rights movement, focusing on Leontyne Price’s NBC Opera appearances.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Herblock Gallery: Herblock Looks at 1974

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    We celebrate the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as “Herblock”—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings that change every six months, drawn from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Each new installation looks back at the world 50 years before through Block’s incisive cartoons.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    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

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" 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...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through this major exhibition, 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

    Experience the Main Reading Room

    Wednesday
    May 29, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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    Main Reading Room
    The Library of Congress welcomes visitors to experience its grand Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Usually reserved for credentialed researchers, this access will offer visitors a glimpse inside one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces.

Thursday May 30, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Hidden Portals

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    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 | concerts and performances

    Live! at the Library: Shaker Community Sing with Kevin Siegfried
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    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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    LJ 119
    Shaker music is a rich body of spiritual folk music and vital American musical tradition, widely enjoyed in both religious and secular contexts. “Simple Gifts,” popularized by Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, represents the tip of the iceberg of a tradition encompassing thousands of songs. Shaker music is community music and comes alive in the context of group singing, and song leader Kevin Siegfried will...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Herblock Gallery: Herblock Looks at 1974

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    We celebrate the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as “Herblock”—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings that change every six months, drawn from the Library’s extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Each new installation looks back at the world 50 years before through Block’s incisive cartoons.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 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

    Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This major exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes such as fellowship, charity, professional growth, emergency services, societal reform and community building.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    A major exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, "Not an Ostrich" 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...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through this major exhibition, 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

    Experience the Main Reading Room

    Thursday
    May 30, 2024
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Add to calendar
    Main Reading Room
    The Library of Congress welcomes visitors to experience its grand Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Usually reserved for credentialed researchers, this access will offer visitors a glimpse inside one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces.

Friday May 31, 2024

  • Event | special events

    Hidden Portals

    Friday
    May 31, 2024
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Madison Atrium (LLMS27)
    Experience historic Asian American communities through Hidden Portals, a series of virtual reconstructions created by 2023-2024 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren using maps and photographs from the Library’s collections.