August 23, 2012 Public Events at the Library of Congress, Sept.-Dec. 2012

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

Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SEPTEMBER 2012


Monday, Sept. 3
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 4
FILM
Docs in Salute Series: “Miloš Forman: What Doesn’t Kill You.” Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.9897.

Thursday, Sept. 6
JOHN CAGE CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL
Screened will be Henning Lohner’s riotous “Musicircus,” a documentary of the homage to composer John Cage, presented at New York’s Symphony Space shortly after his death in 1992. Preceding and following this film, screened for the first time in the United States, is Elliot Caplan’s haunting “Beach Birds for Camera,” an adaptation of a dance work originally created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5502.

FILM“Fahrenheit 451” (Universal, 1966). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Sept. 7
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
The Center for the Book hosts a program in recognition of International Literacy Day that includes a discussion on preparing teachers for Common Core excellence in the classroom and an awards ceremony honoring the Rockford Rotary Club of Michigan and the Salem Oregon Rotary Club for their outstanding literacy programs at 10 a.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5221.

FILM“The !!!! Beat: Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966”: Volume One includes performances by Little Milton, Frank Howard & the Commanders, Esther Phillips, Gatemouth Brown, Joe Tex, Etta James, Lattimore Brown, Roscoe Shelton, Lee "Shot" Williams & Gerri Taylor, Carla Thomas, Art Grayson, Cleo Randle, Mighty Joe Young and Jimmy Church. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., one block from the Eastern Market Metro. Contact: 549.4172.

FILM“Paris, Texas” (20th Century-Fox, 1984). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday-Friday, Sept. 6-7
SYMPOSIUM
The American Folklife Center presents a two-day symposium on "The Stations That Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance" featuring leading Yiddish language and culture experts, media scholars and Library of Congress specialists addressing Yiddish radio in America, its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media and its multifaceted legacy. The symposium begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday in the Montpelier Room. Reservations may be made by emailing [email protected] Contact: 707.5510.

Saturday, Sept. 8
FILM
“Grease Sing-Along” (Paramount, 1978). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Wednesday, Sept. 12
LECTURE
Lora Koenig of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center presents “My Winter in Greenland and Summer in Antarctica” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.4751.

BOOKS & BEYONDVictoria Newhouse discusses and signs her new book “Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls” at noon in LJ 119. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday, Sept. 13
HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIES
Los Tres Reyes presents Mexican trío romántico from Texas at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5510.

POETRY READINGNatasha Trethewey gives her inaugural reading as the 19th Poet Laureate Consultant at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5394.

FILM“Glory” (Tri-Star, 1989). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Sept. 14
FILM
“The !!!! Beat: Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966”: Volume Two includes performances by Jimmy Church, Freddie King, Gatemouth Brown, Gerri Taylor, Frank Howard & the Commanders, Barbara Lynn, The Kelly Brothers, Mighty Joe Young, Art Grayson, The Beat Boys, Joe Tex, Freddie King, The Carnations, Little Gary Ferguson, Johnny Jones and Charles "Charlie" Hodges. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., one block from the Eastern Market Metro. Contact: 549.4172.

FILM“Cruel and Unusual Comedy” (Various studios, 1913-1929). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Sept. 15
EXHIBITION CLOSING
“Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship” uses the Library’s collections to illuminate the story of these landmark trees, the historical significance of cherry blossoms in Japan, and their continuing resonance in American culture and for Washingtonians in particular. Highlights include watercolor drawings of blossom varieties among the original trees, Japanese color-woodblock prints and books, and an array of photographs as well as editorial cartoons, posters and ephemera. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

FILM“The Wedding March” (Paramount, 1928). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
LECTURE
Hanan K. Munayyer, president of the Palestinian Heritage Foundation, presents “The Origins of Traditional Palestinian Costumes and Embroidery” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4708.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
LECTURE
Christopher B. Daly, author of “Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism," will discuss the development of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the digital revolution of today at noon in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.3012.

FILMDocs in Salute Series: “In the Shadow of Memory.” Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.9897.

Thursday, Sept. 20
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
Deirde Ni Chonghaile, Alan Lomax Fellow in American Folklife, discusses “Music of the Aran Islands” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.0213.

