August 13, 2008 Public Events at the Library of Congress

Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: www.loc.gov/loc/events

September - December 2008 (Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code) ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***** Monday Sept. 1 LABOR DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Labor Day holiday. Tuesday Sept. 2 PINTER: TAKE TWO FILM SERIES “The Go-Between” (MGM-EMI – World Film Services, U.K., 1970). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. Thursday Sept. 4 BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE Marjory Bong-Ray Liu of Arizona State University presents a lecture titled “Kunqu: China’s First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition” in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510. Thursday Sept. 4 NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SERIES “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953) and “Duck Amuck” (Warner Bros. Cartoons, 1953). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Friday Sept. 5 BEFORE THE BEATLES: THE EARLY DAYS OF BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL “Play it Cool” (Independent Artists/Ango Amalgamated, U.K., 1962) and “It’s Trad Da” or “Ring-a-Ding Rhythm” (Amicus Productions/Columbia, 1962). 6:30 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Monday Sept. 8 BOOK TALK Raymond Scheindlin discusses his newest book, “Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage,” in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room. Contact: 707-3779. Tuesday Sept. 9 BOOK TALK Ruth Cernea discusses her book “Almost Englishmen: Baghdadi Jews in British Burma” in a program co-sponsored by the Asian Division and Hebrew Language Table at noon in the Asian Division Reading Room Foyer. Contact: 707-9897. Tuesday Sept. 9 PINTER: TAKE TWO FILM SERIES “The Last Tycoon” (Academy Pictures/Paramount, 1976). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Wednesday Sept. 10 LECTURE Jim Smith, staff scientist in the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics, presents “Space-Based Ornithology: On the Wings of Migration and Biophysics” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664. Thursday Sept. 11 NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY FILM SERIES “The Horn Blows at Midnight” (Warner Bros., 1945). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Friday Sept. 12 BEFORE THE BEATLES: THE EARLY DAYS OF BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL “What a Crazy World!” (Capricorn Productions/Warner-Pathé, U.K., 1963) and “Don’t Knock the Rock” (Granada Television, U.K., 1964). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Tuesday Sept. 16 BOOKS AND BEYOND Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey discuss and sign their new book, “State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America” in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the National Endowment for the Arts at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact 7-5221. Tuesday Sept. 16 PINTER: TAKE TWO FILM SERIES “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (Juniper Films/UA, 1981). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Wednesday Sept. 17 HOMEGROWN CONCERT The Bajich Brothers perform tamburitza music from Kansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510. Thursday Sept. 18 LECTURE Annegret Fauser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents a lecture titled “After Pearl Harbor: Music and the Library of Congress” co-sponsored by the Music Division and the American Musicological Society at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-6937. Thursday Sept. 18 FILM “The Amazing Dobermans” (Rosamond Productions/Golden Gate Films, 1976). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Friday Sept. 19 BEFORE THE BEATLES: THE EARLY DAYS OF BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL “Finders Keepers” (Inter-State Films, U.K., 1966) and “Rhythm ‘n’ Greens” (Inter-State Films, U.K., 1964). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Tuesday Sept. 23 KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her book “The Hemingses of Monticello” in a program co-sponsored by the Manuscript Division at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. Tuesday Sept. 23 FILM “2 Days in the Valley” (Redemption Productions – Rhysher Entertainment/MGM/UA, 1996). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Wednesday Sept. 24 KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Gerald Stourzh discusses his book “From Vienna to Chicago and Back” in a program co-sponsored by the European Division and Embassy of Austria at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707-2692. Thursday Sept. 25 KLUGE CENTER LECTURE Kluge Fellow Paul Crego presents a lecture on his research project “History of Abkhazia and the Abkhazians” at 4 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2692. Thursday Sept. 25 PRESERVATION SHOWCASE FILM SERIES “The Case of the Curious Bride” (First National, 1935) and “Jimmy the Gent” (Warner Bros., 1934). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Friday Sept. 26 CHILDREN’S PROGRAM Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, visits the Library in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at 11 a.m. in Madison Hall. Contact: 707-5221. Friday Sept. 26 FILM “Kamikaze 1989” (Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion – Trio-Film – Oase Film Produktions – ZDF, West Germany, 1982). