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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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Upcoming Events: Conference on 1516 Carta Marina, Mysterious Maps

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:24:00 -0500

A conference at the Library of Congress will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina and focus on some of the most mysterious maps of the medieval and early modern periods.

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Upcoming Events: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:01:48 -0500

The Library of Congress celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, commemorated each year Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of lectures, concerts and book talks.

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Upcoming Events: Innovations in Big Data & Digital Humanities

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:49:28 -0500

The Library of Congress will host a symposium on "Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access" on Sept. 27.

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Upcoming Events: UPDATE - Constitution Day Program

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:57:43 -0500

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the rights of persons living with mental illness in the United States. The event will feature board-certified forensic psychiatrist Robert Maman.

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Upcoming Events: 2016-17 Concert Season

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:37:44 -0500

The 2016-2017 season of "Concerts from the Library of Congress" will open a 65-event series on Oct. 17, with offerings from classical, jazz, pop, American musical theater, and more.

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Upcoming Events: September Film Series

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:52:14 -0500

The September film schedule at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., includes full-length feature films paired with short subjects from 1912 to 2000.

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Upcoming Events: Astrobiology Symposium Sept. 15

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:29:44 -0500

The emergence of life, one of the most compelling topics in astrobiology, will be the focus of a daylong astrobiology symposium at the Library of Congress on Sept. 15.

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Upcoming Events: Memoir on Pre- and Post-War Czechoslovakia

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:28:41 -0500

Author Caroline Heller will discuss her memoir "Reading Claudius" at the Library of Congress on Sept. 8. The book races Heller’s life as well as the lives of her parents, her uncle and their circle of intellectuals from Central Europe from the eve of World War II to present-day America. 

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Upcoming Events: Vardanants Day Lecture to Mark Anniversary of the Armenian Republic

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:26:30 -0500

Christina Maranci will deliver the 20th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Northeast Pavilion of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.  Titled “A World Monument: Zvart’nots’, Armenia, and the Wars of the Seventh Century,” Maranci’s lecture will focus on the iconic church of Zvartnots. Though it lies in ruins, the church has long been of interest to those who study the Armenian and Byzantine architecture of the era.

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Upcoming Events: “Jazz Singers” Exhibition Travels to Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:22:26 -0500

The Library of Congress exhibition "Jazz Singers" will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

 

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Upcoming Events: Science Lecture Series to Address Space, Tools and Technologies for Space Exploration and More

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:51:21 -0500

The fall lecture series from the Science, Technology and Business Division at the Library of Congress will include illustrated talks on a variety of space topics—listening to the universe with gravitational waves, space weather, data-gathering technologies and the geology of the Apollo 17 landing site.

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Upcoming Events: Marshall Crenshaw to Perform at Library’s Packard Campus

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:48:12 -0500

Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw will be featured in concert at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21

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Upcoming Events: Author Slate for 2016 Book Festival

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:20:35 -0500

The extraordinary roster of more than 120 writers, poets and artists who will participate in the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival has now been confirmed for the 16th annual event, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Many of America’s—and the world’s—most impressive and best known authors have accepted the Library’s invitation to discuss and sign their work in the nation’s largest free book festival.

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Upcoming Events: Maya Hieroglyphic Language Seminars

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:16:35 -0500

The Library of Congress in September will begin hosting monthly seminars of the Pre-Columbian Society that focus on the epigraphy and hieroglyphics of the early Americas.

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Upcoming Events: Peace and the Quran Lecture

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:15:44 -0500

Juan Cole, a prominent scholar and blogger who writes on the Muslim world’s relationship with the West, will discuss notions of peace found in the Quran, in a lecture at the Library of Congress on Aug. 18.

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Upcoming Events: #Opera Before Instagram

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:37:00 -0500

An exhibition opening next month at the Library of Congress will showcase photographs of early opera stars from a collection assembled by the late authority on opera Charles Jahant, in a format that will explore how Jahant might have used an Instagram account had he lived today.

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