Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday December 8, 2021

Thursday December 9, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Serving Adult Literacy Needs Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    Join us for a conversation on successful practices in the field of serving adult literacy needs. This session will be facilitated by LOC Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member, Dr. Loriene Roy; Professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Human Rights Day Event Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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    Online Only
    This year’s Human Rights Day event focuses on the intersection of health and human rights, with a panel that will bring together leading health and legal scholars and practitioners, who will discuss the interactions between health and human rights, and how human rights can help to strengthen public health systems across the globe and improve the response to health challenges.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Jess Gillam, Saxophone Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    Saxophonist Jess Gillam is a powerhouse performer of tremendous energy, style and spirit, galvanizing audiences with “irrepressible, unpretentious, outrageously virtuosic music-making” (inews.co.uk). At 22, she is the youngest presenter for BBC Radio 3; her radio show and podcast This Classical Life highlight both her eclectic musical interests and a passionate advocacy for the power of music in society. “Gillam…spreads joy,”
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Geppi Gems Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, the British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    South Gallery
    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Friday December 10, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Friday
    December 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Geppi Gems Friday
    December 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Friday
    December 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, the British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Friday
    December 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    December 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Saturday December 11, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Saturday
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Geppi Gems Saturday
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Saturday
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, the British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Saturday
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This exhibition showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Tuesday December 14, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Subject Indexing Pictures for All Tuesday
    December 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    Learn how to describe images using topical index terms, how these terms can help you search for pictures in our online catalog, and ways you can use the Library Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM) for your personal or work collections.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections Tuesday
    December 14, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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    Online Only
    Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar of the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of Aeronautics.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.