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Upcoming Events - Recent Updates



Upcoming Events - Recent Updates



 



Upcoming Events: Semiannual Main Reading Room Open House Postponed

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:12 -0600

Due to essential building and systems maintenance, the James Madison Memorial Building, the John Adams Building, all Library of Congress reading rooms and the Library Shop will be closed to the public and researchers on Saturday, Feb. 17.

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Upcoming Events: February at Packard Campus Theater

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:28:06 -0600

In February, the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater continues its tribute to Columbia Pictures’ centennial year with features released in the 1960s through the1990s.

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Thanks for Your Support!

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:07:51 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:00:16 -0600

News from the Library of Congress December 27, 2017 Make Your Gift Before the End of 2017 The Library’s resolution for 2018 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our first Librarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations of students and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communities With the help of supporters like you, we can spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to all. Join us TODAY by making your 2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we’ll spark a lifelong adventure of learning.       Thank you! Susan K. SiegelDirector of Development   DONATE NOW [...]



Upcoming Events: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:30:15 -0600

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader, will inaugurate the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 

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Upcoming Events: Symposium on Scientific Illustration

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:30:42 -0600

A symposium March 15-16 will examine how creative illustrations have extended human understanding of science. The Library of Congress will bring together historians specializing in the scientific illustrations of the Renaissance with contemporary scientists, technologists and artists to explore the longstanding relationship between science and illustration.

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Upcoming Events: Spend the Chilly Months Inside the Library of Congress

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:27 -0600

This winter season, the Library will host a multitude of free programming that highlight musical genius, showcase film, open the doors of the Main Reading Room and introduces patrons to a world of knowledge and recent findings with lectures, symposiums and book talks.

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Thank You for Supporting the Library

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first celebration of #GivingTuesday is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.  Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



Upcoming Events: Librarian of Congress Presents Holiday Story Time

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:44:27 -0600

The Library of Congress will host a special edition of the Young Readers Center weekly story time with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. 

Families with children of all ages are invited to visit with Paddington Bear as he joins the Librarian during the reading, poses for pictures afterwards and greets young readers in the Great Hall.

 

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Upcoming Events: Study highlights the impact of fake news, memes and videos on voters

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:11:28 -0600

Kluge Fellow Todd L. Belt will share his findings on the impact of social media on attitudes, behaviors and voter choices in an afternoon lecture at the Library of Congress titled, “How Effective is Social Media, Really?”

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Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information. Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. DONATE NOW [...]



Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600

News from the Library of Congress November 21, 2017 Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information. The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere. Save the Date to Make Your Gift! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW [...]



Upcoming Events: Spencerville Ringers Concert FRIDAY

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:08 -0600

The Spencerville Ringers, the advanced bell ringer ensemble of Spencerville Adventist Academy in Maryland, performs two family-friendly and FREE pop-up concerts in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building on November 17.

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Upcoming Events: December at Packard Campus Theater

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:09:55 -0600

During double feature December, the Library’s Packard Campus will showcase pairs of films from the 1930s that feature great directors, Western cinematography, leading ladies and iconic romances. Titles include King Vidor’s New York City drama “Street Scene” paired with William A. Wellman’s rarely seen “Stingaree” and “Love Affair,” starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, paired with Cary Grant in the British romantic comedy “Romance and Riches.” 

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Upcoming Events: Symposium on King George III

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:42:09 -0600

Scholars who were recently among the first to examine the papers of King George III, the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, in the Georgian Papers at England’s Windsor Castle will reveal their early findings in a symposium Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., at the Library of Congress.

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Upcoming Events: REMINDER- SPEND YOUR VETERANS DAY AT THE LIBRARY

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:30:13 -0600

Join us tomorrow, November 11, for a family day of activities in honor of Veterans Day.  

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Upcoming Events: GIS Day Nov. 14

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:37:51 -0500

The Library of Congress will celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Nov. 14 with an all-day series of talks on the use of GIS technology in the federal government and academia.

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Upcoming Events: Family Holiday Events

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:36:44 -0500

The Library of Congress wants to be included in everyone’s family holiday plans. Over the next few weeks, the Library will be hosting events suitable for learners of all ages.

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Upcoming Events: Lectures on Mapping in China, Persia

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:14:26 -0500

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in November will host lectures and public dialogues on the topic of mapping in ancient Chinese and Persian cultures.

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Upcoming Events: Library Marks 500th Years Since Reformation

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:05:15 -0500

The Library of Congress will host two lectures and a display marking the quincentennial of the Reformation. Oct. 31, 2017, marks the 500th year since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany­ – the start of the Reformation movement. In the run-up to this year’s observation of the anniversary, a consortium of German and American partners collaborated to bring an unprecedented selection of historically relevant artworks and objects to the United States.

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Upcoming Events: Halloween Weekend at the Library Approaching Fast

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:30:13 -0500

Friendly reminder, the Library of Congress is hosting the creators of “The Blair Witch Project,” a 1999 horror film known as one of the most successful independent movies ever made, for a panel discussion during the Library’s Halloween festivities. Film students and Halloween enthusiasts do not want to miss this opportunity.

Also happening this weekend is a film screening of “Hocus Pocus” (Disney/Buena Vista, 1993, PG).

Get your free tickets for both and enjoy your Halloween weekend with the Library.  

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Upcoming Events: Library Highlights Horrors of "Blair Witch"

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:50:14 -0500

The Library of Congress today announced that the creators of “The Blair Witch Project,” a 1999 horror film known as one of the most successful independent movies ever made, will host a panel discussion during the Library’s Halloween festivities.

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Upcoming Events: VHP Celebrates Veterans Day

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:27:22 -0500

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) will celebrate Veterans Day, between Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, with live book talks and a variety of performances, guided tours, workshops and other activities. The series of events, titled “Coming Home: Veterans Day at the Library of Congress,” will take place in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library.

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Upcoming Events: Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:15:20 -0500

The Library of Congress is launching a Librarians-in-Residence pilot program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s vast collections.  

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