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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Monday, March 13, 2017

Exhibition — World War I: American Artists View the Great War

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

Exhibition — "Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tour — Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Film — "Indignation"

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Film director James Schamus will screen his film "Indignation" and field questions from film historian David Bordwell. "Indignation" is a 2016 American drama film written, produced and directed by Schamus, who makes his directorial debut, and is based on Philip Roth's 2008 novel of the same name.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

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All Public Events for March 2017

Books and Beyond

Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking

March 7, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Sylvia Albro discusses and signs her new book that explores Fabriano's papermaking history from the medieval period to the present. The paper was favored by Michaelangelo and the Italian elite.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5221

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Concert

Hagen Quartet

March 3, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The distinguished Hagen Quartet has held a place in the top tier of the chamber music world for over 35 years, praised for impeccable technique and a beautifully blended, charismatic sound. And its instruments are equally distinguished: a set of Strads with a pedigree from their previous owners, the Cleveland, Tokyo and Paganini quartets. *Pre-concert conversation: "American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins ~ The Art & Science of the Violin," Quincy Whitney, author. 6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

An Evening of Kyogen: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

March 21, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Kyogen"mad words" or "wild speech"is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 500 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. Featured are leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe, heirs to this remarkable artistic legacy.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Musicians from Marlboro

March 22, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Viennese schools are well-represented in this seasons final appearance of the Musicians from Marlboro. In addition to several classics by old friends, we will hear a comparably expansive early quartet by a composer renowned for his economy of means. The manuscript of Weberns 1905 quartet is housed in the Hans Moldenhauer Archive in the Library of Congress.*Pre-concert conversation: 6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Arditti Quartet

March 24, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The fabled Arditti Quartet joins forces with Eliot Fisk, one of the greats of the classical guitar world, as they premiere a new work by Hilda Paredes. Explore the possibilities of the string quartet with works that both challenge and inspire--only in the Coolidge Auditorium can the subtleties of this music resonate so powerfully. Presented in association with Womens History Month.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Event

Will Eisner Centennial: Discovering His Legacy in the Librarys Collections

March 6, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join curators from the Prints & Photographs Division and the Serial & Government Publications Division in a celebration of noted cartoonist, comic book publisher, and graphic novelist Will Eisner. A selection of comic art and comic books will be on exhibit.
Location: LM139, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963

Special Display on Fort Ord

March 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress's Veterans History Project will present a special display of materials relating to the former Fort Ord, once the largest U.S. Army base in the American West. The presentation is being held in conjunction with two films that will be shown at the National Gallery of Art on March 18.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1071

"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress"

March 22, 2017, Noon - 2 p.m.
In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Leaders in the Arts, a Celebration of Women's History Month will feature Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony; Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and Molly Smith, artistic director at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Tickets are free, but are required for admission. The event will also be live-streamed on the Librarys Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Location: Members Room (LJ162), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2905

A Dialogue on Torquato Tasso and the Arts at The Library of Congress

March 24, 2017, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Words, Images, and Music: A Dialogue on Torquato Tasso and the Arts at The Library of Congress featuring Dr. Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art). There will be a collections display from 2:00-3:00 p.m., followed by a lecture from Dr. Benedetti and Dr. Lukehart inside the Library of Congress Kluge Center.
Location: Mahogany Row A (LJ113), First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2256

Japanese Culture Day

March 25, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This program, presented by the Librarys Asian Division and the Center for the Book, introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through hands-on origami artwork creation, trying on kimonos and other activities.
Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-2990

US/CA Capital Poetry Exchange

March 30, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Canadian poets Suzanne Buffam, Liz Howard and David O'Meara share and discuss selections of their work with Monty Reid, director of VERSeFest. The event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. Co-sponsored by VERSeFest and the Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Exhibition

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

March 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial. An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Librarys Thomas Jefferson Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a year, closing on May 6, 2017.
Location: Jefferson Building, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-6021

"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game"

March 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game" is a 45-item exhibition that features baseball sheet music, drawn from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The exhibition is on view until Saturday, July 22, 2017 and is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not required.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5507

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Film

"Chocolat" (Orion Classics, 1988)

March 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
French filmmaker Claire Denis made her directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical meditation on French African colonialism. Told through a series of flashbacks, a young French woman contemplates her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. The film was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Little Women" (Columbia, 1994)

