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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 3/17/2017

SEMBENEMonday, March 20, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (ET)
Film Screening: SEMBENE! The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema

The African and Middle Eastern Division and the African, Latin American and Western European Division present a film screening: “SEMBENE! The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema.” Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd Floor, LM-301
101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Marieta Harper (202) 707-1960 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [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].

 

Friday, March 24, 2017, 3 – 5 p.m.
Lecture & Dialogue: Words, Images and Music: A Dialogue on Torquato Tasso and the Arts at The Library of Congress by Dr. Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art)

Collections Display from The European Division, the Rare Book & Special Collections Division and the Music Division, 2 – 3 p.m.

The European Division, the John W. Kluge Center, the Rare Book & Special Collections Division, and the Music Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, present “Words and Images: Torquato Tasso at The Library of Congress,” Lecture and Dialogue by Dr. Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Dr. Peter Lukehart (National Gallery of Art), with Collections Display from the European Division, the Rare Book & Special Collections Division and the Music Division.
Location: LJ-119, 1st floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street.
Collections Display, 2:00-3:00 p.m., LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st Floor.
Contact: Lucia Wolf, [email protected], 202-707-2256
Request ASL and ADA accommodation five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or at [email protected]

 

Cret-RR-SketchSaturday, March 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
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.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (new date!)
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].

 

Dr. Mamdouh EldamatyThursday, March 30, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid and the Tomb of Tutankhamun
by Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Former Minister of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeology, Ain Shams University, Egypt

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress and the Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Bureau invite you to a lecture by Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Former Minister of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeology, Ain Shams University, Egypt, on “Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid and the Tomb of Tutankhamun.” The event is 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: 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].

 

Thursday, 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 course 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]

 

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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