Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday September 27, 2022

Wednesday September 28, 2022

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Celebrating Hazel Scott: Pianist, Singer, Actress and Activist

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion
    This special evening salutes a pathbreaking Black artist whose legacy continues to resonate today. Brilliant and glamorous, fluent in seven languages, Hazel Scott was a prodigiously talented jazz and classical pianist, a true media star who enjoyed fame on the concert stage, in film and in television in the 1940’s and ‘50’s.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing. Items featured from the Law Library, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, the American Folklife Center, and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore featured are items from collections in the Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division regarding Dwight David Eisenhower, a heralded military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    Abel Buell’s "New and Correct Map of the United States of North America" is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    War and Peace: Ulysses S. Grant at 200

    Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth on April 27, 1822. To commemorate the bicentennial, this agile display will include reproductions dating from key elements of Grant’s remarkable life. Drawing on the collections of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions, sections in the display will engage Grant’s military leadership during the Civil War, his presidency, his extraordinary post-presidential trip...

Thursday September 29, 2022

  • Event | courses and workshops

    Double Victory in Black and White: What Digitized Historical Newspapers Reveal about the African American Experience of WWII

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    Drawing on his new book, "Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad" (Viking, October), historian Matthew Delmont explores how Black newspapers led the Double Victory campaign during WWII, to secure victory over fascism abroad and victory over racism at home.
    Streaming information will be available closer to the event date.
  • Event | special events

    Live! at the Library

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall
    The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and all exhibitions will be open for extended hours on Thursdays. Visitors are invited to enjoy happy hour drinks and food available for purchase in the Great Hall and the Jefferson Building’s beautiful architecture while immersing themselves in the Library’s exhibits, collections and programs.
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Live! at the Library: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Opening Reading

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Award-winning poet Ada Limón will give her inaugural reading as the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, with an introduction by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The historic reading marks the beginning of Limón's laureateship, and it traditionally launches the Library’s literary season.
    This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Brazilian Bicentennial

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore the story of Brazilian Independence through the lens of the history of printing and publishing. Items featured from the Law Library, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, the American Folklife Center, and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Essence of Leadership

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    Explore featured are items from collections in the Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division regarding Dwight David Eisenhower, a heralded military commander who strove for peace as a two-term U.S. president.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    Abel Buell’s "New and Correct Map of the United States of North America" is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    Thomas Jefferson's Library

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.
  • Event | exhibits and tours

    War and Peace: Ulysses S. Grant at 200

    Thursday
    September 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth on April 27, 1822. To commemorate the bicentennial, this agile display will include reproductions dating from key elements of Grant’s remarkable life. Drawing on the collections of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions, sections in the display will engage Grant’s military leadership during the Civil War, his presidency, his extraordinary post-presidential trip...