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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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Upcoming Events: Contemporary African Immigrants in the US

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:48:30 -0600

Contemporary African immigration and African communities in the United States will be the focus of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Upcoming Events: Madison's Role in Government

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:36:41 -0600

Michael Signer will discuss and sign his new book, “Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father,” at the Library of Congress on Dec. 6.

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Upcoming Events: Fanning Discusses Future Army Nov. 22

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:36 -0600

Secretary of the U.S. Army, Eric Fanning, will participate in a unique interview on topics ranging from the importance of diversity, budget stability, and innovation at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Upcoming Events: Miranda Warning is Subject of Human Rights Day Program Dec. 9

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:57:08 -0600

In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the impact of the Miranda warning on human rights in Eastern Europe. The event will feature a panel of distinguished American and European politicians and scholars who will address how American laws have affected human rights developments in Romania and the former Soviet Union.

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Upcoming Events: VHP Highlights Veteran Artists with New Web Feature

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:53:18 -0600

The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched “Art of War,” the latest installment in its online “Experiencing War” website series at www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-artofwar.html. The presentation examines 19 digitized collections found in the VHP archive, all of which include original creative works produced during wartime. The works run the gamut from cartoons and photographs to watercolor sketches and illustrated envelopes produced by veterans from a wide variety of branches, service locations and military roles.

 

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Upcoming Events: GIS Day Nov 16

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:59:51 -0600

The Library of Congress will celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Nov. 16 with an all-day series of talks on the use of GIS technology in the federal government, the private sector, academia and K-12 schools.

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Upcoming Events: The Man Who Built Washington

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:55:16 -0500

John Richardson will discuss and sign his book, "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital," on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Upcoming Events: Black Creators & Characters in Comic Books

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:53:44 -0500

A panel discussion at the Library of Congress on Nov. 7 will explore the history of black characters, images and creators in comic books. African-American-related comics and cartoons from the Library of Congress collections will be on view for the event.

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Upcoming Events: First Lady Louisa Adams

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:48:21 -0500

In "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams," author Louisa Thomas presents the first comprehensive biography of the nation’s only foreign-born first lady.

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Upcoming Events: November Film Series

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:49:32 -0500

November’s lineup at the Library of Congress Packard Campus theater in Culpeper, Va., kicks off with the sounds of country music. They include an evening of highlights from "The Johnny Cash Show," a sold-out concert by Bluegrass stars Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and the 1964 Hank Williams biopic "Your Cheatin’ Heart."

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