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Saturday Sept. 27 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush, will be held on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). The event is free and open to the public. Contact: 707-1550. OCTOBER 2008 Thursday Oct. 2 HOMEGROWN CONCERT The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510. Saturday Oct. 4 AMERICAS AWARDS CEREMONY Authors Pat Mora and Laura Resau and illustrator Rafael Lopez receive the Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at 10 a.m. in the Mumford Room. The event is being co-sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book and the Hispanic Division and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Contact: 707-5221. Tuesday Oct. 7 BOOKS AND BEYOND Mystery bookstore owners Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald discuss the popular genre in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Mystery Writers of America at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-5221. Thursday Oct. 9 REDISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SERIES Tommy Sands performs in a concert co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-5510. Monday Oct. 13 COLUMBUS DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday. Thursday Oct. 16 LECTURE American scholar Anne Hammond presents a talk on “Ansel Adams and His Books: Photographs in Ink” in a program co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Prints and Photographs Division at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221. Thursday Oct. 16 BOOKS AND BEYOND Discussed will be three new books in the Library’s “Field of Vision” series: “The Photographs of Russell Lee,” “The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott” and “The Photographs of Ben Shahn” at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. The program is being co-sponsored by the Center for the Book, the American Folklife Center and the Publishing Office. Contact: 707-5221. Thursday Oct. 16 FILM “Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia.” 7 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets required. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Oct. 17 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN LECTURE SERIES Ellen Dissanayake, University of Washington, presents a talk on “Homo Musicus: How Music Began” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Oct. 17 CONCERT Collegium Vocal Gent, with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, performs works from the Haydn Songbook, along with other solo keyboard works, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Sept. 17. Although the supply of tickets may become 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. Tuesday Oct. 21 LECTURE Jeff Morrisette discusses “Invasive Species in the United States” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5664. Tuesday Oct. 21 BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE Valentina Bold of the University of Glasgow presents a talk on “A Bard of Nature’s Making: Robert Burns and Scottish Traditional Culture” in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5510. Friday Oct. 24 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN LECTURE SERIES Dr. Charles J. Limb, department of otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presents a talk titled “Your Brain on Jazz: Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Improvisation” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Oct. 24 CONCERT World grandmaster of the jazz guitar Jim Hall makes a rare Washington appearance with his trio at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Sept. 24. See Oct. 17 issue for contact and ticket information. Saturday Oct. 25 PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION Peter Hill, University of Sheffield, discusses “Messiaen in War and Peace: From ‘Vingt Regards …’ to ‘Harawi’ and the Tristan Trilogy” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. Saturday Oct. 25 MESSIAEN CENTENNIAL CONCERT Pianist Christopher Taylor performs Messiaen’s “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus” at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Sept. 24. See Oct. 17 entry for contact and ticket information. Tuesday Oct. 28 LECTURE Artist Debra Band gives an illustrated lecture on her paintings in “Song of Songs: The Honeybees in the Garden” in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3779. Wednesday Oct. 29 BOOKS AND BEYOND Leonard Marcus discusses and signs his book “Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature” in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-5221. Thursday Oct. 30 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES Jessica Crash, George Washington University, and Norman Middleton of the Library’s Music Division present a talk titled “Dangerous Music II” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2329. Thursday Oct. 30 FOUNDER’S DAY CONCERT The Fireworks Ensemble rocks through 700 years of party music, including pieces by Haydn, Strauss, Duke Ellington and the Bee Gees at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 1. See Oct. 17 entry for contact and ticket information. Friday Oct. 31 FILM “Apparition of the Eternal Church” (2006). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. NOVEMBER 2008 Saturday Nov. 1 PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION Violinist and filmmaker Paul Festa presents the Washington premiere of Messiaen’s 1933 “Fantaisie pour Violon et Piano” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. Saturday Nov. 1 MESSIAEN CENTENNIAL CONCERT Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Jacob Greenberg perform Songs of Love, including Messiaen’s “Harawi” song cycle, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 1. Although the supply of tickets may become 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. Wednesday Nov. 5 BOOK TALK Editors Tony and Mira Rocca discuss Violette Shamash’s book “Memories of Eden: A Journey Through Jewish Baghdad” in a program sponsored by the Library’s Hebrew Language Table at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-9897. Thursday Nov. 6 BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE Singer and song collector Len Graham presents a talk titled “It’s of My Rambles … A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster” in a program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. This program, co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is also part of Rediscover Northern Ireland at the Library of Congress Contact: 707-5510. Friday Nov. 7 MASTER CLASS Christian Tetzlaff of the Tetzlaff Quartet presents a master class from noon to 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Nov. 7 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES Aniruddh D. Patel of the Neurosciences Institute discusses “The Music of Language and the Language of Music” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Nov. 7 CONCERT The Tetzlaff Quartet performs works by Mozarg, Berg and Sibelius at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 1. See Nov. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Tuesday Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Veterans Day holiday. Thursday Nov. 13 CONCERT The Kuss Quartet performs pieces by Haydn, Lachenmann and Schubert at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 8. See Nov. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Friday Nov. 14 LECTURE Charlotte Harris Rees presents a talk on her book “Secret Maps of the Ancient World” in a program sponsored by the Asian Division at noon in the Asian Division Reading Room Foyer. Contact: 707- 5426. Friday Nov. 14 CONCERT The Takács Quartet and Muzsikás, with guest artist Márta Sebestyén, perform works by Béla Bartók along with folk ballads and dances from Transylvania at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 8. See Nov. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Monday Nov. 17 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN THE FALL FILM SERIES “Heartland Reggae” (1980). 7 p.m., Mary Pickord Theater. Reservations may be made by phone beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. Tuesday Nov. 18 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN LECTURE SERIES Daniel Levitin, director of McGill University’s Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise, speaks on “The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707-2329. Wednesday Nov. 19 HOMEGROWN CONCERT Surati perform classical and folk Indian dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5510. Friday Nov. 21 CONCERT Roseanne Cash and Mark O’Conner pay homage to Johnny Cash, along with selections from Roseanne Cash’s album “Black Cadillac,” at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 15. See Nov. 1 entry for contact and ticket information. Monday Nov. 24 FRANK ZAPPA MINI-FILM FESTIVAL “Uncle Meat” (1987). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Thursday Nov. 27 THANKSGIVING DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday. DECEMBER 2008 Monday Dec. 1 FRANK ZAPPA MINI-FILM FESTIVAL “The Amazing Mr. Bickford” (1987) and “Does Humor Belong in Music?” (1985). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Reservations may be made by phone beginning one week before any given show. Call 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. Thursday Dec. 4 REDISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SERIES Maurice Leyden discusses songs of the weaving trades in a program co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5510. Friday Dec. 5 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN SERIES David Huron, School of Music at Ohio State University, presents a lecture titled “Why do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?” in a program co-sponsored by the Library’s Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation, at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-2329. Friday Dec. 5 AMERICAN CREATIVITY: CHAMBER MUSIC OF CHARLES WUORINEN A septet of distinguished artists perform an all-Wuorinen concert, in addition to Wuorinen conducting members of “The President’s Own” Marine Band at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 22. Although the supply of tickets may become 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. Monday Dec. 8 FRANK ZAPPA MINI-FILM FESTIVAL “200 Motels” (1971). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Tuesday Dec. 9 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN THE FALL FILM SERIES “A Labyrinth of Time” (2006). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Thursday Dec. 11 LECTURE Edna Nachshon, professor at the Jewish Technological Seminary of America, presents a talk on her latest book, “Jews and Shoes,” in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division at noon in the division’s reading room. Contact 707-3779. Thursday Dec. 11 PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION Composers Steve Antosca and Judith Shatin discuss their Library commissions inspired by Elliot Carter at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. Thursday Dec. 11 ELLIOTT CARTER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION The Verge Ensemble performs two new works commissioned by the Library in Carter's honor—Judith Shatin's “Tower of the Eight Winds” and Steve Antosca's “Kairos”—at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 29. See Dec. 5 entry for contact and ticket information. Friday Dec. 12 PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION Composers Harold Meltzer and Steven Burke discuss their craft at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502. Friday Dec .12 ELLIOT CARTER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Sequitur performs the Library’s Carter commission, the Duo for Violin and Piano (McKim Fund, 1974), in addition to works by Harold Meltzer and Steven Burke at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available Oct. 29. See Dec. 5 entry for contact and ticket information. Monday Dec. 15 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN THE FALL FILM SERIES “Stop Making Sense” (1984). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5677. Thursday Dec. 18 STRADIVARI ANNIVERSARY CONCERT The Harlem Quartet, with cellist Carter Brey, performs works by Schubert at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are available on Nov. 5. See Dec. 5 entry for contact and ticket information. Thursday Dec. 25 CHRISTMAS DAY All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Christmas Day holiday. *********** 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; LM 139, 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 08-135
2008-08-13
ISSN 0731-3527