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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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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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