March 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This critically acclaimed fourth feature-film adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts 1868 classic novel, of the same name, was helmed by Australian director, Gillian Armstrong. The story follows the four March sisters, at home with their "Marmee", as they help the poor, fight to keep their family together and find love, all while their father is off fighting in the Civil War.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Laura" (20th Century-Fox, 1944)

March 8, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Otto Preminger directed this haunting film-noir about a police detective who falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney star in this classic mystery, selected for the National Film Registry in 1999. "Laura" will be introduced by film historian and author David Bordwell, who is the current Chair in Modern Culture of The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Night of Fools"

March 9, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
A docudrama about the underground resistance in Algeria during WWII that seized power of Algiers, then under the control of 25,000 French pro-Nazi troops. Of the 377 participants in resistance forces, 315 were Jews. They kept control for one night, handing the city over to American forces, who landed on the shores the next morning.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Zeppelin (1971)

March 9, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In 1915, a British spy tries to thwart a German plan to use a new type of airship to steal Britain's treasured historical documents from a castle in Scotland. Produced in England by the partnership of businessman J. Ronald Getty and film and TV producer Leon Fromkess.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"Rambling Rose" (New Line Cinema, 1991, R-rated *)

March 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Laura Dern stars as Rose, an amoral but basically good-hearted young woman who's taken in as a domestic servant during the Great Depression by the Hillyers, a progressive Georgia family. She proceeds to shake up the household and the narrow-minded town. Martha Coolidge directed the film based on a novel by the screenwriter Calder Willingham. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

DOUBLE FEATURE

March 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"The Hitch-Hiker" (RKO, 1953) Acknowledged as one of the original "tough dames" of '30s and 40s movies, actress Ida Lupino eventually moved behind the camera to become one of the industry's few prominent female directors. After a series of films categorized as "women's pictures" ("Never Fear," "Outrage"), Lupino took a hard turn with this hard-boiled tale based on real-life serial killer William Cook. Two men (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) make the mistake of picking up a tormented hitchhiker (William Talman). "The Hitch-Hiker" was added to the National Film Registry in 1998. "The Actress" (MGM, 1953) Ruth Gordon (1969 Oscar Best Supporting Actress for "Rosemary's Baby") wrote this autobiographical comedy/drama based on her stage play "Years Ago." In a series of vignettes, we follow Ruth as she interacts with her obstinate father (Spencer Tracy), her soft-spoken yet peace-keeping mother (Teresa Wright), and her gawky college boyfriend (Anthony Perkins in his film debut). The film earned Gordon a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for her script and Tracy a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (Universal, 1982, R-rated *)

March 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This iconic 1980s film combines the sympathetic treatment of adolescence with hilarious performances. Directed by Amy Heckerling, the film is based on a script by then-22-year-old Rolling Stone magazine writer (and later film director) Cameron Crowe, who spent nine months undercover as a high school student. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was inducted into The National Film Registry in 2005. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Indignation"

March 13, 2017, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Film director James Schamus will screen his film "Indignation" and field questions from film historian David Bordwell. "Indignation" is a 2016 American drama film written, produced and directed by Schamus, who makes his directorial debut, and is based on Philip Roth's 2008 novel of the same name.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

"The Piano" (Miramax, 1993, R-rated *)

March 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
New Zealand-born Jane Campion wrote and directed one of the most highly acclaimed and hauntingly original motion pictures of the 1990s. Holly Hunter stars as Ada, a mute Scottish woman who is sold by her father into marriage to a New Zealand frontiersman named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Lost in Translation" (Focus, 2003, R-rated *)

March 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A faded movie star (Bill Murray) and a neglected young wife of a celebrity photographer (Scarlett Johansson) star as two lonely Americans in Tokyo, who develop an unlikely friendship as they deal with culture shock in Tokyo and commiserate about their unhappy lives. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Get Your Man" (Paramount, 1927)

March 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Trailblazing director Dorothy Arzners career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s. In fact, she was the only female director working in the 1930s in the United States. This charming romantic comedy was Arzners third feature at Paramount and stars 'it girl' Clara Bow at the height of her fame.Also on the program is the 1914 Keystone comedy short "Mabel at the Wheel" directed by and starring Mabel Normand. Andrew Simpson will provide live musical accompaniment.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Lady of the Palace"

