Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    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 | lectures and symposia
    In Search of Korngold Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Considered one of the most influential film composers for early Hollywood sound-film, Erich Korngold is arguably most remembered for his swashbuckling scores for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and The Sea Hawk (1940). Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Double-Feature: "Captain Blood" and "The Goonies" Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
    Fans of pirate films know of the connections between these two films, released half a century apart, so it is only natural to present them as a double bill. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are featured in Captain Blood, the film that made them household names, in a story that helped to solidify the swashbuckling genre. The now-classic adventure The Goonies, while not... Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Akeelah and the Bee" (Lionsgate, 2006) Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
    In this family-friendly inspirational underdog story, eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Just Another Girl on the I.R.T." (Miramax, 1992 – rated R*) Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Chantel (Ariyan Johnson) is an outspoken high school student who wants to get out of Brooklyn and into medical school; she is determined to be seen as more than just another girl on the train that takes her to Manhattan. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    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
    February 23, 2019
    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
    February 23, 2019
    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
    February 23, 2019
    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
    February 23, 2019
    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
    February 23, 2019
    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
    Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    New exhibition, “Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times,” pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock with historical and contemporary artists’ prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    A free docent-led tour of Baseball Americana, meet at the exhibition entrance. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    visitas guiadas en español Saturday
    February 23, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    Centro para Visitantes de la Biblioteca del Congreso ofrecerá visitas guiadas en español del edificio Thomas Jefferson. Ground Floor Information Desk

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