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Upcoming Events: June at Packard Campus

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:05 -0500

The American family comedy team known as The Marx Brothers was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Three films that feature appearances from the brothers will open this month’s screenings at the Packard Campus Theater.

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Upcoming Events: Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:03:35 -0500

The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of these maps in its Geography and Map Division. Many of the maps reproduced in “Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps” by Stephen J. Hornsby are from the division’s collections. Hornsby will discuss and sign his book at the Library on Wednesday, May 24.

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Upcoming Events: Ancient Sasanian Empire Subject of June Symposium

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:34:01 -0500

The African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress (AMED), in cooperation with the Iranian-American Alumni of the Alborz High School will present a symposium on the legacy of the ancient Persian Sasanian empire (224–651 AD). The event is part of an annual series of symposia on the ancient civilizations of the Near East organized by AMED at the Library of Congress.

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Upcoming Events: Babel Through Latin-American Jewish Eyes

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:07:51 -0500

Artist Mirta Kupferminc and psychoanalyst Tova Shvartzman will discuss art, Judaism and psychoanalysis in conversations with University of Maryland professor Saul Sosnowski, at the Library of Congress on June 2.

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Upcoming Events: Library Summer Pop-Up Exhibits

Mon, 08 May 2017 07:35:40 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that the Library will host a series of pop-up displays in its Thomas Jefferson Building to showcase a wider variety of its vast collections.

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Upcoming Events: Civil Liberties During WWI

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:55:56 -0500

Distinguished legal scholars will examine the challenges to civil liberties during World War I, in “Resistance and Rights: Civil Liberties during World War I," a symposium at the Library of Congress on June 8.

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Upcoming Events: Library Investigates "Mostly Lost" Films

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:33:55 -0500

The Library of Congress has a casting call out for scholars, archivists and film enthusiasts to participate in a cinematic treasure hunt by registering for its free “Mostly Lost” workshop at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17.  The quest of the film detectives is to find clues that will lead to the identification of unidentified, under-identified or misidentified silent and early sound films. 

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Upcoming Events: "Drawing Justice" Exhibition Now Open

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:56:48 -0500

The Library of Congress today opened “Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations,” a new exhibition featuring 98 works of art that capture the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years.

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Upcoming Events: Veterans History Project Panel Discussion on Effects of PTSD May 24

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:08 -0500

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress will host a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the veteran community.

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Upcoming Events: Forthcoming Events at the Library

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:45:54 -0500

All Events Are Free and Open to the Public

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Upcoming Events: Patricia Powell in Eskin Memorial Lecture

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:48:22 -0500

Patricia Hruby Powell will speak about her new book, “Loving vs. Virginia,”  a book for young people about a famous legal case that cleared the way for interracial marriage in the United States on May 3, as this year’s Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program.

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Upcoming Events: Religious Belief in American History

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:42:42 -0500

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will host a panel discussion in May that will take a historical look at religious belief in America. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, three noted historians—John Witte, Sarah Barringer Gordon and Peter Manseau—will participate in a panel discussion on “Religion in American History: Moments of Crisis and Opportunity.”  The program will be moderated by Kluge Center Director Ted Widmer.

NOTE: An accompanying workshop event on the Bible and its influence in public life previously announced for May 5 has been canceled.

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Upcoming Events: Lectures on Maps of World War I

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:10:50 -0500

The Library of Congress and the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society will present “Mapping the Great War,” a program on May 25 featuring two lectures on the maps of World War I.

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Upcoming Events: Scholar to Discuss German Cartoonist

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:48:04 -0500

Swann Foundation Fellow Elizabeth (Biz) Nijdam, in a lecture at the Library of Congress, will discuss on April 28 the comic art of the East German-born artist Anke Feuchtenberger in the context of her artistic training and the political climate in which she developed.

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Upcoming Events: Kluge Center Lecture Line-Up

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:30:06 -0500

Three lectures at the John W. Kluge Center this April and May will consider the distinctive role of public-school libraries; new perspectives on the American Revolution; and globalization through the prism of religion.  The lectures will feature the work of senior scholars who have spent time in residence at the Library of Congress during the spring.

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Upcoming Events: DOT Secretary and Netflix CEO for 3rd Annual Inouye Lecture

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:00:05 -0500

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, a former director of the Peace Corps, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, a former Peace Corps volunteer, will reflect on their experiences as leaders in government and business and discuss the need for a spirit of service and idealism. The talk will be moderated by Ann Compton, former White House correspondent for ABC News.

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Upcoming Events: Series Commemorating JFK

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:27:53 -0500

The Library of Congress will mark the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birthday with special programming, including a film, lectures and a three-month display of the former president’s biographical materials and books.

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Upcoming Events: May At Packard Campus Theater

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:30:07 -0500

The ongoing “Marty Stuart Presents…” concert series returns at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater on Wednesday, May 10 for an evening of music and dialogue featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roger McGuinn as part of May programming that also features Christopher Guest films and a presentation by the director of the Filmmuseum München. Tickets are required for the McGuinn event are free and can be reserved at http://www.rogermcguinn.eventbrite.com/ beginning Friday, April 14.

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Upcoming Events: “Justice Through the Perspective of an Eyewitness Artist”

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:29:16 -0500

The Law Library of Congress will host a panel discussion on “Justice Through the Perspective of an Eyewitness Artist,” featuring courtroom artists Marilyn Church, Pat Lopez and Bill Robles.

The event marks the opening of the Library of Congress exhibition “Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations” on April 27 and also celebrates the Law Library’s observation of Law Day on May 1.

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Upcoming Events: Gene Luen Yang Launches "Reading Without Walls" Program

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:00:05 -0500

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will launch his Reading Without Walls reading program during a Library of Congress event on Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. 

The program will be an informal conversation between Yang and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, followed by a question-and-answer period with local students. 

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Upcoming Events: Kluge Center to Host Panel and Workshop

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:32:09 -0500

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will host two events in May that will take a historical look at scripture and religious belief in America. 

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Upcoming Events: Celebration of Poet Laureate

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:45:24 -0500

The Library of Congress will honor Juan Felipe Herrera, who is concluding his second term as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, with a series of celebratory events on Wednesday, April 26. 

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Upcoming Events: Events for WWI Commemoration

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:38:26 -0500

The Library of Congress continues its array of programming to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I.  The events and initiatives include exhibitions, lectures, symposia, blogs, publications, digitized collections, War Gardens, veterans’ stories, educational tools, film programs and research guides.

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Upcoming Events: Jonathan White’s Book Is Adventure Story and Scientific Study

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:16:45 -0500

Jonathan White, a surfer, sailor and the author of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” (Trinity Press, 2017), takes readers across the world’s oceans to discover the science and lore of ocean tides.

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Upcoming Events: “Brothers at Arms” Takes Fresh Look at America’s Fight for Independence

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:14:24 -0500

According to author Larrie D. Ferreiro, the American Revolution had little chance of being won by the American colonists, if it had not been for the assistance of French and Spanish soldiers, money and weapons.  

In “Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It” (Knopf, 2016), Ferreiro discusses the odds against an American victory, with the colonists having no navy, few arms and little money with which to wage a war against the powerful British military forces.

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