FILM“Midnight” (Paramount, 1939). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Sept. 21
FILM
“The !!!! Beat: Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966”: Volume Four includes performances by Freddie King, Martin, Maurice & The Radiants, The Beat Boys, The Poppies, Lee Watson & The Panthers, Johnnie Jones, Freddie King, Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five, Gatemouth Brown, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Gwen Davis, Robert Parker, Jimmy Church, Lattimore Brown, Joe Simon, Mamie Galore and Jamo Thomas. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., one block from the Eastern Market Metro. Contact: 549.4172.

FILM“Thief” (United Artists, 1981). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Sept. 22
EXHIBITION OPENING
“Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment” features 15 Herblock cartoons and 17 photographs highlighting the four-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s long-standing support for protecting the environment. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the Graphic Arts Galleries of the Thomas Jefferson Building through March 23, 2013. Contact: 707.4604.

FILM“Grand Prix” (MGM, 1966). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 22-23
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
The 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall between 9th and 14th streets in Washington, D.C. features two days of more than 100 authors. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine. Contact: 707.1940.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
EXHIBITION CLOSING
“To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress” commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first Armenian printing press and book at Venice in 1512 and the designation of Yerevan, Armenia, as UNESCO's Book Capital of the World 2012. The exhibition features the Near East Section's collection of manuscripts, fabrics and printed books. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the in the Great Hall South Gallery. Contact: 707.4604

HOMEGROWN CONCERT SERIESMariano Gonzalez y sus Invitados Especiales (Mariano Gonzalez and his Special Guests) present Paraguayan folk harp music from Nevada at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday, Sept. 27
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Jodie G. Roure of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, delivers a lecture at 11 a.m. in the Whittall Pavillion. Contact: 707.6404.

KLUGE CENTER LECTUREKluge Staff Fellow John Hessler presents “Chasing Kruger's Dream: Reconstructing the Medieval Transmission of Justinian's Codex Using Binary Galois Lattices” at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

FILM“Holiday” (Columbia, 1938). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Sept. 28
FILM
“The !!!! Beat: Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966”: Volume Six includes performances by Johnny Larand, Frank Howard & The Commanders, Tammy McKnight, Johnny Jones, Eva Larse, Bobby Hebb, Rodge Martin, The Beat Boys, Earl Gaines & Jimmy Church, The Four M's, Joe Simon, Freddie King, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges & Fred Ford, Willie Mitchell, Big Amos Patton, Veniece Starks, Little Milton, Don Bryant, The Ovations, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, The Bar-Kays, Mitty Collier, Garnett Mimms, Sam & Dave, and Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., one block from the Eastern Market Metro. Contact: 549.4172.

FILM“Last Year at Marienbad” (Astor, 1961). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Sept. 29
EXHIBITION CLOSING
"Books That Shaped America” features a selection of important books in our nation’s history, including many rare editions from the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division, as well as other related items chosen from various parts of the Library. The exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Contact: 707.4604.

FILM“Saturday Morning Cartoons” (Various studios, 1933-1956). 10 a.m., Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

OCTOBER 2012


Tuesday, Oct. 2
LECTURE
Peter C. Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists presents a talk on “Climate Change Policy” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford. Contact: 707.1207.

LECTUREBarbara Heyman of Brooklyn College, City University of New York, presents “Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries” at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

LECTUREHassan M. Eltaher presents a talk titled “Resurrecting the Ancient Library of Alexandria: A Mega Project of Major Cultural and Historical Significance” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.4708.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
GALLERY TALK
Curators Sara Duke and Carol Johnson talk about the works featured in the exhibition “Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment” at noon in the Graphic Arts Galleries. Contact: 707.9203.

Thursday, Oct. 4
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
The film “Los Viajes del Viento” (The Wind Journey) is screened at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.6404.

Friday, Oct. 5
AWARDS CEREMONY
Author Monica Brown and illustrator Julie Paschkis of “Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People” and author Margarita Engle of “Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck” receive the Americas Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at 3 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Saturday, Oct. 6
CONCERT
The world-renowned Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir performs a concert of sacred music from the Orthodox liturgy at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Monday, Oct. 8
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY & OPEN HOUSE
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special Main Reading Room open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day federal holiday.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Screened is “A Better Life” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-6404.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
FILM
Docs in Salute Series: “The Immortal Balladeer of Prague: Karel Hasler.” Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202.707.9897.

PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATIONDavid Plylar of the Library presents a lecture on “Developing Variations: Brahms, Schoenberg and ‘Verklärte Nacht’” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

CONCERTViolinist Pamela Frank and friends perform works by Dvořák, Schoenberg and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, Oct. 11
BOOKS & BEYOND
Kenneth W. Mack discusses and signs his new book “Representing the Race: Creating the Civil Rights Lawyer, 1920-1955” at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

GALLERY TALKPhotographer Robert Coppola will talk about his work featured in the exhibition “Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment” at noon in the Graphic Arts Galleries. Contact: 707.9203.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHMark Van Stone of Southwestern College presents “The Ancient Maya and the Year 2012” at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.6404.

Friday, Oct. 12
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Rolena Adorno gives a talk on “A Look Into Mexican-American Heritage Past, Present and Future: The Baroque Genius of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora” at 4:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.6404.

PRECONCERT PRESENTATIONComposer Nico Muhly discusses his work at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

CONCERTDaniel Hope, violin, and Jeffrey Kahane, piano, play selections from Ravel, Brahms and Mendelssohn along with the world premiere of Muhly’s "Autogram" at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, Oct. 13
CONCERT
Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum executive director, hosts a performance and conversation celebrating Woody Guthrie at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
LECTURE
Waleed Abdalati of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center discusses “Demystifying Climate Science” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.7450.

LECTURELoras Schissel of the Music Division discusses “The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
BOOKS & BEYOND
Peter Bridges discusses and signs his new book “Donn Piatt: Gadfly in the Gilded Age” at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

GALLERY TALKCurators Sara Duke and Carol Johnson talk about the works featured in the exhibition “Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment” at noon in the Graphic Arts Galleries. Contact: 707.9203.

FILMDocs in Salute Series: “Four Pairs of Shoes.” Noon, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.9897.

CONCERTThe Ron Carter Trio presents an all-acoustic jazz performance at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday, Oct. 19
AWARDS CEREMONY
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress hosts the National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Saturday, Oct. 20
CONCERT
The Rose of Sharon project presents an afternoon of Americana, featuring ballads, folksongs, Shaker hymns and spirituals, music from revival meetings and battlefields, and products of America’s first composers, Francis Hopkinson and William Billings at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
LECTURE
Sharon McKinley of the Music Division presents “Great-Great-Grandma's Piano Bench: 19th-century American Popular Sheet Music from Personal Collections” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, Oct. 25
EXHIBITION OPENING
"Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912-2012" celebrates the centennial of the 1912 gift from Jacob H. Schiff of nearly 10,000 books and pamphlets from the collection of well-known bibliographer and bookseller Ephraim Deinard to the Library of Congress. The exhibition will be on view through March 16, 2013, in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Friday, Oct. 26
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
John Moran, president of the Kindler Cello Society, is the featured guest speaker at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

CONCERTPieter Wispelwey, cello, and Lois Shapiro, piano, perform works by Beethoven, Ligeti, Stravinsky and Shostakovich at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, Oct. 27
MASTER CLASS
Cellist Pieter Wispelwey presents a master class open to students and music lovers of all ages at 10 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
BOOKS & BEYOND
Henry T. Gallagher discusses and signs his new book “James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier’s Story” at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATIONComposer Morton Subotnick discusses his work at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

FOUNDER’S DAY CONCERT
(Honoring Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge)
Morton Subotnick presents his work "Lucy: Song and Dance, an opera without words," featuring Joan LaBarbara, voice, pianist Jenny Lin and multi-media artist Lillevan at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

NOVEMBER 2012


Thursday, Nov. 1
KLUGE CENTER LECTURE
John Witte, Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, presents “Sharia in the West? Faith-Based Family Laws in Western Democracies” at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.3302.

