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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 8/25/2017

Friday, September 1, 2017, noon – 2 p.m.
The 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
“Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life”

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress invites you to the 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, featuring Chris Bohjalian, Best Selling Author, on “Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life.
Free and open to the public. Allow time to clear security.
Location: The Northeast Pavilion. Enter through the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Levon Avdoyan, [email protected], (202) 707-5680
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
Press release

 

Tuesday, September 5, 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]

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: The Life and Antecedents of A Peripatetic Persian: Culture and Society in the Last years of the Qajar Dynasty

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress invites you to a lecture, “The Life and Antecedents of A Peripatetic Persian: Culture and Society in the Last years of the Qajar Dynasty,” by Dr. Fereydoon Ala, Scholar of Qajar Era Iran (1785-1925 A.D.), Founder of Iranian National Blood Transfusion Service. Free and open to the public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, (202) 707-4518, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation & Short Video: “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” followed by a Collections Display

The Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, and European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, present a talk and video presentation, “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” by artist and book author Lilya Pavlovic-Dear. A collections display will follow at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. to showcase unique books and maps from the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Asian Division, the European Division, the Geography and Map Division, and the Rare Book & Special Collections Division.
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Dining Room A, LM-620, 6th floor, James Madison Building, located at 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Lucia Wolf, [email protected], (202) 707-2256
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

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