News from the Library of Congress

April 2014

March 2014

  • March 18, 2014  (14-048)
    April Film Schedule Spotlights Comedy, Rare 70 mm Classics With a wink and a nod to April Fool’s Day, the Packard Campus Theater will pay tribute to screwball comedy with a month-long look at the popular genre that thrived in America in the 1930s and early '40s.
    • Date: 2014-03-18

February 2014

  • February 24, 2014  (14-033)
    Library of Congress Announces 2014 Homegrown Concert Series Traditional music and dance drawn from performers across the United States will be showcased at the Library of Congress throughout the spring and summer.
    • Date: 2014-02-24
  • February 5, 2014  (14-018)
    Library of Congress Launches "Songs of America" Presentation “Songs of America” ( brings forward 80,000 digitized, curated items including maps, recordings, videos, sheet music, essays, biographies, curator talks and more to explore America’s history through the prism of song.
    • Date: 2014-02-05

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

  • August 21, 2013  (13-144)
    Packard Campus Back-to-School Month Features Live and Cinematic Performances Washington D.C.-area stand-up comics Mike Diesel and Mark Matusof will bring their comedy stylings to the Library of Congress Packard Campus theater in Culpeper, Va., on Sept. 14. The program will also feature a presentation about important comedy records named to the National Recording Registry.
    • Date: 2013-08-21
  • August 9, 2013  (13-141)
    Library of Congress Announces a Season of Extraordinary Artists The 2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress lineup will exhibit a wide range of programming this season, offering free concerts of world-class chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, country, American music theater, pop, rock and electronica.
    • Date: 2013-08-09

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

  • May 30, 2013  (13-106)
    Library's Packard Campus Presents "Mostly Lost" The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will hold a free workshop, “Mostly Lost,” to screen and identify silent and early sound films that have been unidentified, under-identified or misidentified.
    • Date: 2013-05-30
  • May 30, 2013  (13-110)
    Romance, Vintage Films & TV Headline Library's June Theater Schedule The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will kick off June’s film schedule with a tribute to the late Deanna Durbin, featuring the rarely screened 1940 musical “Spring Parade.” The Library’s Film Preservation Lab produced the new screening print.
    • Date: 2013-05-30
  • May 21, 2013  (13-104)
    Library of Congress Honors Carole King at Congressional Luncheon and Live Concert May 21 Groundbreaking songwriter Carole King made history once again when she became the first female recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The nation’s library today kicks off a series of events honoring the Grammy-Award-winning singer-songwriter.
    • Date: 2013-05-21
  • May 3, 2013  (13-086)
    Library's Packard Campus Presents Quebe Sisters Band Concert The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting its first-ever live music concert, featuring the sibling sensation the Quebe Sisters Band, who will perform a blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz & swing standards and Texas-style fiddling.
    • Date: 2013-05-03

April 2013

  • April 23, 2013  (13-080)
    Musician Ian MacKaye To Speak at the Library of Congress Groundbreaking singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian MacKaye will speak at the Library of Congress on personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage.
    • Date: 2013-04-23
  • April 4, 2013  (13-052)
    Koussevitzky Foundations Announce Commission Winners The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers.
    • Date: 2013-04-04

March 2013

  • March 27, 2013  (13-062)
    Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn Headline Films in April The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., celebrates “April in Paris” with a series of films that take place in the City of Lights.
    • Date: 2013-03-27
  • March 21, 2013  (13-044)
    The 2012 National Recording Registry With a Twist From the cultural significance of Chubby Checker’s song-and-dance phenomenon and the historic moment of Van Cliburn’s triumphant Cold War performance in Moscow to the artistry of Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s all-star jam sessions, the 2012 inductees to the National Recording Registry of the
    • Date: 2013-03-21
  • March 5, 2013  (13-040)
    Library of Congress Hosts Events March 23 Celebrating Careers of Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine In conjunction with its exhibition “Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn,” the Library of Congress will present events on Saturday, March 23, focusing on the versatile entertainers.
    • Date: 2013-03-05

February 2013

  • February 27, 2013  (13-035)
    Danny Kaye's TV & Film Career Headlines March Film Schedule The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will pay tribute to actor and comedian Danny Kaye during its free March film screenings in Culpeper, Va.
    • Date: 2013-02-27
  • February 13, 2013  (13-014)
    Library Announces National Recording Preservation Plan The Library of Congress today unveiled “The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan,” a blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage for future generations. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and p
    • Date: 2013-02-13

January 2013

  • January 27, 2013  (14-012)
    Library Acquires Jazz Legend Max Roach's Legacy Collection The life and music of jazz great Max Roach, one of the founding fathers of the modernist style known as bebop, will be forever memorialized for future generations in the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2013-01-27
  • January 26, 2013  (13-020)
    Romance, Star Trek Headline February Film Series A cluster of romantic films to help celebrate Valentine’s Day, a look at the part of the Star Trek universe that doesn’t include William Shatner, and a year-long showcase of 1933 films highlight the February film screenings at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.
    • Date: 2013-01-26
  • January 15, 2013  (13-008)
    Movie Icon Mary Pickford Subject of New Book, Film Tour Christel Schmidt, editor of “Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies,” will discuss Pickford’s career at free, public film-screening and book-signing events held January through May 2013 at more than 25 venues nationwide.
    • Date: 2013-01-15
  • January 10, 2013  (13-004)
    "Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn" Exhibition Opens Feb. 14 The careers of Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, will be celebrated in a Library of Congress exhibition “Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn,” which opens Thursday, Feb. 14
    • Date: 2013-01-10

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

  • October 24, 2012  (12-204)
    Hollywood Presidents Take Center Stage at Packard Campus Theater In the week preceding the elections, the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Va., will showcase three films featuring Hollywood presidents to kick off the schedule of free movie screenings for the month of November.
    • Date: 2012-10-24
  • October 10, 2012  (12-189)
    Library of Congress Celebrates Woody Guthrie with Round-Robin Performance Oct. 13 Legendary folk artists Noel Stookey, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Jimmy LaFave join Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum® Executive Director and author of “This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song,” for a round- robin performance and conversation celebrating Woody Guthrie.
    • Date: 2012-10-10

September 2012

  • September 27, 2012  (12-183)
    Fright Nights in October at the Packard Campus Theater The free screenings at the Library of Congress Packard Campus theater in October will feature a host of scary horror films and the first offerings in a three-month series of spy films—“007@50”—celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise.
    • Date: 2012-09-27
  • September 27, 2012  (12-185)
    World Premiere of Nico Muhly's Library of Congress Commission, "Compare Notes Nico Muhly’s “Compare Notes,” an intriguing work for violin and piano commissioned by the Library of Congress’ McKim Fund, will receive its world premiere at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.
    • Date: 2012-09-27
  • September 6, 2012  (12-167)
    Music Division Launches New Series at the Hill Center he Library of Congress Friday launches a new pilot series at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. The six programs of music on film are part of an ongoing effort to reach broad and diverse audiences by highlighting American Voices, the theme of the Library’s 87th concert season.
    • Date: 2012-09-06