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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 2/10/2017

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, February 14, 2017, 11 a.m.  (ET)
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 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Tunisia FlyerTuesday, February 14, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections”
by Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the American Tunisian Association invite you to a presentation by Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division on “A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections.”
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Mary-Jane Deeb, (202) 707-1221 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

lost-nerudaTuesday, February 14, 2017, 4 p.m.
Book Talk: Pablo Neruda in Translation

Poet and translator Forrest Gander will read from his new book “Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems,” and participate in a discussion with Chilean born author Marjorie Agosín, and Georgette Dorn, chief of the Library’s Hispanic Division. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, and presented in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Event is free and open to the public. Book sale and signing will follow.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

 

Business and Entrepreneurship in SAWednesday, February 15, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business”
A Book Signing by Edward Burton

The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress presents a book talk, “Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business,” by Edward Burton. Burton is the President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. He works with the American and Saudi public and private sectors to promote the interests of U.S.-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationships. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707-4708, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

2017.Serbia.GarfieldWednesday, February 15, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “This American Wife”
by Serbian writer Milena Trobozić Garfield

The European Division, Library of Congress presents “This American Wife” by Serbian writer Milena Trobozić Garfield. Garfield, a Serbian film and theater producer who has lived several years in Washington, DC, is also a columnist who writes for her native country. Her columns have recently been published as a book titled “Mali saveti za bolji život” (A little advice for a better life). Her wry observations describe life in the U.S. as viewed by an outsider, from feminism, romance, public solitude, and shopping as entertainment, to art, culture, and the media.
Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371 [email protected] or EurRR (202) 707-4515.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY), [email protected].

 

Love Songs from the Middle EastThursday, February 16, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Love Songs from the Middle East: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with Poems from the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish

The African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presents “Love Songs from the Middle East: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with poems from the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.” Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Ann Brener ([email protected]) or Hirad Dinavari ([email protected])
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

New Final 1 23 17 Immanuel MifsudThursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Immanuel Mifsud

The European Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Malta and supported by the Arts Council of Malta in New York, present a poetry reading and conversation with Immanuel Mifsud. Mifsud, a poet and a writer born in Malta in 1967, is the recipient of a number of awards: the “Malta National Award for Prose” (2002, 2015), the “Malta National Award for Poetry” (2015), and the “European Union Prize for Literature” (2011).
Location: Mumford Room, (6th floor, James Madison Building).
Free and open to the public.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY), [email protected].
Click here for information.

 

2017 Konitza flyerFriday, February 17, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Faik Konitza, Encounters of a Washington Diplomat and His Lost Library
with Agron Alibali, LL.M.

The European Division, Library of Congress presents a program, entitled “Faik Konitza: Encounters of a Washington Diplomat and His Lost Library,” with Agron Alibali, LL.M. A lawyer by training, Alibali is from Albania, but has worked in the United States for several years on issues of international and constitutional law concerning southeastern Europe. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Mr. Alibali recently published a book in Albania on the subject of his talk, Faik Konitza (1875-1942), an Albanian diplomat educated in France and at Harvard who served as Minister at the Albanian Legation in the United States from 1926 until 1939. Mr. Alibali will focus on Konitza’s distinguished legacy as a diplomat representing a small Balkan country in the sophisticated U.S. capital, and will suggest lessons to be drawn from diplomatic relations between the U.S. and small nations in the current international landscape. Mr. Konitza was also a serious bibliophile and amassed a considerable collection, which was described as “one of the richest private libraries in Washington, D.C.” Presently considered lost in the Boston area, the Konitza Library was in fact bequeathed to the National Library of Albania. Mr. Alibali will describe ongoing efforts to locate and return this invaluable cultural asset to its proper home in Europe.
Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371 [email protected].
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or at [email protected].

 

abdelnabi copyTuesday, February 21, 2017, noon -  1 p.m.
Lecture: Islamic Architecture and Its Relevance to Human Daily Needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and the Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invite you to a lecture, titled “Islamic Architecture and Its Relevance to Human Daily Needs,” by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt. A reception will follow.
Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Fawzi Tadros, (202) 707-7311, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

SLPOSTCARDS007Thursday, February 23, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Web Discussions: Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection
with Angel Batiste, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division

You are invited to a web discussion, titled “Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection,” with Angel Batiste, Area Specialist, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division. The African Section of the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division has amassed a unique collection of more than 2,000 historical photographic postcards documenting an important visual record of Africa and its people during the historically intensive years of European colonialism from 1895 to 1960. The Africana Historic Postcard Collection, newly digitized for the Library of Congress website, brings significant value to understanding sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial and cultural history. In addition to documenting the ways African life has been represented, postcards images chronicle the transformation of cultural, political and social landscapes across the African continent in this time period. This program is organized by the Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress. Please join Angel Batiste for an exploration of items from this unique collection, offered in conjunction with African American History Month.
Free and open to the public but registration is required. Please use the registration form.
Web discussions are held in real time via webinar software, which allows participants from around the country and the world to join us. Confirmation and log on instructions will be sent via email. Please read the Library of Congress Comment and Posting Policy.
Technical Requirements: Participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer with speakers or a headset. There is also a telephone option for audio.
ADA: Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]. Registration for the program is also required.
Click here for more information.

 

República de Nicaragua by L. Robelin. Paris: Monroco, Hermanos, Impr. Editores, [1913?]

Detail of “República de Nicaragua” showing Metapa, Darío’s hometown. L. Robelin. Paris: Monroco, Hermanos, Impr. Editores, [1913?].

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Offsite Event: 150 Years of Rubén Darío

To commemorate 150 years since the birth of Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, professors Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University) and Alba Aragón (Bridgewater State University) together with Nicaraguan poet Milagros Terán will discuss Darío’s historical and literary legacy. Presented by the Embassy of Spain with the collaboration of the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Nicaragua, and Georgetown University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Event is free and open to the public / RSVP is required.
Location: Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Click here for information.

 

LadyofthePalaceLAST_editsThursday, March 23, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Film: “Lady of the Palace,” by Samir Habchi
Remarks by Nawal A. Kawar, Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a documentary film screening of “Lady of the Palace,” with remarks by Nawal A. Kawar, Arab World Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This film traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951), grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Nazira Joumblat’s wisdom, strong personality, and amazing intellect, won her the title of “Moukhtara,” or a leader in her own right, from the different religious factions in Lebanon.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707-4708.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

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