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Upcoming Events: Author Lineup for 2017 National Book Festival

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:27:31 -0500

The Library of Congress announced today that dozens of best-selling authors will speak and meet the public at the 17th annual National Book Festival. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Events: Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:44:18 -0500

The Library of Congress will present the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry to Claudia Rankine, for her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” and to Nathaniel Mackey, for lifetime achievement.

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Upcoming Events: Cultural Emergency Preparedness

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:38:02 -0500

The Library of Congress will celebrate Preservation Week by hosting a lecture, “Open Arms: Expanding the Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community,” on April 25.

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Upcoming Events: Library of Congress “Bibliodiscotheque”

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:34:27 -0500

The Library of Congress is presenting a series of disco-themed events to celebrate and memorialize the era of the mid-1970s and early 1980s that changed American art, fashion, language and sound. “Bibliodiscotheque” will include two months of programs such as film screenings, lectures and a symposium followed by a disco party featuring Gloria Gaynor.

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Upcoming Events: April Screenings Feature World War I, Art House and Comedy Films

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:37:36 -0500

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, VA will commemorate the centenary of the U.S. entry into the First World War with three films set during the “War to End All Wars.” Titles include Howard Hawks' biographical film “Sergeant York,” which was added to the National Film Registry in 2008. Screenings are part of a series of Library events commemorating World War I.

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Upcoming Events: Courtroom Illustrations Exhibit Opens April 27

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:03:43 -0600

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, “Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustrations,” will feature original art that captures the drama of high-profile court cases in the last 50 years.

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Upcoming Events: Fort Ord Display at Library, March 17

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:00:34 -0600

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, on March 17.

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Upcoming Events: James Schamus Screens “Indignation”

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:06:37 -0600

Film director James Schamus will screen his film “Indignation” and field questions from film historian David Bordwell at the Library of Congress on March 13.

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Upcoming Events: Fiction, Faith & Imagination

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:51:05 -0600

The Library of Congress will honor Marilynne Robinson, the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner, with a special event titled “Fiction, Faith and the Imagination” on April 3. The panel discussion will include Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Geraldine Brooks and Paul Harding, and physicist and best-selling novelist Alan Lightman, discussing the ways faith informs their work.

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Upcoming Events: Film Screening of "Night of Fools"

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:03:07 -0600

“Night of Fools,” a film that reveals the little-known story of Algeria’s mostly Jewish underground movement during World War II, will be screened at the Library of Congress on March 9. Israeli filmmaker Rami Kimchi will discuss his work following the screening.

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Upcoming Events: Women Leaders in the Arts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:06 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on March 22 will host a discussion with three dynamic leaders in the arts in celebration of Women’s History Month at the Library of Congress: 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.

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Upcoming Events: Talk on Civil Rights Photo Book

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:29:42 -0600

Iconic images of the civil rights movement were largely photographed in the South. In a new volume of extraordinary photographs, historian Mark Speltz focuses on compelling civil rights images from north of the Mason-Dixon line, in places such as Philadelphia, Cleveland and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Speltz will discuss and sign his book at the Library of Congress on Feb. 22.

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Upcoming Events: March Film Series Features Women Filmmakers

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:55:03 -0600

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., will celebrate Women’s History Month by screening 15 features and a short, directed and/or written by women. The titles span from the silent era of comedy with Dorothy Arzner’s 1927 “Get Your Man” (a recent Library of Congress restoration) through the 21st Century with Maggie Greenwald’s “Songcatcher” (2000) and Sophia Coppola’s comedy/drama “Lost in Translation” (2003).

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Upcoming Events: Opera Photo Exhibition to LA

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:59:59 -0600

The Library of Congress exhibition “#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955” will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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Upcoming Events: Book Talk on Black History Pioneer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:37:28 -0600

Daniel Alexander Payne Murray (1852-1925) was only the second African American to work at the Library of Congress when he joined the staff in 1871; 10 years later he became assistant librarian, a position he held for 41 years. The story of Murray and the rise and fall of America’s black upper class of that time in U.S. history is the subject of a new book by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, “The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era."

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Upcoming Events: Program on Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:47:29 -0600

The Law Library of Congress will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice with a program, “Understanding Seclusion: the Legal Dimensions of the Ghetto” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m.

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Upcoming Events: Presidents Day Open House

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:13:14 -0600

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The first open house of 2017 will take place on the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Upcoming Events: Cherry Blossom Events

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:15:07 -0600

The Library of Congress will host Japanese Culture Day on March 25 and a panel discussion on bonsai trees on April 11, in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual celebration in Washington, D.C., of its gift of cherry trees from Japan.

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Upcoming Events: Programs In Conjunction with WWI Exhibition

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:40:43 -0600

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, the Library of Congress is offering an array of exhibitions, lectures, symposia, blogs, publications, digitized collections, Victory Gardens, veterans’ stories, educational tools, film programs and research guides.

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Upcoming Events: Major Exhibition on World War I

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:58:16 -0600

The stories of Americans in World War I—General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers—will come to light in a major exhibition at the Library of Congress opening April 4.

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Upcoming Events: Library's Packard Campus Theater February Films

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:46:24 -0600

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va. will pay tribute to Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, with a group of films highlighting their careers.  Both died recently- within one day of each other. Debbie will be seen in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “A Bundle of Joy” (which also features her ex-husband and Carrie’s father Eddie Fisher).  “When Harry Met Sally” and the cult favorite “Under the Rainbow” will highlight Carrie’s work.

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Upcoming Events: Young Readers Center Adds Saturday Hours

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:39:49 -0600

The Young Readers Center in the Library of Congress will host a series of event on Jan. 28 celebrating its new Saturday hours of operation, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center, which opened in October 2009, will offer more young people and their families the opportunity to experience the wonders and resources of the nation’s library.

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Upcoming Events: Baseball's Greatest Hits

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:18:56 -0600

Long before the speakers at Wrigley Field blasted Steve Goodman’s “Go, Cubs, Go” after each triumphant Cubs game and long before players approached the batter’s box with their signature walk-up songs, music and baseball have been indelibly intertwined.  A new exhibition at the Library of Congress will look at this winning combination, from before the Civil War to the present day.

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Upcoming Events: Display on Presidential Inaugurations

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:05:05 -0600

A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasures—the handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln—and collections on the lighter side: menus, dance cards and souvenirs. 

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Upcoming Events: January Film Series

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:31:51 -0600

Feature films and short subjects named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry for posterity will be showcased at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, in January.

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