December 17, 2007 (REVISED January 8, 2008) Forthcoming Events at the Library of Congress

January - April 2008

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Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 2008 Jan. 1 Tuesday NEW YEAR’S DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal New Year’s Day holiday. Jan. 15 Tuesday LECTURE Architect Shannon McDonald presents a talk on “Designing for Man, Machine and Movement: The Parking Garage” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-5664. Jan. 15 Tuesday BOOK TALK Edward S. Miller discusses his recent book “Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor” in a program sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2138. Jan. 15 Tuesday READING Evan Fallenberg, author and translator of numerous works from Hebrew, will read from his work “Light Fell” in a program co-sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table and Embassy of Israel at noon in LM 139. Contact: 707-9897. Jan. 16 Wednesday LECTURE David Newman, professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, presents a talk titled “When Politics and Science Interface: Has the British Boycott of Israeli Universities Failed?” in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table, Ben Gurion University and the Embassy of Israel at 12:30 p.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-9897. Jan. 17 Thursday LECTURE Debra Band presents an illustrated lecture based on her book “I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms” in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at noon in LJ 220. Contact: 707-4188. Jan. 17 Thursday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Herman Van der Wee, Chair of Countries and Cultures of the North, discusses “Economic Globalization in the Mirror of the Past” at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. Jan. 21 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday holiday. Jan. 23 Wednesday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Tom Zeller presents a lecture titled “Consuming Landscapes: Parkways in Germany and the United States, 1920-1970” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2692. Jan. 29 Tuesday FILM A screening of “Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good” is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, the Hebrew Language Table and the Czech Embassy at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897. Jan. 31 Thursday HOMEGROWN CONCERT Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, N.Y., another in the Homegrown 2007 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510. Jan. 31 Thursday LECTURE Anthony Lappe, a journalist who served in Iraq, discusses his book “Shooting War” in a program sponsored by the Library’s Veterans’ Forum at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-5034. FEBRUARY 2008 Feb. 1 Friday CONCERT Concerto Copenhagen performs works by Handel, J.S. Bach and J.H. Roman at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502. Feb. 7 Thursday BOOKS AND BEYOND Michael B. Oren discusses and signs his book “Power and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221. Feb. 7 Thursday POETRY READING Li-Young Lee and David Kirby read selections from their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394. Feb. 9 Saturday CONCERT Ensemble Matheus, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore, performs selections by Handel, Gluck and Vivaldi at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Feb. 12 Tuesday POETRY AT NOON Today’s noontime reading features readings of love poems in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5394. Feb. 15 Friday CONCERT Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, with soprano Julia Kogan, performs a string sonata by Rossini discovered after WWII in the Library of Congress, along with pieces by Tishchenko, Bekmambetov, Schnittke and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Feb. 18 Monday WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Washington’s Birthday holiday. Feb. 19 Tuesday FILM Select student award-winning films from the Ma’ale School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem will be screening in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707-9897. Feb. 22 Friday CONCERT The Alban Berg Quartet performs pieces by Haydn, Berg and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Feb. 28 Thursday CONCERT The Orion Quartet, with clarinetist David Krakauer, plays selections by Haydn, Del Tredici, Golijov and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Feb. 29 Friday PRECONCERT TALK Larry Appelbaum of the Library’s Music Division sits in conversation with composer and musician Guillermo Klein at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. Feb. 29 Friday CONCERT The Guillermo Klein Sextet combines jazz, pop, classical music and the chacareras and tangos of Argentina in a performance at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See Feb. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. MARCH 2008 March 4 Tuesday LECTURE Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of “Science,” presents a talk titled “The New Science of Addiction and What it Means for Society” in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5664. March 6 Thursday POETRY READING Poet Laureate Charles Simic presents Witter Bynner Fellowships to two poets, who will read from their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394. March 7 Friday CONCERT The Florestan Trio performs works by Beethoven, Ives and Arensky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502. March 11 Tuesday POETRY AT NOON Today’s noontime reading features poems on “Nicknames” in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5394. March 12 Wednesday PRECONCERT TALK The Music Division hosts a preconcert presentation prior to the Camerata Bariloche concert as part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. March 12 Wednesday CONCERT As part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” Camerata Bariloche performs Chávez’s String Symphony No. 5, a Koussevitzky commission, along with pieces by Villa-Lobos, Orrego-Salas, Ginastera and Piazzolla at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information. March 13-14 Thursday-Friday SYMPOSIUM The American Folklife Center sponsors an all-day symposium, “Art, Culture and Government: The New Deal at 75,” featuring leading scholars from throughout the United States and Library of Congress experts highlighting new research and recent discoveries inspired by the Library’s collections of documentary materials generated by the cultural programs of the New Deal. The event, held in the Mumford Room, begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Registration is required. Contact: 707-1744. March 13 Thursday PRESENTATION Historian, author and scientist Harry Lang presents a multimedia program, “Lincoln’s Role in Deaf Culture and History,” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book, the National Literary Society for the Deaf and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee at 11 