News from the Library of Congress

December 2013

November 2013

  • November 26, 2013  (13-211)
    Packard Campus Film Schedule Features Holiday Classics Christmas movies, television programs and cartoons will be featured throughout December, both at the Packard Campus Theater and as part of the “Library of Congress Presents” film series at the State Theatre in Culpeper, Va.
    • Date: 2013-11-26
  • November 26, 2013  (13-210)
    Rosanne Cash Appears at the Library of Congress in Three-Day Residency Dec. 5-7 Singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash premieres her new album “The River and the Thread” during a special residency at the Library of Congress Dec. 5-7.
    • Date: 2013-11-26
  • November 22, 2013  (13-205)
    Library of Congress Collaborates on Digital Learning Day 2014 The Library of Congress today announced a collaboration with the Alliance for Excellent Education on the hosting, promotion and content development for the Washington, D.C.-based national celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
    • Date: 2013-11-22
  • November 21, 2013  (13-207)
    Rare Abel Buell Map of the United States from 1784 Is Now on Display at Library of Congress A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, “Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784,” showcases the first map of the newly independent United States that was compiled, printed and published in America by an American.
    • Date: 2013-11-21
  • November 19, 2013  (13-208)
    Symposium on Authenticity of Print Materials Dec. 6 Specialists, conservators, scientists, booksellers and private collectors who are on the cutting edge of research on printing techniques, paper manufacture, binding construction and typography will convene at the Library of Congress for a symposium on authenticity, Dec. 6.
    • Date: 2013-11-19
  • November 15, 2013  (13-204)
    "Letters from an American Farmer" Is Subject of Book Discussion “Letters from an American Farmer” was published in London in 1782, just as the idea of an “American” was becoming a reality. In the essays, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur introduced the European public to America’s landscape and customs.
    • Date: 2013-11-15
  • November 15, 2013  (13-199)
    Refugee Rights Subject of Human Rights Day Celebration Jan. 7 In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a panel discussion on refugee rights on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
    • Date: 2013-11-15
  • November 13, 2013  (13-201)
    Award-Winning Historian David O. Stewart To Discuss First Novel "The Lincoln Deception," Dec. 4 David O. Stewart, known for his award-winning nonfiction works on Aaron Burr, President Andrew Johnson and the Constitution, will discuss his first novel, “The Lincoln Deception,” on Dec. 4.
    • Date: 2013-11-13
  • November 13, 2013  (13-197)
    Creation and Passage of Dodd-Frank Is Subject of Book Discussion A look behind the scenes of a congressional legislative negotiation is revealed through the prism of a single bill – the Dodd-Frank Act – in “Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t,” a new book by author and Washington Post editor Robert Kaiser.
    • Date: 2013-11-13
  • November 8, 2013  (13-172)
    Library Exhibit Showcases Russia's Influence in Music and Dance The Library of Congress will celebrate the universal influence of the work of several notable Russian performers, in a new interactive digital display
    • Date: 2013-11-08
  • November 7, 2013  (13-185)
    Library of Congress to Host Celebration of Mexico The world premiere of the oldest-known documentary footage of Mexico, fascinating stories from the archaeologist who is excavating the site of a 14th-century Aztec temple and a display of rarely seen treasures of Mexico are among highlights of a two-day “Celebration of Mexico” Dec. 12-13.
    • Date: 2013-11-07
  • November 6, 2013  (13-198)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Veterans Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The fall open house will take place on the federal Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 11.
    • Date: 2013-11-06

October 2013

  • October 31, 2013  (13-189)
    Mystery Writer Sara Paretsky to Discuss "Critical Mass," Nov. 15 Best-selling author Sara Paretsky returns to the Library of Congress on Nov. 15 to discuss “Critical Mass,” her 16th V.I. Warshawski novel.
    • Date: 2013-10-31
  • October 30, 2013  (13-193)
    November Film Schedule Spotlights National Film Registry, Kennedy Legacy An evening highlighting the television work of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams—rescheduled from Oct. 17—will kick off the November programs at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation theater.
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • October 29, 2013  (13-194)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Veterans Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house has been rescheduled and will take place on the federal Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • October 24, 2013  (13-188)
    Library of Congress to Display Nicolay Copy of Gettysburg Address The Library of Congress will display the Nicolay copy of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in the spectacular Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building for 10 days, before the top treasure is placed in the Library’s exhibition “The Civil War in America.”
    • Date: 2013-10-24
  • October 23, 2013  (13-184)
    Library of Congress Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Discovery of DNA Structure The Library of Congress will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure with a panel discussion that will include Nobel Laureate James D. Watson, the world-renown molecular biologist, who—in collaboration with several other scientists—discovered the structure of DNA.
    • Date: 2013-10-23
  • October 22, 2013  (13-187)
    History of Paper Subject of Book Discussion Nicholas A. Basbanes will discuss and sign his new book, “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History” (Knopf, 2013), at noon on Monday, Oct. 28.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 22, 2013  (13-186)
    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to Deliver Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence Nov. 7 Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University and former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the 2013 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence on Nov. 7.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 22, 2013  (13-182)
    David Grinspoon to Discuss Human Chapter in History of Earth, Oct. 31 American astrobiologist David H. Grinspoon will conclude his tenure as inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology with a lecture on the human chapter in the history of the Earth on Oct. 31.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 21, 2013  (13-183)
    Film Series Features Czech Documentary Films The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will present the film series titled “Docs in Salute.”
    • Date: 2013-10-21
  • October 21, 2013  (13-180)
    Authors David Baldacci and James Patterson Headline Literacy Awards Event Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci and James Patterson are featured speakers at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, on Monday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Date: 2013-10-21
  • October 18, 2013  (13-176)
    500 Years of Italian-American History Celebrated in New Publication The contributions of Italian Americans—from Christopher Columbus until today—are the subject of “Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian-American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress.”
    • Date: 2013-10-18

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