Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday February 8, 2023

Thursday February 9, 2023

  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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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 | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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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

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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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

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Thursday
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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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
    February 9, 2023
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
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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.

Friday February 10, 2023

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Love & Basketball (New Line Cinema, 2000)

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "Love & Basketball (New Line Cinema, 2000)." Quincy and Monica love each other, but also love basketball. Which is the greater love? We shall see. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Color, 124 minutes.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This small, curated display explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression—in many forms—from America’s earliest days into the 21st century. Items featured are from the Rare Book and Special Collections, Manuscript, and Prints and Photographs Divisions.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    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

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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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

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    A part of this major exhibition, 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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

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

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    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

    Friday
    February 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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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.

Saturday February 11, 2023

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Love Bug (Disney, 1968)

    Saturday
    February 11, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "The Love Bug (Disney, 1968)." In 1968, America had just the past year experienced “the Summer of Love” and amore was on everyone’s mind. “Make love, not war” was the motto, and even automobiles got in the act. Herbie the Love Bug stars. Make sure to wear your love beads and...
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Women in Love (United Artists, 1969)

    Saturday
    February 11, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Join us at the Packard Campus Theater for a showing of the film, "Women in Love (United Artists, 1969)." Two friends fall in love with two very different sisters, to equally different results. Ken Russell directed, with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed as the two friends, and Glenda Jackson and Jennie Linden as the sisters. Color, 132 minutes. Rated R.
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Bach Collegium Japan

    Saturday
    February 11, 2023
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    Join us for a special performance by Masaaki Suzuki. Suzuki leads an ensemble of 11 stellar musicians from the illustrious Bach Collegium Japan, joined by British baritone Roderick Williams, a distinguished figure on opera and concert stages worldwide.