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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 2/24/2017

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. (ET)
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.

 

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, March 14, 2017, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation

Sign up for a 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 11:00am-12:00pm. 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. 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]

 

Cassidy-Taub FlyerWednesday, March 22, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories” by Blume Lempel
Speakers: Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, presents Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub speaking about the book they have translated from Yiddish: “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories” by Blume Lempel. The translators will also give a reading.
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: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 3780
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].

 

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].

 

HaydarFlyerTwoThursday, April 13, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework
by Dr. Carol N. Fadda

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to book talk, “The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework,” by Dr. Carol N. Fadda. Fadda is an Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies. She is the author of “Contemporary Arab American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Home and Belonging” (NYU Press, 2014). The above two books will be available for purchase.
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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