July 23, 2015 Public Events at the Library, August-December 2015

All Events Are Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Website: Events at the Library of Congress

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

August 2015

Saturday, Aug. 1
FILM

“The Great Race” (Warner Bros., 1965). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 1
FILM

“From the Manger to the Cross” (Kalem, 1912). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Monday, Aug. 3
BOOK TALK

Photographer Bob Adelman and former ACLU President Ira Glasser discuss the photos and themes from their book, “Visions of Liberty,” at 1 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Wednesday, Aug. 5
FILM SCREENING

Robin Hamilton discusses her film “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” a documentary short that explores the life of an impoverished sharecropper, at 7 p.m. at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday, Aug. 6
SCHOLARS ROUNDTABLE

Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies at SUNY Geneseo, leads a discussion on “Teaching the Civil Rights Movement from the Bottom-Up Fifty Years After the Voting rights Act” at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday, Aug. 6
KLUGE CENTER EVENT

Part three of the Kluge Center’s Blumberg Dialogues in Astrobiology convenes scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns at 4 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.0213.

Thursday, Aug. 6
FILM

“The Great Escape” (United Artists, 1963). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Aug. 7
FILM

“Captain Lightfoot” (Universal, 1955). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 8
PERFORMANCE

The Washington Old-Time Radio Club presents “An Evening of Old-Time Radio” at 7:30 p.m. at the Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Tuesday, Aug. 11
LECTURE

Dalia Kirschbaum, a research physical scientist in the Hydrological Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, presents “Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space” at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707.1192.

Wednesday, Aug. 12
FILM SCREENING
Filmmaker Melissa Donovan presents and discusses her documentary “Zemene,” chronicling the story of Zemene, a young Ethiopian girl, and Dr. Rick Hodes, an American doctor helping Ethiopian children with spinal deformities. The event begins at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.9897.

Thursday, Aug. 13
EXHIBITION OPENING

“Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge” commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of a great patron of chamber music and Library of Congress benefactor. The exhibition, open through Jan. 23, 2016, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Performing Arts Reading Room, located on the first floor of the James Madison Building. Contact: 707.4604.

Thursday, Aug. 13
FILM

“Khartoum” (United Artists, 1966). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Aug. 14
FILM

“The Vikings” (United Artists, 1958). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 15
FILM

“Exodus” (United Artists, 1960). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday, Aug. 20
BENJAMIN BOTKIN LECTURE

Steve Zeitlin, director of City Lore in New York City, presents “The Poetry of Everyday Life,” followed by a screening and discussion of the films “Boom: The Erie Canal” and “The Grand Generation” with Paul Wagner of Paul Wagner Films, at 4 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday, Aug. 20
FILM

“The Pink Panther” (United Artists, 1963). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Aug. 21
FILM

“I Was a Male War Bride” (20th Century Fox, 1949). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 22
FILM

“The Sundowners” (Warner Bros., 1960). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 22
FILM

“The Train” (United Artists, 1964). 7:30 p.m. Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Thursday, Aug. 27
FILM

“Hatari!” (Paramount, 1962). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Friday, Aug. 28
FILM

“The Longest Day” (20th Century Fox, 1962). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

Saturday, Aug. 29
FILM

“Venus of the South Seas” (Davis Distributing Division, 1924). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707.9994.

September 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 1
OPEN HOUSE

The Law Library of Congress hosts an open house, including tours and a rare book display, from 9 a.m. – noon in LM 201. Contact: 707.4642.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
GALLERY TALK

John Y. Cole, director of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, discusses “Jefferson and the Library of Congress” at noon in the Thomas Jefferson’s Library exhibition, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707.0185.

Saturday, Sept. 5
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

The Library of Congress National Book Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary with a wealth of notable authors, evening activities and expanded genre pavilions. The event takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit www.loc.gov/bookfest/. Contact: 707.5221.

Monday, Sept. 7
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 other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
HOMEGROWN CONCERT

In celebration of the legacy of the pioneering old-time musician Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002), Reed’s son Dave Reed, her nephew Hugh Campbell and members of the acclaimed bluegrass band Danny Paisley and Southern Grass gather to perform bluegrass and gospel songs of their Appalachian heritage at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets required. Contact: 707.5510.

Thursday, Sept. 10
LECTURE

Poet Srikanth Reddy reads from and discusses his work at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday, Sept. 10
SYMPOSIUM

Scholars of music and folklore discuss the impact of Ola Belle Reed’s legacy on traditional music today and talk about the new publication “Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line” from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday, Sept. 15
BOOKS & BEYOND

Wayne Wiegand discusses and signs his new book “Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library” at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday, Sept. 15
WORKSHOP

Musicians from the Grammy-nominated Sones de México Ensemble present a workshop on writing a “corrido,” or tragic ballad, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. No tickets required. Contact: 707.5510.

