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Upcoming Events: Contemporary African Immigrants in the US

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:48:30 -0600

Contemporary African immigration and African communities in the United States will be the focus of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Upcoming Events: Madison's Role in Government

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:36:41 -0600

Michael Signer will discuss and sign his new book, “Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father,” at the Library of Congress on Dec. 6.

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Upcoming Events: Fanning Discusses Future Army Nov. 22

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:36 -0600

Secretary of the U.S. Army, Eric Fanning, will participate in a unique interview on topics ranging from the importance of diversity, budget stability, and innovation at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Upcoming Events: Miranda Warning is Subject of Human Rights Day Program Dec. 9

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:57:08 -0600

In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the impact of the Miranda warning on human rights in Eastern Europe. The event will feature a panel of distinguished American and European politicians and scholars who will address how American laws have affected human rights developments in Romania and the former Soviet Union.

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Upcoming Events: VHP Highlights Veteran Artists with New Web Feature

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:53:18 -0600

The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched “Art of War,” the latest installment in its online “Experiencing War” website series at www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-artofwar.html. The presentation examines 19 digitized collections found in the VHP archive, all of which include original creative works produced during wartime. The works run the gamut from cartoons and photographs to watercolor sketches and illustrated envelopes produced by veterans from a wide variety of branches, service locations and military roles.

 

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Upcoming Events: GIS Day Nov 16

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:59:51 -0600

The Library of Congress will celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Nov. 16 with an all-day series of talks on the use of GIS technology in the federal government, the private sector, academia and K-12 schools.

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Upcoming Events: The Man Who Built Washington

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:55:16 -0500

John Richardson will discuss and sign his book, "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital," on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Upcoming Events: Black Creators & Characters in Comic Books

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:53:44 -0500

A panel discussion at the Library of Congress on Nov. 7 will explore the history of black characters, images and creators in comic books. African-American-related comics and cartoons from the Library of Congress collections will be on view for the event.

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Upcoming Events: First Lady Louisa Adams

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:48:21 -0500

In "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams," author Louisa Thomas presents the first comprehensive biography of the nation’s only foreign-born first lady.

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Upcoming Events: November Film Series

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:49:32 -0500

November’s lineup at the Library of Congress Packard Campus theater in Culpeper, Va., kicks off with the sounds of country music. They include an evening of highlights from "The Johnny Cash Show," a sold-out concert by Bluegrass stars Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and the 1964 Hank Williams biopic "Your Cheatin’ Heart."

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Upcoming Events: Film Talks on Jewish Themes

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:15:44 -0500

The Library of Congress will host three film talks on Jewish themes during the month of November. Each will feature remarks by the directors and clips from their documentary films.

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Upcoming Events: Vergara Discusses Photo Work Nov. 1

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:24:36 -0500

Camilo José Vergara, who has spent a career photographing the evolution of poor, minority neighborhoods in New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and California, will discuss his work concerning two of these locales—lower Manhattan and Detroit—at the Library of Congress.Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Events: Trust & Credit in America, Oct. 28

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:50:53 -0500

Sociologist Bruce G. Carruthers will discuss how credit and credit decision-making in the United States has developed over the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, in the annual Maguire Lecture at the Library of Congress on Oct. 28.

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Upcoming Events: Online Conference for Educators Oct 25-26

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:41:20 -0500

As the new school year gets into full swing, the Library of Congress will bring teachers and education experts from across the nation together in its second annual online conference for educators. This free two-day event, "Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources," will be held October 25-26, from 4-8 p.m. EDT and will be open to K-12 educators from across all teaching disciplines.

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Upcoming Events: Pinkney Children’s Literature Lecture

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:39:25 -0500

Award-winning children’s author Andrea Davis Pinkney will deliver the 2016 Anne Scott MacLeod Lecture at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Oct. 13.

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Upcoming Events: Poet Monica Youn Oct. 20

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:14:45 -0500

The Library of Congress will host poet and National Book Award finalist Monica Youn for an event exploring the impact of the law and her legal career on her creative work in a program on Oct. 20.

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Upcoming Events: Books-into-Films Lectures

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:15:05 -0500

Two lectures this fall at the Library of Congress will focus on the adaptation of books into films. Mike Canning, a film critic for the Hill Rag, will present "Novels into Films: Like Apples and Oranges" on Thursday, Oct. 13. Maureen Corrigan, a critic for NPR’s cultural program "Fresh Air," will present "The Not-So-Great Gatsby: How Hollywood Misinterprets America’s Greatest Novel" on Monday, Nov. 14.

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Upcoming Events: October Film Series at Packard Campus

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:53:35 -0500

Three films included in "Pioneers of African-American Cinema"—a five-disc Blu-ray and DVD collection of rarely seen cinematic treasures—will be screened at the Library’s Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia in October.

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Upcoming Events: Open Houses Oct. 10

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:36:25 -0500

The Main Reading Room of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, the public may visit the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Va., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

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Watch Carla Hayden Swearing-In TODAY

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:21:42 -0500

Carla Hayden will be sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 14. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will offer remarks.

Hayden will be the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress. Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The feed begins at 11 a.m. EDT here, and the ceremony begins at noon EDT.




Upcoming Events: Mapping the Elusive Southern Sky

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:50:05 -0500

Dava Sobel, the best-selling author and historian of science, will discuss early efforts to chart the stars, for the Library of Congress’ annual Jay I. Kislak Lecture in the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas, on Oct. 6.

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Upcoming Events: Library Hosts 2016 Américas Award

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:42:09 -0500

Authors Pam Muñoz Ryan and Ashley Hope-Perez will receive the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature during a special awards presentation on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Events: Activities at the National Book Festival

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:27:41 -0500

The organizations sponsoring the Library of Congress National Book Festival will offer an array of fun and exciting activities and programs for festival attendees of all ages in the exhibition area, on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The 16th National Book Festival will be held at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is free and open to the public.

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Upcoming Events: Korean Poet Ko Un Sept. 19

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:51:31 -0500

The Library of Congress will present Ko Un, a distinguished Korean poet, in a reading on Sept. 19. Ko will read his poetry in Korean and Brother Anthony of Taizé will read the English translations.

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Upcoming Events: Library Celebrates Cervantes

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:50:30 -0500

The Library of Congress will host a series of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the author of "Don Quixote," considered one of the most influential works of literature ever published.

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