Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Event | concerts and performances
    A Cabaret Evening with Norm Lewis Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Baritone Norm Lewis brings a glorious voice, ineffable charm and warmth to the Coolidge for an intimate cabaret concert of great show music. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Musical Highlights from NBC's Late Night with David Letterman" (1982-1993) Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    “Late Night with David Letterman” premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, following “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and ran through 1993 when Letterman moved to CBS. Letterman was joined by Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band and the show hosted hundreds of top musical acts as guests. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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
    "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    November 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Thursday
    November 14, 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
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    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

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Gallery Talk: Silent Sentinels Friday
    November 15, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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    Manuscript Division specialist Barbara Bair will discuss the suffragists known as Silent Sentinels who picketed the White House, were imprisoned, and suffered brutal treatment in November 1917, during what became known as the “Night of Terror.” Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The White Sister" (Metro Pictures, 1923) Friday
    November 15, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:53 pm EST
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    Set in an Italian village in the shadow of smoldering Mount Vesuvius, “The White Sister” stars Lillian Gish as Angela, the daughter of a wealthy Italian prince who is in love with the dashing Captain Giovanni Severini (Ronald Colman). Packard Campus Theater