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221. March 13 Thursday PRECONCERT TALK As part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” the Music Division hosts a presentation with Cuarteto LatinoAmericano at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. March 13 Thursday CONCERT Cuarteto LatinoAmericano presents a concert of Revueltas and Chávez as part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information. March 14 Friday PRECONCERT TALK Prior to the Post-Classical Ensemble concert, the Music Division is hosting a presentation as part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. March 14 Friday CONCERT The Post-Classical Ensemble, as part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” present a strictly Revueltas program at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See March 7 entry for contact and ticket information. March 15 Saturday SYMPOSIUM A symposium, featured as part of the week-long mini-festival “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” presents a screening and discussion of Paul Strand’s documentary “Redes,” a tour of the “Early Americas” exhibition and lectures on the two composers beginning at 10 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-5503. March 18 Tuesday POETRY AT NOON Today’s noontime reading features poems on “Fathers and Daughters” in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center. Contact: 707-5394. March 20 Thursday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Owen Stanwood presents a talk on his research project “An Imperial Faith: the Catholic Threat and the Making of British America, 1678-1713” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. March 25 Tuesday LECTURE Raanan Rein, vice-rector of Tel Aviv University and director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, presents a lecture on “Searching for Home in Argentina and Israel: On History and Identity Among Jewish-Argentines and Argentine-Israelis” in a program sponsored by the Hebrew Language Table, the Hispanic Division and the Embassy of Israel at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707-9897. March 27 Thursday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Kip Kosek presents a talk on his research project “Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and American Democracy” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. March 27 Thursday POETRY READING Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduces Rodney Jones and Ellen Bryant Voight, who will read selections of their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394. March 29 Saturday EXHIBITION CLOSING “West Side Story: Birth of a Classic,” featuring selections from the Library’s Leonard Bernstein Collection, closes today in the Performing Arts Reading Room Foyer. Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: 707-4604. APRIL 2008 April 1 Tuesday CONCERT The Beaux Arts Trio presents a program of Ravel, Schubert and György Kurtág at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required for this event; they are distributed by Ticketmaster at (301) 808-6900 or (410) 752-1200 and are limited to two per call. Each ticket carries a service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to try for standby seats at the will-call desk in the Jefferson Building by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. Contact: 707-5502. April 3 Thursday CONCERT Cellist Lynn Harrell performs pieces by Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 11 Friday CONCERT The Škampa Quartet, with vocalist and violinist Iva Bittová, present a concert of Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittová and Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 16 Wednesday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Max Edelson presents a talk on his research project “The Transformation of Geographic Consciousness in Colonial British America" at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. April 16 Wednesday CONCERT Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante perform works by Vivaldi, Leclair and Purcell, along with Biondi’s “Suite Les Nations,” at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 17 Thursday KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Jennifer Sessions presents a talk on her research project “The Culture and Politics of Colonialism in 19th Century France and Algeria, 1830-1851” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. April 17 Thursday CONCERT The Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio presents a program of Leclair, Vivaldi, Corelli, Veracini, Boismortier and François Couperin at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 18 Friday CONCERT The Pavel Haas Quartet performs works by Smetana, Dvorák and Haas at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 22 Tuesday POETRY AT NOON Today’s noontime reading features poems in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday in the Mary Pickford Theater. The program is being sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center. Contact: 707-5394. April 24 Thursday POETRY READING Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduces Mark Strand and Charles Wright, who will read selections of their work at 6:45 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5394. April 24 Thursday CONCERT Camerata Pacifica, with pianist Warren Jones, performs pieces by Harbison, Ian Wilson and Mozart at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. See April 1 entry for contact and ticket information. April 29 Tuesday BOOKS AND BEYOND Author Bill McKibben discusses and signs his new book “American Earth: An Anthology of Environmental Writing from Thoreau to Now” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book and the Library of America at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221. The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First St. S.E., across from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E. The James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building. Room locations Jefferson Building Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor. Madison Building Madison Hall, first floor; Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor. When attending events at the Library, allow extra time to pass through Library security. Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362 or [email protected] Concerts Tickets are required for all Library of Congress Music Division concerts. They are available five weeks ahead of the event for a nominal charge of $2.75 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per person), with additional charges for phone orders and handling, from Ticketmaster by calling (301) 808-6900, (410) 752-1200, (800) 551-7328, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for popular events are claimed quickly, but there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to request standby seats by appearing at the will-call desk by 6:30 p.m. on concert evenings. All concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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PR 07-250
2007-12-17
ISSN 0731-3527