Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Hiccups, Trip-ups and Total Disasters: Thoughts on Making Books Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
    Type designer and printer Russell Maret is widely known for his elaborately printed fine press books and artist's books. Meret will discuss the three parts of his latest work. Rosenwald Room
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Gold Diggers of 1933" Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Where else can you hear Ginger Rogers sing “We’re in the Money” in Pig Latin? See what it takes to write and produce a fake show in the 1930s. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Selma" (Paramount, 2014) Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
    David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this award winning drama based on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in 1965 led by King, James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    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 Thursday
    January 17, 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 Thursday
    January 17, 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 Thursday
    January 17, 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 Thursday
    January 17, 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 Thursday
    January 17, 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 Thursday
    January 17, 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
    Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    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
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    3:30 pm - 4:30 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 | exhibits and tours
    Tour: Echoes of the Great War Exhibition Thursday
    January 17, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    visitas guiadas en español Thursday
    January 17, 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

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I Friday
    January 18, 2019
    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 Friday
    January 18, 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 Friday
    January 18, 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 Friday
    January 18, 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 Friday
    January 18, 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 Friday
    January 18, 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 Friday
    January 18, 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
    Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts Friday
    January 18, 2019
    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
    Whittall Open House Friday
    January 18, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Periodically, the Library opens the Music Division's Whittall Pavilion for public viewing. A volunteer from the Office of Visitor Engagement is on hand to describe and answer questions about the Whittall's Stradivari string instruments, flute collection and artwork. Visitors are invited to take advantage of these opportunities to experience this beautiful and intimate space. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Friday
    January 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    3:30 pm - 4:30 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 | exhibits and tours
    Gallery Talk: The Pan-African Congress of 1919 Friday
    January 18, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Manuscript historian and exhibition curator Ryan Reft will discuss the goals and outcomes of the 1919 Pan-African Congress, led by NAACP founder W.E.B Du Bois, which called for greater rights for citizens of colonized African nations in the wake of World War I. Southwest Gallery