Saturday, Nov. 3
CONCERT
The Prazak Quartet performs pieces by Haydn, Janáček and Dvořák at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Sunday, Nov. 4
FILM
John Philip Sousa, IV, great-grandson of the noted composer and conductor, joins Loras Schissel of the Music Division in a discussion of the legend’s life and legacy, including a screening of Henry Koston’s classic film “Stars and Stripes Forever” (1952). at 1 p.m., at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., one block from the Eastern Market Metro). Contact: 549.4172.

Monday, Nov. 5
LECTURE
Peter Cole talks about “100 Years of Israeli Hebrew Poetry” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.3779.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
LECTURE
Steve Bliven, researcher, and Barry Higgins, instrument-maker and performer, present a talk on “Contemporary and Historic Native American Flutes and the Library’s Dayton C. Miller Collection” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
BOOKS & BEYOND
James Srodes discusses and signs his new book “On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World” at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Monday, Nov. 12
EXHIBITION OPENING
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Library of Congress presents "The Civil War in America," featuring more than 175 unique items – many never before on public view – from the Library’s unparalleled Civil War collections. Free and open to the public, the exhibition is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through May 23, 2013, in the Southwest Exhibition Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Nicholas A. Brown of the Music Division presents “20th Century Masters: Britten's Coolidge Commission and Shostakovich's Soviet Redemption” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

CONCERTThe Takács Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs works by Schubert, Britten and Shostakovich at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
LECTURE
Shawn Lichaa presents a talk on Karaite Judaism at noon in Room LM 642. Contact: 707.9897.

BOOK TALKArtist and calligrapher Debra Band gives an illustrated lecture about her new book “Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.3779.

Friday, Nov. 16
CONCERT
The Apollon Musagète Quartett presents pieces by Haydn, Szymanowski, Suk and Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, Nov. 17
COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION SONGWRITERS’ SERIES
Bob DiPiero returns to host another evening of country music from some of the nation’s great country artists at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
LECTURE
The Music Division’s Mark Horowitz presents a talk on the Library of Congress Sondheim Interviews at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, Nov. 22
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY
All Library buildings are closed in observance of the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
LECTURE
Walter Zvonchenko of the Music Division discusses “Cole Porter in Paris” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
BOOK TALK
Ellen Cassedy speaks about her new book “We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.3779.

Thursday, Nov. 29
PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
Fabio Bonizzoni, artistic director of La Risonanza, and Alberto Manai, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., are featured guest speakers at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Thursday, Nov. 29
CONCERT
La Risonanza presents music from Vivaldi and Handel at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday, Nov. 30
CONCERT
Two new music groups, ACME and yMusic, inhabitants of a number of interesting and intersecting sound worlds, come together with “all the attitude and energy of an indie rock band” (Paste) at 9:30 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE. Contact: 399.7993.

DECEMBER 2012


Monday, Dec. 3
CONCERT
Pianist William Hicks, vocalist Korliss Uecker and cellist Jerry Grossman highlight the music of Victor Hebert with the operetta classics “Babes in Toyland,” “Naughty Marietta” and moments from the “Ziegfield Follies” at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
BOOKS & BEYOND
Christel Schmidt discusses and signs her new book “Mary Pickford: The Queen of the Movies” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
LECTURE
Mike Turpin of the Music Division discusses the recording of the Library’s concerts over eight decades at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

Friday, Dec. 14
MASTER CLASS
Violinist Peter Sheppard-Skærved presents an introduction to the Library’s Stradivarius instruments at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5502.

Saturday, Dec. 15
LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION
British violinist Peter Sheppard-Skærved delves into the Library’s fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection at 2 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Dec. 18
PRECONCERT PRESENTATION
David Schoenbaum talks about his new book, “The Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument” at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5502.

ANTONIO STRADIVARY ANNIVERSARY CONCERTThe Miró Quartet with Ricardo Morales, clarinet, presents works by Schubert and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707.5502.

Tuesday, Dec. 25
CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY
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; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, second floor; South 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: The Library’s concert series is presented free of charge to the public but requires tickets for admission. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at 202.397.7328, 410.547.7328 and 703.573.7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.TicketMaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center will be available through the Atlas Box Office, 202.399.7993. For further information on concerts, call the Concert Information Line at 202.707.5502 or visit www.loc.gov/concerts/.

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PR 12-157
2012-08-23
ISSN 0731-3527