March 23, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
A documentary film that traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951), grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Remarks by Nawal Kawar (Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, AMED).
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4708

The Fighting 69th (1940)

March 23, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Two years after they appeared together in "Angels with Dirty Faces"? (1938), James Cagney and Pat O'Brien were again cast, respectively, as a cocky troublemaker and the clergyman who tries to bring him back into the fold. In The Fighting 69th, the two go head to head on the battlefields of France during World War I, where Jerry Plunkett (Cagney), an arrogant braggart who refuses to follow orders, is court-martialed when his cowardice in battle causes the deaths of his fellow soldiers.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

"The Student Nurses" (New World, 1970, R-rated *)

March 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Roger Corman, the renowned producer of low-budget independent films, hired the wife and husband duo of Stephanie Rothman and Charles S. Swartz for what he envisioned as "a contemporary drama with a liberal-to-a-left-wing viewpoint and some R-rated sex and humor." * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Songcatcher" (Lions Gate Films, 2000)

March 25, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Maggie Greenwald wrote and directed this period drama set in 1907 that follows Doctor Lily Penleric (Janet McTeer), a professor of musicology, as she studies an Appalachian community that, due to its isolation, has kept alive centuries-old traditional folk songs from England.Along the way, Greenwald tackles issues as timeless as cultural schism, shifting attitudes regarding sexuality and the preservation of historical and cultural legacy for subsequent generations.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Point Break" (20th Century Fox, 1991, R-rated *)

March 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The second of Kathryn Bigelow's trilogy of action films (following "Blue Steel" in 1989 and preceding "Strange Days" in 1995), this 90s crime-thriller stars Keanu Reeves as rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah, who goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who are suspected bank robbers. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Pay It Forward" (Warner Bros., 2000)

March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Emmy Award-winning director and producer (for "E.R.") Mimi Leder helmed this drama based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. When given a class assignment to "make the world a better place," 11-year-old Trevor (Haley Joel Osment), comes up with a plan based on networking good deeds which he calls "pay it forward": the recipient of a favor does a favor for three others rather than paying the favor back.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

"Thelma & Louise" (MGM, 1991, R-rated *)

March 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Thelma & Louise" skillfully contrasts exceedingly well-done action movie tropes with a non-didactic social commentary before building to an unforgettable climax. Along the way, it also manages to be funny, insightful and even eloquent in its rage. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2016. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Packard Campus Theater, Packard Campus Building
Contact: (202) 707-9994

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Lecture

Ingrid Monson with Larry Appelbaum

March 1, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson. The Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard University and interim Dean of Arts and Humanities at Harvard University, Monson is an award-winning author and scholar whose work in jazz, African American music and the music of the African diaspora is greatly respected.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

What's Going on at the Rainbow History Project

March 2, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Chuck Goldfarb, Chair, Rainbow History Project Richard Haight, Board of Directors, Rainbow History Project Chuck Goldfarb and Richard Haight of DC's Rainbow History Project discuss the organization\'s current and upcoming work in archiving local LGBTQ+ history. The mission of the Rainbow History Project is to collect, preserve, and promote an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington DC.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-8437

"Dayton C. Miller, an American Collector of Flutes"

March 7, 2017, Noon - 2 p.m.
It may be fair to say that Dayton C. Miller (1866-1941, a scientist by profession, a flutist and a collector above all) gradually developed the largest private collection of objects ever assembled pertaining to one subject in the musical arts. Dr. Millers bequest typifies the relationship between collectors and museums where the donations of a private collector can educate and inspire the public in perpetuity.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

Medieval Medicine for Modern Infections

March 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Antibiotics resistance is one of the most pressing current global health concerns. This talk will discuss the initial findings of a 2015 pilot study on a 1,000-year old recipe called Bald's Eyesalve for eye infection. This recipe was shown to kill Staphylococcus aureus and a range of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The talk will then discuss ongoing research. Was this just a lucky result for one isolated recipe or is there a methodology to medieval practitioners that holds real implications for present-day research?
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

"Soundwaves of Feminism: The Women's Music Movement"

March 8, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Bonnie Morris will revisit rare materials from the grassroots feminist and lesbian music recordings and concerts of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2273

