Events at the Library of Congress

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Tuesday May 18, 2021 Tuesday May 18, 2021

Wednesday May 19, 2021 Wednesday May 19, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    A Gift to Be Simple: Japanese American Influence in 'Appalachian Spring' Wednesday
    May 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Professor Marta Robertson looks at the iconic ballet "Appalachian Spring" (1944) through the lens of Japanese-American influences on the initial production, especially via the dancing of Yuriko [Kikuchi] and set design of Isamu Noguchi.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Samite Wednesday
    May 19, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional melodies and original compositions.
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    Virtual Orientation: Asian Americans & Visual Culture Wednesday
    May 19, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    This session will include an introduction to works primarily by Asian American creators, including photography and artists' prints and drawings from the Library's Prints & Photographs Division. Instruction will cover library search tools, online resources, and how to prepare for a future visit to the reading room.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Thursday May 20, 2021 Thursday May 20, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Walter Isaacson on the Biomedical Future Thursday
    May 20, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of “Leonardo da Vinci,” “Einstein” and “Steve Jobs,” discusses his new book, “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race,” with award-winning journalist Katherine Eban. Nobel winner Doudna and her colleagues have ignited a revolution with the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which offers great promise, while raising enormous moral questions.
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Saturday May 22, 2021 Saturday May 22, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Kandace Springs Trio Saturday
    May 22, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Nashville pianist, songwriter, and vocalist Kandace Springs, together with her all-female band, come to the Library of Congress for a unique virtual performance.
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 Tuesday May 25, 2021

Wednesday May 26, 2021 Wednesday May 26, 2021

Thursday May 27, 2021 Thursday May 27, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System? Thursday
    May 27, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    This Foreign and Comparative Law webinar will shed light on some of the foreign and comparative law issues currently being researched by the foreign law and international law experts at the Law Library of Congress.
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  • Event | lectures and symposia
    The Art of the Memoir Thursday
    May 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Poet Cathy Park Hong (“Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”) and novelist Wayétu Moore (“The Dragons, the Giant, the Women”), both nominees for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, discuss how their memoirs give voice to history and speak to the present moment.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Marouan Benabdallah, piano Thursday
    May 27, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Pianist Marouan Benabdallah is one of the foremost representatives of his native Morocco on the international stage. For years he has been developing repertoire that goes beyond the canonic works of the literature he has performed to great acclaim, to include music from the Middle East and North Africa.
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Wednesday June 2, 2021 Wednesday June 2, 2021

Thursday June 3, 2021 Thursday June 3, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Manuscript Research Orientation Featuring LGBTQ Topics Thursday
    June 3, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Join manuscript reference Librarians Loretta Deaver and Lara Szypszak for a virtual research orientation on the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. This session will include a demonstration of using the Library’s online finding aids, catalog, and online collections, as well as general information on conducting research. For LGBTQ Pride Month, this orientation will include an overview of materials relating to LGBTQ topics...
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Object Lesson: What Is a Blueprint? Thursday
    June 3, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Examine hand drawings and blueprints of designs for a D.C. residence by George N. Ray. Discussion of architectural formats and the blueprint process will fill out a conversation about the practical appeal and aesthetic draw of the 19th century reproduction technology and its continuing legacy into the 21st century.
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Monday June 7, 2021 Monday June 7, 2021

  • Event | meetings and conferences
    IPH 2021: Investigating American Collections on Paper Monday
    June 7, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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    For the very first time, the International Association of Paper Historians Congress will take place virtually, encouraging the participation of a broad array of paper historians, scholars and students from around the world. Presenters will discuss paper history, new methodologies of paper studies and toolkits for paper and watermark identification. To include prerecorded presentations, live Q&A sessions and live workshops.
    More information at paperhistory.org External.
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Tuesday June 8, 2021 Tuesday June 8, 2021

  • Event | meetings and conferences
    IPH 2021: Investigating American Collections on Paper Tuesday
    June 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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    For the very first time, the International Association of Paper Historians Congress will take place virtually, encouraging the participation of a broad array of paper historians, scholars and students from around the world. Presenters will discuss paper history, new methodologies of paper studies and toolkits for paper and watermark identification. To include prerecorded presentations, live Q&A sessions and live workshops.
    More information at paperhistory.org External.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Prints & Photographs Orientation: Commemorating Pride Month Tuesday
    June 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 am EDT
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    Join us for an orientation session that includes a brief introduction to photographs, posters and other pictures in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division that relate to LGBTQ history and culture. Instruction will cover library search tools, online resources, and how to prepare for a future visit to the reading room.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Wednesday June 9, 2021 Wednesday June 9, 2021

  • Event | meetings and conferences
    IPH 2021: Investigating American Collections on Paper Wednesday
    June 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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    For the very first time, the International Association of Paper Historians Congress will take place virtually, encouraging the participation of a broad array of paper historians, scholars and students from around the world. Presenters will discuss paper history, new methodologies of paper studies and toolkits for paper and watermark identification. To include prerecorded presentations, live Q&A sessions and live workshops.
    More information at paperhistory.org External.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Historical Company Research Webinar Wednesday
    June 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Learn about the strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Thursday June 10, 2021 Thursday June 10, 2021

  • Event | meetings and conferences
    IPH 2021: Investigating American Collections on Paper Thursday
    June 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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    For the very first time, the International Association of Paper Historians Congress will take place virtually, encouraging the participation of a broad array of paper historians, scholars and students from around the world. Presenters will discuss paper history, new methodologies of paper studies and toolkits for paper and watermark identification. To include prerecorded presentations, live Q&A sessions and live workshops.
    More information at paperhistory.org External.
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Friday June 11, 2021 Friday June 11, 2021

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    IPH 2021: Investigating American Collections on Paper Friday
    June 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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    For the very first time, the International Association of Paper Historians Congress will take place virtually, encouraging the participation of a broad array of paper historians, scholars and students from around the world. Presenters will discuss paper history, new methodologies of paper studies and toolkits for paper and watermark identification. To include prerecorded presentations, live Q&A sessions and live workshops.
    More information at paperhistory.org External.
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Wednesday June 16, 2021 Wednesday June 16, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin Wednesday
    June 16, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Kate and Jody have been musical partners for close to 50 years. Their duet vocal sound is at once soaring and soothing. Combining it with their deft playing results in a fully unified sound in which voices and instruments blend into an inseparable and singular musical entity.
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    Prints & Photographs Orientation: Commemorating Pride Month Wednesday
    June 16, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for an orientation session that includes a brief introduction to photographs, posters and other pictures in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division that relate to LGBTQ history and culture. Instruction will cover library search tools, online resources, and how to prepare for a future visit to the reading room.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
    Online Only