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Upcoming Events - Recent Updates



 



Upcoming Events: Autumn Events at the Library of Congress

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:30:14 -0500

The Library of Congress will host an array of programming this fall season that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, welcomes a new poet laureate and introduces new ways to experience the nation’s library through author talks, tours and online offerings. 

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Upcoming Events: Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30:17 -0500

The Library of Congress celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, with a collections display and series of lectures, concerts, book talks and other programs and initiatives. The programs are being hosted by various divisions throughout the Library. All events are free, but tickets are required for some, and there may be special restrictions.

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Upcoming Events: Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:08:17 -0500

What is life? How might life have emerged on Earth or on other worlds? And how might we engineer the future of life—what might we make life to be? Astrobiologists and synthetic biologists grapple with these questions every day. To further explore the intersections between these sciences and the humanities, the Library of Congress is bringing together scientists, scholars, artists and journalists for a special symposium on Thursday, September 28.

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Upcoming Events: Main Reading Room Open House and Other Activities

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:30:28 -0500

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 Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Events: The 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:17:53 -0500

From a great lineup of authors—including more than 40 who write for children and teens—to special guests like Captain Underpants and new, exciting activities designed to delight and inform, the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be a literature adventure for kids of all ages. The 17th National Book Festival will be held at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m. ET) on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event is free and open to the public. The Convention Center Expo Floor (located on the lower level in Halls A, B and C) will include two dedicated children’s stages and family-friendly activities from the Library of Congress and festival sponsors.

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Upcoming Events: September Film Series

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:46:15 -0500

Six new and returning live acts take the stage at the Packard Campus Theater next month. Four evenings of silent film screenings with live musical accompaniment will also be featured during the month of September. 

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Upcoming Events: 2017-2018 Concert Season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:15:01 -0500

The Library of Congress kicks off its 2017-2018 concert season with a terrific pair of back-to-back concerts.

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Upcoming Events: 2017 National Student Poets

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:54:10 -0500

The Library of Congress will host the appointment ceremony of the sixth class of the National Student Poets Program, honoring five outstanding youth poets from across the United States for their original work.

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Upcoming Events: Library to Mark Constitution Day

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:28:42 -0500

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host constitutional law and history professor Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School, who will discuss his book, “The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.”

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Upcoming Events: Poet Laureate Reading

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:41:33 -0500

Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a professor at Princeton University, will give her inaugural reading as the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Upcoming Events: 21st Vardanants Day Lecture

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:49:46 -0500

Best-selling Armenian-American author Chris Bohjalian will deliver the 21st Vardanants Day Armenian lecture, titled “Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers his Literary DNA at Mid-life.” Bohjalian’s lecture, which will explore the influence of ethnic identity on literary creativity, will take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 1 in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Events: August at Packard Spotlights World War II and the Sound of Blues

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:12:33 -0500

Highlights on the August schedule for the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater include World War II films that commemorate the U.S. Army Air Force’s bombardier training program and the 75th anniversaries of the Siege of Malta and the Battle of Mount Austen in Guadalcanal. Blues songwriter, singer, guitarist and Virginia native Eli Cook will perform live in concert on August 18.

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Upcoming Events: Asian American Literature Festival

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:30:08 -0500

The Library of Congress  will host the concluding day of the groundbreaking “Asian American Literature Festival” on Saturday, July 29.

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Upcoming Events: Collections as Data Symposium

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:30:06 -0500

On July 25, the Library of Congress will host a daylong symposium featuring a cadre of experts to explore the value of using digital collections and their impact on the public.

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Upcoming Events: Billy Bragg on British Skiffle Music

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:11 -0500

The roots of skiffle as a musical genre and its influence on popular music will be discussed in a book talk by singer and guitarist Billy Bragg at 7 p.m., Friday, July 21, at the Library of Congress.

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Upcoming Events: Sevens Are Up in Library's July Packard Campus Films

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:49:15 -0500

A series of films released in the seventh year of the decade, ranging from silent romantic comedy “Breakfast at Sunrise” (1927) to the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” will be screened the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in July. Many National Film Registry titles are featured in the lineup including “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), and Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937).

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Upcoming Events: Outdoor Summer Film Festival

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:20:26 -0500

The Library of Congress will host a special outdoor film festival this summer to showcase several modern classics that have been added to the Library’s National Film Registry. The six-film series will be presented on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. from July 13 through August 17 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

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Upcoming Events: REMINDER: Register for World War I Symposium

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:27:38 -0500

“Resistance and Rights: Civil Liberties during World War I” will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.  The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium is hosted by the Law Library of Congress and the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.  It is made possible by the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory council.

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Upcoming Events: Lynda Carter Joins "Library of Awesome"

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:50:52 -0500

The Library of Congress today announced that Lynda Carter, the famed actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, will appear at Library festivities celebrating the world of comics. 

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Upcoming Events: WWI Book & Talk

Tue, 30 May 2017 12:24:17 -0500

Between August 1914 and November 1918, World War I eradicated empires, ignited the Russian Revolution, reconfigured the world map and marked a turning point for the United States. A new book available today commemorates the centennial of that decisive moment in American history.

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Upcoming Events: Library Pride Display, Programs

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:35:05 -0500

The Library of Congress announces “Pride in the Library,” a pop-up display that will feature items from the Library’s extensive LGBTQ+ collections and will be on view June 8-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. plus a series of related programs.

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Upcoming Events: Library Celebrates World of Comics

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:29:40 -0500

Nearly 100 comic-book collection items will be on display for “Library of Awesome,” a pop-up exhibit featuring items from the Library’s comic-book collections presented in conjunction with Awesome-Con, Washington, D.C.’s annual convention of comics, cosplay and pop culture.

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Upcoming Events: Merchant of Venice Gets a Sequel

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:16:04 -0500

The Law Library of Congress will present a live performance titled, “Justice for Shylock: A Mock Appeal Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto” on Wednesday, June 21. The event is free, but tickets are required.

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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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