Ingrid Monson, Library of Congress Jazz Scholar

March 9, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson discusses her research in the Music Division's collections. The Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard University and interim Dean of Arts and Humanities at Harvard University, Monson is an award-winning author and scholar whose work in jazz, African American music and the music of the African diaspora is greatly respected.
Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Studying Early Hollywood: The Search for a Storytelling Style"

March 16, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
David Bordwell is serving as the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library of Congress from January through April. A film theorist and historian, he is the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bordwell will lecture at the Kluge Center, presenting "Studying Early Hollywood: The Search for a Storytelling Style".
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-1616

Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

March 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Interview with Members of the Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe and curators from the Library of Congress and Freer | Sackler Galleries. Free, no tickets required.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

"Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories"

March 22, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Ellen Cassedy and Ahron Taub read from their translation of "Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories" by Blume Lempel.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4188

Violins of Hope

March 23, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli violinmaker whose project "Violins of Hope," locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust to commemorate their lives and bring hope to new generations, will speak about the project at the Library of Congress. As part of the presentation, internationally known violinist Hannah Tarley will play musical selections on one of the restored violins. *NOTE: Event location has been changed to Mumford Room (LM 649).
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-9897

"Literary Afterlives of the Cuban and Angolan Revolutions"

March 23, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Fellow Lanie Millar discusses how recent Cuban and Angolan literature reexamines these histories of revolution.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

"Lady of the Palace"

March 29, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
A documentary film that traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951), grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Remarks by Nawal Kawar (Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, AMED).
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-4708

From Fiction to Film

March 30, 2017, Noon - 1 p.m.
From Fiction to Film: Ang Lee's Adaptations of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" and Eileen Chang's "Lust, Caution" --- Professor Yu Min (Claire) Chen, is an Assistant Professor of International Languages and Cultures and Asian Studies. Her research interests include comparative literature, literature of diaspora, Asian American literature and film studies.
Location: Research Training Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-3683

Dianne Reeves Sings Ella

March 31, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Library of Congress celebrates the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial with "Dianne Reeves Sings Ella," a special intimate concert featuring award-winning singer Dianne Reeves, whose album Beautiful Life won the 2015 GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Symposium

"Mestizaje, Hybridity & Culture Entanglements in Colonial Latin America"

March 31, 2017, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Panel 1 - "Mesoamerica" (1:00-2:25 pm): Joan Bristol (George Mason University), Garry Sparks (George Mason University), and John Tutino (Georgetown University). Panel 2 - "South America and the Caribbean" (2:35-3:50 pm): Regina Harrison (University of Maryland), Ananya Chakravarti (Georgetown University), and Marcy Norton (The George Washington University). Keynote address: Serge Gruzinski (National Scientific Research Center, Paris, and Princeton University).
Location: Mumford Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2015

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Gallery Talk

"Exploring the Early Americas"

March 1, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"Aztec Philosophy: Reality and Existence " - In this talk, curator John Hessler looks at this complex and systematic philosophical life and world view through the objects, manuscripts and rare books found in the Jay I. Kislak Collection, concentrating on Nahua views on the nature and construction of reality.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood"

March 8, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Curator, Edward Redmond and Exhibition Director, Kim Curry discuss highlights of the exhibition.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

"Ceremonial Office of the Librarian of Congress"

March 22, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"Ceremonial Office of the Librarian of Congress: A History" - The Ceremonial Office was the office of the Librarian of Congress for more than 80 years and has been used for ceremonial purposes in the years since. Visiting kings, queens, presidents and other heads of state have viewed treasures from the Library's collections in the privacy of this room, which has only recently opened to the public. John Y. Cole, Library of Congress Historian, will provide an introduction to the office's history, including little-known stories from the room where it happened.
Location: Great Hall East Gallery, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Baseball's Greatest Hits

March 29, 2017, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game," baseball's national anthem, has been ranked as one of the top ten songs of the twentieth century and is among the most easily recognized songs in America. Curator Susan Clermont discusses this greatest of baseball hits within the larger context of the Golden Age of American song and sheet music.
Location: LM 113 Performing Arts Reading Room, First floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 1, 2017, 11 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 24, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Public Tours of "Exploring the Early Americas"

March 31, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour of Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures of the Americas and the consequences of European contact.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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