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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 3/24/2017

Cret-RR-SketchSaturday, March 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Saturday Research Orientation: Hispanic Reading Room

Taught by reference librarians, this free Saturday orientation will focus on providing researchers an opportunity to learn more about the collections, expertise, services, and programs, offered by the Library’s Hispanic Division.
For registration, click here.
Location: Room 139B of the Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

 

170325 JP Culture Day flyerSaturday, March 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Japanese Culture Day

The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not needed. The program is presented by the Library’s Asian Division and the Center for the Book, and it introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through hands-on origami artwork creation, trying on kimonos and other activities. Cherry Blossom princesses from the last few years will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. At 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. will present “Japan-in-A-Suitcase,” a program about Japanese life and culture. Following each of these presentations, Tsuyoshi Takemori of D.C. Yamato-juku Karate Club will demonstrate karate. Children will find additional surprises. Children also will have the opportunity to explore the Young Readers Center’s current and classic books.
Location: Young Readers Center (Room LJ-G29 on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.)
Click here for more information.

 

mestizaje-symposiumFriday, March 31, 2017, 1 – 5 p.m.
Symposium: “Mestizaje, Hybridity & Cultural Entanglements in Colonial Latin America”

Panel 1 – “Mesoamerica” (1-2:25 p.m.): Joan Bristol (George Mason University), Garry Sparks (George Mason University), and John Tutino (Georgetown University). Panel 2 – “South America and the Caribbean” (2:35-3:50 p.m.): Regina Harrison (University of Maryland), Ananya Chakravarti (Georgetown University), and Marcy Norton (The George Washington University). Keynote address: Serge Gruzinski (National Scientific Research Center, Paris, and Princeton University)
Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress, in collaboration with The Early Americas Working Group, and the University of Maryland with the generous support of the Kislak Family Foundation.
Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

 

hernandez-vallejoThursday, April 6, 2017, noon
Lecture: Poet 2 Poet: Consuelo Hernández Reads César Vallejo

For this bilingual reading, Colombian poet Consuelo Hernández will read selections from the work of César Vallejo, one of Latin America’s most beloved poets of the 20th century. She will follow the homage by reading from her own work. The program is organized by the Hispanic Reading Room.
Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Dining Room A (LM-620), James Madison Building, 6th floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

 

AD-RR-backview (resized)Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Research Orientation: Asian Reading Room

This free program is an introduction to the Asian Reading Room for researchers and the general public. The first part of the orientation gives the history of the Asian Division, as well as overviews of the six collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and Tibetan, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. The second part includes guidelines on using the Library’s online catalog most effectively, requesting materials in a closed-stack library, accessing popular electronic resources available on-site, and finding materials (e.g., maps, photographs) in the Library’s other reading rooms.
To register, click here.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 139-B (next to 1st floor elevators at entrance to the Main Reading Room entrance). Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

 

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, April 11, 2017, 11 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 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see 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]

 

zenonTuesday, April 11, 2017, noon
Presentation: A Conversation with Miguel Zenón

Miguel Zenón is a saxophonist, composer and educator, multiple Grammy Award nominee and a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow who is considered one of the most influential saxophonist of his generation. He will be talking with Larry Appelbaum (Music Division) and Talía Guzmán-González (Hispanic Division) about his music, his work as an educator, and his latest recording Típico.
Event is free and open to the public.
Location: Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

Her Magazine, Her Voice: Foremothers of Women’s Journals in Africa and the Middle East

(The following is a joint post by Angel Batiste, Ann Brener, Anchi Hoh, and Fawzi Tadros in the African and Middle Eastern Division.) The history of women in Africa and the Middle East has often been told as addenda to incessant wars, political turmoil, and social injustice. If women’s voices could be heard, what story […]

South Asia at the Library of Congress: The Albrecht Weber Collection (1904)

(The following is a post by Jonathan Loar, Reference Librarian for South Asian collection, Asian Division.) Between the end of the 18th and the start of the 19th century, India was becoming a major academic subject throughout Europe. The discovery that many words in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit (e.g., dasha – ten, akshi – […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 3/3/2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11 a.m. (ET) 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 […]

Love Songs from the Middle East: A Valentine’s Day Celebrated with Poems from the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish Collections

Poetry was the theme of a special program, “Love Songs from the Middle East: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with Poems from the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish,” held in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room of the Library of Congress. Through dramatic readings, the division’s very own area specialists journeyed with their audience […]