March 27, 2013 (REVISED April 26, 2013) Igniting Conversations, Illuminating Minds at the Library of Congress

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From April 29-May 2, 2013, the Library of Congress will host a weeklong series of lectures, panels and presentations under the theme of “Igniting Conversations, Illuminating Minds.” The events—sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book, European Division, John W. Kluge Center, Law Library, and Poetry and Literature Center—will feature experts and notable thinkers in the areas of history, law, culture and public affairs.

All events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. The Thomas Jefferson Building is located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C, and the James Madison Memorial Building is located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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PR 13-061
ISSN 0731-3527