Events at the Library of Congress

Featured Event

Saturday, November 17, 2018

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    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
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Babe (Universal, 1995) Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
    Babe, an orphaned piglet, is chosen for a "guess the weight" contest at a county fair. The winning farmer, Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell), brings Babe home and allows him to stay with his Border Collie named Fly, her mate Rex and their puppies, in the barn. While trying to fit in with the other barnyard animals, Babe learns the skill of sheepherding from Fly... Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Planes, Trains And Automobiles (Paramount, 1987 – Rated R*) Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
    After his flight home to Chicago has been cancelled due to bad weather, high-strung marketing executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) runs into one disaster after another while trying to get home to his family for Thanksgiving, which includes being stuck with loquacious traveling salesman Del Griffith (John Candy) as his unshakable traveling companion. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the... Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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
    Herblock Gallery Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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 Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    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
    Baseball Americana Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
    The major "Baseball Americana" exhibition celebrates baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    This multimillion-dollar gift includes comic books, original art, photos, posters, newspapers, buttons, pins, badges and related materials. Great Hall
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Touch History: A Verbal Description Tour of The Thomas Jefferson Building Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am EST
    Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The Touch History tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Ground Floor Information Desk
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Saturday
    November 17, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    A free docent-led tour of Baseball Americana, meet at the exhibition entrance. South Gallery

Monday, November 19, 2018