Tuesday, Sept. 15
READING

Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera gives his inaugural poetry reading at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Contact: 707.5394.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
LECTURE

Lynnae Quick, a postdoctoral fellow in the Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses “Icy Volcanism in the Outer Solar System” at 11:30 a.m. in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707.1192.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
HOMEGROWN CONCERT

The Sones de México Ensemble performs Mexican “son,” a genre encompassing the roots of mariachi music and other regional styles, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets required. Contact: 707.5510.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE

Robert P. George, professor of jurisprudence and politics at Princeton University, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, give a lecture titled “Religious Freedom and the U.S. Constitution” at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.4642.

Friday, Sept. 18
CEREMONY

Duncan Tonatiuh, author of “Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation,” and Margarita Engle, author of “Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal,” receive the 2015 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at 3 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
BOOK TALK

Author James H. Johnston talks about his book “From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1964.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
LECTURE

Howard Vincent Kurtz, associate curator of costumes and textiles and Hillwood Museum and Gardens, presents “Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post” at noon in the West Dining Room. Contact: 707.0945.

Thursday, Sept. 24
HOMEGROWN CONCERT

The Down Hill Strugglers, John Cohen and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton play traditional American music they have learned directly from the collections at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets required. Contact: 707.5510.

Friday, Sept. 25
BOOKS & BEYOND

Molly Gubtill Manning discusses and signs her new book “When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
LECTURE

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Elizabeth Platz, cancer epidemiologist and professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, gives an update on the research being done into prostate cancer at 11:30 a.m. in Dining Room A. Contact: 707.1207.

October 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 7
BOOKS & BEYOND

Author and Editor Carol McCabe Booker discusses and signs the new edition of “Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday, Oct. 8
LECTURE

Stephen Rinehart, an astrophysicist and associate chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses “The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1192.

Thursday, Oct. 8
LIFE OF A POET LECTURE

Poet and essayist Brian Turner discusses his work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s Book World, at 7 p.m. at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Contact: 707.5394.

Monday, Oct. 12
COLUMBUS 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. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with the Young Readers Center. All other reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Thursday, Oct. 15
LECTURE

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Clarke, dean for research at the Georgetown University Medical Center and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at Georgetown University, gives an update on breast cancer research at 11 a.m. in LM 139. Contact: 707.1207.

Friday, Oct. 16
CEREMONY

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, along with the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, presents the National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony and Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
BOOKS & BEYOND

Peter Kuper discusses and signs his new book “Ruins” at noon in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Thursday, Oct. 22
LECTURE

Peter Wien of the University of Maryland presents “Of Kings and Cavemen: Museums, Museology and the Elite Nationalism in Egypt Under the Monarchy, 19th Century Until 1950” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.7311.

Tuesday, Oct. 27
LECTURE

Joanna Lewis, a professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, gives a lecture on “Chinese Energy Policy” at noon in the Asian Division Reading Room. Contact: 707.1207.

Thursday, Oct. 29
BOOK TALK

Author and polar/maritime historian Glenn M. Stein talks about his book “Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition” (McFarland, 2015) at 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.4751.

Thursday, Oct. 29
LECTURE

Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass professor of Government at Harvard University, gives the 2015 Biennial Kellogg Lecture in Jurisprudence on “Justice, Neutrality and Law” at 3 p.m. in LJ 119. Contact: 707.4642.

November 2015

Tuesday, Nov. 3
BOOKS & BEYOND

Joseph Urschel discusses and signs his new book “The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
LIFE OF A POET LECTURE

Bobbitt Prize Winner Alice Fulton discusses her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post’s Book World, at 7 p.m. at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday, Nov. 5
BOOKS & BEYOND

Richard Moe discusses and signs his book “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War” at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
VETERANS 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 other Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Thursday, Nov. 12
READING

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his work and discusses the state of Asian American literature at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707.5394.

Thursday, Nov. 19
LECTURE

Lucy McFadden of the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center presents “Dawn: A Journey to the Beginning of the Solar System” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707.1191.

Thursday, Nov. 26
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY

All Library buildings will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

December 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 2
BOOKS & BEYOND

Matthew N. Green discusses and signs his new book “Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives” at noon in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707.5221.

Friday, Dec. 4
LECTURE

Poet Rachel Zucker reads from and discusses her work at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707.5394.

Tuesday, Dec. 8
LECTURE

Dennis Reuter, an astrophysicist and an instrument scientist for the NASA New Horizons mission, presents “New Horizons: Journey to Pluto and Beyond” at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Pickford. Contact: 707.1192.

Friday, Dec. 25
CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY

All buildings will be closed in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. Contact: 707.8000.

Additional Information

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building 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.

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; Young Readers Center, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Asian Division Reading Room, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, second floor; South Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor; African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; LM 139, first floor; LM 201, second 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 ada@loc.gov.

PACKARD CAMPUS FILM SCREENINGS: All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call 202.707.9994 during business hours. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Packard Campus Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. For current schedule and more information, visit the theater’s website at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/. In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations.

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PR 15-124
2015-07-23
ISSN 0731-3527