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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/29/2016

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – noon
HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. click here for more information about reader’s cards.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: cola@loc.gov
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or ADA@loc.gov
Click here for information.

 

Asian RR(Event Postponed) Friday, September 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Translating the Tale of Genji, the World’s First Great Novel: Bringing the Japanese Medieval Literature to Contemporary English Readers
Dennis Charles Washburn, Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College

This program is organized by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public.
Location: Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, First Floor, Jefferson Building.  Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: eito@loc.gov, (202) 707-8054.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email ADA@loc.gov

 

maestrosoler-eventFriday, September 16, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
SPANISH GUITAR RECITAL: MAESTRO SOLER: A HOMAGE TO MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Maestro Soler will present a guitar recital in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saaverdra. Soler has been honored several prizes such as the Medal of St. Vladimir from the Russian Orthodox Church; Plaque of the Catalan Catholic Church Council, among others.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: cgom@loc.gov
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email ADA@loc.gov
Click here for information.

Liberia, Africa’s Oldest Independent and Democratic Republic, Celebrates Its 169th Independence Anniversary

(The following is a post by Angel D. Batiste, Area Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) The West African country of Liberia shares special historical ties to the United States, dating back to its founding in 1822 by former slaves and free-born Blacks from the United States under the sponsorship of the American Colonization Society […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/22/2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. Research Orientation on Databases for Contemporary China Studies Yuwu Song and Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialists, Asian Division This research orientation is hosted by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Space limited to 21 participants. Location: Room LA-151, Adams Building, Library […]

Remembering Gregory Rabassa, 1922-2016

(The following is a post by Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division.) The world lost one of the great, if not the greatest, translator of Spanish and Portuguese literature into English and thus into the English-speaking world, when Gregory Rabassa passed away at the age of 94 on June 13, 2016 in Branford, CT. Nobel laureate […]

Brazil’s Popular Groups Collection: Primary Resources from Grassroots Movements

(The following is a post by Talía Guzmán-González, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) Since 1966 the Library of Congress’ overseas office in Rio de Janeiro has been collecting publications by civic grassroots and political organizations, government agencies and NGOs in an effort to document Brazilian social movements and provide primary resources to researchers. This collection of […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/15/2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 1 p.m. The European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Michael Biggins discussing his most recent translation, Lojze Kovačič’s Newcomers. Newcomers (Prišleki, in Slovenian) is often regarded as one of the most important Slovenian novels of the 20th century, and has been translated into several languages. It provides […]

Bastille Day, July 14th

(The following is a post by Erika Spencer, Reference Specialist for France, European Division.) Many Americans view the month of July as a time to celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence and subsequent victory over the British. But July also marks the French national holiday, known as Bastille Day, which is celebrated on July 14. Not […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/9/2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card […]

A Newly Acquired Tibetan Kanjur: The Dragon Tripitaka

(The following is a post by Susan Meinheit, Reference Specialist for Tibet, Asian Division) A very attractive task it is to pursue the gradual growth of the Kanjur and Tanjur through the course of many centuries, and to establish the chronology of the translations. (Berthold Laufer, “Notices of Books,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, […]

Waymarks of Benefits in the Library of Congress Collections

(The following is a post by Muhannad Salhi, Arab World Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division.) While famed for its splendid illuminated illustrations of Islamic holy sites including Mecca, Medina, the Ka’bah and the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), the uniqueness and significance of Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli’s “Dalā‘il al-Khayrāt wa-Shawāriq al-Anwār fī Dhikr al-Ṣalāt ‘alà […]